Rabbi James Rosenberg
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What binds together the 10 short stories in Daniel Shansky’s  “Decalogue” (Curly’s Mojo, publisher, 2018) is that each of them is a commentary, directly or … more
On the weekend of Oct. 26-28, I once again traveled to the Yiddish Book Center, in Amherst, Massachusetts. While almost all of the previous weekend programs I have attended have been devoted to … more
The 2012 Oscar-winning film “Life of Pi” is based on Yann Martel’s bestselling novel of the same name.  Both the movie’s director, Ang Lee, and the screenwriter, … more
I read Saul Bellow’s novel “Herzog” in the late ’60s, when I was a rabbinical student in Manhattan and living the joys and the challenges of a young marriage (which has … more
JuSt hours before the setting of the sun ushered in the Jewish New Year of 5779, the online English edition of  Haaretz, a leading Israeli newspaper, published a major article with a … more
In the June 22 issue of The Jewish Voice, I reviewed “Road to Valor” (Crown, 2012), a celebration of the life of the world class Italian cyclist, Gino Bartoli (1914-2000). The … more
On Aug. 16, The New York Times joined about 350 other American newspapers in editorializing about our critical need to protect our freedom of the press, to end our national disgrace of branding … more
Ever since its founding on May 14, 1948, Israel has struggled to maintain its delicate balance between being a Jewish state and a democratic one. Even the most casual visitor to Israel cannot … more
David Grossman (b. 1954) is one of Israel’s most highly regarded writers.  His most recent novel, “A Horse Walks into a Bar” (Alfred A. Knopf, 2017), won Great … more
Though its authors insist that “Road to Valor” is “a work of nonfiction,” the book reads like a novel.  Its pages are filled with vivid descriptions and the pacing … more
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