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Entries by Rabbi Shmuley Boteach from 04/2011

Goldstone's Apology and Samantha Power's Problem with Israel

| Posted 04.04.2011 | World

It's clear that with his most recent ramblings the description 'respected international jurist' will never again be appended to Richard Goldstone. But much more troubling are the comments now being attributed to Samantha Power.

Samantha Power Clarifies Her Comments on Israel

| Posted 04.12.2011 | Politics

There have been minor comments by Samantha Power that have been interpreted as hostile to Israel, but those interpretations rely on a false assumption. Power is a heroic defender of Israel.

Anorexia and The New Values of Courtship

| Posted 04.18.2011 | Religion

The crisis in orthodoxy today is the practice of Jewish ritual to the exclusion of Jewish values. And in no area is this more evident then in the increasingly shallow dating values that are betraying our community.

The Incorruptible: My Thoughts on the Lubavitcher Rebbe

| Posted 04.22.2011 | Religion

What more is there to say about the Lubavitcher Rebbe 16 years after his passing that has not already been said? I was pondering that question as I walked the streets of my boyhood town of Miami Beach over Passover.

Eric Cantor's Showdown With President Obama

| Posted 04.24.2011 | Politics

An American president whose father was African has unique credibility in condemning those who abuse their citizen's rights. Yet Obama watches on the sidelines and forfeits his claim to leadership.

Atheist Chaplains and the Church of Evolution

| Posted 04.27.2011 | Religion

Sure, let's have trained professionals who profess atheism who are made available to non-believing service men and women. But please, call them something that doesn't make a mockery of religion.