Israel: Fighting back like its namesake

by Rabbi Shmuley Boteach -- The Israeli decision to respond forcefully to Hezbollah's assault on its soldiers and its citizens has been met with near-universal condemnation. The world is a lot more comfortable more…

What a woman wants

by Rabbi Shmuley Boteach -- Sigmund Freud was one of the most insightful men of the 20th century. Yet before he died he admitted that, try as he might, he could not answer more…

Never fear being hated

by Rabbi Shmuley Boteach -- Editor's note: The following commentary is adapted from an address by Rabbi Shmuley to his son Mendy in synagogue on Saturday, May 6, 2006.Mendy, today is your Bar more…

Asexual men and the creeps who live on campus

by Rabbi Shmuley Boteach -- Editor's note: This commentary refers to language and sexual situations that may not be appropriate for children.The story of the alleged rape by the Duke lacrosse team of more…

The new religious materialism

by Rabbi Shmuley Boteach -- Spring is here, and with it the disappearance of that most exotic of species, the winter fur coat. On any given Sabbath, as I walk to synagogue in more…

The Jewish debt to Oprah

by Rabbi Shmuley Boteach -- Editor's note: Rabbi Shmuley Boteach's new TV series on TLC, "Shalom in the Home," will air Mondays at 10 p.m., beginning on April 10. On the same day, more…

'Shalom in the Home'

by Rabbi Shmuley Boteach -- I remember being a boy of about 8, feeling helpless to bring my fighting parents closer together, and then seeing a vision of myself, running from home to more…

Shallow men and the women who suffer

by Rabbi Shmuley Boteach -- The miracle of Purim owes much to a superficial, womanizing male who set about dating as many women as possible to find the one that was the most more…

The growing global bully

by Rabbi Shmuley Boteach -- When I was in fourth grade, I was bullied mercilessly by a boy in class. It got so bad that I once took him to the school gift more…