Jewish Journal

  • Rabbi Shmuley Boteach: Israel must have a death penalty for terrorists

    By  Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

    October 18, 2011 | 2:27 pm

    No Jew, and indeed no decent person in whom there beats a human heart, could fail to be moved to tears by the reunion of Gilad Shalit and his family in Israel. Looking pale from years of being held in a cell and deprived of sunlight, and extremely shy due to years of being denied... read on

  • Can Obama be trusted on Israel?

    By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

    October 10, 2011 | 11:23 am

    This past Sunday night I conducted a conversation between Eric Cantor, the House Majority Leader and highest -ranking Jewish elected official in American history Birthright Israel co-founder and Jewish mega-philanthropist Michael Steinhardt on how universal Jewish values can be used... read on

  • Erdogan’s blood libel against the Jewish State

    By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

    October 4, 2011 | 11:32 am

    The Jewish debt to the Turks goes back centuries when the Ottomans took in thousands of Jewish refugees after the Spanish and Portuguese expulsions of 1492 and 1497. Moreover, when Israel was shunned for decades by nearly every Muslim country, it was Turkey that was Israel’s... read on

  • Resurrection of the American Undead

    By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

    September 26, 2011 | 3:49 pm

    A Universal Rosh Hashana Message

    As a child growing up in America the only time I heard about vampires was once every ten years or so with the inevitable Dracula movie remake. Today, however, vampires and flesh-eating zombies dominate movies and books, especially those aimed at... read on

  • Dear Gov. Perry: Instill Christian values with some Jewish ones

    By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

    September 21, 2011 | 5:05 pm

    Dear Gov. Perry,

    You are a man who speaks his mind, which is rare in a politician and is a quality that I admire. I’m also grateful to you for your staunch support for Israel, which is no doubt influenced by your strong Christian faith.

    I would like, however, to respectfully... read on

  • America’s Growing Rage Against Tone-Deaf Government

    By  Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

    September 19, 2011 | 5:23 pm

    It is not just the Arabs who are having their spring. Here in the United States Americans are calling their government to account like never before.

    Driving to JFK airport early this morning for a flight to Los Angeles I discovered that the cost to cross the George Washington... read on

  • Was G-d at Ground Zero?

    By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

    September 12, 2011 | 2:38 pm

    I visited Ground Zero at midnight on the tenth anniversary of 9/11 and felt myself transported, as if by a time machine, back to that terrible day that changed America forever. An eerie stillness hung over the site, reminiscent of a visit to a cemetery, an apt description for a place... read on

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Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, “America’s Rabbi,” whom The Washington Post and Newsweek call “the most famous Rabbi in America,” whom The Jerusalem Post lists as one of the...

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