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 Rabbi Emeritus at Holy Blossom Temple. His 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

October 16, 2020 - Writings: Rabbi Moscowitz

Liberal Judaism Is Dedicated to Identity Formation, Not a Religious Worldview Read more »

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 »


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