Halfway through Prime Minister Netanyahu’s speech to a joint session of Congress on Monday I was confronted by a moral dilemma. A woman protester two seats away from me had infiltrated the speech, pulled out a red anti-Israel flag, and started hurling curses about Israel. The...
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Tag: Rabbi Shmuley
May 25, 2011 | 5:27 pm
May 23, 2011 | 10:56 am
President Obama’s speech at AIPAC straddled the line of Jackie Mason standup. It turns out that when the President said last Thursday that Israel should return to its ’67 borders, it wasn’t exactly what he meant. Who said I was referring to 1967. I meant 1867. And even 1867, I...
May 18, 2011 | 10:24 am
May 16, 2011 | 11:07 am
The bizarre burial of Osama bin Laden at sea – an action necessitated by our government’s need to accommodate Islamic law requiring that a Muslim be buried within 24 hours of death – raises urgent questions about the definition of faith in America. Can a mass murderer be said...
April 22, 2011 | 12:41 pm
The New York Times article last week about the explosion of anorexia and eating disorders in the orthodox community highlights a tragedy that has long been buried. About four years ago I published a column about an eighteen-year-old girl my daughter knew at seminary in Jerusalem who...
April 11, 2011 | 10:04 am
In a column last week I shared my disappointment in discovering that one of the people whose thought and books has been a formative influence on my life had been associated with anti-Israel remarks. Samantha Power is arguably the world’s foremost voice against genocide. Her 2002...
March 30, 2011 | 12:43 pm
The past few weeks I have seen a revolution. On a lecture tour that took me to Sydney, Australia and Cape Town and Johannesburg, South Africa, I hardly found a major mainstream synagogue without a Chabad Rabbi. Shules that once swore they would not invite in Chabad are now attracting...
March 30, 2011 | 10:40 am
Hearing about a bomb going off in Jerusalem is entirely different when you have two daughters living there. You scramble for your phone. You search out your kids.
Any potential delay in their answering their cells is painful. You finally get through. Thank God, they’re all right....
March 23, 2011 | 3:42 pm
Hearing about a bomb going off in Jerusalem is entirely different when you have two daughters living there. You scramble for your phone. You search out your kids. Any potential delay in their answering their cells is painful. You finally get through. Thank G-d, they’re alright. But...
March 7, 2011 | 12:06 pm
Just as I was about to write a column praising Natalie Portman for attacking racist John Galliano, along comes Mike Huckabee to attack her as a unmarried-and-pregnant-negative-role-model. There’s a time for everything, Mike. And this was the wrong time. But before I respond to Mr....
February 28, 2011 | 1:42 pm
If Toni Morrison, the Nobel-prize winning African-American novelist, can refer to Bill Clinton, a white man, as America’s first black president, then surely the process can happen in reverse. Is it possible that Barack Obama is not the first black President but just another white...
January 21, 2011 | 11:42 am
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 deficit of $13.9 trillion dollars, every American child is now born saddled with debts of...