Jewish Journal

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... 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

  • 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

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