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Entries by Rabbi Shmuley Boteach from 05/2010

Religion's Summer of Discontent

| Posted 05.04.2010 | Religion

The main reason for the deterioration of modern faith is not its sins of commission, but its sins of omission. People can forgive scandal in religion so long as, the rest of the time, religion guides and inspires them.

Open Letter to J-Street After Their Attack on Elie Wiesel

| Posted 05.10.2010 | World

I suggest that whoever is J Street's PR consultant be fired immediately and that they recalibrate their message to simply criticize Israel rather than attack the voice of the six million Jews.

Is a Giant Mosque at Ground Zero Justified?

| Posted 05.17.2010 | New York

Tempers are heating up in New York over plans to build a $100 million, 13-story, Islamic cultural center and mosque just two blocks from Ground Zero, to be inaugurated on the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

Renewal: A Guide to the Values-Filled Life

| Posted 05.21.2010 | Books

The United States is suffering from a terminal deprecation of values. Greed has collapsed our economy and suffocated our spirit. Families scatter to the winds and divorce rates remain high.

Obama's Jewish Charm Offensive

| Posted 05.24.2010 | Politics

If the president wishes to win over American Jewry, he should know that we are a religion that places action before speech and character before personality. It is not charm that moves us but a robust, moral posture.