Rabbi Shmuley Boteach is no stranger to controversy. His breakout advice book, Kosher Sex, provoked criticism from the religious communityand added new depth to many relationships. Now, Boteachan occasional Breitbart News contributoris launching a sequel, Kosher Lust: Love Is Not the Answer, that will push the boundaries further. And it ought to, for lust is too often dismissed as sin, when it can also be a positive force.
Kosher Lust makes two basic arguments: first, that love alone is not enough to sustain long-term relationships; and second, that married couples ought to cultivate lust, primarily through becoming more unavailable to each other.
Both points seem counterintuitive, yet Rabbi Shmuley argues them persuasively, drawing on Biblical teachings as well as on his extensive experience in counseling couples through their marital difficulties.
The title focuses on how famous relationships in the Old Testament used lust to create a lasting bond.
...Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, an author and former New Jersey congressional candidate…says that American marriages are constantly encountering trouble because they lack intimacy and desire.
...Rabbi Boteach advises that couples keep an air of mystery between them to keep their chemistry intact, as too much information can erode at their desire for one another.