iOS app Android app

Entries by Rabbi Shmuley Boteach from 12/2012

Alone With God in St. Moritz of the Swiss Alps

| Posted 12.05.2012 | GPS for the Soul

There is nothing as cleansing as nature and few things as healing as fresh mountain air. And there is nothing as uplifting and inspiring as the craggy, snow-capped tops of some of the world's most beautiful mountains.

Rabbis Who Screw Israel

| Posted 12.07.2012 | World

Tolerating the intolerable is the liberalism of fools. It turns out that when Rabbis criticize Israel or are seen to join the other side, guess what. It's news. Big news.

Hanukkah, When the Jews Lit Candles Rather Than Celebrate War

| Posted 12.10.2012 | Religion

The Bible, with its vision of men one day beating swords into ploughshares and its promise of a future of eternal peace, sees war as savagery in every case but self-defense. The men of Arthur's roundtable may be born for adventure. But the biblical knight of faith is born for service.

Is Abortion in Christianity Based on a Mistranslation of the Bible?

| Posted 12.13.2012 | Religion

Opponents of abortion do not look to the Constitution to cement their opposition but the Bible, and, as such, it is worth reviewing the Biblical text pertaining to abortion, which yields surprising results.

Learning to Value the Lives of Children

| Posted 12.16.2012 | Parents

When your child marries and has a child of their own there is a certain feeling of accomplishment. You have inspired the next generation to create a new generation. Your example as a parent, though imperfect, was sufficient to motivate your child to choose life.

The Sandy Hook Children Belong With Their Parents, Not in Heaven

| Posted 12.19.2012 | Religion

Challenging God in the face of suffering is not blasphemous. Rather, it is deeply religious and the ultimate sign of faith. It means we believe that God controls the world, controls human fate, controls the world's destiny, and has it in His unlimited power to make the world a happier place.

Saying America Was Punished With Sandy Hook Is Blasphemous

| Posted 12.24.2012 | Religion

What kind of warped morality and fraudulent religion would say that God allows the slaughter of children because there are no prayers in public schools?

The Dangers of Favoring One Child Over Another (Torah Reading, Vayechi)

| Posted 12.28.2012 | Religion
Read More: Torah, Religion News

Jacob is the 'most special of all the patriarchs.' A man whom we can all identify with be inspired by his spirited and indefatigable example.