When violence becomes
a first resort

by Rabbi Shmuley Boteach -- What the riots that were provoked by the cartoons published in the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten – and the torching of European consulates, embassies and missions in Damascus and more…

The lonely journey
of Coretta Scott King

by Rabbi Shmuley Boteach -- It seemed almost providential to be reading the third and final installment of Taylor Branch's magisterial biography of Martin Luther King, "At Canaan's Edge," when I learned that more…

Do middle-aged women
go to college to have sex?

by Rabbi Shmuley Boteach -- The image of American women in the popular media has taken yet another blow with the announcement and launch of the massive promotional campaign by the Oxygen network more…

Tony Dungy's grief and what it taught the NFL

by Rabbi Shmuley Boteach -- Last week, Tony Dungy, currently the most successful coach in the NFL, suffered the heartbreaking loss of his 18-year-old son, to suicide. Dungy is known throughout the NFL more…

The broken American family

by Rabbi Shmuley Boteach -- The American family is broken. It consists of constituent parts that do not cohere. It comprises husbands and wives who are not intimate. And it is producing children more…

The broken American male, and how to fix him

by Rabbi Shmuley Boteach -- The craven gubernatorial race in my home state of New Jersey, with its nasty allegations of marital infidelity on the part of both candidates, the public pain of more…

Religious Americans should never hate America

by Rabbi Shmuley Boteach -- By the time you read this column, I will either have been blown away by a monster hurricane, never to desecrate these august pages with my scribbles again, more…

Writing from the center
of a hurricane

by Rabbi Shmuley Boteach -- Experienced a recent bout of arrogance and want to feel small? Then, come on down to Florida and immerse yourself in Hurricane Wilma. Having flown down with my more…