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Entries by Rabbi Shmuley Boteach from 09/2012

A Democratic Chorus of "No" Rejects Mention of Jerusalem in Platform

| Posted 09.06.2012 | Politics

My feelings are that some of my Democratic brothers and sisters are losing their will to fight evil and choosing moral equivalency instead. It is not just Israel that seems to evoke the Democratic Party's disdain.

The Republican Party Has to Show It Has Heart

| Posted 09.07.2012 | Politics

I know that the Republican Party has a heart and that it is truly compassionate. But I also believe that some of these issues that are dominating our party are a distortion of true religious teachings.

Haim Saban Sanitizes Obama's Record on Israel

| Posted 09.11.2012 | Politics

Rather than creating rifts in the Jewish community or offering a blanket endorsement for President Obama's Middle-East policies, it might be wiser for Mr. Saban to speak to his friend the president about our community's reservations about his record.

What Is More Virtuous? Paying Taxes or Giving Charity?

| Posted 09.16.2012 | Politics

Are American citizens really expected to feel guilty about not paying enough tax? When we see such incredible government waste, should we be eager to fork over more money to see it so much of it squandered?

A Hitler Wannabe Visits New York

| Posted 09.24.2012 | New York

Autumn is here and with it the annual trip that makes Mahmoud Ahmadinejad positively giddy. The Iranian president gets to leave the country whose citizens he mowed down in the streets to seize power and travel to New York to show the Jews they have no power.