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Entries by Rabbi Shmuley Boteach from 11/2012

Why Has New Jersey Been Forsaken?

| Posted 11.02.2012 | Politics

Is there anyone who can tell us what the heck is going on? We in New Jersey have no power, no heat, no lights, in some places little food, and no gas.

What This Campaign Has Taught Me

| Posted 11.05.2012 | Politics

I wanted to capture my feelings in the last moments of the campaign. And I want to do it now because I don't know how I'll feel tomorrow when the race is over. In these last hours of campaigning, I'm feeling particularly vulnerable, like I have something to say.

How in Losing a Congressional Race I Found More of Myself

| Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics

I knew from the beginning that running in a race where Democrats outnumbered Republicans four to one was like climbing a political Mt. Everest. But it was the journey that mattered.

Petraeus: Did a Great Man Have to Fall?

| Posted 11.11.2012 | Politics

An American hero like David Petraeus who served his country with distinction and honor deserved better than to leave his post in humiliation and ignominy, even if his own immoral actions brought it upon himself.

The City That Has Problems With Synagogues

| Posted 11.13.2012 | New York

My congressional campaign is over, but one of the main reasons I ran remains.

Jewish Values Are the Salvation of the Republican Party

| Posted 11.18.2012 | Politics

So long as Republicans obsess over abortion, gay marriage, and contraception to the exclusion of any other values, we cannot fix our problems. I ran for office to start the process of replacing the austerity of some of the Christian social values with the life-affirming values of Judaism.

Will My Muslim Brothers Condemn Hamas?

| Posted 11.22.2012 | World

In my recent campaign for Congress the issue of Gaza came up constantly. Firstly, because of the 2010 Gaza 54 letter in which select members of Congre...

David Petraeus and the Biblical Lessons of Why Men Want Two Women

| Posted 11.26.2012 | Politics

Petraeus had to resign because our society does not tolerate unfaithfulness. The Biblical story of Jacob and his two wives provides insight into what men search for and the tragedy of not orchestrating disparate needs into one indivisible woman.

Rice's Failure in Rwanda Precludes Her From Becoming Secretary of State

| Posted 11.30.2012 | World

Better that Susan Rice remain where she is. An ambassador whose spinelessness perfectly matches the organization she's in.