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A Chicago native, Jonathan Rosenblum has lived in Israel since 1979. Since 1989, he has been a columnist in nearly every major Anglo-Orthodox publication, including at present a featured columnist for Mishpacha Magazine. His Jerusalem Post column from 1997-2017 was for years the only regular column by a chareidi writer in the mainstream Israeli press. He has also written for Ma’ariv, Commentary, Moment, Sapir Journal, and the Jewish Week. 

Dr. Yoel Finkelman (Strictly Kosher Reading) calls Rosenblum “arguably the most widely read and influential chareidi writer in English.”

Rosenblum has authored twelve books, including ten biographies of modern Torah leaders – Rav Yaakov Kamenetsky, Mike Tress, Rav Eliyahu Eliezer Dessler, Rabbi Shraga Feivel Mendlowitz, Rabbi Mosher Sherer, and Rav Noach Weinberg (forthcoming). He has also adapted into English Making Sense of Suffering and Breaking Through: Relating to Struggling Teens. A collection of his essays, Ordinary Greatness, will soon appear.

Rosenblum served for a decade as director of Am Echad, a media resource for foreign journalists in Israel.

Rosenblum holds a B.A. from the University of Chicago and a J.D. degree from Yale Law School. He learned for more than a decade in the kollel of Rav Tzvi Kushelevsky and Mirrer Yeshiva. 

He and his wife Judith, a psychotherapist, raised their eight children in Jerusalem.

Field / Profession: Government & Politics, Leadership & Motivation

Speaking Topics: Israel, Politics, Eretz Yisrael, Inspirational, Mussar/Character Development, Family Education, Campus/Students

Sample Topics - General:
Everyone Has a Mission: What's Yours
First, Know Yourself
The Kiddush Hashem Imperativer: The Solution to Most of Our Problems
Happiness Can't be Pursued; It Ensues
Are Gadol Biographies Good for Us
Gadol Biographies: What Goes In: What Stays Out, and Everything In Between
Raising Enthusiastic Jewish Children

Sample Topics - Israel Related:
Why the Jewish Future is in Israel
Anti-Zionism as the New Anti-Semitism
Is Jewish Unity Possible?
The Changing Face of the Israeli Chareidi Community

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Languages: English, Hebrew

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