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Entries by Rabbi Shmuley Boteach from 10/2011

Erdogan of Turkey's Blood Libel Against the Jewish State

| Posted 10.03.2011 | World

Just as it is proper for Jews to try and overlook Turkey's current leader and remember the age-old friendship between the two peoples, it behooves the Turks themselves to rein in their prime minister from his character assassination of the Jewish state.

Can Obama Be Trusted on Israel?

| Posted 10.10.2011 | Politics

Yes, President Obama stood firmly with Israel at the UN. But is this change of heart sincere or the product of a devastating Democratic loss of the safest of seats in Queens, New York's ninth congressional district, thereby betraying the fact that no place is safe for the Democrats?

Mortgage Meltdown Has Made Every House a Sukka

| Posted 10.12.2011 | Business

The impermanence of property is the universal lesson behind the Jewish observance of Sukkot, which begins tonight. We largely move out of our homes into temporary homes and shelter called 'sukkas.' The message: never rely on money or property but on G-d alone for permanence.

Israel Must Have a Death Penalty for Terrorists

| Posted 10.18.2011 | World

Why would Israel lock up the most rancid, heartless, and cold-blooded mass murderers in its jails just so that they can serve as a lure for Israelis to be kidnapped in order that these killers be paroled?

As Gaddafi Falls, His Home In Englewood Stands

| Posted 10.23.2011 | New York

Rarely in the field of peaceful protest has one municipality done so little to object to the presence of murderers in its midst like the city of Englewood, New Jersey, over the past two years.

Dancing With Injustice on My Mind

| Posted 10.26.2011 | Crime

I plan to dance up a storm at my daughter's wedding but will do so remembering the lives of those who have been tossed by a tempest of injustice and who languish forgotten by a community too ashamed of their errors to clamor for simple justice.