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Pope Francis Asks Rabbi Shmuley to Pray for Him on Israel

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 4 marzo 2016

Rabbi Shmuley BoteachNEW YORK, NY — Rabbi Shmuley Boteach met with Pope Francis today at the Vatican. Rabbi Shmuley raised the issue of Israel and the Jewish people.He presented the Pope with a copy of his book “Kosher Jesus” and told the Pontiff he had written it with three objectives in mind:The first was to highlight the Jewishness of Jesus.The second, to educate about the Jewish origins of the Christian faith and how the only religion ever practiced by Jesus was Judaism.
And the third was to create a theological bridge of understanding between Jews and Christians in an era where Christians have emerged as some of Israel’s greatest supporters and defenders.Rabbi Shmuley then told the Pope that he thanked him for his courage in announcing last year that the Catholic Church would no longer be targeting Jews for conversion, and acknowledged that Jews and people of other faiths can go to heaven. He implored the Pope to take a further courageous step and protect not just the Jewish soul, but the Jewish body. “Your Holiness, the Jewish people are under threat around the world, with rising anti-Semitism especially here in Europe, and constant murderous attacks in Israel,” Rabbi Shmuley said. “As the foremost moral voice and spiritual personality in the world, your condemnation of anti-Semitism in unconditional terms and acknowledgement that there is Rabbi Shmuley Boteach1no difference in hating Israel and hating the Jewish people, is vital. Israel is hated simply because it is the Jewish state.
Stating that clearly and unequivocally, Rabbi Shmuley continued, would provide a moral bulwark against the enemies of the Jewish people, especially as forces like BDS attempt to destroy Israel economically and demonize the Jewish nation.
“Iran, Hamas, and Hezbollah all profess genocidal intent against Jews and Israel,” Rabbi Shmuley said. He asked the Pope to condemn the incitement in the strongest terms.
The Pope responded to Rabbi Shmuley by asking him to pray for him. Rabbi Shmuley responded that the he and the Jewish people were always praying for the welfare of the Pope, wishing him God’s blessings in achieving this vital and noble aim.
“The Pope is a man of immense warmth and caring and he listened intently to my heartfelt plea to protect my people in an age where irrational hatred of Jews is growing,” said Rabbi Shmuley. “I will do as he asked and pray that this hatred subsides, with the Pope joining the chorus of those who condemn in absolute terms the vilification of Israel and Jewry.”
Rabbi Shmuley thanked his close friend Gary Krupp of the Pave the Way Foundation for helping to arrange, for the second time, Rabbi Shmuley’s visit to the Vatican for a papal audience. In 2010 he met with Pope Benedict.
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach is the founder of The World Values Network. Its mission is to promote universal values in the media and throughout the world and advocate for democracy and human rights in the Middle East. Under the leadership of “America’s Rabbi” Shmuley Boteach, The World Values Network has introduced tens of millions of Americans to the life-affirming and universal values of Judaism and the Jewish people. Together with global leaders and public personalities from every sphere, The World Values Network tackles today’s pressing issues through global media campaigns, live events, debates, panels, forums and lectures at venues worldwide. They have also orchestrated media campaigns on behalf of the State Israel, emerging as one of the world’s foremost champions of the Jewish state. For further information, visit (photos:Rabbi Shmuley Boteach)

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VisionTV Presents Rabbi Shmuley Boteac in the World Premiere of “Divine Intervention”

