ENGLEWOOD, N.J. -- Happy Birthday to Englewood's Shmuley Boteach!
Shmuley Boteach, an Englewood resident, turns 50 Saturday. He was born Nov. 19, 1966, in Los Angeles, Calif.
Boteach is an American Orthodox rabbi, author, TV host and public speaker.
He's written 30 books, including "Kosher Sex: A Recipe for Passion and Intimacy," published in 1999, and "Kosher Jesus," published in 2012.
His outspokenness has earned him praise and criticism. Newsweek magazine named him one of the 50 most influential rabbis in the United States three years in a row.
Boteach ran for the U.S. House of Representatives in 2012. He won the Republican primary for New Jersey's 9th congressional district seat but lost to Rep. Bill Pascrell in the November election.