Sean Penn

Shmuley Salutes Sean

Actor/director Penn: saved Ostreicher for moral, not tribal, reasons.

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Sean Penn, the actor acclaimed by Rabbi Shmuley Boteach as a hero for providing 60,000 people with housing after the devastating Haiti earthquake of 2010, was honored by the rabbi in May for rescuing one Brooklyn Jew from unjust imprisonment in Bolivia.

Jacob Ostreicher and Sean Penn. Tim Boxer/JW

Rick Perry, Sean Penn, Sheldon Adelson And Chris Christie Fete Shmuley

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New York  — The last time New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie spoke at a venue attended by Sheldon Adelson, he alienated the Republican Party mega-donor and other hawkish pro-Israel Jews by referring to the West Bank as “the occupied territories.”

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.

Actor Sean Penn Appeals To Bolivian President On Behalf Of Jacob Oestreicher


A Bolivian appeals court refused to release New York businessman Jacob Ostreicher, who has been jailed without charges for 18 months, instead sending his case back to a lower court.

Oestreicher appeared with Sean Penn in a press conference Wednesday in which the "Tree of Life" actor called on Bolivia's president to order Oestreicher's release, the Associated Press reported.

Sean Penn: Fast times in Bolivia on behalf of jailed businessman.
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