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Entries by Rabbi Shmuley Boteach from 09/2011

Does Questioning Evolution Make You Anti-Science?

| Posted 09.01.2011 | Politics

The very essence of science is to question and that stifling doubt is a sin that religion was quite guilty of in the past and that science should refrain from repeating it in the present.

No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: Lessons from Parshas Ki Teitzei

| Posted 09.08.2011 | Religion

Only twice in the Torah does G-d promise the reward of long life for the fulfillment of a commandment. The connection? Each protects against taking advantage of those in vulnerable circumstances.

Capital Punishment Should Never Be Cheered

| Posted 09.09.2011 | Politics

For those of us lean toward Conservatism due to respect for its values rather than political expediency, two things happened in the GOP debate Wednesday night that merit criticism.

Was G-d at Ground Zero?

| Posted 09.11.2011 | Religion

In commemorating the 9/11 tragedy we dare not practice a submissive, counterfeit faith that assumes our own sinfulness and G-d's righteousness. We did nothing to earn this.

A Perfect Jackie Kennedy Calls Martin Luther King a Phony

| Posted 09.14.2011 | Huffington Post

The irony of Jackie Kennedy, whose husband won few awards for marital fidelity, calling Martin Luther King, Jr. a phony because of FBI wiretaps showing that the preacher cavorted with other women, is rich.

America's Growing Rage Against Tone-Deaf Government

| Posted 09.19.2011 | Politics

It is not just the Arabs who are having their spring. Here in the United States, Americans are calling their government to account like never before.

Resurrection of the American Undead: A Universal Rosh Hashanah Message

| Posted 09.26.2011 | Religion

America as a whole can find enrichment from this week's Rosh Hashana holiday, whose central theme is a wakeup from lethargy and stagnation.