Rabbi John Moscowitz

Rabbi John Moscowitz

From Jane Fonda to Judaism:

A Rabbi’s Journey From Radical Politics in Santa Monica to the Bimah of Holy Blossom Temple

John Moscowitz is Sr. Rabbi, Holy Blossom Temple, Toronto. Rabbi Moscowitz’s main areas of intellectual interest include Rabbinics and the Dilemmas of Jewish Modernity.

As well, he is a Senior Rabbinic Fellow at Shalom Hartman Institute, Jerusalem, Israel.

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Rabbi Moscowitz's Blog Archive

March 16, 2017 - Israel's Ono College: The Dream Of A Shared Society

Here's my recent Times of Israel article on Ono Academic College. Read more »

February 23, 2017 - Tom Hayden's Moment: Reflections On A Memorial

On Sunday February 19, along with perhaps a thousand others, I attended an extraordinary memorial for Tom Hayden Read more »

February 7, 2017 - We're In Trouble

Donald Trump is a cowboy – and that's only the beginning. Read more »

January 5, 2017 - Anybody Feeling Blue?

Most everybody I know is feeling blue – agitated, really – these days. Read more »

December 7, 2016 - The Meaning Of Donald Trump

Donald Trump's surprising victory in the U.S. election last month has brought... Read more »

November 17, 2016 - A Rabbi You Should Know

I'm familiar with a fair number of terrific congregational rabbis... Read more »

November 8, 2016 - My Teacher, Tom Hayden

Here is my remembrance in The Forward of Tom Hayden - a remarkable man... Read more »

November 3, 2016 - Emil Fackenheim's Tikkun (Olam)

This piece, my reflections on the influential Jewish thinker Emil Fackenheim, appeared in the Rosh Hashanah 2016 edition of the Canadian Jewish News. Read more »

July 28, 2016 - Cooler Than Cool: Why The Obamas Compel

By Rabbi John Moscowitz. In January 2012, I posted “Why Obama Wins This November” (referring of course to the US presidential election then unfolding). The blog showed a brief video of Barack Obama, oozing charm, channeling the crooner Al Green – the “Rev” himself – while at a Harlem fundraiser that month. (Watch here). I didn’t say much – no need... Read more »

July 18, 2016 - Tel Aviv: The Edgy City Alive

My recent paean to the bustling city by the sea – restless, churning and full of life. Read here in The Times of Israel. Read more »