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Entries by Rabbi Shmuley Boteach from 02/2012

In the Discussion of Jesus, Jews Should Go on Offense

| Posted 02.01.2012 | Religion

Perhaps the swarm of Jewish anti-missionaries who have ganged up to malign my book ought to consider a new approach to combat the problem of assimilation. "Kosher Jesus" is that new approach.

Why I Want to Be the Values-Voice in Congress

| Posted 02.06.2012 | Politics

Why would a Rabbi run for Congress? Because the problems we're seeing in our great nation are not caused by an economic downturn but by a values erosion, and I intend to be the values-voice that Congress so desperately needs.

Does the English National Opera's 'Death of Klinghoffer' Romanticize Terror?

| Posted 02.13.2012 | Huffington Post

Let the production proceed. But let people be educated about its glaring flaws lest they fall into the trap of the moral equivalence between those who live to kill and those who are forced to kill because they wish to live.

Gratitude to My Rival, Rep. Rothman, for My Son's Nomination to West Point

| Posted 02.16.2012 | New York

Rothman's decision to put merit before political consideration showed character and integrity and I salute it. It also demonstrated a willingness to populate our officer corps with deserving men and women, whatever the political consequences.

Should Pop Stars Be Celebrated With Flags at Half-Staff?

| Posted 02.17.2012 | Celebrity

Flags at half-staff should be reserved principally for those who have made great sacrifices in the pursuit of selfless, patriotic service. Our celebrities get plenty of attention. Our soldiers barely get any at all.

Will 'Kosher Jesus' Affect My Children's Shidduchim (Marriages)?

| Posted 02.20.2012 | Religion

To bring anyone's children into a public dispute about ideas is a gross violation. But for religious leaders to suggest that children will pay for a father's actions by not being able to marry is loathsome and grotesque.

The Republican Primary Trifecta of Abortion, Contraception and Gay Marriage

| Posted 02.23.2012 | Politics

Yes, America is a religious nation but it is one whose religious convictions have been hijacked by sexual morality issues that have dominated the political landscape for decades.

Canadian TV Host Insinuates Jews Control Hollywood

| Posted 02.23.2012 | Huffington Post

Thursday I had what was probably the most unpleasant TV interview of my life on Canada's Sun News Network. Interviewed by host Michael Coren about my book Kosher Jesus, I expected to be asked about the book's content. Coren quickly got to a question that seemed to be bursting from within.