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Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

Heather Robinson of The Jewish Week and NYBlueprint speaks to Rabbi Shmuley Boteach about Iran's nuclear program, Miley Cyrus, attention vs. interest, fear of intimacy, sexy rabbis and more. Too much information? You decide.

Wiesenthal Center Lists Top 10 Anti-Jewish Slurs Of 2013

01/02/2014
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Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is number one on the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s list of Top Ten Anti-Semitic/Anti-Israel Slurs.

Referring to Israel as the “rabid dog in the region,” Khamenei also said: “Its leaders look like beasts and cannot be called human,” according to the list released on Tuesday.

The Year That Was

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Reflections on Iran, Willie, the Pope and Pew from Gary Rosenblatt.

No Traces Of Jewish FBI Agent In Iran

12/16/2013
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There are no traces in Iran of Robert Levinson, the retired American-Jewish FBI agent who vanished in the country six years ago, according to Iran’s foreign minister.

Report Says Robert Levinson, Who Disappeared In Iran, Was CIA Rogue

12/16/2013
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An American Jewish man who disappeared in Iran in 2007 had been working for the CIA in a rogue operation, an American newspaper reported.

Prayer: A Path To Gratitude In A Time Of Anxiety

12/06/2013
Jewish Week Online Columnist
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With Thanksgiving barely a week behind us and Chanukah just ending, it seems a particularly appropriate moment to reflect on this year’s most unusual juxtaposition of sacred and secular celebrations. Beyond the kitsch of “Thanksgivukah,” as so many referred to it, there is a common thread between the two holidays, and it is a significant one. Both are about gratitude.

Rabbi Gerald C. Skolnik is the spiritual leader of the Forest Hills Jewish Center in Queens.

U.S. Court Gives 5 Terror Victims $70M Of Iranian Funds

12/04/2013
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A San Diego federal court awarded $70 million in compensation from Iran to five U.S. citizens injured in a 1997 terror attack in Jerusalem.

Culminating a 10-year legal battle, Judge Barry Moskowitz ruled on Tuesday that Cubic Defense Systems transfer the money to the plaintiffs.

Nitzana Darshan-Leitner: Out To bankrupt terrorists.

Final Iran Deal Could Include Enrichment, White House Says

12/04/2013
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WASHINGTON — A final deal with Iran on its nuclear program could include a capacity for uranium enrichment, the White House said.

Iran: What Now?

11/27/2013
Editorial

Approaching this holiday weekend, as we ponder the next steps in the troubled U.S.-Israel relationship, we’re reminded of the story of the hen and the turkey checking the farmer’s menu the night before Thanksgiving. It called for a grand luncheon the next day of “scrambled eggs followed by the traditional festive meal.” Sadly, the turkey turned to the hen and said, “From you he wants a contribution; from me he wants a total commitment.”

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