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Decline and Fall of British Spirituality

By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

August 18, 2011 | 11:01 am

Burned Carpet Right building in London, August 7. Photo by Alan Stanton

Who is a responsible for the moral rot that has set in Britain? The police are blaming the youth for being hooligans, as if young people are supposed to learn values on their own when... read on

  • Rebirthing birthright

    By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

    August 17, 2011 | 10:55 am

    Birthright Israel is now 11 years old and has brought some 300,000 young Jews to Israel. I recently led another Birthright trip for Mayanot, one of its best and most professional providers, and learned a great deal about how a spectacular program could be made even better.

    I knew of... read on

  • How Israel is Blowing the Arab Spring

    By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

    August 8, 2011 | 11:25 am

    I am currently in Israel leading a Birthright trip where the consumption of alcohol by the participants is largely discouraged. It’s a policy that Israel should perhaps enforce among its members of Parliament because whatever Labor MK Binyamin Ben-Eliezer has been drinking lately,... read on

  • To Wed a Daughter, to Sell a Kidney

    By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

    August 1, 2011 | 11:33 am

    My eldest daughter, Mushki, is engaged and will be married in a few months, G-d willing. I’m surprised at how well I’m taking it given that all my friends had warned me that I would feel like a stranger was stealing her. Luckily, she’s marrying a really great guy who makes her... read on

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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

  • 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

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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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