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 20 febbraio 2016

rabbiNew York VisionTV has announced a new addition to its afternoon lineup. Divine Intervention, an original new talk series hosted by relationship guru Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, will premiere on the specialty channel in Canada weekdays at 3pm ET starting Monday, February 22. Rabbi Shmuley has been called “the most famous Rabbi in America” by Washington Post and Newsweek.In each of the eighteen, 30-minute episodes, Rabbi Shmuley conducts one-on-one counseling sessions with individuals seeking self-improvement, spiritual growth, and practical advice to make positive changes in their lives. Subjects range from sexuality, infidelity, divorce, abuse, platonic marriage and religion, to parenting, self-worth, eating disorders, and gender-related issues.“No subject is taboo; we deal with absolutely everything,” said Rabbi Shmuley.Currently, Divine Intervention will be broadcast in Canada only, however VisionTV will be posting each episode online the following day at 9am ET for US and international viewers. The episodes will be available online at: a child of divorce, Rabbi Shmuley admits that he deeply relates to other people’s problems. One episode that was particularly painful for Rabbi Shmuley to film was a discussion with his mother regarding her marriage to his father; that discussion broke down many family dynamics for the first time.In fact, half of Rabbi Shmuley’s 30 books, including Kosher Lust, Kosher Sex, and 10 Conversations You Need To Have With Your Children, were inspired by his childhood experiences, how he dealt with relationship challenges, and consciously sought ways to be a better husband, and father to his nine children.Rabbi Shmuley previously hosted the hit reality TV series Shalom in the Home, which premiered in Canada on VisionTV’s sister channel ONE, in which he guides troubled families on a 10-day journey to constructively address their problems.Series Executive Producer Moses Znaimer refers to Rabbi Shmuley as “dynamic and ultra-contemporary, and yet deeply rooted in tradition”, and was inspired to create Divine Intervention following Rabbi Shmuley’s appearances at his annual ideacity conference in Toronto where he spoke about the importance of lust to a happy family life.
In the 1990s, Rabbi Shmuley formed a strong connection with the late Michael Jackson. Their bond was reportedly so tight that many considered Shmuley to be Jackson’s unofficial spiritual advisor. In 2009, following Jackson’s death, Shmuley released the book, “The Michael Jackson Tapes: A Tragic Icon Reveals His Soul in Intimate Conversation.”
Rabbi Shmuley also became such a favorite of Oprah Winfrey that he hosted his own program on Oprah’s SiriusXM satellite radio station. He’s also contributed various articles to This past January, Rabbi Shmuley appeared on The View to discuss his book Kosher Lust and why “love may be ruining your marriage”. (foto rabbi)

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Michael Wildes Secures for Visa Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks Former Chief Rabbi of the United Kingdom and Commonwealth

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 15 novembre 2013

Rabbis in temple

Rabbis in temple (Photo credit: Boston Public Library)

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k, NY ( — Managing Partner Michael Wildes, of Wildes & Weinberg, P.C., America’s preeminent immigration law firm and O visa experts, today announced that he secured an O-1 visa for Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks. The Rabbi is scheduled to be a Visiting Professor at two noteworthy American educational institutions, Yeshiva University and New York University. In addition, he will be a featured scholar-in-residence and keynote speaker in other Jewish institutions throughout the United States.
“The O-1 visa to the United States is available to an individual who possesses “extraordinary ability” in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics or who has a demonstrated record of extraordinary achievement in the motion picture or television industry and has been recognized nationally or internationally for those achievements,” said Michael Wildes, Managing Partner of Wildes & Weinberg, P.C. “To qualify for an O-1 visa, an applicant must demonstrate extraordinary ability by showing that the individual has reached a level of expertise that is shared by only a small percentage of people, prove sustained national or international acclaim, and must be coming temporarily to the United States to continue to work in the area of his or her extraordinary ability.””Rabbi Lord Sacks held a position of distinction as Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth from 1991 to 2013. He was the sixth incumbent since the role was formalized in 1845. Prior to this, he served as Principal of Jews College as well as Rabbi of the Golders Green and Marble Arch synagogues, both located in the United Kingdom. No stranger to academia, he holds 14 honorary degrees, including a Doctor of Divinity, and has been a visiting professor at several universities throughout Britain, the United States and Israel. Moreover, the Rabbi has merited numerous prizes and received substantial recognition above that which is ordinarily encountered. As a prominent author of more then 24 books, the Rabbi is a frequent contributor to radio, television, and national press,” said Wildes.The attainment of an O-1 visa for Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks represents yet another success for Wildes & Weinberg, P.C. as the firm has served as immigration counsel to an esteemed roster of renowned clientele who wish to pursue careers in the United States, including former Beatle John Lennon and his artist wife Yoko Ono. Other notable clients of the firm include soccer icon Pele and other professional athletes such as Eric Cantona, Greg Norman, Virginia Wade, Billy Smith, Al Arbour, and Kwame James, the former professional basketball player who subdued the would-be “shoe bomber” Richard Reid on a trans-Atlantic flight. Other notable clients of the firm include Joe Cocker, Brian Dennehy, Johnny Rotten, Paloma Picasso, the 2011, 2010, 2009 and 2008 Miss Universes, supermodel Giselle Bundchen and Sarah Brightman, the world’s bestselling female classical artist of the twenty-first century.”For over 50 years our law firm has worked tirelessly to secure Visas for our clients. We have brought many preeminent experts in their fields to the United States, some of whom have gone on to paths of citizenship. Helping Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks obtain a visa to share his knowledge and expertise has incredible value to the many students, scholars,members of the Jewish faith and other faiths who will attend his lectures,” concluded Wildes.

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