From Big Think.
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach is an American Orthodox Jewish rabbi, author, and television host, renowned for his engaging approach to Judaism and his efforts to discuss and demystify relationships and sexuality within the context of Jewish teachings. Born on November 19, 1966, in Los Angeles, California, Rabbi Boteach has established himself as a prominent figure in public discourse, often referred to as "America’s Rabbi."
He gained widespread recognition through his best-selling book, "Kosher Sex: A Recipe for Passion and Intimacy," which proposes a modern understanding of sex and marriage through the lens of Jewish law and philosophy. Rabbi Boteach’s work extends beyond traditional religious texts; he has written extensively on a variety of subjects, including relationships, parenting, and cultural commentary, contributing to over 30 published books.
Rabbi Boteach’s charismatic personality and candid discussions have made him a sought-after speaker and media personality. He has appeared on numerous television shows, hosted his own radio programs, and contributed to various publications, sharing his insights on faith, morality, and the human experience. Through his writings and public appearances, Rabbi Boteach continues to advocate for a Judaism that is both deeply rooted in tradition and actively engaged with the contemporary world.