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  • Korach: The Spiritual Narcissist

    By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

    June 24, 2011 | 10:37 am

    This week’s Torah reading deals with the rebellion of Korach, a cousin of Moses, who contends that he is just as deserving of leadership as the great lawgiver. Korach claims that Moses has usurped power for reasons of self-aggrandizement. Moses, whom the Bible declares to be the... read on

  • Are the Circumcision Opponents Anti-Semitic or Sexually Repressed?

    By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

    June 20, 2011 | 10:52 am

    The growing anti-Semitic images and caricatures associated with the attempt to ban circumcision in San Francisco are disturbing. These include the highly inflammatory “Foreskin Man” comic, depicting a superhero saving innocent boys from evil circumcisers, which the Jerusalem Post... read on

  • An Evangelical Attempts to Proselytize Anthony Weiner

    By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

    June 16, 2011 | 10:34 am

    Albert Mohler, president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, tweeted a message to Congressman Anthony Weiner saying, “Dear Congressman Weiner: There is no effective ‘treatment’ for sin. Only atonement, found only in Jesus Christ.”

    I hear you, Rev. Mohler. But I seem... read on

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  • Why Powerful Men Like Anthony Weiner Self-Destruct

    By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

    June 13, 2011 | 9:25 am

    Anthony Weiner should resign, but not for the reasons you think. True, he has disgraced his office and broken the people’s trust. And yet we’re well aware of how many public servants are deeply flawed with out-of-control libidos, yet do a lot of good for the people. Just because... read on

  • Did Anthony Weiner Want to Get Caught?

    By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

    June 6, 2011 | 9:58 pm

    When I wrote a column last week calling Anthony Weiner yet another Broken American Male who needs to feel attractive to women in order to feel whole, one of the outlets that publishes my columns refused to publish without significant changes. “It sounds like you’re making the... read on

  • Anthony Weiner and Healing The Broken American Male

    By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

    June 3, 2011 | 10:55 am

    Whether or not Anthony Weiner tweeted a photo of his, um, inspired state to a woman not his wife is of less interest to the public than his policies and hyper-partisanship. The real question for Joe Public about politicians like Weiner is whether or not they are good for the country... read on

  • Beaches Belong to the People, Even in Greenwich

    By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

    June 2, 2011 | 1:27 pm

    It was a sweltering Memorial Day in the New York area so I drove with my kids to Greenwich, Connecticut ,which I was told had beautiful beaches. I was somewhat reluctant to go because I had read that Greenwich makes it difficult for outsiders to use their parks and beaches. But I had... read on

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