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February 5, 2012 |
For an Orthodox Jewish rabbi, Shmuley Boteach has a deeply unorthodox streak. The bestselling author and TV host has written books on "Kosher Sex," "Dating Secrets of the 10 Commandments" and his relationship with the late pop star Michael Jackson. But nothing he has done in a career as one of America's best-known rabbis has caused quite the stir of his latest book. Even before its publication this month, Boteach came under withering attack in his own Orthodox community, with critics accusing him of exploiting controversy to boost sales and some going so far as to accuse him of heresy.
May 9, 2006 |
The lie of TV psychotherapy is that impasses are about to be broken before our very eyes; the tele-breakthrough has supplanted televangelism. The truth in therapy is harder to dramatize, for it so often involves stasis, both emotional and physical; you come into the shrink's office week after week after week and listen to yourself think and feel aloud. Sometimes too you make the shrink laugh. It happened Sunday on "The Sopranos," when Tony (James Gandolfini) tells Dr.
September 26, 2009 |
Pop star Michael Jackson feared the ravages of old age, sought the company of sycophants and appeared to be abusing prescription drugs and cosmetic surgery nearly a decade before his death, according to a new book by a former advisor. "The Michael Jackson Tapes" breaks little in the way of new ground, but the book by Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, based on 30 hours of taped interviews, provides firsthand detail about the performer's excesses and obsessions. "I don't want to be seen now," Jackson confessed.
December 23, 1998
Some excerpts from Rabbi Shmuley Boteach's "Kosher Sex": "The Torah actually obligates a man to pleasure his wife to the point where she reaches sexual climax before him. For a man to have sex with his wife without affording her pleasure is an abuse." "Any form of explicit sexual material which leads to a husband or wife focusing on someone or something other than each other is harmful." "Any erotic device which causes us to be more focused on our spouse, however outlandish, may be used.
May 14, 2010
The Early Show Russell Crowe; chef Katie Lee. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Sting; Rabbi Shmuley Boteach. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America Kelsey Grammer and the cast of "La Cage Aux Folles" perform; Marion Nestle. (N) 7 a.m. KABC Live With Regis and Kelly Amanda Seyfried; the winner of "America's Next Top Model." (N) 9 a.m. KABC The View Marcia Cross; author Vijay Vad. (N) 10 a.m. KABC The Doctors Pool hazards. (N) 11 a.m. KCAL The Martha Stewart Show Charlie Palmer.
April 19, 2000 |
Savvy New York shoppers are flocking to Hennes & Mauritz, a Stockholm-based clothing retailer that opened last week on Fifth Avenue. Renowned in Europe for cheap chic, H&M has been mobbed, with lines of would-be customers snaking around the corner of 51st Street, at times waiting nearly half an hour to get inside. (The New York Times reported the three-story store had to restock hourly.