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Rabbi Manis Friedman

We get a dopamine rush when we see the social media notification that someone liked our content. We strain ourselves to our very max at our job to chase up proverbial ladders. We destroy small businesses because we want our product within 2 days or less. We throw fits because a coffee shop doesn’t have our favorite flavor syrup. It is without question that we live in a “me centered” culture. What happens though when we take ourselves out of the equation and put the focus on others. We go that extra mile for someone. Well, this week on The Malliard Report, Jim welcomes Rabbi Manis Friedman to the show to discuss just such things.

Rabbi Manis Friedman is a Hassid rabbi, author, social philosopher, and public speaker. He is also the dean of the Bais Chana Institute of Jewish Studies. Friedman authored Doesn’t Anyone Blush Anymore?, which was published in 1990 and is currently in its fourth printing. In 1971, inspired by the teachings of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Friedman as a shaliach (“emissary”) cofounded the Bais Chana Women International, an Institute for Jewish Studies in Minnesota for women with little or no formal Jewish education. Friedman has lectured in cities throughout the US, as well as London, Hong Kong, Cape Town, and Johannesburg in South Africa, Melbourne and Sydney in Australia, and several South and Central American cities.

Rabbi Manis is a fantastic speaker and guest. You can find him on YouTube and on his personal site For all things Malliard, head over to for merch, past shows, and the live chat every Tuesday 9 P.M. EST. Remember to rate and subscribe through your favorite podcasting app.