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Date of Birth November 19, 1966
Age 56 years, 1 months, 1 days
Place of Birth Los Angeles
Country United States
Profession Novelist
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Shmuley Boteach is a famous Novelist, born on November 19, 1966 in United States. As of December 2022, Shmuley Boteach’s net worth is $5 Million. He has been featured on The Oprah Winfrey show, as well as in Newsweek and The Wall Street Journal.

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Shmuley Boteach Biography

An Orthodox rabbi and author, he became known to the public following the 1999 release of his work, Kosher Sex: A Recipe for Passion and Intimacy. His other works include Kosher Jesus (2012), Confessions of a Psychic and a Rabbi (2000), and The Kosher Sutra (2009). Shmuel “Shmuley” Boteach (שמואל (שמולי) בוטח , /ˈ ʃ m uː l i b oʊ ˈ t eɪ . ə k / SHMOO -lee boh-TAY -ək; born November 19, 1966) is an American Orthodox Jewish rabbi, author, TV host and public speaker. Boteach is the author of 30 books, including Kosher Sex: A Recipe for Passion and Intimacy (1999), and Kosher Jesus (2012). His outspokenness has earned him praise and criticism; Newsweek magazine named him one of the 50 most influential rabbis in the United States three years in a row, including sixth in 2010. He resides in Englewood, New Jersey..

He had nine children with his wife, Debbie.

In 1988, Boteach was sent at age 22 by Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson as a Chabad-Lubavitch shaliach (emissary) to Oxford, England, where he served as rabbi to Oxford’s students for 11 years and during that time founded the L’Chaim Society. Under Boteach’s leadership the Oxford L’Chaim Society grew to be the second-largest student organization in Oxford’s history, with a membership that included over 5,000 non-Jews. A dispute erupted when Boteach was asked to remove some non-Jewish students from the society, including future senator Cory Booker, but refused. Later that year Boteach won the “Preacher of the Year” Award from the London Times.

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In the 1990s, Boteach became a friend and unofficial spiritual advisor to Michael Jackson. Some Jewish commentators were critical. “Consorting with Michael Jackson might get Shmuley’s name in the papers, but it’s doubtful it will really encourage Jews to go to synagogue on Friday night”, wrote Benjamin Soskis in Slate. Boteach was a vocal supporter of Jackson and “dismissive of suggestions that Jackson’s relationships with children have been anything other than wholesome. Why would anyone believe those charges? They said anyone who spends that amount of time with kids has to be sick. Well, that’s not an indictment of Michael Jackson, that’s an indictment of our society!” He further stated: “I was friendly with Michael for a year before anyone knew about it. I did my own investigation. He never had sex with the child he made the settlement with, and there are no others.”

Shmuley Boteach Net Worth

Shmuley Boteach is one of the richest Novelist & listed on most popular Novelist. According to our analysis, Wikipedia, Forbes & Business Insider, Shmuley Boteach's net worth $5 Million.

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He grew up as an Orthodox Jew in Los Angeles, California. He later founded the L’Chaim Society in Oxford, England.

In the 1990s, Boteach became a friend and unofficial spiritual advisor to Michael Jackson. Some Jewish commentators were critical. “Consorting with Michael Jackson might get Shmuley’s name in the papers, but it’s doubtful it will really encourage Jews to go to synagogue on Friday night”, wrote Benjamin Soskis in Slate. Boteach was a vocal supporter of Jackson and “dismissive of suggestions that Jackson’s relationships with children have been anything other than wholesome. Why would anyone believe those charges? They said anyone who spends that amount of time with kids has to be sick. Well, that’s not an indictment of Michael Jackson, that’s an indictment of our society!” He further stated: “I was friendly with Michael for a year before anyone knew about it. I did my own investigation. He never had sex with the child he made the settlement with, and there are no others.”

Boteach has faced widespread criticism from fellow rabbis during his career, especially following the release of his book Kosher Jesus. It was denounced as “heresy” by some rabbis. Jacob Immanuel Schochet, a Canadian rabbi, stated that the book “poses a tremendous threat to the Jewish community.” In 1999, then Chief Rabbi of United Hebrew Congregations, Jonathan Sacks, banned Boteach from speaking at the New West End Synagogue in Bayswater, London.

In 2001, Boteach was involved in “Heal the Kids” or “Time for Kids”, a charity founded by Jackson to encourage parents to spend more time with their children. Jackson and Boteach had a falling-out in 2002.

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In 2008, Boteach was named ninth on Newsweek’ s list of the “Top 50 Rabbis in America”, and in 2009 he was named seventh. In 2010, Boteach was listed on the Newsweek list at number six.

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Ranked on the list of most popular Novelist. Also ranked in the elit list of famous celebrity born in United States. Shmuley Boteach celebrates birthday on November 19 of every year.

Boteach has opened a dialogue with Christians, and specifically with Messianic Jews, who are considered to be apostates by most Jews. In 2008, he debated Douglas Jacoby and Shabir Ally, on The True Legacy of Abraham, and the next year he debated Douglas Jacoby on “Judaism & Christianity: Which is the Religion of Peace?” In 2008, he debated with Michael Brown, a leader of the Messianic Jews, on whether belief in Jesus is compatible with Judaism, and in his book Kosher Jesus he depicts Jesus as “a Jewish patriot murdered by Rome for his struggle on behalf of his people.” These positions have drawn opposition from many in the orthodox establishment, particularly from within the Chabad sect to which Boteach belongs. Rabbi Yitzchak Schochet, a leading British rabbi and a rival of Boteach’s, called Boteach’s attempts to reach out to Messianic Jews “self-delusional”, and Rabbi Immanuel Schochet of Toronto, Yitzchak Schochet’s father, banned the book to Orthodox Jewish readers. “It is forbidden for anyone to buy or read this book,” he said in an interview.

Boteach is known for his flamboyance and self-promotion. In a comment he later described as only having been sarcastic, he was reported as saying “God gave 10 commandments at Sinai, and the 11th commandment, which they expunged but which has come down orally, is ‘Thou shalt do anything for publicity and recognition.'”

A second book was published in 2010: Honoring the Child Spirit: Inspiration and Learning from Our Children, in conversation with Michael Jackson.

Boteach ran for the U.S. House of Representatives in the 2012 elections. He supported making family counseling tax deductible. He received the endorsement of then-House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in April. Boteach won the Republican primary for New Jersey’s 9th congressional district seat on June 5, and lost to 8th District Representative Bill Pascrell (whose old district was redistricted) in the November election, by a margin of 73.6% to 25.4%.

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