By COLlive reporter
Even at the age of 70, renowned teacher and lecturer Rabbi Manis Friedman isn’t afraid of venturing out into new fields.
The sage-like rabbi can now be found on iTunes and Google Play under the podcast “The Long Short Way,” a series about spirituality and personal growth hosted by Matisyahu Goren.
“While learning at Mayanot in Jerusalem, I had an idea that I could use the digital world to help people get closer to G-d in life after yeshiva,” says Goren. “There are not many Chassidic resources for life in the practical world after Yeshiva.”
Goren, a resident of Pittsburgh, regularly interviews rabbis, business leaders, artists and athletes for the podcast that has received high ratings in the areas of Judaism, Self-Help, and Careers on iTunes.
“This is something new and exciting I am taking on, as I turn 70 this week,” says Rabbi Friedman, who is dean of the Bais Chana Institute of Jewish Studies in Minnesota.
“The ways in which we are able to connect with people are constantly developing, and Matisyahu and I are dedicated to staying on the forefront of the digital market, to use it as a vessel to change the world into a more G-dly place,” the rabbi and author said.
Goren will be chatting with Rabbi Friedman on the Podcast on Tuesdays and Thursdays, aiming to bring an in-depth Chassidic and “actionable perspective” on topics ranging from relationships, faith and even current events.
“With Rabbi Friedman on board, The Long Short Way has ensured its future as a personal development platform rooted in Chassidus,” Goren told COLlive.com. “I knew had to do this, so Jews would have a place to go to get kosher motivation in these areas.”
AUDIO: Find more at thelongshortway.com
Rabbi Friedman is currently running a Matchathon campaign in honor of his birthday, launching a new book on intimacy and developing courses online and in Crown Heights. Donate at https://matchathon.com/matchathon?campaign_id=295