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Shmuely Boteach talking about Kosher Jesus and other interesting stuff

Like Matisyahu, Shmuely Boteach just makes me proud. It’s so nice to see an orthodox educated Jew out there in the world that is rooting for the Jews, sure he’s right wing and thinks up some crazy titles, but you gotta admit Rav Shmuely’s da man.

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  • Zev February 27, 2012, 5:13 PM

    Lovin’ it!

  • Soul Brotha February 27, 2012, 5:22 PM

    F*ck Michael Coren!!!!!! He brings Shmuley on his show in order to subliminally pimp his anti-semtism. What a bigot!!!

  • Soul Brotha February 27, 2012, 5:34 PM

    Oh my god, Michael is just a ignoramus dumbass!!!! He basically said the Liberal Jews who look down on Christian Rednecks are anti-semitic. WTF that doesn’t even make sense, they might be anti-christian but not anti-semitic. But even that doesn’t make any sense. They oppose the redneck aspect not the Christian aspect. Heshy, I suggest you remove this video this guy is just a silly waste of time and incompetent.

  • Dov Melamed February 27, 2012, 5:51 PM

    Shmuley Boteach exists to promote Shmuley Boteach; he’s got to be the most self-referential columnist of recent memory…

    I’m still waiting for him to write Kosher Sodomy. How about Kosher Cannibalism? He’s a one-trick pony who didn’t fade into obscurity because he taped his conversations with Michael Jackson…

    • Anonymous February 28, 2012, 9:29 PM

      i’m waiting on kosher hitler

  • zach February 27, 2012, 5:53 PM

    Boteach is a self aggrandizing clown. I haven’t yet heard anything from this man’s mouth to recommend him…

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  • OfftheDwannaB February 27, 2012, 6:32 PM

    As usual, I find myself agreeing with every bad comment and every good comment about Rabbi Shmueli.

    • Dan February 27, 2012, 7:24 PM


    • Heshy Fried February 27, 2012, 8:22 PM

      I saw him speak a couple of times and I think he’s a great kiddush Hashem, naturally what I think is a kiddush Hashem and what most frum Jews think is a kiddush Hashem is completely the opposite.

      • baal teshuv-ish February 27, 2012, 8:55 PM

        I agree with you. Also, the show’s host is a putz.

        • T February 28, 2012, 6:02 PM

          I am also very fond of Rabbi Boteach. Even before he says anything of substance, his voice conveys warmth, acceptance, the true spirit that one expects a rebbe to have. I enjoy listening to him speak. Thanks for linking this, Heshy.

      • Off the OJ February 29, 2012, 12:37 AM

        It’s not really a question of whether or not he is a kiddush hashem. It’s more a question of what is his purpose to the Jewish community? And his purpose, as other people have pointed out, is to promote himself. He may say all the right things publicly but it’s hard for me to get passed his self promotion. It’s sleazy.

  • Dan February 27, 2012, 7:27 PM

    I think he is a moron. When I want an orthodox view with a secular education, I usually think of Jonathan Rosenblum (JD, Yale).

  • Michael K February 28, 2012, 7:54 AM

    I agree with the other posters who view him as the most self-promoting, name-dropping Jew around. A true narcissist, his weekly column makes a great drinking game: Drink every time he mentions he’s been on TV, or Michael Jackson, or Oxford, or one of his books. You’ll be puking by the third paragraph (and not just from the alcohol).

    • nelson mandela February 29, 2012, 6:50 AM

      huge LOL

  • Yossy H February 28, 2012, 9:40 AM

    Next book, Kosher Boteach

  • Embarrassment February 28, 2012, 12:51 PM

    Sam Botox is an embarrassment to the Jews. He walked right into this guys trap then was forced to talk in circles. What a fool!
    Heshy- I I have no friggin idea how you can say hes the man? You are much more intelligent than that.
    What did he say or do over here that would lead you to such a ridiculous statement?
    This guy Coren methodically set him up to look like a fool (and did pretty well)..…Oprah regular, friends with Michael Jackson, most influential rabbi in the US (I just threw up in my mouth)….HA! . Sams guard is down and then Wham! He doesn’t know what hit him. Boteach was way out matched here, it wasn’t even fair. Sammys not even in the same intellectual stratosphere as Coren. Certainly not in the debating department.
    He makes all Jews look bad with these stupidities….”blah, blah, blah, my christian brothers and sisters….blah,blah, Kosher jesus….”.
    And then after hes gone they continue to rip on him (see the follow up video: “Michael Coren on Rabbi Shmuley – Round 2”-
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__4Vuqda5FY )
    ……he walked right into it………his own fault, but all Jews get to suffer as a result of this lonely mans need for recognition….another chilul Hashem for the kosher sex guy….especially since hes the most influential rabbi in the world and oprahs boyfriend…..thats what people see…..hes obviously our spokesperson…….I feel bad for this Sammy Botchgeloup…..if this is what he needs to do for self validation, he has failed us all yet again….OY VEY!!!!

  • Catholic Mom February 29, 2012, 8:34 AM

    The guy obviously didn’t do his homework at all before appearing on the show. Michael Coren is a Catholic who is 3/4 ethnically Jewish. I venture to say he has taken way, way more piles of sh$% about being Catholic than Shmuley Boteach ever has about being Jewish. Boteach might have wanted to be just a tad sensitive to that.

    Boteach says he has lectured at churches all around the world, and then leads off with a statement that “Pope Pious XII was one of the most wicked men of the 2oth century.” (WTF!!??? Are we talking about the same 20th century?) I would guess that all of the churches Boteach lectures at are evangelical (or else he seriously tones down his remarks in Catholic churches). Since the evangelicals consider ALL of the popes to be the “anti-Christ” he probably fits right in there. Nothing to bring folks together like hating somebody else.

  • ProtestantDad February 29, 2012, 4:07 PM

    Thanks, CatholicMom for stating what is so clearly true. It takes true chutzpah to come onto the show of a devout, traditionalist Catholic like Coren, call a Pope a monster and cite a work with all of the intellectual credibility of “Protocols of the Elders of Zion.” AntiCatholicism if I ever heard it. This from a man who wants to reach out to Christians? Pfft.

  • ProtestantDad February 29, 2012, 4:32 PM
  • ProtestantDad February 29, 2012, 4:41 PM

    here’s something from JDL Canada…


  • Catholic Mom February 29, 2012, 5:38 PM

    Well..he wants to reach out to evangelicals or anybody else he thinks will buy his book. I’m guessing the Pope remark means he can kiss his imprimatur goodbye. 🙂

  • ProtestantDad February 29, 2012, 6:13 PM
  • Yisroel H. February 29, 2012, 6:15 PM

    I am not a fan of Boteach and I’m kind of disappointed, Heshy, that you are. He is quite possibly the most self-aggrandizing rabbi on the TV talk show circuit. (And that’s saying something.) His shmaltz is designed to sell his brand not educate about Judaism. Take for example, Kosher Jesus, which appeals to the much larger Christian book market where much more money can be made. And now he’s running for Congress? Ick.

    Yisroel http://www.kosherunicorn.com

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