Rabbi James Rosenberg
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I am not ashamed to say that I wept tears of relief when I heard President Joe Biden begin his inaugural address with these words: “This is America’s Day. This is democracy’s day. A … more
Since last March, the COVID-19 pandemic has corroded and disrupted daily life the world over. Schools are closed.  Businesses are shuttered – many without hope of ever reopening.  … more
Ever since I retired from Temple Habonim back in the summer of 2007 and we moved to our condo on the East Side of Providence, Sandy and I have been spending our Thanksgivings feasting in the Natick, … more
“These are the times that try men’s souls,” wrote Thomas Paine in December 1776, during the dark days of our Revolutionary War, our fragile nation only 6 months old.  Today, … more
The day after William Jefferson Clinton was inaugurated as our 42nd president, on Jan. 20, 1993, I wrote a poem beginning with these words: “Maya Angelou read a poem/Yesterday, not any … more
I have been a fan of Thomas L. Friedman ever since I read his 1989 book, “From Beirut to Jerusalem,” a perceptive, nuanced look at Israel’s involvement in the seemingly infinite … more
“The ‘Red Death’ had long devastated the country. No pestilence had ever been so fatal, or so hideous.  Blood was its Avatar and its seal – the redness and the horror of … more
My wife and I had known for well over a year that our granddaughter Clara was going to celebrate her Bat Mitzvah at Congregation Dorshei Tzedek, in Newton, Massachusetts, this past April 18, just two … more
America is broken; our country has become the “Dis-united States.” We routinely pledge allegiance to “one nation … indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.” … more
Many, if not most, of us American Jews carry in our heads and hearts a sense of three separate but interrelated Israels: Am Yisrael, the people of Israel – that is, all Jews everywhere; Eretz … more
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