Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

LoveProphet.com website, spiritual adviser to Michael Jackson, author of 30+ books including Kosher SexLust for Love Co-Authored by Pamela Anderson, & Why Can’t I Fall in Love? published by Rupert Murdoch‘s HarperCollins

Wikipedia “In 1988, Boteach was sent at age 22 by Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson[6] 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.[7] 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.[8] A dispute erupted when Boteach was asked to remove some non-Jewish students from the society, including future senator Cory Booker, but refused.[9] Later that year Boteach won the “Preacher of the Year” Award from The Times.[6]

In 2008 Boteach was named ninth on Newsweeks list of the “Top 50 Rabbis in America”, and in 2009 he was named seventh.[3] In 2010 Boteach was listed on the Newsweek list at number six.[4]“. Boteach has faced widespread criticism from fellow rabbis across 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.”[10]Former Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks banned Boteach from speaking at the New West End Synagogue (Tablet 23rd July 2014)

Boteach also faced criticism by the Jewish community for his views on love and sex in his book Kosher Sex: A Recipe for Passion and Intimacy, stating that lust is more important than love. He has said “lust is the pinnacle of holiness,” and “if you put love and lust together, love stands no chance.”[11]

Rabbi Shmuley introduced in 2000 to MatchNet.com dating service founded in 1998 by Joe Shapira & President Alon Carmel; Jdate.com, MatchNet’s Jewish dating site, 1/10 Jewish singles in the United States in 2001; “MatchNet, a British corporation with headquarters in Beverly Hills, Calif., that was preparing to sell stock on the Neuer Markt in Frankfurt, the German hub of the Internet boom.”

  • Matrix Video Duplication- Shapira & Carmel- shipped “”The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” recorded imperfectly over old sex tapes”
  • MatchNet.com‘s ISP provider owned by Ami Shafrir, also landlord on Wilshire Blvd. & sex telephone operator who processed their credit card payments
  • Joe Shapira’s ex-wife is Nickie Lum Davis e

The Kosher Candidate Rabbi Shmuley Boteach writes sex therapy books and advised Michael Jackson on spirituality. Now will he represent New Jersey? Slate By

The bolt-black SmartCar parks, and out walks Rabbi Shmuley Boteach—spiritual adviser to Michael Jackson, author of Kosher Sex, candidate for U.S. Congress. He crosses the street, doffs his black sunglasses, and apologizes for running a little late to our coffee meeting in his adopted city of Englewood, N.J.

“We just got back from Rwanda,” he says, rubbing his eyes. (“We” are the rabbi and an assistant.) “It takes time to recover from an experience like that.”

The Rwanda visit came during a two-week journey across Africa, a soul-searching interruption of the campaign. He didn’t see it as an interruption. As he wrote in the Huffington Post, where his byline appears several times every month, “I always promised myself that if I ever ran for public office I would highlight anti-genocide legislation as one of the principal planks of my platform.” It makes sense to me, but when I bring it up, he starts defending the trip as if he’s talking to a critic. (Note: Nobody calls him “Boteach.”)… His campaign literature prints a picture of Shmuley rallying against Muammar Qaddafi when the late dictator wanted a visa.

And now he’s a Republican congressional candidate who will soon reap the gains from a $500,000 Super PAC donation from Sheldon and Miriam Adelson. He tells me that lessons learned in a country that survived genocide work both “microcosmically” and “macrocosmically.” “When you live for yourself,” he says, “I think your economy corrodes. When you live with a greater sense of purpose, I think you do really well. The United States when it had far higher defense expenditures, during the Cold War, had a far more robust economy for the most part. It stood for something. I think we need to regain that. That’s why I went to Rwanda.” Democrats hope they can ignore this for a few months. Shmuley’s opponent, Rep. Bill Pascrell, won the seat after a blood-letting primary.”

Rabbi Shmuley Gets Boost From Adelsons Wall St. Journal Alicia Mundy August 20, 2012 “Mr. Adelson, who runs the Las Vegas Sands international gaming empire, and his wife, Dr. Miriam Adelson, who runs the Adelson drug clinic, have each given $250,000 to a new independent super PAC called the Patriot Prosperity PAC, according to people close to the Adelsons and the PAC.”

