Rabbi Binny Freedman
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A Jew defining (and dressing) himself as Ultra-orthodox goes on a stabbing rampage at the LGBT pride parade in Jerusalem, murdering a 16 year old girl and seriously wounding five others. Iranian … more
Thousands of feet up in freefall, travelling over 100 miles an hour, Yosef Goodman had only seconds to make a decision. His parachute had become tangled in his commander’s chute above him, … more
When Rav Yitzchak Hutner (author of the Pachad Yitzchak) was learning in Slobodka Yeshiva in the early 1900s, one of the students went from Slobodka to Berlin to be with Rav Dovid Tzvi Hoffman. When … more
Fourteen years ago this week (on Aug 9, the 20th of Av, in 2001), in a Sbarro pizzeria on a beautiful Jerusalem afternoon, a fanatical terrorist entered with a guitar case full of explosives and, … more
How did it come to this? The headline went viral across the western world and the Middle East: Our former Israeli chief rabbi has been indicted for taking millions in bribes and faces trial for … more
What makes leaders willing to sacrifice everything? This week marked nine years since my cousin Benjy Hillman fell in battle leading his men into combat in the second Lebanon War in 2006. One would … more
The image of his smiling, victorious face, aglow with the sense of vindication that seemed to be one step away from “I told you so,” has become the paradigm of the image of impending … more
There is no more tragic figure in the entire Torah than Moshe Rabbeinu, our ultimate teacher. And there is no part of the story of his life in the Torah that is more confounding and mysterious … more
Some time ago, at a Rosh Chodesh prayer service at the Kotel, things got ugly. more
What is the greatest problem the Jewish people face today? Some would say assimilation: Of the estimated 13 million Jews worldwide, how many are committed to Jewish tradition and Jewish continuity? … more
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