Rabbi John L. Rosove

Rabbi John L. Rosove is senior rabbi emeritus of Temple Israel of Hollywood in Los Angeles, CA, the immediate past national chair of the Association of Reform Zionists of America (ARZA), and a co-chair of the Rabbinic and Cantorial Cabinet of J Street. He is the author of Why Judaism Matters: Letters of a Liberal Rabbi to his Children and the Millennial Generation and Why Israel (and its Future) Matters:  Letters of a Liberal Rabbi to his Children and the Millennial Generation.

Aspirational Zionism: A Model for Our Future

Rabbi John L. Rosove
My Zionism grew from a very particular time in history. I was born a year after Israel was established and raised on “the crisis narrative” of Jewish history. The Holocaust hovered over my childhood and formative years and has been a defining experience affecting the post-war Jewish psyche. The Shoah...

To Survive a Sermon About Technical Lists

D'Var Torah By: Dr. Ruhama Weiss

It's hard to imagine a writer who would dare to begin a book the way Numbers opens with Parashat B'midbar: four chapters loaded with technical details; names, flags, and the numbers of men in each tribe. It presents a challenge for clergy to carve out a sermon by mining for...