"America's Rabbi" Returns to Convocations Lineup
February 25, 2009
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach will address audiences in a special Thursday Convocation
with his address “Economic Collapse: The Causes and Cures of Human Greed” on Thursday,
February 26th at 11:30 a.m. in the Auditorium Theatre.
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach is host of the daily national radio program The Rabbi Shmuley Show on
Oprah & Friends, XM Satellite Radio, and host of the award-winning national TV show Shalom in
the Home on TLC. He is also the international best-selling author of 19 books, including his most
recent work, The Broken American Male: And How to Fix Him, released by St. Martin‟s Press in
January 2008. His recent works, Parenting With Fire and Ten Conversations You Need to Have
With Your Children were both launched on Oprah‟s television show.
In 2007, Rabbi Shmuley was labeled “a cultural phenomenon” and “the most famous rabbi in
America” by Newsweek magazine, and was named one of the ten most influential rabbis in
America. Also in 2007, Rabbi Shmuley was honored by The National Fatherhood Initiative,
receiving their most prestigious award for his efforts on Shalom in the Home to promote the
importance of a caring father in the contemporary family.
In 1999, just days before the millennium, Rabbi Shmuley won the highly prestigious “Preacher of
the Year” Award from The London Times, setting a record for the most points ever garnered in the
competition‟s history. Rabbi Shmuley also publishes a weekly syndicated column for which, in
2005, he was awarded the American Jewish Press Association‟s highest award for excellence in
Rabbi Shmuley first came to world attention through his founding of the Oxford University
L‟Chaim Society, an organization of Oxford students that within three years of its founding in 1988
had become the second largest student organization in Oxford‟s history.
Hailed by Dennis Prager as „possessing one of the most fertile minds of our generation,‟ Rabbi
Shmuley has written many best-selling books, including: Wisdom, Understanding, Knowledge,
Kosher Sex, Kosher Adultery, Dating Secrets of the Ten Commandments, Face Your Fear, the
critically-acclaimed Judaism for Everyone, The Private Adam, his critique of American celebrity
culture, and his review of Oxford history and life, Moses of Oxford, Vols. I & II. His book Why
Can’t I Fall in Love was a finalist for the 2002 Books for a Better Life Award, and in April 2005
Rabbi Shmuley published Hating Women: America’s Hostile Campaign Against the Fairer Sex.
Many of Rabbi Shmuley‟s books have been serialized in major international publications and have
been translated into seventeen languages, including: Japanese, Thai, Czech, Chinese, Italian, Dutch,
German, Russian and French.
Rabbi Shmuley is a highly sought-after television and radio guest, having appeared on shows
ranging from The Today Show to The View, from The O’Reilley Factor to Good Morning America,
and nearly everything in between. He was also the subject of a full-length BBC documentary,
Moses of Oxford. He has been profiled in many of the world‟s leading publications, including Time
Magazine, Newsweek, The New York Times, The London Times, The L.A. Times, the Chicago
Tribune and The Washington Post.
For complete details on the Convocations series, please visit www.suu.edu/convocations.