Rabbi manis friedman dating sites

rabbi manis friedman dating sites-46

He's internationally known and is a household name in English-speaking Chabad households worldwide, including in Melbourne.

And there is no chance whatsoever that Chabad in Melbourne – or Chabad anywhere else – did not know this.

Rabbi Manis Friedman, a prominent rabbi from the Hasidic Chabad Lubavitch movement who appeared in a video recently posted on You Tube minimizing the harm caused by sexual molestation, has apologized for what he called his “completely inappropriate use of language.” “I have always believed in the importance of empowering victims of all kinds to move forward in building their lives,” Friedman wrote in an email to The Journal.

“In my zeal to reinforce that belief, I came across as being dismissive of one of the worst crimes imaginable. In it, Friedman, the founder of an educational institute for Jewish women in Minnesota, appeared dismissive of victims of sexual abuse, at one point suggesting that the long-term effects of molestation were no worse than those of diarrhea.

The controversial video was first posted on You Tube on Jan. “You’re not that damaged, cut it out,” Friedman said in the video, speaking of victims of sexual molestation.