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  • When murdering children becomes everyday news

    By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

    July 27, 2011 | 10:03 am

    A funny thing happened to me as I surveyed all the tragedies that have filled our newspapers over the past few weeks. I discovered that I was slowly becoming inured to the murder of children and the loss of human life.

    From the freeing of Casey Anthony who partied while her daughter... read on

  • Surrounded by Christians who love Israel

    By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

    July 21, 2011 | 12:33 pm

    The Christians United for Israel dinner in Washington, DC was an experience I won’t quickly forget. Until you sit in a room with five thousand Christian lovers of Israel and absorb their enthusiasm for the Jewish state and the Jewish people you would be hard pressed to think it... read on

  • The Demonization of Eric Cantor

    By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

    July 19, 2011 | 4:09 pm

    Attacks on Eric Cantor are gaining steam. Harry Reid called him childish. Many in the media have portrayed him as the obstinate Republican who will destroy American credit by blocking a deal on raising the debt ceiling. But for those of us who feel constantly ripped off by a... read on

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  • The Butchering of 8-Year-Old Leiby Kletsky

    By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

    July 14, 2011 | 3:32 pm

    There are three reasons Hassidic Jews live together in tight-knit and often insular communities. The first is shared values. The second, a strong support network and security in number. And the third is a desire to filter out some of the corrosive elements of outside society from... read on

  • Knee-Deep in the Blood-Soaked Battlefields of Europe

    By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

    July 11, 2011 | 10:29 am

    The two sides of war – useless carnage on the one hand, necessary bravery and heroism on the other – were always in evidence as I toured with my wife and older children the WWI and WWII battlefields of Belgium and France.

    In Flanders and at the Somme, where millions of soldiers... read on

  • The tabloidization of Britain

    By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

    July 8, 2011 | 10:52 am

    Ten years ago I tried to extract Michael Jackson from the hell of a tabloid life. Nothing hurt him more than being referred to as Wacko Jacko, something he always told me originated in the British tabloids. And it is worth mentioning, now that we have commemorated the second... read on

  • The New York Times’ questions monogamy

    By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

    July 5, 2011 | 9:32 am

    This one was really strange.

    This past Sunday The New York Times did a magazine cover story based on the ideas of gay sex-advice columnist Dan Savage, whom it referred to as America’s leading sex advice guru (really?), about how infidelity just might save monogamy, the idea being... read on

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