Shmuley Boteach

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Shmuel "Shmuley" Boteach (born November 19, 1966 in Los Angeles) is an American Orthodox rabbi, politician and writer. He hosted a reality television series called Shalom in the Home on the TLC network.

2012 U.S. Congress run[change | change source]

Boteach ran for the U.S. House of Representatives in the 2012 elections. He received the support of then-House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in April.[1] Boteach won the Republican primary for New Jersey's 9th congressional district seat on June 5, and lost to 8th District Representative Bill Pascrell in the November election, by a margin of 73.6% to 25.4%.[2][3][4]

Personal life[change | change source]

Boteach is married to Debbie Boteach.[5] He became friends with Michael Jackson in the 1990s. He was Jackson's Rabbi for two years.[6]

References[change | change source]

  1. Yarrow, Allison (April 12, 2012). "America's Rabbi Shmuley Boteach Scores Eric Cantor's Endorsement". thedailybeast.com. Retrieved May 31, 2012.
  2. Young, Elise (June 6, 2012). "Pascrell Wins U.S. House Primary, Faces Boteach in N.J. – Businessweek". businessweek.com. Retrieved June 6, 2012.
  3. Dickter, Adam (November 6, 2012). "Pascrell Defeats Shmuley Boteach In Northern NJ Race". The Jewish Week. Gary Rosenblatt. Retrieved November 7, 2012.
  4. 2012 House Races, Politico. Retrieved 2 March 2015.
  5. "Shmuley Boteach". IMDb.
  6. Boteach, Rabbi Shmuley (9 May 2012). "The Revolting Lie That Michael Jackson Was a Nazi Sympathizer".

Other websites[change | change source]