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May 17, 2023, 11:26 AM
My platform for party and president
Can any of you still watch the evening news? Here’s an encapsulation. America is becoming a gun-toting hellscape where every guy who gets fired from his job, or any teen whose has been bullied at school, does down to the...
May 9, 2023, 4:01 PM
A Blast in Israel on Its 75th Birthday
I know what you’re thinking. A blast in Israel? Shmuley, you mean a bomb? God forbid. I mean a blast, as in, a great time. A party. Non-stop fun. Yes, my week in Israel for its 75th birthday was one of the most...
Apr 18, 2023, 5:00 PM
Mordechai Anielewicz Deserves a Statue in New York’s Central Park
I’m writing this post on a plane to Warsaw from Miami where I’ll be attending, God willing, the 80th anniversary commemorations of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. My principal reason for traveling to a city I’ve visited many times for...
Apr 17, 2023, 7:32 AM
The political-industrial complex that is destroying America
The 2024 race seems set to replay the last presidential election, with battle lines likely to run even deeper. Republican frontrunner and former President Donald Trump's arrest energized the diehards in his base. Meanwhile, the abominable events of January 6th...
Apr 3, 2023, 10:48 AM
American Jewish criticism of Israel is increasingly ignorant and libelous
I was in Dubai last week as scholar in residence for the Jewish community – started in 2013 by my former Oxford student, a great visionary named Ross Kriel – and leading the prayers at the brand new and...
Mar 22, 2023, 4:17 PM
As Cuomo Announced He’d Fight Antisemites, Why Did the Jews Attack Him?
As Cuomo Announced He’d Fight Jew-Hatred, the Jews Decided to Attack him Rather than the Antisemites It’s a mark of just how dumb our community can be that when Andrew Cuomo announced last week that he intends to fight antisemitism...
Mar 20, 2023, 7:02 AM
Antisemitism Cannot Be Fought from the Defendant’s Dock
With even Steven Spielberg saying this week that antisemitism is at its worst point since the 1930s, it’s a crisis our community better be taking seriously. Last week, our teen daughter had to take the subway in the middle...
Feb 14, 2023, 12:40 AM
A Heart-Broken Son Mourns His Mother
In the space of just two and a half years, my siblings and I find ourselves in the painful position of being orphaned of both our parents. In May of 2020, at the height for the COVID Pandemic, we...
Jan 30, 2023, 6:59 AM
Why Bibi Triumphs While Trump Founders
Last summer I had a meeting with then leader of the opposition, Binyamin Netanyahu. I told him that if he won the premiership again in the upcoming election, he would become the Muhammad Ali of Israel. Why the reference...
Jan 23, 2023, 6:28 AM
Moral Decline and Political Fall of the Republican Party
Trump himself appointed, as well as his own attorney general William Barr, followed by a violent assault on the Capitol – opened the floodgates for a large number of lunatics to enter the GOP, run for office, deny American democracy, and even win.
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