‘Kosher Jesus’ book raises Jewish furor

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, right, best-selling author and TV host, discusses his latest book, “Kosher Jesus,” moderated by Rabbi Yonah Bookstein at the Nessah Synagogue in Beverly Hills, Calif. Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times

By Mitchell Landsberg / Los Angeles Times 12/2/2012 Orthodox rabbi’s story delves into Jesus’ Jewish upbringing For an Orthodox Jewish rabbi, Shmuley Boteach has a deeply unorthodox streak. The best-selling 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 ...

Author of How Jesus became Christian surprised by reaction to Kosher Jesus

Joanne Hill 7/2/2012 TORONTO – Barrie Wilson, the Canadian author of the 2008 book, How Jesus Became Christian, is surprised by the reaction to Kosher Jesus, which he intends to read soon. “It surprises me because my book received positive reviews from almost everyone, except for evangelical Christians: they hated it,” said Wilson, explaining ...

Orthodox Rabbi Condemns Boteach’s ‘Kosher Jesus’

By JTA 2/2/2012 A prominent Orthodox rabbi in Toronto has condemned the latest book by celebrity Rabbi Shmuley Boteach and pronounced it is “forbidden” for anyone to buy or read it. In an open letter published on the Jewish news website The Algemeiner, Rabbi Immanuel Schochet denounced Boteach’s newest book, “Kosher Jesus,” as “heretical.” The book “poses a tremendous ...