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Aug 8, 2016, 7:27 PM
Will America win or lose in November?
On Tuesday night, November 6, 2012, my campaign manager, James Genovese, turned to me after studying the returns in our congressional district, and told me that I had lost the election. It was time to call my opponent, Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr., whom I had...
Jun 16, 2016, 8:23 PM
Pamela Anderson is wrong — zoos are not immoral
My friend Pamela Anderson, the animal rights activist and actress we honored at our dinner this year for being a lover of Israel, told me that the Cincinnati gorilla story demonstrates the cruelty of zoos. Tragedies are inevitable, and the gorilla was punished because of...
Apr 27, 2016, 9:59 PM
BDS resolutions a disgrace at New York University
The Jewish Week has just reported that not one but two Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions resolutions passed recently at New York University. This is an absolute disgrace. NYU has more Jewish undergraduates than any other private university in America. That these BDS resolutions have been...
Apr 14, 2016, 11:56 PM
Israel got ‘Berned’
Bernie Sanders has tried to cultivate the idea that he is different from other politicians. More truthful, more consistent, less compromised. I have known Bernie’s older brother, Larry, for 25 years. He was a regular at our Shabbat dinner when I was rabbi at Oxford...
Mar 17, 2016, 8:24 PM
Comparing Trump to Hitler trivializes the Holocaust
Recently, when a Republican presidential candidate asked supporters at his rally to pledge to vote for them, he asked them to raise their right arms and promise they’d vote in the Florida primary. Many commentators around the country and across the world, including many here...
Jan 22, 2016, 2:55 AM
Will Hillary Clinton repudiate Israel-hating Max Blumenthal?
I think it’s fair to say that even some of Hillary Clinton’s biggest supporters have a few qualms about her testy relationship with Israel, her confessed phone diatribes to Benjamin Netanyahu, and her constant bragging, including in this past Saturday night’s debate, about her vital role...
Jan 11, 2016, 8:51 PM
Rabbis who side with Holocaust deniers and anti-Semites
Last Sunday night in Englewood, I attended the funeral of a good and charitable man. The father of a large family, he truly was one of those rare few about whom people have only positive things to say. The question that was on my mind...
Nov 30, 2015, 8:22 PM
Responding to a rabbi’s attack
What might account for Rabbi David-Seth Kirshner’s unusual and unhealthy obsession with me (“Please, Rabbi Boteach,” November 20, print, and posted here)? Over the past few months, Iran repeatedly has threatened to annihilate the Jewish people. Israelis are being slashed, blown up, and murdered on...
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach is the founder of This World: The Values Network. He is the author of Judaism for Everyone and 30 other books, including his most recent, Kosher Lust. Follow him on Twitter@RabbiShmuley