When Lee Bernstein, a Manhattan dentist, was in his late 30's, he bought an engagement ring for his 26-year-old girlfriend, who had just graduated from dental school. Next he took it and showed it to her parents. Her mother, he recalls, compared its size to that of her own ring, which made him uncomfortable. Her father warned him he had better not back out like the last guy who proposed to his daughter.
Heather Robinson of The Jewish Week and NYBlueprint speaks to Rabbi Shmuley Boteach about Iran's nuclear program, Miley Cyrus, attention vs. interest, fear of intimacy, sexy rabbis and more. Too much information? You decide.
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.
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach won't be giving up his writing career for a stint on Capitol Hill.
Incumbent Democrat Rep. Bill Pascrell was projected the winner in New Jersey's 9th Congressional District Tuesday night with 77 percent of the vote with just 26 percent of the vote counted, according to North Jersey.com as of 10 p.m.
"I bow to the majesty of the democratic process," Rabbi Boteach told The Jewish Week in a telephone interview shortly after his concession speech. "Bill Pascrell is my congressman."
Casino magnate Sheldon Adelson and his wife for a second time have given $500,000 to a Super PAC supporting Rabbi Shmuley Boteach's bid for Congress.
The Adelsons gave the money to the Patriot Prosperity PAC, The Wall Street Journal reported, citing people with knowledge of the gift, after having given the same amount earlier this year. They also gave $10,000 directly to the Boteach campaign.
Boteach is running as the Republican candidate in New Jersey’s 9th Congressional District against eight-term incumbent Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.).
WASHINGTON (JTA) -- The post-shooting debate over political civility is cooling down, but passions are still raging over Sarah Palin’s claim that critics were guilty of perpetuating a “blood libel” against her.
Palin’s initial use of the term, in a Jan. 12 video message, drew sharp rebukes from liberal, Jewish groups and even some conservatives. Since then, however, several Jewish notables, including Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz, Rabbi Shmuley Boteach and former New York Mayor Ed Koch have defended Palin’s use of the term.