| Friday, 11 May 2012 17:55|
| Rabbi James Rosenberg |
The 84-year-old writer, Gunter Grass, winner of the 1999 Nobel Prize in Literature, is best known in the United States for his first novel, “The Tin Drum” (“Die Blechtrommel”), which drew considerable attention when it came out in 1959.
| Friday, 27 April 2012 00:00|
Rabbi James RosenbergMy wife Sandy and I have a close friend who, in his retirement, has become an accomplished and passionate genealogist. During the past year or two, he has devoted countless hours to tracking down hard-to-find nuggets of information needed for the creation of the Rosenberg-Mattison family tree.
| Friday, 13 April 2012 00:00|
|Rabbi James RosenbergIsaac Rosenfeld (1918-1956) was born in Chicago, where, at the age of 16, he met Saul Bellow (1915-2005); the two young men were to become lifelong friends despite the fact that they were literary rivals.|
| Friday, 30 March 2012 03:01|
Rabbi James RosenbergLast month I had the privilege of taking part in a deeply moving series of discussions focusing upon the seemingly intractable Israeli-Palestinian conflict. I was one of eight individuals – four men and four women – invited to participate in this highly structured dialogue, which took place at Temple Emanu-El on three consecutive Thursday evenings.
| Friday, 16 March 2012 16:44|
Rabbi James RosenbergIn general, within a day or two after I submit my biweekly column to Nancy Kirsch, executive editor of this paper, she will send me an email pointing out my obvious errors and suggesting a few more subtle changes. On occasion, the emails will go back and forth for a couple of rounds until we arrive at an agreement as to the final copy; of course, as executive editor, Kirsch has the final say.
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