Dennis Prager, one of America's most respected radio talk show hosts, has been broadcasting in Los Angeles since 1982. Dennis Prager's popular show became nationally syndicated in 1999 and airs live, Monday through Friday, 9am to 12pm (Pacific Time), 12pm to 3pm (Eastern) from his home station, KRLA.
In 1994-95, Dennis Prager also had his own daily national television show. He has frequently appeared on C-SPAN as well as on shows such as Larry King Live, The Early Show on CBS, The Today Show, The O'Reilly Factor, Hardball, Hannity & Colmes and the Dennis Miller Show.
Dennis Prager has written four books, the best-selling "Happiness Is A Serious Problem" (1998, Harper Collins; "Think a Second Time" (1996, Harper Collins) described by Bill Bennett as "one of those rare books that can change an intelligent mind;" "Why the Jews? The Reason for Anti-Semitism" (reissued in 2003 by Touchstone), and "The Nine Questions People Ask about Judaism" (1986, Touchstone), still most used introduction to Judaism in the world. The latter two books were co-authored with Joseph Telushkin.
New York's Jewish Week described Dennis Prager as "one of the three most interesting minds in American Jewish Life." Since 1992, he has been teaching the Bible verse-by-verse at the University of Judaism.
Dennis Prager has engaged in interfaith dialogue with Catholics at the Vatican, Muslims in the Persian Gulf, Hindus in India, and Protestants at Christian seminaries throughout America. For ten years, Dennis Prager conducted a weekly interfaith dialogue on radio, with representatives of virtually every religion in the world.
From 1985 to 1995, Dennis Prager wrote and published the quarterly journal, Ultimate Issue. From 1995 to 2000, he wrote The Prager Perspective. His writings have also appeared in major national and international publications such as Commentary, The Weekly Standard, The Wall Street Journal and the Los Angeles Times. Dennis Prager's newsletter essay on homosexuality and civilization was awarded the $10,000 Amy Foundation First Prize.
Dennis Prager was a Fellow at Columbia University's School of International Affairs, where he did graduate work at the Middle East and Russian Institutes. Dennis Prager was appointed by President Ronald Reagan to the U.S. Delegation to the Vienna Review Conference on the Helsinki Accords. He holds an honorary doctorate of law from Pepperdine University.
Dennis Prager has lectured on all 7 continents, in 45 U.S. states and in 9 of Canada's 10 provinces. He has lectured in Russian in Russia, and in Hebrew in Israel. Hundreds of his lectures are available on tape at his website www.dennisprager.com.
Dennis Prager has made and starred in For Goodness Sake (1991), a video directed by David Zucker (Airplane), shown on Public Television and purchased by hundreds of major companies. For Goodness Sake II (1999) directed by Trey Parker (South Park). In 2002 Dennis produced a documentary , Israel in a Time of Terror (2002), a compelling look at how the average Israeli deals with the daily threat of terror. It has been shown at colleges, universities, churches and synagogues across the country.
Dennis Prager periodically conducts orchestras, and has introduced hundreds of thousands of people to classical music.
Hillary Clinton has announced that she is running for president of the United States. What her likely nomination says about the Democratic Party and tens of millions of Americans is depressing.
As one who loves America -- not only because I am American, but even more so because I know (not believe, know) that the American experiment in forming a decent society has been the most successful in history -- I write the following words in sadness: With few exceptions, every aspect of American life is in decline.
It is far easier for an individual to do great evil than to do great good.
American Jews on the left were beside themselves last week. Israel's Jews did something that utterly infuriated these American Jews: Israel's Jews overwhelmingly voted for a man of the right (or for other right-of-center parties). And not just any right-winger, but the only leader in the Western world to publicly differ from their hero, President Barack Obama.
Two weeks ago, a group of students at the University of California at Irvine removed a U.S. flag from a common area of the student government suite.
Twelve years ago, almost to the day, CBS News sent Dan Rather to Baghdad to broadcast an interview with Iraq's tyrant, Saddam Hussein.
There is no question about whether President Obama -- along with Secretary of State John Kerry and the editorial pages of many newspapers -- has a particular dislike of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Regarding Islamic violence -- the greatest world evil since Nazism and Communism -- the president of the United States, his administration, and the left generally live in a make-believe world, a world of denial.
On the happily few occasions when callers to my radio show make a particularly foolish comment, I ask them what graduate school they attended.
Is this true? Of course, not. In our time, major religious violence is in fact "unique to some other place," namely the Islamic world. What other religious group is engaged in mass murder, systematic rape, slavery, beheading innocents, bombing public events, shooting up school children, wiping out whole religious communities and other such atrocities?
In the famous 1997 movie comedy "Liar Liar," actor Jim Carrey plays a lawyer who, as a result of his young son's birthday wish being magically fulfilled, cannot tell a lie -- he can only tell the truth -- for 24 hours. Let's imagine that such a wish forced President Obama to do the same, not for 24 hours, but only during his State of the Union address.
I spent Thanksgiving debating at the Oxford Union.
Since 9/11, the Western world's academic, media, political elites have done their best to portray Islam in a favorable light, treating it very differently from all other religions. Criticism of every doctrine, religious or secular, is permitted, often encouraged. But not of Islam. Only positive depictions are allowed.
One of the rarest and most important things a pope does is issue encyclicals.
Many people -- even among those who revere the Ten Commandments -- do not think that the fourth commandment, the Sabbath Day, is particularly important, let alone binding.
The Ten Commandments is the most morally influential piece of legislation ever written.
I have been devoting my columns this month to the Ten Commandments because we need a fixed moral anchor to solve the problem of evil. And nothing is as effective as the Ten Commandments.
We don't have to love our parents.
Ask almost anyone to recite the commandment in the Ten Commandments that prohibits taking a life and you will be told, "Thou Shall Not Kill."
As we await protests and riots scheduled for Ferguson, Missouri, and elsewhere if a grand jury in Missouri does not indict the white officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, a black teenager, a little moral clarity is called for.