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Entries by Rabbi Shmuley Boteach from 02/2011

An American Jew Roams in Germany

| Posted 02.02.2011 | World

The German and Jewish people are forever locked in what Martin Luther King, Jr. called a 'single garment of destiny.'

As the Arab Dominoes Fall, Is Gaddafi Next?

| Posted 02.04.2011 | World

Tunisia, Yemen, Egypt... Libya? Could it be? But why not? Why should Gaddafi be immune to the righteous Arab lust for freedom? He is after all one of the longest-serving, most brutal dictators in the world.

Israel Is Missing a Historic Opportunity to Support Arab Freedom

| Posted 02.09.2011 | World

Israel championing Arab aspirations to democracy, thought a must in its own right, is vital to Israel's image and ancient Biblical mandate. Israel is not another country but one built on the dream of an ancient people being allowed to live freely in its land.

Obama, Who Refused to Lead, Is the Big Loser on Egypt

| Posted 02.11.2011 | Politics

Here we are. The greatest democracy on earth is led by a man whose rhetoric and actions on freedom are in conflict. Fortunately, it appears as though Egypt's people have found freedom without the backing of President Obama.

A Plea to the President to Promote Arab Freedom

| Posted 02.17.2011 | Politics

Surely every president wishes to be transformational; and now President Obama has been given an unequaled opportunity to change the very course of history by liberating hundreds of millions of people.

As Libyans Die, a New Jersey Town Subsidizes Gadhafi

| Posted 02.22.2011 | Politics

Snipers are picking protesters off from rooftops in Tripoli. But in the city of Englewood, New Jersey the Libyan flag continues to fly high and proud. I see it every day right across my yard.

When Presidents Call Slaughter 'Unacceptable'

| Posted 02.25.2011 | Politics

Mr. President. Everyone knows you can speak about what's happening in Libya. You're an eloquent guy with a broad vocabulary. Are the words 'despicable,' 'monstrous,' and 'loathsome' outside your Harvard-trained vocabulary?