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Entries by Rabbi Shmuley Boteach from 10/2012

The Rabbi and the Rhodes Scholar

| Posted 10.07.2012 | Politics

There are those who believe that the black and Jewish communities share a common history of persecution. But being among the world's foremost victims is not the basis of our bond. Our relationship is built on shared faith rather than shared oppression.

A Tribute to My Mother on Her 70th Birthday

| Posted 10.22.2012 | Parents

I have often wondered why the Bible includes 'Honor your father and mother' among the ten most important commandments, right up there with not murdering or stealing. Perhaps the reason is this: Gratitude is the mother of all virtues.

The Storm That United a Divided Nation

| Posted 10.30.2012 | Politics

We are capable of being positive and unified, even while we contest some of the great political issues of our day. We can be one people while we entertain very different opinions. And we can have one heart even when we have different minds.

Where Was God When Hurricane Sandy Struck?

| Posted 10.31.2012 | Religion

What was G-d thinking when he sent Hurricane Sandy and what could have been its purpose? In truth, I don't much care, because our role as humans is not to understand G-d's plan in the face of horror and tragedy, but to challenge God and demand that human life always be protected and preserved.