Jewish Journal

  • Was Haiti Punished for Sin?

    By  Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

    February 16, 2010 | 11:26 am

    Last week I was honored to speak to the Jewish community of Venice at the Chabad House, which hosts thousands for Shabbos meals, and to the extremely warm and welcoming main community. Having just returned from Haiti, I addressed the issue of why a good G-d allows the innocent to... read on

  • Focus on Divorce, Not Gays, to Fix the Family

    By  Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

    January 19, 2010 | 7:29 pm

    The Jewish community has an opportunity to lead the country in a true values renewal by shifting the focus away from the obsession over gay marriage and onto marital decline and divorce.

    Whatever your views on gay marriage — whether you are a supporter who believes that gays... read on

  • Rabbi Shmuley Boteach Responds to Congressman Steve Rothman’s Attack

    By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

    January 5, 2010 | 1:34 pm

    Why Our Congressman is Wrong About the Libyan Mission in Englewood

    Has Congressman Steve Rothman forgotten whom he works for?

    In a January 4th press release he spends three full pages attacking me and defending the “rights” of the Libyan Ambassador to the United Nations,... read on

  • Kaddafi Back in My Backyard

    By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

    December 22, 2009 | 2:37 pm

    Like many people these days, I am a busy man. But that did not stop me from taking off several weeks of my professional life to fight Muammar Kaddafi’s plan to take up residence directly next door to me this past August and September. Together with my friend and Mayor, Michael... read on

  • Why Men Cheat and How to Stop Them

    By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

    December 14, 2009 | 6:47 pm

    On a recent debate about marital infidelity on CNN a fellow panelist was adamant that Tiger Wood’s unfaithfulness was both predictable and unpreventable. ‘As a famous guy you meet a lot of beautiful women. You feel attracted to them, they feel attracted to you, and you end up in... read on

  • Why Christians Refuse to Hate: My Experiences in Mugabe’s Zimbabwe

    By  Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

    December 8, 2009 | 3:49 pm

    Visiting Zimbabwe can be a heart-wrenching experience. It is a beautiful land of warm and soft-spoken people. But hovering over the landscape at all times is the specter of extreme poverty and political oppression. The poverty is merely tragic. But the political oppression is brutal,... read on

  • Why Barack is Becoming Boring

    By  Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

    November 23, 2009 | 7:19 pm

    For the first time in his presidency Barack Obama has, according to a Gallup poll, fallen below a fifty percent approval rating. It’s not hard to see why. No, it’s not because he’s spending too much money. There seem to be many Americans who want him to boost social programs.... 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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