" To me this is remarkable and made all the more so — not to mention ironic — by our seeming inability to find marriage partners with ease.In the old days a man could usually find a wife if he went looking, and a single woman could attract a husband by putting herself in socially acceptable places to be noticed. If the vast majority of single Christian men and women "want to be married someday," why is it so hard to get married?In his work as a rabbi at Oxford University and in London, Boteach noticed a curious phenomenon.
Well, that's not an indictment of Michael Jackson, that's an indictment of our society!
" He further stated: "I was friendly with Michael for a year before anyone knew about it. He never had sex with the child he made the settlement with, and there are no others." a series of taped conversations he had with Jackson.
" At that point I hear a strange response: "When I meet the right person." Sure, the idea is reasonable, but the sentiments are rarely so.
Usually what I am hearing is a person telling me that they are waiting for a person to come along and impress them with their eligibility.
He is founder of This World: The Values Network, an international organization dedicated to advancing universal Jewish values in the media and culture, and to affirming the Jewish people as a "light unto the nations". "Consorting with Michael Jackson might get Shmuley's name in the papers, but it's doubtful it will really encourage Jews to go to synagogue on Friday night", wrote Benjamin Soskis in Slate.
Boteach was a vocal supporter of Jackson and "dismissive of suggestions that Jackson's relationships with children have been anything other than wholesome. They said anyone who spends that amount of time with kids has to be sick. His outspokenness has earned him praise and criticism; Newsweek magazine named him one of the 50 most influential rabbis in the United States three years in a row, including sixth in 2010.Boteach has faced widespread criticism from fellow rabbis across his career, especially following the release of his book Kosher Jesus. Immanuel Schochet, a Canadian rabbi, stated that the book "poses a tremendous threat to the Jewish community." Boteach also faced criticism by the Jewish community for his views on love and sex in his book Kosher Sex: A Recipe for Passion and Intimacy, stating that lust is more important than love.Jewish rabbi and relationship expert Shmuley Boteach, known as the "Love Prophet," believes he knows why singles today find it so hard to discover their soul mate.His theory is so sound and makes such sense in our confused world that I wish I had invented it.He has said "lust is the pinnacle of holiness," and "if you put love and lust together, love stands no chance." In 2006 Boteach hosted the television series Shalom in the Home.