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Mon Feb 6, 2012, 05:26 AM

Rabbi's 'Kosher Jesus' book is denounced as heresy

Shmuley Boteach's book focuses on Jesus' Jewishness, portraying him as a hero who was not resurrected or divine. But some other rabbis express contempt for the book and forbid followers to read it.
By Mitchell Landsberg, Los Angeles Times
February 5, 2012, 7:52 p.m.

For an Orthodox Jewish rabbi, Shmuley Boteach has a deeply unorthodox streak.

The bestselling author and TV host has written books on "Kosher Sex," "Dating Secrets of the 10 Commandments" and his relationship with the late pop star Michael Jackson.

But nothing he has done in a career as one of America's best-known rabbis has caused quite the stir of his latest book. Even before its publication this month, Boteach came under withering attack in his own Orthodox community, with critics accusing him of exploiting controversy to boost sales and some going so far as to accuse him of heresy.

The title of Boteach's book? "Kosher Jesus."

More: http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-kosher-jesus-20120206,0,6897355.story

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Tue Feb 14, 2012, 07:15 AM

1. Of note is this rabbi is considering running as a republican in NJ's 9th Congressional District

to face either Bill Pascrell of Paterson or Steve Rothman of Englewood in November.

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Wed Feb 15, 2012, 09:56 AM

2. I think this is the Rabbi that got into a fight with Stephanie Miller on the TV. n/t

Radio Talk Hosts Join Talk Rumble
Saturday, 06 Nov 2010 05:16 PM

Talk Rumble, a longtime popular staple of the annual New Media Seminar, has been developed into a groundbreaking internet television show debuting this month on PodJockey.


The first installment of the new series was produced before a live audience in New York City this summer featuring (in alphabetical order) Thom Hartmann of Dial Global, Lionel of LionelMedia.com, Joe Madison of Sirius XM Satellite Radio, Steve Malzberg of WOR Radio Networks, Stephanie Miller of Dial Global, Rabbi Shmuley (Boteach) of WABCradio.com, Curtis Sliwa of WNYM (The Apple) in New York, and Martha Zoller of WXKT-FM in Gainesville, Georgia and the Georgia News Network.


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