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America's Rabbi / Shmuley Boteach
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Where Was God When Sandy Hook’s Children Died?

Posted on: December 20th, 2012

InDepthColumnsAmerica's Rabbi / Shmuley Boteach

Challenging God in the face of suffering is not blasphemous.

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Learning to Value the Lives of Children

Posted on: December 16th, 2012

InDepthColumnsAmerica's Rabbi / Shmuley Boteach

Yet the one thing I have always known, amid the hills and valleys of life: whether or not you succeed in your public endeavors, you cannot fail at your private commitments.

Christians and Abortion
 

Is Christianity’s Notion of Abortion Based on Mistranslated Text?

Posted on: December 13th, 2012

InDepthColumnsAmerica's Rabbi / Shmuley Boteach

What is lost in the discussion are the Biblical underpinnings of abortion and how this is not primarily a legal issue but a religious one.

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U.S. ambassador to the UN Susan Rice
 

Rice’s Failure in Rwanda Precludes her from Becoming Secretary of State

Posted on: December 10th, 2012

InDepthColumnsAmerica's Rabbi / Shmuley Boteach

Rice was part of Bill Clinton’s National Security Team whom in 1994 refused any intervention whatsoever in the Rwanda genocide that left 800,000 dead.

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David Petraeus and the Biblical Lessons of Why Men Want Two Women

Posted on: November 27th, 2012

InDepthColumnsAmerica's Rabbi / Shmuley Boteach

When Jacob is fooled into marrying Leah, he accepts her as a partner and eventually the mother of his children. But his yearning is for Rachel.

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This Time It’s Personal

Posted on: November 26th, 2012

InDepthColumnsAmerica's Rabbi / Shmuley Boteach

When my daughter first made aliyah she was a student at Hebrew University. After a year she called me and told me she was enlisting.

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Imam Qatanani arrives to celebration at the Islamic Center of Passaic County, N.J., after winning a deportation hearing, allowing him to stay in the U.S., September 4, 2008.
 

Will My Muslim Brothers Condemn Hamas?

Posted on: November 23rd, 2012

InDepthColumnsAmerica's Rabbi / Shmuley Boteach

If the targeting of innocent civilians by terrorist organizations is not wrong, then morality has no meaning.

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Jewish Values are the Salvation of the Republican Party

Posted on: November 19th, 2012

InDepthColumnsAmerica's Rabbi / Shmuley Boteach

So long as we obsess over abortion, gay marriage, and contraception to the exclusion of any other values, we cannot fix our problems.

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The City that has Problems with Synagogues

Posted on: November 14th, 2012

InDepthColumnsAmerica's Rabbi / Shmuley Boteach

If only my city were to treat me with the same courtesy they accorded Kaddafi.

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General Petraeus
 

Petraeus: Did a Great Man Have to Fall?

Posted on: November 11th, 2012

InDepthColumnsAmerica's Rabbi / Shmuley Boteach

Petraeus seems to have resigned over marital infidelity. And if so, did he have to leave his position? Why, because he displayed personal weakness? But this was a public, as opposed to a private, position. And years of counseling unfaithful husbands and wives has taught me that private failings do not necessarily indicate public faithlessness.

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The author with his "brother," NJ Senator Cory Booker.
 

How in Losing a Congressional Race I Found More of Myself

Posted on: November 7th, 2012

InDepthColumnsAmerica's Rabbi / Shmuley Boteach

A few hours ago I lost my bid to unseat Congressman Bill Pascrell in New Jersey’s Ninth District. But thank G-d, I’m in a good place and miraculously in a good frame of mind. I’m writing this late at night to capture my thoughts and feelings after investing approximately seven months of my life in this endeavor.

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Gov. Christie and President Obama reviewing the damage in NJ.
 

Why Has New Jersey Been Forsaken?

Posted on: November 4th, 2012

InDepthColumnsAmerica's Rabbi / Shmuley Boteach

Aren’t we the nation that rebuilt Iraq and have done tons of nation-building in Afghanistan? Can’t we put the lights and heat back on New Jersey? Is it asking too much to bring a bunch of fuel tankers here and end the 100 vehicle long lines that are growing larger by the day? Just getting from point A to point B has been like navigating an labyrinth since the gas lines have cut off so many of the streets. President Obama declared this area to be a Federal Disaster Area. But where is FEMA? Where are the troops? Where are the gas tankers?

