MembersShould We Welcome Homosexuals in Our Churches and Synagogues?

Israel Today chats with “More Than a Rabbi” Aviad Friedman as he answers this and other “taboo” questions

By Israel Today Staff |
Photo: Courtesy Rabbi Friedman

How should we engage with members of the LGTB community into our churches and synagogues? Rabbi Aviad Friedman chatted live with our Israel Today Members about how he got involved with Israel’s LGBT community, his surprising views on conversion therapy and more.

Check out the full recording below ↓


More than a Rabbi

For starters, Rabbi Friedman served as a personal advisor to former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon. He is formerly the director-general of Israel’s Diaspora Affairs Ministry and served as senior advisor in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Immigrant Absorption.

Rabbi Friedman is also a businessman who invests in various technology start-ups and is active in these companies in various positions, including that of chairman, director and advisory council member. He served as deputy CEO of Maariv, one of Israel’s largest Hebrew-language daily newspapers.

Together with his wife Hanna, Rabbi Friedman co-founded B’yahad or “Together” –...

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