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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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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
March 21, 2014
TO Rabbi Freeman
Greetings Rabbi,

Was your beautiful post "We are One" based on any piece of Torah in particular? I know for your Daily Doses you say "Based on the wisdom of the Rebbe" but for this article you did not. I am making a web page in an attempt to unite yiddin and am using your article as the foundation and basis for everything. Skoach!
Chayim
Deerfield
January 31, 2014
Religion and Science ...
The relationship between religion and science is indeed most important in our days, even if very little concern is shown about it in the general, and even less of it goes deep enough, in order to facilitate a better understanding. Recently, I myself have, after long long years of meditation on that issue, published the related paper :

"Difference between Science and Religion ? A Superficial, yet Tragi-Comic Misunderstanding ..."

In case you may find it appropriate to give it a reading, you are, needless to say, most welcome to comment on it. It is posted on a website which I am glad to let you know elsewhere.

By the way, for many years by now, I have been in close contact with a study group in Johannesburg, South Africa, run by a Lubavitch rabbi, where more fundamental issues of life are the subjects of concern, and the teachings of The Rebbe are the guiding lights.

In case it may be of interest, I could email my c.v. to an email address which allows longer texts than this place.
Emeritus Professor Elemer Elad Rosinger
July 22, 2013
Faith - big vs small vs Truth
Faith/Truth knows no size. It just is. Being. Who can ever understand even a small part of the Divine Thoughts?
Christina
BELLVILLE
March 20, 2013
God Love
Tzi, this is superb piece of divine writing, in every day language.

Condensing it, here is the essence

"perhaps there is more to the miracle of life than survival. Perhaps life has a more profound meaning, as a work of art has more meaning than strokes of color upon canvas. Perhaps, as art provides a window upon the soul of the artist, life provides a window upon the soul of G‑d. Only that the core essence of G‑d cannot be known except through the window of paradox, of an insane union of opposites becoming one, while all the time remaining opposites."

Miha Ahronovitz
Miha Ahronovitz
Rocklin
September 24, 2012
Patrilineal descent
First, thanks for your scholarly responses. I want to preface my final remark with something I find quite interesting and I feel strengthens my points on patrilineal descent; It is only through the Jewish male Y chromosome ( I hope I have that right) that it can be determined how much actual "Jewish" lineage existis in that particiular family. It is an on line lecture and he ends by saying (I'm paraphrasing) " Alot of you of Ashkenazic descent will not be pleased with what I'm about to say. The evidence thus far indicates the vast majority of Ashkenazic Jewry descend from a Middle Eastern male and a gentile female...So by the standard of normative Judaism, most Askhenazim, would not considered even to be Jewish..." I believe that Hashem through science is pointing us towards the truth. Only through the Father's genetics can Jewish lineage be charted. Please don't denigrate science here because Israel has used it in the case of Ethiopian Jewry. Thank You.
Michael Groetzinger
New Cumberland, PA
August 1, 2011
Thankyou
I am not Jewish but try to follow Jewish law as a Christian. I have learned more here in a few days then I have learned in church. Because of your wisdom and perspective my family is stronger. I would also like to say on a side note to kosher dietary laws I think a good reason for it might be the health aspect. I lost 20 pounds on it, I feel great! Though I have to confess I do cheat on taco night:(
Mr. Robert Lenassi
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