The author of a number of books, including Kosher Sex, he is a frequent guest on radio and television.
Born in Los Angeles and raised in Miami, he served for many years as Rabbi at Oxford University in England.
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.
Boteach has faced widespread criticism from fellow rabbis across his career, especially following the release of his book Kosher Jesus. Jacob Immanuel Schochet, a Canadian rabbi, stated that the book "poses a tremendous threat to the Jewish community." 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.
(Almost the only issue that united my divorced parents was mutual hostility to the path I had chosen in life. If you are really bright, you become an investment banker.Boteach was a vocal supporter of Jackson and "dismissive of suggestions that Jackson's relationships with children have been anything other than wholesome. 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 believes that the biggest threat to marriage doesn’t come from gay marriage, but heterosexual divorce.Rabbi Shmuley Boteach opposes the governments involvement in recognising marriage, but supports state sanctioned civil unions for all.
; Los Angeles, 19 novembre 1966) è un rabbino, scrittore e teologo statunitense, ebreo ortodosso del movimento Chabad Lubavitch, autore prolifico e oratore radio-televisivo, ha provocato accese polemiche per le sue idee innovative e controcorrente, promosse anche con libri come Kosher Sex: A Recipe for Passion and Intimacy (Kosher sex.