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Bibi Netanyahu, the ‘Chickensh**t’ Who Won’t Play Ball with Barack Obama

Bibi Netanyahu, the ‘Chickensh**t’ Who Won’t Play Ball with Barack Obama

You know you’ve seen it all when an American administration is reduced to calling a world leader – and a strong ally – a “chickensh**t.” As Jeffrey Goldberg revealed to us in The Atlantic, the Obama administration assigned that epithet to Prime Minister Netanyahu. But then who would really blame them? With the…

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New York Jews protested ‘Klinghoffer’ while it passed silently in London

New York Jews protested ‘Klinghoffer’ while it passed silently in London

Let the opera go on. But let it be met with the voices of American Jews and others who wish to speak out for Klinghoffer – who did not “die,” but was murdered. Abe Foxman will soon be retiring as head of the Anti-Defamation League…

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My Weekend With the Dalai Lama and His Portable Homeland

My Weekend With the Dalai Lama and His Portable Homeland

In Alabama, Rabbi Shmuley Shares a Stage With the Dalai Lama, Shouts Down a Heckler, and Learns Universal Love. Yesterday I traveled to Birmingham, Alabama, and had a trifecta. I was on a panel with the Dalai Lama, publicly shouted down someone who tried to…

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Protester disrupts Dalai Lama at Alabama Theater, but Rabbi Shmuley shouts him down

Protester disrupts Dalai Lama at Alabama Theater, but Rabbi Shmuley shouts him down

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – A protester disrupted the Dalai Lama panel discussion of peace and religion at the Alabama Theater this morning, shouting at him from a seat at the back of the theater. Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, one of the panelists, took a microphone and shouted…

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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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