Jewish Journal

  • 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

  • Rise of the religious charlatans

    By Rob Eshman

    October 26, 2010 | 10:07 am

    Oh G-d no. Not another Bible codes book. And this one launched in a full page ad in The New York Times highlighting how in May 2008 Oprah Winfrey sent a Bible code to Barack Obama that he would become President.

    Surely I as an orthodox Jew ought to applaud a book that proves that... read on

  • ‘Nothing immoral’ about homosexuality: An Orthodox view

    By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

    October 18, 2010 | 1:10 pm

    Carl Paladino, the Republican candidate for governor of New York, sparked controversy last week by declaring in a speech at an Orthodox synagogue that children shouldn’t be “brainwashed” into considering homosexuality acceptable. He later apologized, saying that he supports gay... read on

  • Extravagant weddings and bar mitzvahs humiliate the Jewish community

    By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

    August 24, 2010 | 11:27 pm

    How embarrassing.

    On Aug. 22, the Los Angeles Times ran an article about extravagant Jewish Iranian weddings in Southern California that exposes our community as a bunch of shallow, boastful materialists who think the purpose of a marriage ceremony is to tell your friends how much... read on

  • Russell Simmons is wrong about the Ground Zero Mosque

    By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

    August 18, 2010 | 10:27 am

    I still remember, Russell, when you came to my debate with Rev. Al Sharpton, nine years ago, in New York City. You struck me then as a man of warmth and openness. In that spirit I offer you this response to your recent blog postings supporting the Ground Zero mosque and your... read on

  • Iran’s Descent Into Barbarity

    By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

    August 10, 2010 | 11:20 pm

    My father was born in Iran and remains firmly attached to his Iranian heritage. He loves the food, the music, the language and the culture. It is something that I have witnessed with most Iranian exiles. They have internalized their country so much that it travels with them wherever... 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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