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Entries by Rabbi Shmuley Boteach from 12/2010

Hanukkah in the Age of Wikileaks

| Posted 12.03.2010 | Religion

WikiLeaks shows us that most of modern life is about leading a double identity and being two-faced. But, as the Hanukkah story tells us, the inhabitants of ancient Israel couldn't bring themselves to do that.

On Nixon's Allegation That the Jews Have No Pride

| Posted 12.13.2010 | World

On a fresh crop of newly released Nixon tapes, the president, who disliked Jews but helped rescue Israel during the Yom Kippur War, says of his senior Jewish advisers that they, like "most Jewish people, are insecure."

Will Banks and JP Morgan Chase Be More Ethical in the Coming Year?

| Posted 12.24.2010 | Business

Tis' the season to be jolly. Er.. if you're a Wall Street banker, that is, where billions in end-of-year bonuses are about to rain down like manna from heaven.

The End of the Rabbi As Mr. Nice Guy

| Posted 12.27.2010 | Religion

The days of the rabbi as a weighty moral conscience are behind us. The rabbi as irritant has been replaced with rabbi as ego-massager. The rabbi's the with-it guy with whom you watch the ball game. Yep, that's one swell guy, our rabbi.