Rabbi Binny Freedman
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She was sitting not more than 20 feet away, but I never met her. She was 15, and full of life. I must have seen her, but was not paying attention; I was busy with other things.  It had been a … more
These past weeks Israel seems to be in the grip of a wave of terror: stabbings, shootings, firebombs, and riots, leaving us wondering whether there is anything left of the ‘peace … more
Developments in Israel have co-opted Rabbi Freedman writing time, so we’re reprinting his column from the week of Parsha Noach in 2012. He looked like a teenager, until he began to tell his … more
He was a tough kid, with obvious “stuff” going on inside — always getting into fights, spending time in the hallway, and always with that sad, lost look. Years ago, I took a job … more
In 2005, Steve Jobs delivered the commencement address at Stanford University. In it, he described how he had started Apple in a garage at age 20, and after ten years of hard work, built it into a … more
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
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