Rabbi James Rosenberg
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“Mario and the Magician,” a 40-page short story by Thomas Mann (1875-1955), was originally published in German in 1929, with an English translation a year later.  At … more
The story of my life – as it is for most of us – is a quest for meaning and purpose on my journey toward inevitable death. Like every one of us, I was born with a one-way ticket, stamped … more
During the 1980s, I served as a part-time instructor of Religious Studies at Connecticut College, in New London. Every other spring semester, I had the privilege of teaching a course on the … more
“[T]here is no doubt that the phrase ‘Black Lives Matter’ resonates with Jewish beliefs and history.  Jews hear the words not as divisive but as a call to moral … more
On Friday evening, June 17, I was one of about 100 people attending the fifth annual LGBTQ Pride Shabbat at Temple Habonim, in Barrington. The service was one of a large number taking place … more
Jon Berenson, Ph.D., has recently published “Completing the Circle: 38 Stories of Mindful Connection” (Bloomington, IN: AuthorHouse, 2016), a most worthy sequel to the author’s 2013 … more
A month or two ago, my wife Sandy and I viewed on Netflix the 2015 movie “Woman in Gold.” The film is based on the true story of Maria Altmann, a World War II Jewish … more
Nov. 4, 1995, dawned cloudless and mild in Jerusalem. As I began to rouse myself that Saturday morning in the Windmill Hotel, I saw that my 16-year-old son was stirring on the low-to-the-floor bed a … more
In my column four weeks ago (May 13), I wrote about my teacher and mentor, Rabbi Eugene Borowitz, who died Jan. 20, a month before his 92nd birthday. I noted that the first of his 17 books, “A … more
Terezin, or Theresienstadt, was not a death camp like Auschwitz or Treblinka or Chelmno.  As a matter of fact, the Nazis even permitted the Red Cross to visit it ... once.   During that … more
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