Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, “America’s Rabbi,” is the international best-selling author of 30 books.

Stories by Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

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Arguing with God at Auschwitz

How do you praise a God who allowed–and may again allow–so much human suffering?

An American Jew roams in Germany

By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach My son is studying at the Chabad Rabbinical College of Frankfurt, Germany. So when I was … Continued

Miraculous demonstrations in Muslim world

By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach On countless visits to Israel the same questions have gone through my mind: How is it … Continued

Gay adoption vs. the morality police

By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach On Tuesday night, December 14, Rosie O’Donnell and I will be conducting a public conversation in … Continued

The Petit murders: we must hate evil

By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach We all owe a debt of gratitude to Dr. William Petit who, in his extreme hour … Continued

How evangelicals lost political credibility

By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach My debate Monday night in Charlotte, North Carolina at the Southern Theological Seminary was insightful as … Continued

Bible ‘codes’ undermine real religion

By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach Oh G-d no. Not another Bible codes book. And this one launched in a full page … Continued

Living Judaism in the West Bank

By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach Israel is a magical country, but to experience one of its greatest wonders you have to … Continued

As the economy crumbles, Obama makes Middle East peace

By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach Recently, on my radio show, Congressman Eric Cantor of Virginia, the Republican Whip, argued that President … Continued

My purpose in debating Christopher Hitchens on the afterlife

By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach Is atheism necessary for religion? Rabbi Zusya would say yes. The great Russian Hassidic Rabbi, who … Continued

Suicide bombers in heaven? Imam Rauf won’t say no

By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach When you detonate explosives attached to your torso, simultaneously decapitating people on a bus or disemboweling … Continued

Christopher Hitchens: my prayer for a worthy opponent

By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach This Sunday evening, August 22nd, Christopher Hitchens will appear on my radio show on 77 WABC … Continued

When angry flight attendants become heroes

By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach Steve Slater. American hero. The JetBlue flight attendant who blew a gasket and cursed out his … Continued

Iran’s descent into barbarity

By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach My father was born in Iran and remains firmly attached to his Iranian heritage. He loves … Continued

Let 9/11 families decide on Ground Zero mosque

By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach The cacophony of voices offering their strong opinions on whether the Ground Zero mosque ought to … Continued

Rabbi Shmuley: Father of nine on only child ‘narcissism’

By: Rabbi Shmuley Boteach Not sure whether Americans are becoming more materialistic and self-absorbed? Look no further than Time Magazine’s … Continued