Tuesday, January 24, 2012

C'mon Shmuley, Really???

I just finished Kosher Jesus and I am really disappointed with Rabbi Shmuley Boteach.  In all of his articles about the book he promised us something new and original and provocative.

What we got instead was rehashed Jewish understandings of who Jesus was and then a slopped together compilation of every anti missionary polemic we heard in high school.

I was really excited about reading the book and it was a big disappointment.  I honestly don't have anything interesting to say about it.

I am more convinced then ever that the Rabbi who banned this book was completely in cahoots with Shmuley Boteach.  It was a marketing tactic to get the book some publicity.  In fact, the Rabbi who banned the book was actually quoted in the book.

One thing about Shmuley, he is the savviest Rabbi in the business.  I am sure he will sell a lot of books!


  1. Marketing tactics like banning work.