Daily Israel Report

Role of American Rabbis: Encourage Aliyah, Strengthen Community

Arutz Sheva speaks with Rabbi of the Riverdale Jewish Center about the challenges and goals of an American community Rabbi.
By Yoni Kempinski
First Publish: 8/1/2011, 2:15 AM

Rabbi Jonathan Rosenblatt
Rabbi Jonathan Rosenblatt
Yoni Kempinski

Rabbi Jonathan Rosenblatt, Rabbi of the Riverdale Jewish Center, spoke with Arutz Sheva TV about the challenges and goals of a community Rabbi in the U.S.

In the following video, Rabbi Rosenblatt relates to the two somewhat contradicting goals: strengthening the local community and encouraging Aliyah (immigration to Israel) which in fact means calling on community members to leave the community. Rabbi Rosenblatt also speaks about the way he believes a Jew should deal with the modern life - not avoid, rather learn to deal with all the challenges and difficulties.

Arutz Sheva TV met Rabbi Rosenblatt at the 4th annual Tzohar International Rabbinic Conference in Jerusalem.

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