Jewish Journal

Does anyone give a damn about Syria?

By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

January 18, 2013 | 9:28 am

Syrian security personnel, members of the civil defense and civilians gather at the site where a large blast hit a neighborhood of the Syrian city of Aleppo on Jan. 18. Photo by George Ourfalian/Reuters

It’s hard to believe that every day the news reports have Syrians dying like flies and noone seems to give much of a damn. The report yesterday that 80 students were blown to... read on

  • Hagel’s homophobia

    By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

    January 9, 2013 | 10:14 am

    A few years ago I was out having dinner with my orthodox, gay, Jewish brother when a religious man walked over to me and asked if I was Rabbi Shmuley Boteach. From his aggressive posture I knew in my gut that I should not respond in the affirmative but was simply too tired to lie.... read on