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Cory Booker Tells the Story of his Friendship with Rabbi Shmuley

Cory Booker Tells the Story of his Friendship with Rabbi Shmuley

Cory Booker talks to us at the offices of the Jewish Standard in Teaneck. Jerry Szubin Often it’s easy to pick out a non-Jewish candidate trawling for Jewish votes. He’ll show up at a shul wearing a fancy crocheted kippah with his name spelled out…

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Romanticizing terror at the Met

Romanticizing terror at the Met

Next month the Metropolitan Opera in New York City will stage “The Death of Klinghoffer,” a production that revolves around the tragic Achille Lauro hijacking by the Palestine Liberation Front of October, 1985. I have personally only seen Penny Woolcock’s TV-film adaption, and I’m guessing…

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Kosher and Non-Kosher Voyeurism

Kosher and Non-Kosher Voyeurism

In my book “Kosher Adultery” I suggested that husbands make their wives into webcam girls. I was being facetious, but only just. We remain sexually healthy when our sexuality is not repressed. Why not cater to the male need for voyeurism by allowing husbands to…

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Rabbi on Rabbi Violence: The Lie that the Rebbe Condemned Non-Orthodox Jews

Rabbi on Rabbi Violence: The Lie that the Rebbe Condemned Non-Orthodox Jews

Schochet attacks Telushkin, calling him ‘unscrupulous’ and — egad! — a ‘conservative rabbi.’ Can’t we all just get along? On the 20th anniversary of the Rebbe’s passing, the renowned scholar Rabbi Joseph Telushkin published Rebbe: The Life and Teachings of Menachem M. Schneerson. Insofar as…

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New York Jews brace for, and protest against, the Met’s production of ‘Death of Klinghoffer’

New York Jews brace for, and protest against, the Met’s production of ‘Death of Klinghoffer’

Teach-in addresses normalization of anti-Semitism in American culture. NEW YORK — Leaders of the Jewish community gathered, with much sturm and drang, on Tuesday night at the Walter Reade Theater at Lincoln Center in New York for a teach-in about the Metropolitan Opera’s upcoming production…

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Judaism Does Not Excuse the Sin of Adultery

Judaism Does Not Excuse the Sin of Adultery

The 1999 memo of Susannah Heschel that ended up with President Bill Clinton’s domestic policy advisor, Ruby Shamir, excusing the President’s affair with Monica Lewinskyas not being adulterous by virtue of “classical Jewish law” is bizarre. What was Heschel – who is the daughter of…

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No Holds Barred: Lessening the sin of Adultery

No Holds Barred: Lessening the sin of Adultery

Many mistakenly believe that ancient Judaism endorses polygamy. Nothing could be further from the truth. The 1999 memo of Susannah Heschel that ended up with President Bill Clinton’s domestic policy advisor, Ruby Shamir, excusing the President’s affair with Monica Lewinsky as not being adulterous by…

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The Magnetism of Chabad Messianism

The Magnetism of Chabad Messianism

Messianism is the world’s most powerful idea, humanity’s most compelling vision. Not only is it the underpinning of the world’s most populous religion, Christianity, it is also the engine for human progress itself. Only through a belief that history is not cyclical but linear, that…

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Roger Cohen, Iran Toady, Again Assails Israel

Roger Cohen, Iran Toady, Again Assails Israel

In February, 2009, Roger Cohen, the Jewish op-ed writer from The New York Times, visited Iran and became a shill for the regime. Claiming that the Jews in Iran are extremely well treated and are allowed to voice their honest opinions about every subject, including…

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‘A man has to make his wife orgasm first… it’s Jewish law!’ Orthodox Rabbi on how the ‘religious obligations’ of sex favor women’s pleasure

‘A man has to make his wife orgasm first… it’s Jewish law!’ Orthodox Rabbi on how the ‘religious obligations’ of sex favor women’s pleasure

According to ancient Jewish scripture, ensuring women climaxed before men was believed to spark the birth of a boy Rabbi Shmuley Boteach also approves of ‘oral sex,’ ‘anal,’ ‘sex toys’ and ‘S&M’ By Annabel Fenwick Elliott Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, an Orthodox Jewish author and father-of-nine…

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