28 of the Twelfth Month 5772
JPost.com: "Rabbi To The Stars" Clinches GOP Nomination
Gil Schefler, March 18, 2012
Shmuley Boteach defeats 2 other candidates, cites Maccabees as inspiration.
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach has won the Republican nomination in the upcoming election for New Jersey’s 9th Congressional District.
The prolific author of books such as Kosher Sex and Kosher Jesus, who is also a columnist for The Jerusalem Post, handily defeated two other candidates on Thursday and will square off against an as yet to be selected Democrat in the November 6 vote. (Read the entire article)
Esser Agaroth (2¢):
There is only one reason why you should not vote for Shmuely Boteach.
It doesn't matter what you think about his many idiotic, unsupportable ideas on Torah.
It doesn't matter that he is so full of himself as "rabbi to the stars," like Michael Jackson, who wasn't even Jewish.
It doesn't matter if thinks that there is anything even remotely "kosher" about the Christian false deity, sometimes referred to as the "god on a stick."
It doesn't matter if he would do a good job or not as a member of Congress. Personally, I don't see how he could do any worse than someone else.
The ONLY reason why you should not vote for Shmuely Boteach, for a seat in the U. S. House of Representatives is that like every other American Jew, the U. S. is NOT his home!
The ONLY home of any Jew is the Land of Israel.
No Jew has any business getting involved with the goyshe politics of a strange land in which we are all strangers. Let the goyim worry about their own countries, including the U. S.
I said the same thing about Rabbi Nachum Shifren, the "Surfing Rabbi," whom I DO like, when he was running for a seat in the California State Senate. So, no one can complain of any bias or differential treatment on my part in this regard.
Sure, having Shmuely Boteah live around the corner for me, or even in the same country, will be a great challenge, with his charismatic ability to influence the uninformed masses, but it is a challenge which we must all share and meet.
After all, he is a Jew, and belongs at home, here in Israel with the rest of us.