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Entries by Rabbi Shmuley Boteach from 04/2010

My Thoughts on Lindsey Lohan and Jesse James

| Posted 04.02.2010 | Entertainment

When asked about Lindsey Lohan and Jesse James I said the following: On Lindsey Lohan: "It is absolutely a tragedy to watch a young women who is kin...

Obama and the Deafening Silence of American Jewry

| Posted 04.04.2010 | World

American Jewry gave Candidate Obama the benefit of the doubt. But fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.

A Fallible Pope, an Imperfect Church

| Posted 04.12.2010 | Religion

The Catholic Church might be terrible at crisis management and the pope may not be perfect. But what might emerge from this dark episode is a more transparent, more accessible, and more sensitive Church.

JP Morgan Chase Lectures America on the Sanctity of Contracts

| Posted 04.14.2010 | Business

There are moral, decent, and charitable people on Wall Street. But as an industry, it is becoming a graveyard of ethics and a carnival of consumption.

Does a Kosher Butcher's Fraud Mandate a Life Sentence?

| Posted 04.16.2010 | Religion

The largest kosher meat plant in the country employing hundreds of illegal immigrants? These are serious charges that go against both terrestrial and celestial law.

Does a Kosher Butcher's Fraud Mandate a Life Sentence?

| Posted 04.16.2010 | Politics

Rubashkin is no hero. Whatever the nobility of his intentions, he is a poor example to religious youth. His behavior must and should be condemned. But he is no monster either.

Condemn His Report, But Welcome Goldstone

| Posted 04.20.2010 | World

In stupidly shunning people like Judge Goldstone we in the Jewish community are alienating those who need the light of Jewish values most.

When a Pope Needs Friends

| Posted 04.26.2010 | Religion

Pope Benedict is being kicked to the curb in nearly every part of the world. But I as a Jew do not forget that for all his failures, Benedict has been a great friend to the Jewish community,

My Meeting with Pope Benedict

| Posted 04.28.2010 | Religion

The pope drove up the incline and arrived in front of St. Peter's Basilica. The people who were there to meet him sat on both sides of his dais. There were clergymen from all over the world

My Meeting with Pope Benedict -- Changing the Narrative of Recent Scandal

| Posted 04.28.2010 | Religion

I had my meeting with the Pope today at his Wednesday audience. He promised me friendship and cooperation between our faiths. 'We will work together. We will work together,' he said.