When Dr. Mehmet Oz, the renowned daytime television personality, came to Rabbi Shmuley Boteach’s Shabbat table, he was surprised at all the sugary food. “Shmuley, how can you do this to your children?” Shmuley pleaded innocent. “My wife did it,” he said.
The rabbi told the story at a recent dinner of his organization, This World: The Values Network, at the Marriott Marquis in Manhattan. The event, attended by 525 guests, benefited the Rambam Medical Center in Israel.