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  • Chicken Little, chicken soup and the Reform moment

    by Roger Price

    January 9, 2014 | 3:34 pm

    Almost half a century ago, a cover story in Look Magazine described “The Vanishing American Jew.” Extrapolating from demographic trends on intermarriage, birth rates and generational assimilation, the author predicted that the Jewish community in America would blend in and...

  • Adelson wants nuke threat against Iran [VIDEO]

    October 25, 2013 | 11:01 am

    Blogger Philip Weiss captured video of Sheldon Adelson’s call this week for the United States to detonate a nuclear bomb as a warning to Iran. The comment, made in a panel discussion at Yeshiva University, has been widely criticized. But a spokesperson for Adelson, a...

  • NYPD investigated Kahane Chai for threats against Shmuley Boteach

    September 3, 2013 | 9:51 am

    The New York Police Department investigated Kahane Chai, a militant Jewish group, for threats against Rabbi Shmuley Boteach.

    Israel’s internal security service, the Shin Bet, asked the NYPD’s intelligence division to monitor the group in the late 2000s after anti-Boteach comments...

  • Hawking and Mohammed

    By David Suissa

    May 13, 2013 | 2:36 pm

    There was so much Jewish outrage last week in the wake of professor Steven Hawking’s decision to join the academic boycott against Israel, it’s hard to know where to start.

    The most dramatic expression of that outrage could be found in the many commentaries and Facebook posts...

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  • Jewlicious festival demonstrates inclusive Judaism

    March 13, 2013 | 8:32 am

    "Ugh!” exclaimed Rabbi Shmuley Boteach after taking a sip of clear liquid during a Shabbat lecture on March 9. “This isn’t vodka!”

    His joke characterized the ninth annual Jewlicious festival — one part Shabbat learning marathon and one part Jewish spring break party. It took...

  • Adelsons again donate $500K to Super PAC supporting Boteach

    October 16, 2012 | 8:15 am

    Casino magnate Sheldon Adelson and his wife for a second time have given $500,000 to a Super PAC supporting Rabbi Shmuley Boteach’s bid for Congress.

    The Adelsons gave the money to the Patriot Prosperity PAC, The Wall Street Journal reported, citing people with knowledge of the...

  • September 19, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    September 19, 2012 | 12:52 am

    In-depth

    Changing Strategies At The White House

    Writing in the American Interest, Walter Russell Mead takes a fascinating look at a long line of botched American action in the Mideast, and offers some advice to Obama. 

    The Middle East is an unforgiving environment for...

  • August 21, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    August 21, 2012 | 5:37 am

    In-depth

    The Israeli debate on attacking Iran is over

    By drawing attention to its vital relationship with the US, Shimon Peres has played the trump card in arguments against a unilateral Israeli strike on Iran, writes Shai Feldman in Foreign Policy.

    The presidential election...

  • House Prediction update: 22 Jewish legislators‎

    By Shmuel Rosner

    August 8, 2012 | 7:41 am

    Our Jewish House Prediction page has been updated, and the number of projected ‎Jewish legislators in the House following the November 2012 election has dropped.

    A couple of races are worthy of further attention. The first is Randy Altschuler’s NY-‎‎01 race – the one we...

  • Shmuley Boteach invites congressional foe to Shabbat dinner

    June 13, 2012 | 10:49 am

    Rabbi Shumley Boteach invited his opponent in a New Jersey congressional race to Shabbat dinner.

    Boteach, the Republican candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives in northern New Jersey’s 9th District, made an open invitation to Rep. Bill Pascrell, a Democrat, asking the...

  • House Jewish Projection: Candidate Elimination Week

    By Shmuel Rosner

    June 1, 2012 | 11:14 am

    Our J-Meter House Jewish Projection – in which we track races of ‎Jewish candidates for the House of Representatives, and give you an ‎up-to-date assessment of the general picture of Jewish presence in the ‎House and the Senate – will be updated again next week. That is...

  • Kosher Shmuley?

    May 9, 2012 | 4:36 pm

    I was asked to comment on the unprecedented hullabaloo over Rabbi Shmuley Boteach’s latest book Kosher Jesus on his recent visit to Australia. I wish to emphasize that I make my remarks in my personal capacity as a Rabbi and declare I am a friend of Rabbi Boteach. I do not...

  • “America needs a Jewish values voice’’

    By Shmuel Rosner

    April 14, 2012 | 9:05 am

    Rabbi Shmuley Boteach shares his thoughts on US-Israel ties, gay marriage, the conversion battle and his run for Congress as a Republican candidate in New Jersey.

    You’re running for Congress in New Jersey - why Republican and not Democrat?‎

    There are certain values within the...

  • An Ungrateful Karzai Calls American Troops Demons

    By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

    March 19, 2012 | 1:43 pm

    Hamid Karzai recently called the brave and selfless members of the United States military ‘demons’ who were guilty of perhaps ‘500’ atrocities against the people of the Afghanistan. One would have thought that the American Commander-in-Chief would swiftly denounce this stunning act...

  • Is Jesus really Kosher?

    February 24, 2012 | 10:07 am

    Shmuley Boteach’s “Kosher Jesus” (Jerusalem and New York: Gefen, 2011) is a bold attempt by a person of great ability with no formal training in New Testament studies or the study of Second Temple Judaism to present a Jewish treatment of the founder of Christianity, his...

  • Canadian TV Host Insinuates to Rabbi Shmuley Jews Control Hollywood [VIDEO]

    By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

    February 23, 2012 | 1:54 pm

    Today I had what was probably the most unpleasant TV interview of my life on Canada’s Sun News Network (national). Interviewed by host Michael Coren about my book Kosher Jesus, I expected to be asked about the book’s content. The interview started that way. But then Coren quickly...

  • Beaches Belong to the People, Even in Greenwich

    By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

    June 2, 2011 | 1:27 pm

    It was a sweltering Memorial Day in the New York area so I drove with my kids to Greenwich, Connecticut ,which I was told had beautiful beaches. I was somewhat reluctant to go because I had read that Greenwich makes it difficult for outsiders to use their parks and beaches. But I had...

  • Debate rages on over Palin’s ‘blood libel’ claim

    January 18, 2011 | 10:18 am

    The post-shooting debate over political civility is cooling down, but passions are still raging over Sarah Palin’s claim that critics were guilty of perpetuating a “blood libel” against her.

    Palin’s initial use of the term, in a Jan. 12 video message, drew sharp rebukes from...

  • AUDIO: Iranian American Jews —Dennis Prager and Shmuley Boteach praise local community

    By Karmel Melamed

    March 7, 2008 | 10:40 pm

    Rabbi Shmuley Boteach and Dennis Prager reflect on the growth of young Iranian American Jew community in L.A.

    http://jewishjournal.com/audio/IAJPodCast20080308.mp3

    From Karmel Melamed’s Iranian American Jews blog.