Rabbi James Rosenberg
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I found my way via a footnote in the Jan. 9, 2014, issue of “The New York Review of Books” to an essay by jazz pianist Brad Mehldau, “Coltrane, Jimi Hendrix, Beethoven and God.” With a title like that, how could I not read it? The essay, … more
Ari Shavit’s “My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel” is a bittersweet love letter addressed to all those who want to see Israel succeed as a democratic Jewish state. The subtitle suggests why bitter (“Tragedy”) and why … more
In 1995 Kay Redfield Jamison, Professor of Psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, published “An Unquiet Mind,” a breakthrough book on the subject of manic-depressive illness – today, most often referred to as “bipolar … more
The German/English “Berlin & City Guide” (No. 6, 2013) contains an article entitled “Remembering the terror,” which begins with the following sentence: “Berlin’s theme year ‘Diversity Destroyed’ encompasses not only the Nazis’ rise … more
The story of Joseph and his brothers is the longest continuous narrative in our entire Torah; its telling takes four consecutive readings of the parashat ha-shavuah, the weekly Shabbat Torah portion – this year extending from November 23 through … more
Suhad Babaa is an intelligent and articulate young woman, bursting with a passion to make this world a better place. She is currently Director of Programming for Just Vision more
My wife Sandy and I spent the first weekend of this month at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Mass. We were among the 50 or so students who attended a program entitled “The Family Singer: Three Siblings and their Stories.” Under the able … more
The very first time I heard Bob Dylan sing was way back in the summer of 1963 or 1964 at a relatively small ocean-front venue off the boardwalk in Asbury Park, N.J. The evening belonged to the folk-singer Joan Baez, but at one point she introduced … more
Hanan Ashrawi – Palestinian legislator, activist, and scholar – is an accomplished woman. A member of the PLO Executive Committee and Prime Minister Salam Fayyad’s Third Way Party as well as being the first woman elected to the Palestinian … more
“SITTING IN THE CIRCLE: Sacred Observations from the Heart and Other Internal Organs” (Bloomington, IN: AuthorHouse, 2013) is a thing of beauty in multiple senses of the word. As a work of father and son, it celebrates the warmth and beauty of … more
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