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Tzvi Freeman

Tzvi Freeman

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Rabbi Freeman is the author of Bringing Heaven Down to Earth, Book I and Book II, collections of meditations based on the teachings of the Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, but in pithy, bite-size doses. Same with the highly popular Daily Dose of Wisdom emailed out to wisdom-addicts every morning by Chabad.org. Another one of his bestselling books, Men, Women & Kabbalah, is a primer for the ideal relationship. Also at Chabad.org, you'll find his KabbalaToons, starring Rabbi Infinity (“Give me one minute and I'll give you cosmic consciousness”) and his Heaven Exposed series, a unique genre of Kabbalistic Sci-Fi. More recent is his Jewish Meditation video series, guiding the viewer through simple exercises for meditation in Jewish prayer. Rabbi Freeman is director of Chabad.org’s Ask The Rabbi service, a team of responding "rabbis that care." You can subscribe to regular updates of Rabbi Freeman's writing with the Freeman Files subscription.

Rabbi Tzvi Freeman is available for speaking engagements on a variety of topics, including a meditation workshop and a classical guitar kumzitz. For more info, contact him here.

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April 30, 2015
Access to Judaism
Rabbi Freeman,
If we are all in the same boat together, we need to address access to Judaism for all Jews. There are Jews with developmental disabilities living in group homes with little or no access to Judaism. If family members die off, the Jewish community cannot even secure contact with these individuals because of HIPPA restrictions. There are questions in terms of these folks getting access to a Jewish burial. These are individuals who do not fit in with recent so-called "Jewish Inclusion" programming. This is a huge issue that we ignore. Great article. I enjoyed it.
Irene Tanzman
Boston
February 1, 2015
chabad is fantastic it s food for soul.
igor bartolic
zagreb
September 29, 2014
Ari and Yom Kippur Connect cartoon
Perfect for my Hebrew High class. Finally something that speaks their language! Thx so much for creating
Anonymous
westlake
September 19, 2014
Today's Daily Dose message
Rabbi Freeman,

I would have written the ending of today's Daily Dose message a little differently. I would have said:

"But that life force is G-d as He has constricted a portion of his energy within each creature and thing which He has made."

Shabbat Shalom and Shana Tova Tikateyvu!
Isaiah D. Cooper
Hamden, CT
August 17, 2014
Gratefulness
Thanks for the post on Gratefulness and the Holey Bagel. Straightforward insights into the prayers.
Scott Borman-Allen
August 12, 2014
To darren middle
There is no contradiction. The founding principle of the Jewish culture has nothing to with marrying others. Actually, it has nothing to do with gentiles. It is a self-absorbed culture.
Sam
IL
May 16, 2014
contra diction
Just read "Why Do Jews Exclude Other People?" question reply. The questioner does not accept the exclusion of non Jews marrying Jews (and the implied extensions of this), dislikes the distinction I imagine. The answer is that the Jewish people must survive. So the founding principle of a culture is crushed to preserve the culture. So the real question is how to avoid the question?
darren middle
israel
May 6, 2014
re: Evolution-How Old are You?
Judging by this list on AMAZON you have written a lot of books! I plan on reading some especially the KABBALISTIC SCI-FI! Sounds up my alley.
Matthew Markovich
Alta Loma, CA
April 25, 2014
To enable creation
We are created to enable creation To Be under rules of Truth and Love. Do believe in Your self You can...even to Learn if You do not Know How To Be Forth. Do not continue taking as there is very little left.
Klaudio Vinkerlic
Porec
April 25, 2014
Patrileneal descent
Since Judaism is a religion, it cannot be genetically "traced." I have both Sephardic and Ashkenazi blood, and am also the descendant of a woman who converted to Habad in Jerusalem. So, yes, I also share genetic markers with non-Jews. (I also have the "Jewish" Crohn's gene). There is no such thing as being "more" Jewish, by any standard. My Mother was a Jew, therefore I am a Jew (in my case, my Father was also a Rav, but I was raised that religion is through the maternal line). It is that simple. But people born non-Jews can become Jews, and people born Jews can choose to ignore or deny it. Thank God that Israel has less and less division between Sephardic and Ashkenazi, for it is a silly division. And Thank God that we do not use blood tests to define who is a Jew.
Anonymous
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