Rabbi Shmuley Boteach is an elite combat soldier specializing in metaphysical trench warfare. His unit is the most secretive in existence, answerable not to human command structures but rather to the Jewish principles of living life how it was intended to be lived, as vouchsafed by the Author of that intention itself.
Combat soldiers take risks, get wounded, dirty, and smelly. Personnel who don't get as close to the real fighting tend to have cleaner uniforms and less controversy surrounding them. Respectability is the last thing on their minds, when the mission is to go deep behind enemy lines. They are expeditionary, not mercenary. Condemnation from colleagues may dismay them, but not enough for them to abandon the truth of their way.
Orthodox rabbis who write books called Kosher Adultery enter this set. Seeing a generation whose concept of obscenity has been destroyed, ever seeking to widen the reach of "progress" by turning desecration into virtue, combat rabbis cannot afford to veil their advice in decent taciturnity. They can't be squeamish about where they go, what they say, and who they hang out with.
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach is writing a book about the damaging effects of pornography with former supermodel Pamela Anderson, an intelligent, articulate, and passionate authority on the matter. Predictably, lots of eyebrows were raised. One is reminded of the story of the Satmar Rebbe, as told by Rabbi Donniel Katz, that the Rebbe one showed public affection towards an outsider - a clean-shaven one, if you please. Reaction from Hassidim ranged from puzzled to indignant, and one finally asked the Rebbe, "How could you?" The Rebbe's answer was instructive: "The difference between you and him," answered the Rebbe, "is that when he gets to Heaven, he'll be asked, 'Jew, Jew; where is your beard?' When you get to Heaven, you'll be asked, 'Beard, beard; where is your Jew?'"
Internet has placed before millions of children scenes that violate every definition of love and humanity. The fruit of this education looks scrumptious but is inedible. Someone has to talk to them - straight.
Dubbed “America’s Rabbi,” Rabbi Shmuley is founder of This World: The Values Network, an organization he founded to influence politics, media, and culture with Jewish values. The international best-selling author of 31 books, he has just published The Israel Warrior: Fighting Back for the Jewish State from Campus to Street Corner, and Kosher Lust: Love is Not the Answer. He recently held a gala event to launch an anti-genocide center, in response to the effects lack of moral leadership has had on the world for decades.
International best-selling author of 31 books, Rabbi Shmuley’s works have been translated into 20 languages. A world-renowned relationships expert, his book Kosher Sex is regarded as a modern classic and he has won numerous awards including The London Times Preacher of the Year Competition, The National Fatherhood Award, and The American Jewish Press Association’s Highest Award for Excellence in Commentary.
Rabbi Shmuley is the founder of The World Values Network which is the leading organization spreading universal Jewish values and defending Israel in American media. He is a regular guest in global media outlets including CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, the BBC, NBC, CBS, as well as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine, and The Washington Post.
Labeled “a cultural phenomenon” by Newsweek and a man with “his scholarly finger on the pulse of the nation” by Slate, Rabbi Shmuley is revolutionizing the place of Judaism and spirituality in modern culture and politics, and is one of the world’s most accomplished defenders of the State of Israel.