The need of young priests to marry

by Rabbi Shmuley Boteach -- The newly elected Pope Benedict XVI is 78 years old, the College of Cardinals having chosen to go with an elderly leader who continues the conservatism of his more…

A second open letter to Britney Spears

by Rabbi Shmuley Boteach -- Dear Britney, Congratulations on the announcement of your pregnancy. It's wonderful that you've decided to have children at a young age, rather than pursue the program of so more…

Tyranny of the Beautiful People

by Rabbi Shmuley Boteach -- The aristocracy of the beautiful is becoming increasingly pronounced in the Western world, with looks and figure trumping talent and effort in the professional marketplace. Even in such more…

Warriors who wish
to be peacemakers

by Rabbi Shmuley Boteach -- Let us say for a moment that we who oppose the withdrawal from Gaza were to belatedly and begrudgingly accept the calculus of disengagement. Imagine for a moment more…

Michael Jackson's
porn addiction

by Rabbi Shmuley Boteach -- If the trial of Michael Jackson has not established him as a molester, it seems to have established him as a porn addict. And if there is one more…

Who wants to marry
Michael Schiavo?

by Rabbi Shmuley Boteach -- In May 1995, Christopher Reeve was taking part in a cross-country equestrian event when a fall caused his skull to literally become separated from his spinal cord. He more…

Barbarity in America

by Rabbi Shmuley Boteach -- I never believed that I would live in a country that would, in effect, execute a brain-damaged woman who never hurt anyone in her life. The story of more…

Moral blindness and super celebrity

by Rabbi Shmuley Boteach -- As the trial of Michael Jackson opens, I have begun to have my doubts about the prosecution's case – or, at least, about the way it has started. more…

When a culture gives prizes to actors

by Rabbi Shmuley Boteach -- Arguably, the biggest problem in American culture today is the fact that mere entertainers are its heroes. There is no precedent in any civilization in the history of more…