Sex tips from Pamela Anderson and an Orthodox rabbi New York Post By Doree Lewak April 18, 2018 “It didn’t take long after meeting infamous Playboy Playmate Pamela Anderson for Rabbi Shmuley Boteach to broach the subject of pornography. “She doesn’t believe that Playboy is pornographic — she considers it art. I respectfully disagree,” says Boteach, a celebrity holy man and author of 30 books, including the best-selling “Kosher Sex.” The unlikely duo first got together in a Malibu, Calif., coffeehouse in 2016, after being introduced by a mutual friend, the casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson, who is a neighbor of Anderson’s in Malibu. In “Lust for Love,” out next week, Anderson, 50, and Boteach, 51, write of how meaningful, passionate sex is on the decline, and call for a new “sensual revolution” that emphasizes connecting with partners in the bedroom. In 2006, she married on-again-off-again flame Kid Rock, but the union lasted less than a year. Then, in October 2007, she wed Rick Salomon (the poker player best known for his sex tape with Paris Hilton), but Anderson requested an annulment a few months later. Most recently, she’s been linked to 32-year-old French soccer star Adil Rami and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, though she maintains that she and Assange are just friends.”

  • Hasidic author of ”Kosher Sex” and ”Dating Secrets of the Ten Commandments”
  • Michael Jackson as a friend (they were introduced by the spoon-bending psychic Uri Geller) and has had his
  • Talmud-inspired writings serialized in Playboy — is suing the company and its founders in federal court in Los Angeles for fraud and breach of contract.
  • Shapira & Carmel’s Matrix Video Duplication “shipped copies of a program called ”The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” recorded imperfectly over old sex tapes, with telltale scenes left behind. That was an aberration, Mr. Shapira said. ”Matrix Video’s main business was children’s videos,” he said. ”We were working with Betty Boop, Dr. Seuss, Popeye.”
  • Lawsuit against Daniel Nicherie, who approached Shmuley in the Summer of 2000 in Santa Monica, introducing himself as an “Israeli investment banker with information about MatchNet. Later, Mr. Nicherie told the rabbi that Mr. Carmel and Mr. Shapira were pornographers who had been sued nearly 40 times.” Nicherie had been convicted of “federal bank fraud charges in 1994, followed by a year in prison”; feud with Israeli entrepreneur & MatchNet’s landlord & Credit Card processor, Ami Shafrir
  • Ami Shafrir, Amtec Audiotext, on Wilshire Boulevard, sex telephone lines, $60 million in 1995, Nicherie sided with wife Sharit Shafrir in the divorce, she got Amtec .  “in 1999, Mr. Nicherie happened into the Shafrirs’ circle. About the same time — and just months before the MatchNet stock offering on which Rabbi Boteach was counting for his Internet payday — the Shafrirs’ pending divorce, till then amicable, grew ugly. Mr. Nicherie took Mrs. Shafrir’s side in the split, and the two men went to war.” LAWSUIT AGAINST NICHERIE who stated that MatchNet was “wiring its dating Web sites to count as users people who were actually visiting pornographic sites.”
  • Will Knedlik emailed Rabbi Boteach. “echoed Mr. Nicherie’s accusations about pornography and added various financial high jinks to the catalog of MatchNet’s supposed misconduct. A onetime tax lawyer who ran unsuccessfully for lieutenant governor of Washington State in the early 1970’s, Mr. Knedlik is an alumnus — and self-appointed scourge — of the online dating industry. In 1999, his partners sold their stakes in a company that ran two dating sites to Mr. Carmel and Mr. Shapira, giving them the properties that would form the core of MatchNet. Mr. Knedlik voted against selling, demanded shares in MatchNet instead of cash and, and when Mr. Shapira and Mr. Carmel refused, sued the company in a Los Angeles court. Litigation over the matter is pending…His tenacity in such fights is indisputable. He takes pride, for example, in the role he played a few years ago in pushing a Boston-based dating company called the Together Development Corporation into bankruptcy — though that campaign was one of the episodes that led in January 2000 to his disbarment in Washington State. A court there ruled that his behavior in that case and others had included ”bringing several frivolous claims; contacting represented parties directly; using litigation to embarrass, delay or burden third parties; and failing to diligently represent a client.” Mr. Knedlik said his offense was ”telling the truth.” A year ago, escalating his dispute with MatchNet’s owners, he forged an alliance with Mr. Nicherie and Mrs. Shafrir. On June 26, the day before MatchNet was scheduled to sell shares on the Neuer Markt in Frankfurt, they forced the company into involuntary bankruptcy in Los Angeles.”
  • Mr. Knedlik spent five days in the Los Angeles County Jail last December after being held in civil contempt of court for ignoring a judge’s order not to comment on the case. On March 12, he was sentenced to another 140 days in jail on the same ground and ordered to pay MatchNet $80,000 in damages. For now, Mr. Knedlik remains in the Seattle area; he said this week that he had not been served with any papers ordering him back to jail.”
  • “In February [2001], Mr. Shafrir filed a federal racketeering lawsuit against Mr. Nicherie in federal court in Los Angeles. He claims that Mr. Nicherie has run Amtec into the ground.”