Rabbi Binny Freedman
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When I was studying in yeshiva, I asked one of the rabbis if there was a specific reason why the Torah occasionally refers to Yaakov by his name and other times as Yisrael. The rabbi was of the … more
August 6, 2010/ 26 Av, 5770Who is the most desperate, destitute member of the Jewish society? It’s a loaded question and there is no correct answer. Unless you specify from whose … more
Issue of May 21, 2010/ 8 Sivan 5770 I cherish the fact that the Torah does not hide from truths, and does not whitewash unpleasant situations. Biblical narratives in and beyond the Torah … more
Parshat Mishpatim Issue of February 12, 2010/ 18 Shvat 5770Concerning the treatment of those in need, the Torah tells us, “When you lend money to My people, to the poor man among you, do not … more
Parshat Bo Issue of January 22, 2010/ 7 Shvat 5770Before the instruction of “Hachodesh hazeh lachem” established the calendar for the Israelite nation, G-d told Moshe, “Now speak to the … more
Issue of September 11,  2009 / 22 Elul 5769 Defending Kennedy To the Editor: I am writing to comment on the Kosher Bookworm’s article: “The Kennedy legacy: American tragedy or … more
When you ask a question sometimes you get a very good answer. And sometimes you get two very good answers from two prominent rabbonim. My thanks to Rabbi Kenneth Auman and Rabbi Natan … more
From the other side of the bench By David Seidemann Issue of April 3, 2009 / 9 Nissan 5769 If each book of the five books of Moses was a movie in and of itself, and if Hollywood movie … more
Issue of Feb. 6, 2009 / 12 Shevat 5769 Pre-schoolers at Yeshiva of South Shore’s Hollander Early Childhood Center studied the 10 plagues in a hands-on, non-frightening way. They poured and mixed … more
Issue of Dec. 12 2008 / 15 Kislev 5769 Cedarhurst - Kehillas Bais Yehudah Tzvi (The Red Shul) will resume a weekly late night seder each Thursday night in the shul at 395 Oakland Avenue, running … more
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