Jewish Journal

  • 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

  • The British Dare to Determine Who is a Jew

    By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

    November 9, 2009 | 2:22 pm

    Every once in a while, a story comes along so jolting that it is scarcely believable. One such story appeared in The New York Times, of all places, this past Sunday, about how the Jews’ Free School in London has been ordered to admit a child whose mother had a non-orthodox... read on

  • Elie Wiesel, Mehmet Oz, and Cory Booker Join Me to Discuss Values (and Jon Gosselin listens in)

    By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

    October 19, 2009 | 2:48 pm

    Last night our organization, This World: The Values Network, hosted a fascinating discussion entitled, “Values to Heal America” featuring Prof. Elie Wiesel, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, Dr. Mehmet Oz, America’s doctor, and Mayor Cory Booker of Newark.

    What an event it... read on

  • How Rabbis Can Become Relevant

    By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

    October 19, 2009 | 12:43 pm

    Speaking at a Rabbinical Conference in the American South this week, I made myself instantly unpopular by pointing out how irrelevant we Rabbis have become. How many parents push their kids to be Rabbis? Sure. If the kid flunked science and math. Perhaps. But to choose it over law or... read on

  • J Street’s Attacks on Aipac in the NY Times

    By  Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

    September 30, 2009 | 6:31 pm

    If J Street, the new left-wing Israel lobby, wants to be taken seriously by mainstream American Jewry, then I would suggest they immediately stop the patronizing argument that all those who disagree with them are ossified Jewish knuckledraggers who see an anti-Semite behind every... 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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