Shmuley Boteach

Shmuley Boteach, “America’s Rabbi,” is the international bestselling author of 27 books including his acclaimed new bestseller, Kosher Jesus. He is running for Congress in New Jersey's Ninth Congressional District. His website is Follow him on Twitter @RabbiShmuley.

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Why Bibi Is Not Intimidated by Obama

I’m sure Jeffrey Goldberg got it right. Whatever the reason the President leaked his unhappiness with Bibi to Goldberg just a few days before the Israeli election--whether in an effort to influence the vote against Bibi, serve payback to Bibi for a perceived preference for Romney, or because the President could simply no longer suppress his dissatisfaction--it must indeed be unnerving to be the most powerful man on earth and have the elected leader of a tiny Middle Eastern country defy you. Especially when that country, in your opinion, owes you so much! Jan 21, 2013 11:35 AM PT

Chuck Hagel's Anti-Gay Stance Deserves Scrutiny

This painful story came to mind when I read of former Senator Chuck Hagel’s radical opposition, in 1998, to James Hormel, President Bill Clinton’s choice to be ambassador to Luxembourg, on the grounds that Hormel was “openly, aggressively gay.” Here was a United States senator abusing his power and refusing to allow a nomination for an Ambassadorship to go ahead simply because the man was gay. And yes, I am well aware of the fact that Hagel has not apologized, albeit 13 years later, when political expediency would demand it. Jan 9, 2013 2:20 PM PT

Patriotic Necessity Leads to American Invention

For a time, I celebrated the Fourth of July more out of habit than deep conviction. That changed for me when I lived in Britain for eleven years as Rabbi to the students of Oxford. I came to realize that what made America special is its eternal optimism and rugged individualism. Jul 4, 2012 7:40 AM PT


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