Shmuley Boteach

Iran Debate Intensifies, Fault Lines Widen

White House-Jerusalem rift playing out among U.S. Jews as pressure builds on Israel defenders.

07/21/2015 - 20:00
Editor and Publisher

Sen. Chuck Schumer, a major supporter of both President Obama and the State of Israel, has become the focus of intense attention among critics of the Iran nuclear deal. With opponents having launched a major and risky campaign this week to convince 13 Democratic senators to buck the White House and kill the agreement in Congress, Schumer, a Democratic leader in the Senate and self-proclaimed protector of Israel, is seen as the swing vote.

Gary Rosenblatt

On CNN, Shmuley Boteach Hurts Israel By Turning It Into A Partisan Issue

02/02/2015 - 19:00
Special To The Jewish Week

What is it about the controversy surrounding Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s upcoming address to Congress that has us defying the norms of the 24-hour media cycle and still talking about it two weeks later?

Son Of Hamas Founder: Group Uses Human Shields

08/06/2014 - 20:00
Staff Writer

The eldest son of Hamas founder Sheikh Hassan Yousef is siding with Israel in its war with Hamas, saying flatly that Hamas “puts Gaza’s children in front of Israeli tanks …[and] profits from the death of Palestinian children to get sympathy from the Arab world.”

Shmuley Salutes Sean

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

07/15/2014 - 20:00
Jewish Week Online Columnists

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

05/19/2014 - 20:00

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.”

Elie Wiesel Calls For Tougher U.S. Stance Against Iran

12/17/2013 - 19:00
Assistant Managing Editor

Iran must entirely dismantle its nuclear program and renounce its "genocidal intent" against Israel as a precondition for continued talks with the United States, Elie Weisel asserted in a full-page ad in The New York Times Wednesday.

Elie Wiesel: 'Regimes rooted in brutality must never be trusted."   Boston University

Senator-Elect Booker Known For Close Jewish Ties

Newark mayor gives a heck of a devar Torah.
10/17/2013 - 20:00

Cory Booker, the Newark mayor who headed two Jewish student societies while in university, was elected to represent New Jersey in the U.S. Senate.

Senator-elect Cory Booker. Getty Images

Congressional Races: Cantor Still A Soloist

Republican Jewish hopefuls defeated, new faces for House Dems.
11/06/2012 - 19:00

Rep. Eric Cantor will remain the only Jewish Republican in the next Congress after several candidates fell short in Tuesday’s election.

Jewish Democrats seeking congressional seats fared better in Tuesday’s election, however.

Cantor is still the only Jewish Republican in the House of Representatives. Getty Images

In House Races, Jewish Democrats Fare Better Than Republicans

11/06/2012 - 19:00

Jewish Democrats seeking congressional seats fared better in Tuesday’s election than Jewish Republicans.

In New York’s 1st District in Suffolk County, incumbent Democrat Rep. Tim Bishop warded off a second challenge by Randy Altschuler, who would have been a second Jewish Republican in Congress. While their 2010 match was so close the results weren’t determined for weeks, Altschuler conceded just after midnight Wednesday, with the vote count at 52 percent to 48 percent, according to Newsday.

Randy Altschuler, a Republican, failed in his second bid to unseat Rep. Tim Bishop in Suffolk's 1st District.

Shmuley Boteach’s Big Race

Armed with Adelson money, Republican “Kosher Sex” rabbi keeps the heat on a longtime N.J. Democratic congressman.
10/22/2012 - 20:00
Assistant Managing Editor

In a public school auditorium in Passaic, N.J., Monday night, a debate between Rabbi Shmuley Boteach and the man he wants to unseat in Congress, Rep. Bill Pascrell Jr., turned fiery when the rabbi suggested his opponent wasn’t sufficiently pro-Israel.

“You don’t preach to me about my relationship with Israel!” shouted Pascrell, a seven-term Democrat who is battling to win the newly configured 9th District in northern New Jersey after beating a colleague, Steve Rothman, in the primary.

Democrat Rep. Bill Pascrell, left, bristled at attacks made by Shmuley Boteach at Monday’s debate. North Jersey Images
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