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Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

Michael Jackson's Life Could Have Been Saved

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

What Michael Jackson needed was not painkillers but counseling, not the numbing of an inner wound through drugs but the awakening of an inner conscience through spiritual guidance.

Condemn His Report, But Welcome Goldstone

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

In stupidly shunning people like Judge Goldstone we in the Jewish community are alienating those who need the light of Jewish values most.

Does a Kosher Butcher's Fraud Mandate a Life Sentence?

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

Rubashkin is no hero. Whatever the nobility of his intentions, he is a poor example to religious youth. His behavior must and should be condemned. But he is no monster either.

The Jewish Channel: Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Precluded Himself From Being the Messiah

Menachem Wecker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Menachem Wecker

Does Jewish tradition allow for the possibility that the Messiah might never know he (or she?) was Messianic?

Is Criticizing Israel Anti-Semitic?

Beau Friedlander | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Beau Friedlander

Israel acts like a state, not a religion. Criticizing it is not anti-Semitic. To frame it in this way, as Rabbi Shmuley and others have done this week, is intellectually disingenuous at best.

Helen Thomas and Open Season on Jews

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

When Don Imus made racially charged statements against a woman's basketball team, candidate Obama demanded he be fired. Will he do likewise in the case of Helen Thomas? Don't hold your breath.

Obama and the Deafening Silence of American Jewry

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

American Jewry gave Candidate Obama the benefit of the doubt. But fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.

My Thoughts on Lindsey Lohan and Jesse James

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

When asked about Lindsey Lohan and Jesse James I said the following: On Lindsey Lohan: "It is absolutely a tragedy to watch a young women who is kin...

The Lubavitcher Rebbe: Jewish Secularist or Reviver of the Religion?

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

The Lubavitcher Rebbe brought about the greatest Jewish spiritual revolution of all time, and by the time he died he had almost single-handedly reversed the tide of two centuries of Jewish assimilation.

The Provocative 'Peace' Flotilla That Ended in Tragedy

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

I was deeply saddened at the outcome of the so-called "peace" flotilla, which turned out to contain a large contingent of violent thugs whose only interest it was to provoke Israel.

Obama's Jewish Charm Offensive

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

If the president wishes to win over American Jewry, he should know that we are a religion that places action before speech and character before personality. It is not charm that moves us but a robust, moral posture.

Renewal: A Guide to the Values-Filled Life

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

The United States is suffering from a terminal deprecation of values. Greed has collapsed our economy and suffocated our spirit. Families scatter to the winds and divorce rates remain high.

Obama's Bullying of Israel

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

Israel is not one of America's 50 states. It's a sovereign nation. Who does President Obama think the Israeli Prime Minister is? His poodle? This is scandalous behavior, and over a non-incident.

Divorce, Not Gay Marriage, Is the Real Issue for Rescuing Families

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

We straight people don't need help from gays in destroying marriage, having done an admirable job of it ourselves. It's time to stop scapegoating and depriving the LGBT community.

"Kosher Sex" Rabbi Wants To Buy Gadahfi Mansion

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

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The Libyan UN Ambassador's 27-Year Presence in Englewood and Why Kaddafi Never Made it There

Rep. Steven Rothman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Rep. Steven Rothman

Mommar Kaddafi is a madman with the blood of innocent Americans and others on his hands. However, he has still not stepped foot on the Englewood, NJ property his country has owned for 27 years.

What's Rabbi Shmuley Boteach's Position on Roman Polanski?

Sybil Adelman Sage | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Sybil Adelman Sage

Rabbi Boteach is too busy promoting his book on Michael Jackson to weigh in on whether or not Roman Polanski should be extradited nor have we heard wh...

Michael Jackson's and My Dream to Create a National Family Dinner Night

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

Michael's tragic life, in which he medicated away his loneliness until it finally consumed him, serves as a morality tale to the rest of us. Our children do not need fame and fortune but love and attention.

Michael Jackson was loving and attentive father, many say

AP | JOCELYN NOVECK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

NEW YORK — When Rabbi Shmuley Boteach brought his children to play with Michael Jackson's kids at Neverland Ranch some eight years ago, the rabb...

The Day I Sang for Michael Jackson

David Suissa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Suissa

There I was, completely alone with the King of Pop. I decided that I wouldn't waste this moment with mindless chatter.

Spectator of the Free World: Obama and Iran

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

Obama is too cautious, too afraid of upsetting people, too much a believer in his own popularity to ever risk being unpopular.

The Purple Leadership of Newark's Mayor Cory Booker

Lanny Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lanny Davis

If Barack Obama is the most successful African American national political leader in our nation's history, then Cory Booker will be the most important African American Mayor in American history.

How to Love Like a Hot Chick: The Kosher Sutra

Jodi Lipper and Cerina Vincent | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jodi Lipper and Cerina Vincent

After appearing on the Today Show to debate Rabbi Shmuley Boteach about all things related to sex and relationships, we've found that we have very different perspectives but the same end goal.

Why is Rubashkin Being Treated Like a Fiend?

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

Sholom Mordechai was essentially a glorified shochet and butcher, the country's largest producer of kosher meat. His beard and black hat were enough to unnerve many Jews.

Oprah Facing Heat Over Giving Rudy-Supporting Rabbi Radio Show

New York Daily News | Rush & Molloy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Not everybody is happy that Oprah Winfrey has given Rabbi Shmuley Boteach his own show on her XM radio channel, Oprah and Friends, starting Jan. 28. T...