Rabbi Freidman to speak on reclaiming intimacy, modesty and sexuality


UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Rabbi Manis Friedman, a world renowned speaker, author, counselor and philosopher will speak at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 18, in Room 111, Chambers Building. 

Friedman uses ancient wisdom and modern wit as he captivates audiences around the country and around the world. Friedman's first book, "Doesn't Anyone Blush Anymore?" published by Harper San Francisco in 1990, was widely praised by the media. "Blush" is currently in its fourth printing. Following the publication of the book, he was featured internationally in more than 200 print articles and interviewed on more than 50 television and radio talk shows.

Friedman is a professionally ranked member of the National Speakers Association. His speaking tours take him to every part of this country as well as Israel, England, The Netherlands, South Africa, Australia, Brazil, Venezuela, Peru, Canada and Hong Kong.

Friedman was born in Prague, Czechoslovakia, in 1946 and immigrated with his family to the United States in 1950. He received his rabbinic ordination from the Rabbinical College of Canada in 1969. In 1970 he moved to St. Paul, Minn., where he founded Bais Chana Institute of Jewish Studies, the world's first yeshiva exclusively for women, where he continues to serve as dean. Since its opening in 1971, 22,000 students have attended the institute.

Friedman is a noted biblical scholar, recognized for his sagacious grasp of Jewish mysticism. From 1984-90, he served as simultaneous translator for the Lubavitcher Rebbe's televised talks.

Married for 36 years to his wife, Chana, Friedman is a father of 14 children ages 12 to 35.


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Last Updated April 29, 2013