Adelson Gives Half Million Dollars to Super PAC Supporting Boteach

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shmuley-boteachBillionaire casino mogul Sheldon Adelson, among the top donors to the Republican machine this election, is also now the top giver – along with his wife – to the New Jersey congressional race of the reality-TV rabbi, Shmuley Boteach.

Mr. Adelson, who runs the Las Vegas Sands international gaming empire, and his wife, Dr. Miriam Adelson, who runs the Adelson drug clinic, have each given $250,000, or $500,000 total, to a new independent super PAC called the Patriot Prosperity PAC, according to people close to the Adelsons and the PAC.

Patriot Prosperity is supporting Mr. Boteach, who is running as a Republican, against eight-term Democratic Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. in a newly redrawn district in northern New Jersey.

Rabbi Shmuley, as his website calls him, is well-known in the New York-New Jersey area. Newsweek has named him one of the 50 most influential rabbis in the U.S.

“I treasure the Adelsons’ support. They are among the most generous and sophisticated political donors in the country,” said Mr. Boteach in a statement through his spokesman. The Adelsons previously have given directly to Mr. Boteach’s campaign. The $500,000 donation to the new super PAC “is a game-changer, and I suspect there will be many more like it,” said Mr. Boteach.

Mr. Boteach and Mr. Adelson, who are friends, are both acquaintances with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, according to people who know Mr. Boteach and Mr. Adelson. On New Jersey primary day in June, Mr. Boteach was in Israel for his sister in law’s wedding – where he had a private meeting with Mr. Netanyahu, according to an article Mr. Boteach wrote for Huffington Post.

Mr. Adelson, who owns a conservative newspaper in Israel, encouraged Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney to go to Israel last month, where Mr. Romney met with Mr. Netanyahu.

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13 COMMENTS

  1. As a frum yid and as a proud republican may I ask every one who lives in this district to vote for the Democrat, Bill Pascrell. Everywhere else vote Republican and vote for Romney -Ryan.

  2. As a frum yid, I think #2 is nuts. If you don’t like Boteach, vote third party or don’t vote at all in the congressional race. If you fundamentally disagree with Dems, why would you vote for Pascrell who is the ultimate democrat? Just don’t vote for Boteach if you don’t like him, why for the abortion and arab loving Pascrell?

  3. As a human being, I think #4 is politically ignorant. to defeat Boteach the best way is to vote for the person with the best chance to beat him. That is Pascrell. Not voting is basically one vote from Boteach voting for Pascrell is giving him two. And I am pro life but democrats dont “love abortion” they just think its necessary sometimes. Have some nuance in your positions please.

  4. I have been working to try to get the Republican Jewish Coalition to create rabbis for Romney. I think we give the wrong impression to the public when there are rabbis for Obama and none for Romney. I don’t represent an organization and my views are personal. Having been involved in political elections and worked with many candidates as a media coach I can assure you that the media is interested in hearing if there are rabbis willing to put their names on list for Romney. If you are interested join me in speaking out. Please connect with other rabbis from other movements and have them contact me.’The “Rabbis for Obama” announcement came out of the Obama campaign. SOME want to support Romney, but won’t sign unless we get some cooperation from the Romney people, not the RJC. The Romney people have to match the Obama people to some extent. Those of you who feels this way are asked to speak out to the Republicsan Party. I am one lonely individual who will get no where without your help. we need money for ads.Maybe Mr. Adelson can help.

    RABBI DR. BERNHARD Rosenberg 732 572 2766
    EDISON NJ

  5. I have been working to try to get the Republican Jewish Coalition to create rabbis for Romney. I think we give the wrong impression to the public when there are rabbis for Obama and none for Romney. I don’t represent an organization and my views are personal. Having been involved in political elections and worked with many candidates as a media coach I can assure you that the media is interested in hearing if there are rabbis willing to put their names on list for Romney. If you are interested join me in speaking out. Please connect with other rabbis from other movements and have them contact me.’The “Rabbis for Obama” announcement came out of the Obama campaign. SOME want to support Romney, but won’t sign unless we get some cooperation from the Romney people, not the RJC. The Romney people have to match the Obama people to some extent. Those of you who feels this way are asked to speak out to the Republicsan Party. I am one lonely individual who will get no where without your help. we need money for ads.Maybe Mr. Adelson can help. AS s my colleague Rabbi Dr. Richard Rubenstein said,

    ‘I have no illusions concerning Romney. As president, he will do what he believes is in America’s national interest. Nevertheless, if Israel does attack, I am convinced his response will be more like that of President Bush than anything that President Obama would be likely to utter.

    Some of those who have signed on with Rabbis for Obama have indicated that they do not object to the State of Israel but to Israel’s occupation of “Palestinian land.” When will they learn? Every time Israel has ceded territory, that territory has been turned into a base from which to attack her-Gaza, South Lebanon, and now Sinai. Nothing that Israel surrenders will bring peace. On the contrary, it will facilitate her enemies destructive promises. It was Albert Einstein who once defined insanity as doing the same thing repeatedly and expecting different results.’

