Rabbi James Rosenberg
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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
My friend and colleague, Rabbi Andrew Klein of Temple Habonim in Barrington, began his powerful Rosh Hashanah sermon by quoting from President Lyndon Baines Johnson’s State of the Union Address to the 88th Congress, January 8, 1964: “This … more
I have mixed feelings about Nancy Kirsch’s decision to resign from serving as this paper’s executive editor, a position she has held for the past four years. On the one hand, I am happy for her: She will now have well-earned time and mental … more
Harris N. Rosen – “Hershey” to many of us – is known and respected throughout Rhode Island for his numerous acts of charity.  Just recently, Rosen has again demonstrated his community-mindedness by self-publishing an invaluable self-help … more
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