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Mid Atlantic Coast Prepares For Hurricane Sandy
 

Where was God When Hurricane Sandy Struck?

Posted on: November 1st, 2012

InDepthColumnsAmerica's Rabbi / Shmuley Boteach

What was G-d thinking when he sent Hurricane Sandy and what could have been its purpose? In truth, I don’t much care, because our role as humans is not to understand G-d’s plan in the face of horror and tragedy, but to challenge God and demand that human life always be protected and preserved. Did I say demand? Yes, humanity has rights before God. We are His children. He commanded us to preserve and promote life always. “Choose life,” Moses orders the Israelite nation in God’s name, on the last day of His life. And the Creator must abide by the same dictates He expects His creatures to.

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The Storm that United a Divided Nation

Posted on: October 31st, 2012

InDepthColumnsAmerica's Rabbi / Shmuley Boteach

Just yesterday I was fully engaged in my campaign for the United States Congress. Winning, elections, and victory were on my mind. Boy, what a difference a day can make. Today, I just want my family and the 50 million people in the storm’s path to be safe.

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Cory Booker & Shmuley Boteach a few years back...
 

Cory Booker & Shmuley Boteach: The Rabbi and the Rhodes Scholar (Video)

Posted on: October 7th, 2012

InDepthColumnsAmerica's Rabbi / Shmuley Boteach

Twenty years, countless conversations, and hundreds of Friday night Shabbat dinners later, Cory today is a much-loved honorary member of the American Jewish community, regularly lecturing at Synagogues and Jewish conferences across the country. More significant, Cory has challenged the Jewish community to live up to its Biblical calling to serve as ‘a light unto the nations.’ In many of the speeches we deliver together he asks the Jewish participants if they study the weekly Parsha, if they honor the commandments, and cherish the Sabbath. What allows an African-American Christian Mayor to challenge Jewish leaders to deepen their Jewish commitment? Because those same leaders are amazed at Cory’s knowledge of Judaism and appreciation of the Jewish contribution to civilization. (Watch video)

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Mahmoud Ahmadinejad meets with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in New York.
 

A Hitler Wannabe Visits New York

Posted on: September 24th, 2012

InDepthColumnsAmerica's Rabbi / Shmuley Boteach

Every September Ahmadinejad accomplishes the unique feat of calling for a new holocaust while simultaneously denying the original ever took place. And do you know what the Jews do about it? Nothing.

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What is More Virtuous: Paying Taxes or Giving Charity?

Posted on: September 19th, 2012

InDepthColumnsAmerica's Rabbi / Shmuley Boteach

Being forced to pay taxes does not make us more virtuous people. If it did, our founding fathers would have thanked George III for his coercion.

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Candidate Shmuely Boteach touring Israel in 2011
 

Haim Saban’s NY Times Op-Ed Sanitizes Obama’s Record on Israel

Posted on: September 11th, 2012

InDepthColumnsAmerica's Rabbi / Shmuley Boteach

Haim Saban, a proud Jew, staunch supporter of Israel, and noted philanthropist, nevertheless parses President Obama’s record on Israel in The New York Times to deliver a sanitized rendition of a President whose relationship with the Jewish state is unreliable at best and troubling at worst, writes Congressional candidate Rabbi Shmuley Boteach.

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LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa meeting with Israeli's thenForeign Minister Tzipi Livni  in Jerusalem, June 15, 2008
 

A Democratic Chorus of ‘No’ Rejects Mention of Jerusalem in Platform

Posted on: September 6th, 2012

InDepthColumnsAmerica's Rabbi / Shmuley Boteach

The shocking video of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa trying to push through Jerusalem as Israel’s capital in the Democratic platform highlights the strong reservations that many American Jews are feeling toward the Democratic party.

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German Ambassador to Israel Andreas Michaelis attends a discussion in the Knesset regarding Brit Milah on July 9, 2012.
 

Germany’s Circumcision Police

Posted on: September 2nd, 2012

InDepthColumnsAmerica's Rabbi / Shmuley Boteach

Does the German government really want to get into a public battle over whether they are better guardians of the health and welfare of Jewish (and Muslim) children than their parents?

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