Author Archives: Joseph Rosen

Meet the hipster butcher, the Sudanese refugee, and the ranting post-shtetl Talmudist in Joseph Rosen’s account of a recent trip to Israel. The question is, can anyone save Passover this year?

In a mystical, Hasidic, or stoner interpretation, Purim represents a chance to see beyond the duality of good and evil. Author Joseph Rosen explains why we should all get wasted with the enemy, and just how hard that can be.

Read Joseph Rosen’s compelling defense of the age-old Jewish love for self-hatred. Is this a good thing? What is a “nomadic Jewish ethics” and how might it guide how we live morally, and, make the world laugh more?