Rabbi Shmuley Boteach is host of the award-winning national TV show, Shalom in the Home on TLC. He is also the international best-selling author of 20 books, including his most recent work, The Kosher Sutra: Eight Sacred Secrets for Reigniting Desire and Restoring Passion for Life (Harper One). His book, Kosher Sex, was an international blockbuster, published in 20 languages, and his recent books on the American family, Parenting With Fire and Ten Conversations You Need to Have With Your Children, were both launched on The Oprah Winfrey Show.
Once a year the media and the international community embarrasses itself by treating the rambling inanity of a madman as something of near-divine import. Mahmoud Ahmedenijad is the dangerous clown who blames the West for manufacturing outrage over women being […]
Recently, on my radio show, Congressman Eric Cantor of Virginia, the Republican Whip, argued that President Obama seems largely unmoved by domestic concerns, particularly when it comes to jobs and the economy. The President is a foreign-policy addict, even as […]
So, is that what it takes to become a celebrity these days? Threaten to burn someone else’s Bible, and declare their religion to be satanic, and you are instantly the center of the news? I wonder who is […]
So Brian Williams asks President Obama what he thinks of the fact that one fifth all Americans believes he is a Muslim. The President gets defensive and sheepishly responds that this issue was put to bed during the campaign.
Is atheism necessary for religion? Rabbi Zusya would say yes. The great Russian Hassidic Rabbi, who lived more than two hundred years ago, was one day teaching his students when he emphasized the necessity of atheism and agnosticism. His […]
As a seventeen-year-old student at Rabbinical college, a riddle was put to me. A beggar is invited to a billionaire’s home for dinner. The homeless man has never had such scrumptious food. He throws his entire being into slopping down […]
How embarrassing. Last Sunday the LA Times ran an article about extravagant Jewish Iranian weddings in California that exposes our community as a bunch of shallow, boastful, materialists who think the purpose of a marriage ceremony is to tell […]
I still remember, Russell, when you came to my debate with Rev. Al Sharpton, nine years ago, in New York City. You struck me then as a man of warmth and openness. In that spirit I offer you this response […]
Steve Slater. American hero. The JetBlue flight attendant who blew a gasket and cursed out his passengers chuted out of his plane and straight into mythic American status as a workingman’s hero. Go get ’em Steve. Stick it to […]
Not sure whether Americans are becoming more materialistic and self-absorbed? Look no further than Time Magazine’s recent carnival of narcissism and celebration of selfishness.