Rabbi James Rosenberg
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Beginning with the fall semester of 1980 and continuing through the spring semester of 1988, with generous support from the Jewish Chautauqua Society, I had the privilege of teaching a series of … more
When my wife, Sandy, and I sat down this past fall to view the 2011 Israeli film “The Flat” (“Hadirah”) on Netflix, we had no idea that we were about to see a documentary … more
Those of us who celebrated Thanksgiving here in Rhode Island do not need to be reminded that despite the warmth of family and friends around our holiday tables, the weather outside was … more
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
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