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Entries by Rabbi Shmuley Boteach from 09/2010

My Purpose in Debating Christopher Hitchens on the Afterlife

| Posted 09.03.2010 | Religion

Only a coward would forsake his personal truth out of fear of death, and one thing Hitchens certainly is not is a coward. I am not a believer in religion-in-the-foxholes and deathbed confessions.

If an American President Were Muslim, Would We Care?

| Posted 09.07.2010 | World

If Obama were an Islamic president who berated instead of coddled Arab dictators, he would have my vote. I could not care less what a person believes, but rather what they do.

When Pastors Who Burn Bibles Become Celebrities

| Posted 09.13.2010 | Religion

How did an attention-seeking nonentity with barely enough Church followers to fill a phone booth become an international personality and provoke a global furor? And who elevated this silly story to global news prominence?

As the Economy Crumbles, Obama Makes Middle East Peace

| Posted 09.20.2010 | World

our president, encumbered as he is already with the war in Afghanistan and increasing Iraqi violence, feels the need to add to his burden the gargantuan task of Middle-East peace. But whose interest is served in this effort?

Ahmadinejad, Media Rock Star

| Posted 09.21.2010 | World

If I had been told that in 2010 a head of state whose country buries women up to their armpits while men throw rocks at their heads would be treated like a visiting rock star, I wouldn't have believed it. How much will Western news agencies whitewash this guy?

A Spiritual Night in Hebron

| Posted 09.29.2010 | World

The first thing you discover about the residents of Hebron, whom the world derisively describes as settlers, is their warmth, friendliness and hospitality.