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.
One of the first clues that this Columbia-educated, liberal, Democrat, New York Jew had that there was something wrong at the heart of progressive/left-wing thought was when I read and was taught over and over that "poverty causes crime."
Since the Bolsheviks inaugurated the first edition of their party newspaper Pravda (the Russian word for truth), the left has shaped truth to serve its goals.
Last week, I was a speaker and the emcee at a rally convened by the Republican Party and WLSS, the Sarasota station that carries my radio show.
In almost every area of American life, the better things are, the worse it is for the Democratic Party. And vice versa.
Why do some things scare people more than others?
There is a noble-sounding attitude that many Americans hold regarding whom they vote for. "I vote for the candidate," they say.
Last Friday night a rare dialogue/debate took place on American television. It was rare because it involved criticism of Islam, one of the many taboo subjects that are labeled "politically incorrect."
At least since the early part of the 20th century, aside from oil, the Arab world has produced and exported two products.
President Obama declared in his recent address to the nation that "ISIL is not Islamic."
Last week at the inaugural summit of the organization, In Defense of Christians, founded to help the most persecuted religious communities in the world today, Christians in the Middle East and other parts of the Muslim world, Senator Ted Cruz was heckled and booed, and decided to walk off the stage.
Last week, it was revealed that between 1997 and 2013, at least 1,400 girls -- in just one relatively small English city (Rotherham, population 275,000) had been raped by gangs of men over the past decade.
As a talk show host, I have no choice but to keep up with what's happening in America and the world. I am therefore submerged in depressing and often angering fare.
My father, Max Prager, died last week. Here are some thoughts on the death of a parent.
Two weeks ago, the British medical journal, Lancet, considered to be one of the world's leading medical publications, published "An open letter for the people in Gaza."
At this very moment, we are living through as enormous a libel -- directed not against all Jews, but against the Jewish state: Israel is committing genocide of Palestinians and is, therefore, morally identical to the Nazi regime.
When I was a graduate student at Columbia University's Russian Institute, there was a great debate: Was the communist Soviet Union an organic Russian development or was it largely a cancer imposed on it?
Let's drop the names "Hamas" and "Israel" and make a list of the characteristics of two imaginary warring entities. We'll call them Entity A and Entity B.
That insight is pretty much all an American needs to know in order to understand why the American Founders considered religion — specifically ethical monotheism rooted in the Hebrew Bible — indispensable to the American experiment; and why the America we have known since 1776 is in jeopardy.
It isn't because they are more morally sensitive to injustice
Last week, during the official celebration of the Los Angeles Kings winning the Stanley Cup, the mayor of Los Angeles, Eric Garcetti, told a jammed Staples Center that "there are two long-standing rules for politicians . ... They say never, ever be pictured with a drink in your hand and never swear. But this is a big f-----g day," he said, holding up a bottle of Bud Light.