Rabbi Binny Freedman
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R eb Moshe Chaim Tiefenbrun was one of the personalities I grew up with, and one of the two people who first introduced me to nusach, the beautiful melodies of our liturgy and prayer. He was a … more
This week’s column is dedicated to the memory of Ezra Schwartz and Rav Yaakov Don, two lights we will never forget. Prince Charming doesn’t always find Cinderella, and stories do not … more
When Steve Jobs was 17 he saw a quote: “If you live each day as though it were your last, some day you will most certainly be right.” In a Stanford University commencement address in … more
Many years ago I had the privilege of sharing the land of Israel with a Birthright group for ten days. One afternoon, when we visited Emek Habacha, the valley of tears, I shared with them one of the … more
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
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