    RABBI DR. BERNHARD Rosenberg

  6. IT IS TIME TO WAKE UP AND REALIZE WHAT THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY AND ITS PLATFORM ATTEMPTED TO DO. I hope the 600 rabbis plus are e mailing and on the telephones to their democratic representatives. The so called hidden rabbis for Romney have been asked by me to send e mails and mass phone calls today. This is what Rabbis for Romney can accomplish without currently publishing a list . Yishar KOACH TO THE DEMOCRATIC Jewish LEADERSHIP IN CONGRESS AND ELSEWHERE FOR SPEAKING UP AND FIGHTING. BEN ROSENBERG

  7. RABBI ROSENBERG September 10, 2012 at 9:43 am

    Pirkei Avos 2:3: “Be careful in your relations with the government, for they draw no man close to themselves except for their own interests. They appear as friends when it is to their advantage, but they do not stand by a man in his time of stress.”

    I often receive comments that I must be obsessed by the HOLOCAUST, OR I SHOULD STOP PREACHING SO MUCH ABOUT THE Holocaust. After ALL many of my colleagues have deep feelings about the Holocaust and have lost family members. To them I SAY you are correct about both. I am obsessed because at Simchas I HAVE NO ONE FROM PAST GENERATIONS EXCEPT A FEW COUSINS. I am blessed that G-d fulfilled my promise to my parents , of blessed memory, that I WOULD have a station wagon full of kids. My wife, kids, and grandchildren are my treasure in life as I am positive the same holds true for you. With the death of my first cousin, the Holocaust has changed for me. I do not talk about the horrors but only ask that the memory of those lost be preserved and that we remember what our parents accomplished who came out of the Holocaust. Now I PUT MY EFFORTS into helping to support Eretz Yisroel. Without the State of Israel, we Jews are are in great trouble. Another Holocaust will occur if ISRAEL IS Nuked. Never forget ISRAEL ONLY HAS TO LOOSE ONE WAR AND Israel will be only a memory. I do not trust politicians on either side. They will say and do anything to get your vote and then renege. I DO NOT BELIEVE WHAT PRESIDENTIAL ADVISORS OR Generals HAVE TO SAY. I believe the men and women in Israel who will fight for their survival. Most of the world cares little for the Jews. Have we not leaned from history. IT is time to get out of Europe. This is my message before the High Holidays. RABBI DR. BERNHARD ROSENBERG NJ 08817

  8. Dearest Rabbi Rosenberg, Wednesday – October 17, 2012

    My name is Nita Husband. I wrote to you recently, just a short letter, to tell you my feelings concerning what you wrote of your sincere efforts to organize Rabbi’s and others throughout your faith, and the nation. You read my letter and wrote to thank me. I and my husband were so wonderfully touched!!!!!!

    What I want to tell you, that is SO important…… is that in the last couple of days I have received three of the most wonderful telephone calls from people throughout the United States, telling me that they also read your letter and also wanted to say Thank You. Each person, (from as far away as,,,New York, Colorado, and Texas) have expressed their support for everything you are doing. I know there are such fantastic people out there. That is why we must rise up and with your strength take back our nation from those who are not sincere about true faith in God, and the United States. But it will be YOUR efforts that will have reached those who can keep faith alive….and WILL help.

    I wanted you to know just how many, and how far, your words have reached. I reminded each person who called that they should contact you, immediately if possible, to tell you how they are speaking from their hearts. I have kept your letter and have read it over and over. I don’t want to forget one word of what you have said with such clarity and love. Please know that if there is anything that can be done, you are going to accomplish your mission as it is one that many many people share. Bless you Rabbi Rosenberg and we will never forget!!!!!

    With Great Love and Appreciation !!!

    Nita and Marshall Husband, ……and many throughout The Nation

    c/o 439 4th Street

    Willows, California 95988

    Phone: (530) 361-9074

  9. Dearest Rabbi Rosenberg, Wednesday – October 17, 2012

    My name is Nita Husband. I wrote to you recently, just a short letter, to tell you my feelings concerning what you wrote of your sincere efforts to organize Rabbi’s and others throughout your faith, and the nation. You read my letter and wrote to thank me. I and my husband were so wonderfully touched!!!!!!

    What I want to tell you, that is SO important…… is that in the last couple of days I have received three of the most wonderful telephone calls from people throughout the United States, telling me that they also read your letter and also wanted to say Thank You. Each person, (from as far away as,,,New York, Colorado, and Texas) have expressed their support for everything you are doing. I know there are such fantastic people out there. That is why we must rise up and with your strength take back our nation from those who are not sincere about true faith in God, and the United States. But it will be YOUR efforts that will have reached those who can keep faith alive….and WILL help.

    I wanted you to know just how many, and how far, your words have reached. I reminded each person who called that they should contact you, immediately if possible, to tell you how they are speaking from their hearts. I have kept your letter and have read it over and over. I don’t want to forget one word of what you have said with such clarity and love. Please know that if there is anything that can be done, you are going to accomplish your mission as it is one that many many people share. Bless you Rabbi Rosenberg and we will never forget!!!!!

    With Great Love and Appreciation !!!

    Nita and Marshall Husband, ……and many throughout The Nation

    c/o 439 4th Street

    Willows, California 95988

    Phone: (530) 361-9074

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