Jewish Journal

  • BP, Kaddafi, and Britain’s Oil Comeuppance

    By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

    June 17, 2010 | 10:35 am

    Leading British politicians have been running to defend BP from unwarranted American attack and “bashing Britain.” First we stole their tea. Now we disparage their oil. The nerve.

    Leading the charge was London Mayor Boris Johnson who said there is “something worrying about the... read on

  • Helen Thomas and the Open Season on Israel

    By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

    June 7, 2010 | 4:27 pm

    Helen Thomas’s stomach-turning comments about the Jews returning to Germany and Poland, where six million were gassed and cremated into piles of ash, are striking for their racism and insensitivity. Whether she said them out of senility or anti-Semitism are beside the point. Either... read on

  • The Provocative ‘Peace’ Flotilla that Ended in Tragedy

    By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

    June 2, 2010 | 10:39 am

    Judaism’s highest value is human life. Every life. There is no difference between a Jewish life and a Palestinian life. All are of infinite value before G-d. As a Jew and as a Rabbi I proclaim loudly and unapologetically that I see all Arabs as my brothers under G-d. We are all one... read on

  • Obama’s Jewish Charm Offensive

    By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

    May 24, 2010 | 10:20 am

    Fearing that the Jewish community now perceives him as hopelessly unsympathetic to Israel, President Obama has launched a Jewish charm offensive. Last week alone 15 Rabbis and 37 Jewish members of Congress were invited to the White House. The Rabbis met Presidential advisers while... read on

  • Is a Giant Mosque at Ground Zero Justified?

    By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

    May 17, 2010 | 11:33 am

    Tempers are heating up in the New York City area over the plans by the American Society for Muslim Advancement and another Islamic group known as the Cordoba Initiative to build a $100 million, 13-story, Islamic cultural center and mosque just two blocks from Ground Zero. And if that... read on

  • Open Letter to J-Street after their Attack on Elie Wiesel

    By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

    May 10, 2010 | 10:31 am

    Pity Jeremy Ben-Ami, the hapless head of J-Street, the we-condemn-Israel-constantly-because-of-how-much-we-love-it lobby.

    In the recent tension between the Obama Administration and the Jewish state over Jews building in Jerusalem, the pro-Israel camp was represented by Elie Wiesel... read on

  • My Meeting with Pope Benedict

    By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

    April 28, 2010 | 2:23 pm

    I had my meeting with the Pope today at his Wednesday audience. Let me first give you an idea of the setting.

    There were approximately fifteen thousand people from all over the world gathered in St. Peter’s Square speaking an untold number of languages. The sun shone very... read on

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