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Entries by Rabbi Shmuley Boteach from 11/2010

Gay Obsession Has Marginalized Evangelicals Politically

| Posted 11.02.2010 | Politics

Evangelicals have marginalized themselves by taking a single prohibition in the Bible and elevating it to a single moral standard besides which all else pales. No wonder there haven't been any value-based issues discussed this election.

An Outsider Comes Home to 5,000 Chabad Colleagues

| Posted 11.09.2010 | Religion

It is not just Chabad that has changed so dramatically over the past 16 years. I have changed as well. My love for Chabad is just as deep, but I am past my infatuation. I see flaws that need to be corrected.

Is the Tea Party a Moral and Spiritual Movement?

| Posted 11.12.2010 | Politics

Lost in the debate about the morality of the Tea Party is any discussion about its underpinnings in human nature. The Tea Party is far from perfect, but in emphasizing self-reliance, it taps into the human desire to live a life with self-esteem.

The Centrality of Marriage in a Cynical Age

| Posted 11.19.2010 | Divorce

Marital sex has become so pathetic that one out of three American couples are entirely platonic, while the remaining seventy percent have sex once a week for seven minutes at a time. This includes the time he spends begging.

Jewish Ingratitude to Christians

| Posted 11.22.2010 | World

The worst of all character traits in the Jewish religion is to be an ingrate. Denying the goodness that others perform on your behalf leads to a closing of the human heart. No one wants to be taken for granted.

The Morality of Gay Adoption

| Posted 11.24.2010 | Religion

It takes one heck of a lot of chutzpa to tell gay men or women not to adopt when we refuse to do so ourselves. Surely leaving kids to drown without love is deeply immoral. But to stop others from rescuing them is an abomination.

WikiLeaks: Getting Under Qaddafi's Skin

| Posted 11.30.2010 | World

One of the more interesting revelations in the Wikileaks diplomatic disclosures was Libyan dictator Muammar Qaddafi's extreme consternation at being prevented from pitching his tent in New York.