Congressional Wlections

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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