Jewish Journal

  • Portman’s bold attack on an anti-Semite and Huckabee’s untimely critique

    By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

    March 7, 2011 | 12:06 pm

    Just as I was about to write a column praising Natalie Portman for attacking racist John Galliano, along comes Mike Huckabee to attack her as a unmarried-and-pregnant-negative-role-model. There’s a time for everything, Mike. And this was the wrong time. But before I respond to Mr.... read on

  • Obama and the myth of the first black president

    By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

    February 28, 2011 | 1:42 pm

    If Toni Morrison, the Nobel-prize winning African-American novelist, can refer to Bill Clinton, a white man, as America’s first black president, then surely the process can happen in reverse. Is it possible that Barack Obama is not the first black President but just another white... read on

  • Why Amy Chua, the tiger mom, is wrong

    By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

    January 21, 2011 | 11:42 am

    The best response thus far to Amy Chua’s screed against the soft, indulged style of American parents, “‘The Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother,” was by David Brooks of the New York Times. Chua decries American parents as wimps who capitulate to their kids. Not Amy. She has... read on

  • American Malaise

    By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

    January 3, 2011 | 10:42 am

    America seems to be running out of gas. Lethargy is creeping into the national DNA. We seem beset by problems that we can’t fix and won’t go away.

    First, we’re going broke. With a deficit of $13.9 trillion dollars, every American child is now born saddled with debts of... read on

  • Nixon’s allegation that the Jews have no pride

    By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

    December 13, 2010 | 12:45 pm

    On a fresh crop of newly released Nixon tapes, the President, who disliked Jews but helped rescue Israel during the Yom Kippur War, says of his senior Jewish advisers Henry Kissinger, William Safire, and others that they shared a common Jewish inferiority complex and worked hard to... read on

  • Jewish ingratitude to Christians

    By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

    November 22, 2010 | 12:57 pm

    Every year Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein and the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews raises about $100 million dollars from mostly evangelical Christians in the United States for distribution to social-welfare projects in Israel and the former Soviet Union. This is a staggering... read on

  • An outsider comes

    By  Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

    November 8, 2010 | 11:01 am

    Home to 5000 Chabad Colleagues By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach 7 November 2010 - Tonight I attended the international Chabad emissary conference – the Kinus Hashluchim HaOlami – for the first time in sixteen years. When I was the Rebbe’s emissary at Oxford University I came annually.... 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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