Rabbi John Moscowitz

Rabbi John Moscowitz

Holy Blossom’s Rabbi Emeritus, John Moscowitz served  the congregation for twenty five years, including twelve as Senior Rabbi. He is a Senior Rabbinic Fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem, and is the author of “Evolution of an Unorthodox Rabbi” (Dundurn Press, October 2015).

Rabbi Moscowitz is currently writing a book about his days as a young radical in Venice, California

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January 17, 2019 - An Illiberal Lament?

By Rabbi John Moscowitz, The Jewish Journal, January 9, 2019  Read more »

November 29, 2018 - Open Letter to Melvin Oliver, President of Pitzer College by Rabbi John Moscowitz

I write you as a Pitzer graduate (1975) and as a Jew Read more »

October 9, 2018 - Liberal Judaism and Its Discontents: An Antidote

In my 1976 Hebrew Union College seminary application, I confidently predicted Orthodox Judaism’s demise within two or three generations. Read more »

May 22, 2018 - Here is Rabbi Jeffrey Salkin's recent review of Evolution of An Unorthodox Rabbi

I’m often told that I’ve not promoted my book, “Evolution of An Unorthodox Rabbi” so well Read more »

September 27, 2017 - A Must Watch: Ammiel Hirsch On Donald Trump

Has anyone taken on the American president quite like this? Read more »

July 21, 2017 - Wishing I'd Been Sightless In Hebron

Earlier this month I spent a devastating, though fascinating, day in Hebron, Ramallah, Bethlehem and the Al-Amari refugee camp. Read more »

June 5, 2017 - Alan Mintz, Z'l

Alan Mintz was among the most significant figures of the Jewish academy of our day. Read more »

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

oly Blossom’s Rabbi Emeritus, John Moscowitz served  the congregation for twenty five years, including twelve as Senior Rabbi. He is a Senior Rabbinic Fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem, and is the author of “Evolution of an Unorthodox Rabbi” (Dundurn Press, October 2015). Rabbi Moscowitz is currently writing a book about his days... Read more »

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

oly Blossom’s Rabbi Emeritus, John Moscowitz served  the congregation for twenty five years, including twelve as Senior Rabbi. He is a Senior Rabbinic Fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem, and is the author of “Evolution of an Unorthodox Rabbi” (Dundurn Press, October 2015). Rabbi Moscowitz is currently writing a book about his days... Read more »

June 30, 2016 - Like It Or Not, An Ode To Bibi

oly Blossom’s Rabbi Emeritus, John Moscowitz served  the congregation for twenty five years, including twelve as Senior Rabbi. He is a Senior Rabbinic Fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem, and is the author of “Evolution of an Unorthodox Rabbi” (Dundurn Press, October 2015). Rabbi Moscowitz is currently writing a book about his days... Read more »

June 20, 2016 - Hazony And Halevi: Greek Jews At Their Best

oly Blossom’s Rabbi Emeritus, John Moscowitz served  the congregation for twenty five years, including twelve as Senior Rabbi. He is a Senior Rabbinic Fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem, and is the author of “Evolution of an Unorthodox Rabbi” (Dundurn Press, October 2015). Rabbi Moscowitz is currently writing a book about his days... Read more »

June 16, 2016 - Why Paul Berman Is The Best

oly Blossom’s Rabbi Emeritus, John Moscowitz served  the congregation for twenty five years, including twelve as Senior Rabbi. He is a Senior Rabbinic Fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem, and is the author of “Evolution of an Unorthodox Rabbi” (Dundurn Press, October 2015). Rabbi Moscowitz is currently writing a book about his days... Read more »

June 7, 2016 - WHAT DO I BELIEVE HAPPENED AT SINAI?

oly Blossom’s Rabbi Emeritus, John Moscowitz served  the congregation for twenty five years, including twelve as Senior Rabbi. He is a Senior Rabbinic Fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem, and is the author of “Evolution of an Unorthodox Rabbi” (Dundurn Press, October 2015). Rabbi Moscowitz is currently writing a book about his days... Read more »

May 25, 2016 - Hillary: More than ever (here’s why)

oly Blossom’s Rabbi Emeritus, John Moscowitz served  the congregation for twenty five years, including twelve as Senior Rabbi. He is a Senior Rabbinic Fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem, and is the author of “Evolution of an Unorthodox Rabbi” (Dundurn Press, October 2015). Rabbi Moscowitz is currently writing a book about his days... Read more »

May 5, 2016 - JACQUELINE MARKOWITZ and BARBARA WILLIAMS: TWO BOOKS, ONE SHARED TRUTH

oly Blossom’s Rabbi Emeritus, John Moscowitz served  the congregation for twenty five years, including twelve as Senior Rabbi. He is a Senior Rabbinic Fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem, and is the author of “Evolution of an Unorthodox Rabbi” (Dundurn Press, October 2015). Rabbi Moscowitz is currently writing a book about his days... Read more »

May 2, 2016 - Three Favourite Essays

oly Blossom’s Rabbi Emeritus, John Moscowitz served  the congregation for twenty five years, including twelve as Senior Rabbi. He is a Senior Rabbinic Fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem, and is the author of “Evolution of an Unorthodox Rabbi” (Dundurn Press, October 2015). Rabbi Moscowitz is currently writing a book about his days... Read more »

March 15, 2016 - In Conversation: Rabbis Yoel Glick and John Moscowitz

oly Blossom’s Rabbi Emeritus, John Moscowitz served  the congregation for twenty five years, including twelve as Senior Rabbi. He is a Senior Rabbinic Fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem, and is the author of “Evolution of an Unorthodox Rabbi” (Dundurn Press, October 2015). Rabbi Moscowitz is currently writing a book about his days... Read more »

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