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Rabbi Shmuley Boteach: Why a Jewish Democratic Leader Attacked Sheldon Adelson

Ordinarily, an attack by the political hack of one party about a mega-contributor to another party would not merit attention or comment. But what made Harris’s vitriol most unfortunate was that it was one Jew deriding the two foremost private supporters of Jewish identity and the State of Israel in the entire world.

America’s $2 Billion a Year to Egypt Hinges on Its Peace with Israel

Democracy without a legitimate constitution and a Bill of rights, especially protecting the rights of minorities, can become a very scary thing. What you get is a tyranny of the majority. So the United States, as the world’s foremost democracy and sole superpower, must insist that elected regimes be restrained by a constitution that safeguards against a gravitation toward tyranny.

Why They Hate Us

Islam is undergoing a modern crisis which perhaps only its clerics and lay leaders can rescue it from.

Hawking Rejects the Zionism of Einstein

When in 1948 President Harry Truman recognized the new Jewish State of Israel, Einstein declared it 'the fulfillment of our dream.'

What is More Virtuous: Paying Taxes or Giving Charity?

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.

Can Samantha Power Change the UN?

By now it’s known that I have strongly supported Samantha’s nomination.

Freedom of Religion Denied

City officials in Englewood are hampering the development of a synagogue, but were nowhere to be found in opposing Kaddafi and the Libyan Embassy in Englewood.

The Noise that Drowns Out all Peace

When all the ribbetting is silenced, we begin to hear an old, familiar tune: the melodious song of our own souls.

Sean Penn Sneaked Orthodox Prisoner Ostreicher Back to the US

Penn managed to sneak Ostreicher across a hostile border and into a safe and currently undisclosed location in the United States.

The Ferocious Fight for Israel

I have heard many Rabbis tell me that they don’t wish to dirty their hands by getting involved in political matters.

Aref Assaf and the Scandal of Arab Leaders Silent on Syria’s Slaughter

While Aref Assaf, President of the Arab American Forum in Paterson, New Jersey, might be forgiven for condemning my daughter’s service in the Israeli army, nothing can explain his defense of Congressman Bill Pascrell’s silence on the mass slaughter of Arabs in Syria.

Will the US Allow Iraq to Steal a Jewish Treasure?

Our government made a commitment to Iraq to return the collection once it's restored.

My Week in Israel with Dr. Oz

Mehmet, perhaps the world’s most famous Muslim who is not a head of state, is a righteous and proud Ambassador of his faith and feels an innate kinship and brotherhood with the Jewish people.

The Courage of Cory Booker

Obama is placing all the pressure on 16 Senators from his own party rather than squarely on the Iranians.

Jewish Tradition and the Secrets of ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’

What can explain the "Shades of Grey" phenomenon? Why are so many married women reading about submission in an age of feminine liberation?

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

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.

Three Ways to Save American Jewry from Extinction

Today’s model of outreach is fatally flawed seeing as it necessarily forces a choice on non-affiliated Jews to choose between the Jewish and mainstream worlds.

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

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)

Elie Wiesel and Kagame of Rwanda Discuss Genocide & Syria

Those who use either chemical, or even conventional weapons to slaughter innocent people must be held accountable.

The Rise of Israel’s Words Warriors

Overlooking incendiary rhetoric is exactly what led to the global delegitimization of Israel.

Davos and the Hatred of Evil

But the most painful part of an otherwise illuminating and extraordinary Forum was Iranian President Rouhani's speech.

How in Losing a Congressional Race I Found More of Myself

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.

Belittling Tormentors Allows us to Be Free

Through the process of the ten plagues, the Jews saw the Egyptians for what they were, just another group of petrified humans.

Peter Beinart’s Attack on Me and Cory Booker

Noone, least of all me, wants to see any Arab child suffer, God forbid.

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach: What If Government Recognized Civil Unions, Left Marriage to Religion?

What business does the government have entering a church, synagogue, or mosque to legitimize or define the spiritual nature of a person's marriage? We are supposed to have separation of church and state in America. Far from harming religion, this change would encourage non-religious people to entertain the concept of how religion can enhance and enrich one’s life, and be an invitation to engage in further religious learning, traditions, communities, and beliefs.

Being a Critic of Israel Does Not Make You Pro-Arab, Congressman Pascrell

I can forgive Congressman Pascrell for his continued contempt toward me by refusing to address me directly or even mention me by name, even in his letter written in response to mine. But his attack against Israel cannot be similarly overlooked.

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

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.

Obama Negotiates Amid Iranian Genocidal Intent

Crimes were committed, but not a holocaust, against both Jews and non-Jews, and even this must still be verified by historians...

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