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Entries by Rabbi Shmuley Boteach from 10/2009

Children Who Grow Up on Stage

| Posted 10.10.2009 | Entertainment

I spent a very brief time counseling Jon Gosselin to get his kids off the show. It's not that fame is itself a bad thing. It is, rather, fame without foundation, celebrity without balance, that is so deeply corrosive.

Why Israel Should Reject American Economic Aid

| Posted 10.26.2009 | Books

US economic aid creates an unnecessary dependency, undermines the perception of Israel as a prosperous country, and gives the United States undo influence over Israeli policy.

Fame: Blessing or Curse?

| Posted 10.29.2009 | Entertainment

Celebrity is undermining our culture; the obsession is pulling us away from our own lives as we focus more on our movie stars and television stars than our own marriages and children.

The Myth That Michael Jackson Was Happy And Healthy

| Posted 10.29.2009 | Entertainment

If we choose to believe that Michael Jackson was happy and healthy at the time of his death we are wrong. We would also be missing the point -- that we can learn from Michael's tragic death.