9/13/11

Our Neighbor Shmuley Boteach Makes the New Yorker Talk of the Town

"There are people out there from The New Yorker magazine. My God! What would they think?" is one of the best known classic lines, spoken at a party, from Woody Allen's 1977 film Annie Hall.

Our neighbor Shmuley Boteach might have said something like that last week as he was interviewed for the New Yorker, Talk of the Town.
New Jersey Postcard
Neighbors
by Andrew Marantz
One recent afternoon, Rabbi Shmuley Boteach stepped onto the patio of his neo-Gothic stone mansion in Englewood, New Jersey, where he lives with his wife and nine children. He carried an iPad and wore a white oxford shirt, navy chinos, a kipa, tzitzit, and pleather loafers with no socks. Boteach, who is billed on his Web site as “America’s rabbi” and on his Twitter feed as “the LoveProphet,” crossed the yard to a carriage house, which contains his office, as well as a closet full of remaindered copies of his nearly twenty books (“Kosher Sex”; “Kosher Adultery”). On top of the stacks are a few boxes of Shmuley bobblehead dolls left over from his days as host of a TLC reality show called “Shalom in the Home.”...more...

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