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About Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

Last updated: 2003-09-05

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach is the director of the L'Chaim Society, a Jewish education organization that hosts world figures and statesmen lecturing on values-based leadership. He is also a nationally syndicated radio host on the Talk America network.

Shmuley is also the author of fourteen books, including the international best-sellers Kosher Sex, Dating Secrets of the Ten Commandments, and Dreams.

His most recent relationships book, Why Can’t I Fall in Love was a finalist for the 2002 Books for a Better Life Award. In September 2002, he published Kosher Adultery: Seduce and Sin with Your Spouse, his much-awaited sequel to his blockbuster, Kosher Sex. His works cover such diverse topics as dream interpretation, mysticism, science and religion, and a book dedicated to the age-old question of human suffering. Shmuley’s four relationships books were each serialized in major international publications such as the UK’s Daily Mail upon their publication, and his books have now been translated into seventeen languages, including Japanese and Chinese.

He has appeared on nearly every American talk and news program, including The Today Show, The View, Politically Incorrect, Larry King Live, The O’Reilley Factor, CBS This Morning, NBC Evening News, Hannity and Colmes, Donahue, The Roseanne Show, Entertainment Tonight, Extra!, Access Hollywood, Inside Edition, and the Howard Stern show, just to name a few. Rabbi Shmuley has been profiled in Time Magazine, Newsweek, The New York Times, the London Telegraph, The Washington Post, The L.A. Times, The Jerusalem Post, the Chicago Tribune, The South China Morning Post, the Sydney Morning Herald, The Miami Herald, The New York Post, The New York Daily News, and Newark Star-Ledger. In 2001, Jewsweek.com placed Shmuley at number 17 on their annual list of the 50 most influential Jews in America.

Shmuley is married to his Australian wife, Debbie, and they have seven young children.