Jewish Journal

  • 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

  • While gays push to marry, heterosexuals fear commitment

    By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

    June 27, 2011 | 12:53 pm

    Now that the tide has turned in favor of gay marriage by America’s second most-populous state permitting it, it’s time to put the debate behind us and focus on more important things, specifically saving American marriage.

    Yes, I know. The opponents of gay marriage have been... read on

  • 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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