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Entries by Rabbi Shmuley Boteach from 08/2011

To Wed a Daughter, to Sell a Kidney

| Posted 08.01.2011 | Style

Thank you, Lord, for the blessing of my daughter's engagement. And while I am truly grateful, would it offend some great celestial plan if I were to win the New York lottery?

How Israel Is Blowing the Arab Spring

| Posted 08.07.2011 | World

Israel's voice has largely failed to blossom during the Arab Spring. As Mubarak shot protestors, Gaddafi bombed cities, and Assad flattened his people with tanks, Israel's protests have for the most part been missing.

Politicians Cannot Save America

| Posted 08.15.2011 | Politics

America is not experiencing a crisis of leadership so much as a crisis of values. Politicians cannot provide them. They are mere caretakers of public business and are as much in need of values-guidance as the rest of us, and perhaps more.

Rebirthing Birthright

| Posted 08.17.2011 | Huffington Post

In life we all search for a place called home, an identity, and a place to belong. No Jewish organization on earth provides it more inspirationally than Birthright. Still, it can be made better. Here is how.

Decline and Fall of British Values

| Posted 08.18.2011 | World

Who is a responsible for the moral rot in Britain? The police are blaming the youth for being hooligans, as if young people are supposed to learn values on their own. The politicians are blaming a culture of selfishness, egged on by Wall Street.

Bringing Gaddafi's Western Collaborators to Justice

| Posted 08.22.2011 | World

As the world searches for Gaddafi's whereabouts, a day of reckoning must arrive for all the Westerners who supported him and kept him in power.

Time for the Jewish Community to End the Sharpton Wars

| Posted 08.28.2011 | Politics

There can be no doubt that many of Al Sharpton's actions at the beginning of his career were dishonorable and incendiary. But there can likewise be little doubt that he has shown immense personal and professional growth over the past few years.