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Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

Arguing With God at Auschwitz

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 03.30.2014 | Politics
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

Staring right at me was the greatest test to faith in the history of the world. A place so monstrous, so brutal, so deadly, that it has become the very synonym of evil and mass murder.

Davos and the Hatred of Evil

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 03.29.2014 | Politics
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

The most painful part of an otherwise illuminating and extraordinary Forum, without question, was Iranian President Rouhani's speech where he demonstrated an astonishing capacity to lie to one of the world's most educated and sophisticated audiences

Why Hillel Is Failing in the Fight for Israel on Campus

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 03.01.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

If Hillel and Chabad want to have a true impact on Jewish students they should subordinate the social events and the tired gender-homosexuality-egalitarian discussions to the hard-nosed debates about Israel, the truth of Judaism, and the other great challenges to Jewish identity.

Mandela and Me

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 02.05.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

I never met the great African leader. I never saw him face-to-face. Never peered into his eyes. Never heard his gentle, welcoming voice through anything but the media. And yet, I felt a personal connection to him nonetheless.

Nearing the Summit of Mount Kilimanjaro

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 10.21.2013 | World
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

I came to Mount Kilimanjaro, the fabled roof of Africa, because I wanted to experience the glory of God as manifest in the beauty of nature.

A Week in Israel With Dr. Oz

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 10.04.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

Mehmet is a remarkable man and seeing him up close reinforced the high regard in which I have always held him, ever since we started working together for Oprah at her radio network.

Stop the Haters: Shmuley Boteach and Cory Booker Bring Hope to American Politics

Rabbi Evan Moffic | Posted 08.31.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Evan Moffic

A spate of recent articles has wondered whether Cory Booker is "too Jewish" and too conservative in his views on the U.S.-Israel relationship. They analyze and speculate on his friendships with two Orthodox rabbis. In doing so, they reflect all that is wrong with American politics and Jewish life.

5 Rabbis Explain Jesus

Rabbi Evan Moffic | Posted 08.24.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Evan Moffic

For every complex question, as H.L. Mencken once put, there is usually an answer that is "clear, simple and wrong." His observation rings true when it comes to a question I get at least once a week. What do Jews believe about Jesus?

In Defense of Samantha Power

Menachem Rosensaft | Posted 08.10.2013 | Politics
Menachem Rosensaft

Those of us who admire all that Samantha Power has already accomplished in the human rights arena and believe her to be an inspired choice as UN ambassador must speak out on her behalf.

The Sinful Marriage

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 08.02.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

The tenth commandment is clear: "Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's wife," which means, by direct implication, you ought to be coveting your own. About eighty percent of husbands who cheat on their wives claim to love their wives, but lust for another woman has trumped that love.

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 01.07.2013 | Politics
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

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.

Campaigning Amid Sandy's Disaster Without Appearing Unseemly

The Huffington Post | Daniel Lippman | Posted 10.31.2012 | Politics

With storm assessments declaring New Jersey the hardest-hit state by Hurricane Sandy, politicians face a delicate balance of staying in the public eye...

Adelson Republican Talks Campaign With Dog, UPS Guy

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 09.27.2012 | Politics

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, a Sheldon Adelson-backed Republican congressional candidate with ties to Michael Jackson, talks to random voters, a dog, scarec...

Adelson Republican Continues Comedy Routine

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 09.24.2012 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, the Sheldon Adelson-backed Republican congressional candidate running against Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.), has rele...

Republican Compares Self To Freud, John Lennon

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 09.17.2012 | Politics

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, the celebrity New Jersey rabbi running for Congress, released a new ad Monday that highlights his beard as a reason to vote for...

John Celock

A Rabbi's Clint Eastwood Moment | John Celock | Posted 09.11.2012 | Politics

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, the Republican congressional nominee running against Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.), has released a new campaign ad in the vein of...

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach Shares His Beauty Tips And More At HuffPost's Oasis

Posted 08.29.2012 | Healthy Living

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, author, TV host and all around funny guy caught up with us at The Huffington Post's Oasis to share his somewhat unconventional ...

Adelsons Give $500,000 To Super PAC Supporting Rabbi Running For Congress

The Huffington Post | Patrick Svitek | Posted 08.21.2012 | Politics

Billionaire casino tycoon Sheldon Adelson and his wife, Mariam, have given half a million dollars to a super PAC supporting a popular rabbi running fo...

Jon Gosselin's Surprising Political Move

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 06.26.2012 | Politics

The former star of TLC's "Jon and Kate Plus 8" will join a Republican congressional candidate in New Jersey on Wednesday to promote tax-deductible mar...

An Open Letter to Congressmen Steve Rothman and Bill Pascrell

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 07.30.2012 | New York
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

Dear Steve and Bill, Many of us have watched in amazement and dismay the increasingly bitter primary battle ensuing between you. You were once close...

Looking For Suffering In All The Wrong Places

Rachel Adams | Posted 07.09.2012 | Religion
Rachel Adams

Equating Down syndrome with suffering, Rabbi Shmuley Boteach praises the "doctors who work tirelessly so that this disease can be purged and children came into the world healthy." Down syndrome is not a disease.

Dear Rabbi Shmuley, Can You Leave Dan Savage Alone?

Chaim Levin | Posted 07.03.2012 | Religion
Chaim Levin

To compare Savage to people who are filled with such hatred is absurd and reminiscent of the disturbing trend to misrepresent anti-bullying activists as bullies themselves.

Agreeing With Someone Who Is Wrong

Robert J. Asher | Posted 06.19.2012 | Religion
Robert J. Asher

The hope is that we don't become so wedded to a given belief that we insulate ourselves from introspection and a willingness to say "I was wrong" when warranted by the facts.

No Kosher Jesus

Reverend William E. Flippin, Jr. | Posted 06.04.2012 | Religion
Reverend William E. Flippin, Jr.

He isn't merely a perfect icon to admire but an example to follow in how to fully engage one's capacity for relationship with God.

Pushing for Post-Partisan Political Parties: A Personal Vision

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 05.23.2012 | Politics
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

I pledge in my campaign not to add to the growing partisan divide. I actually hate it. I love the United States of America. I don't want to live in China or Russia where, for all intents and purposes, there is one party.