The Storm that United a Divided Nation

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.

Lessons for Israel-on-Campus from Scarlett Johansson

American Jews – especially those working on campus – don't accept that we have a battle on our hands.

An American Tragedy in Steubenville

The greatest tragedy made manifest in Steubenville is the attitude of teenage men toward girls.

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach: Savaging the Bible Over Homosexuality

The Bible consists of 613 commandments, one of which is for a man to marry and have children, and the other is for a man to avoid gay sex with another man. That leaves 611 commandments for gay men to observe. That should keep them pretty busy. Homosexuality should be treated like lighting fire on the Sabbath or eating non-kosher foods, both Biblical prohibitions

One Strike and You’re Out?

In the Hebrew Bible everyone is flawed and everyone makes mistakes.

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?

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.

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.

Does Anyone Give a Damn About Syria?

Perhaps our President should focus less on construction of apartments and homes and do something instead about the bombs and rockets that are killings tens of thousands of innocent Arabs.

Petraeus: Did a Great Man Have to Fall?

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.

The Speech President Obama Must Give on Syria

I call on the President of the United States to employ his considerable mastery of words to take up the mantle of Martin Luther King and be a drum major for justice, a beacon for freedom. Sound the clarion call for liberty, Mr. President. Get off the damn fence and stand up for Arab life and liberty. Stop the slaughter in Syria.

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.

Why Bibi is Not Intimidated by Obama

What is better, a popular Israel riddled with dead Jews or an unpopular Israel filled with living ones?

Learning to Value the Lives of Children

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.

Why I’m Traveling to Rwanda in the Middle of My Congressional Campaign

I call upon President Obama to honor his campaign pledge of 2008 to recognize the Armenian slaughter of 1918 by the Ottoman Turks for what it was - a genocide. I also ask my political opponent Bill Pascrell, to join me in a press conference and call upon the U.S. to put a $25 million bounty on the head of Bashar Assad for his arrest for crimes against humanity, and for the removal of the U.S. Ambassador to Russia so long as President Putin continues to protect Assad.

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.

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.

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

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.

A Response to Senator Lautenberg’s Attack on the Republican Position on Israel

Senator Lautenberg, how exactly has our President demonstrated his friendship to Israel? He declared Israel's settlements to be illegitimate, put near-unilateral pressure on Israel to make peace without any expectations from the Palestinian side, declared that Israel should return to the arbitrary 1967 borders, and treated Prime Minister Netanyahu shamefully at a March 2010 meeting where he refused even a photo op with the elected leader of the Middle East's only democracy.

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach: The Revolting Lie that Michael Jackson was a Nazi Sympathizer

Several headlines recently caught my attention when I heard that a man who claims to have worked as Michael Jackson's bodyguard made the incredulous charge that Michael was a Nazi sympathizer. This kind of viciousness should usually not be indulged because it just gives it more credibility for the retelling. But the slander against Michael's name in this instance is so great that it deserves to be rebutted.

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 Winter of our Discontent

If you’re feeling down, stop reading right now. You’re only going to be more depressed.

Was the Holocaust Punishment for Sin?

Are we to believe that these Jews who were devout and pious were being punished?

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.

The Courage of Cory Booker

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

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