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Voices of the dead in Rwanda

By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

August 7, 2013 | 9:22 am

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach in Rwanda

Rwanda might not be everyone’s idea of a family trip, but it’s one of my favorite places in the world and, after visiting last year to highlight the 1994 genocide and promote... read on

  • Talking with Dr. Oz about Israel, Islam, and lust

    By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

    July 29, 2013 | 11:51 am

    I’m sitting on the plane to Israel with Dr. Mehmet Oz, his wife Lisa, his kids, my wife Debbie, and three of our nine children. It’s Mehmet’s first ever visit to the Jewish State and we’ve been talking for almost 8 hours straight. We’ve discussed the Middle East, Israel, Turkey,... read on

  • Stephen Hawking rejects the Zionism of Einstein

    By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

    May 14, 2013 | 9:44 am

    Has Stephen Hawking really left the company of Albert Einstein, an avowed Zionist who worked to create the State of Israel, and replaced him with the august company of Elvis Costello and other Israel boycotters?

    I hosted Hawking for a lecture at Oxford in 1998 where I introduced... read on

  • Does anyone give a damn about Syria?

    By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

    January 18, 2013 | 9:28 am

    It’s hard to believe that every day the news reports have Syrians dying like flies and noone seems to give much of a damn. The report yesterday that 80 students were blown to smithereens was particularly galling. They were studying at their University in Aleppo when, apparently,... read on

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  • Hagel’s homophobia

    By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

    January 9, 2013 | 10:14 am

    A few years ago I was out having dinner with my orthodox, gay, Jewish brother when a religious man walked over to me and asked if I was Rabbi Shmuley Boteach. From his aggressive posture I knew in my gut that I should not respond in the affirmative but was simply too tired to lie.... read on

  • Why a Jewish Democratic leader attacked Sheldon Adelson

    By  Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

    July 10, 2012 | 9:50 am

    The most unpleasant people I have encountered in politics are those who put party before principle, partisanship before politeness, tribal political doctrine before common human decency. Since beginning my run for Congress I have been approached by Republicans convinced that Barack... read on

  • The speech President Obama must give on Syria

    By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

    June 21, 2012 | 12:01 pm

    I believe that the first African-American president has a special responsibility to promote human freedom and the infinite worth of the human person. I believe the same obligation will be incumbent upon the first Jewish president, whomever he or she will be. Two communities that have... read on

  • Prime Minister Netanyahu tells me daughter, an Israeli soldier, protects America too

    By  Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

    June 6, 2012 | 6:13 pm

    Last night I was blessed to win the Republican primary in New Jersey’s Ninth Congressional District and will face Congressman Bill Pascrell in the general election in the fall. As fortune would have it I was in Israel on the day of the primary for the wedding of my wife’s baby... read on

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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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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