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To Al Gore’s detractors he is many things. An annoying gasbag. A self-righteous know-it-all. A braggart who invented the Internet. A fraud who promoted global warming as an international hoax.  Such exaggerated criticism would explain why many believe the as-yet […]

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 Leading British politicians have been running to defend BP from unwarranted American attack and “bashing Britain.” First we stole their tea. Now we disparage their oil. The nerve.  

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Helen Thomas’s stomach-turning comments about the Jews returning to Germany and Poland, where six million were gassed and cremated into piles of ash, are striking for their racism and insensitivity. Whether she said them out of senility or anti-Semitism is […]

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Every person has a right to serve his country, gays included. All have a right to serve their country openly without hiding who they are. It’s kind of odd that so many heterosexuals who are not prepared to make that […]

My review of Samuel Heilman and Menachem Friedman’s new biography of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, was recently published. In it, I reject as bizarre their central thesis that the Rebbe was not passionate about Judaism for the […]

  Judaism’s highest value is human life. Every life. There is no difference between a Jewish life and a Palestinian life. All are of infinite value before G-d. All are equal. As a Jew and as a Rabbi I proclaim […]

Rabbi Shmuley visited Wyclef Jean to talk about his support of Haiti, the importance of family dinners ( www.FridayIsFamily.com ) and more!

 Rabbi Shmuley and Wyclef Jean discuss Haiti, Shmuley’s Turn Friday Night Into Family Night Initative, music and Shmuley’s newest book Renewal: A Guide to the Values-Filled Life plus more.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QjONB2MKpdQ  

Pity Jeremy Ben-Ami, the hapless head of J-Street, the we-condemn-Israel-constantly-because-of-how-much-we-love-it lobby.   In the recent tension between the Obama Administration and the Jewish state over Jews building in Jerusalem, the pro-Israel camp was represented by Elie Wiesel whose full-pages ads […]

Word on the street is that the bomb placed in Times Square, near the headquarters of Viacom, which owns Comedy Central, may be in response to a South Park episode that portrayed the prophet Muhammad in a bear costume. If […]

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