An open discussion with Dr. Adrian Larsen…(and an announcement)

Hello subscribers,

Just wanted to let you all know that from now on I will be posting videos that are meant for the general public on Rabbi Manis Friedman’s youtube channel (please subscribe). For classes with Hebrew/ Yiddish terms and in depth learning of Mammarim and Sichos  will be posted on

For any questions or comments please reach out to me.

Good Shabbos!


p.s. Here is a little info about the fellow in the video who I met because he booked a tour on

Adrian P. Larsen received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree (Magna Cum Laude) in April, 2004 from Logan College of Chiropractic in St. Louis, MO, where he also received his Bachelor’s Degree in Human Biology. While at Logan, he received his certification in acupuncture, and passed the NBCE acupuncture exam.

By applying state-of-the-art digital technology and programming, he and his team designed and developed AcuGraph, the gold standard in Digital Meridian Imaging.

Adrian also holds certifications in Applied Kinesiology and CPK, and has specialized training in SOT and craniopathy.

Dr. Larsen researches, writes, and teaches on acupuncture topics worldwide. He, his wife, and 7 children reside in Meridian, Idaho.


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MOSHIACH NOW: Has The Case Gone Cold???

I am so impressed almost every Sunday I see Reb Yisroel Goldstein standing by this very table at Crown and Kingston. And as the sign clearly says: Let’s Talk About It… I invited him for a chat with Reb Manis….

Audio version:

Mobile user/Download link: MOSHIACH NOW: Has The Case Gone Cold???
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Announcement: 11213 Opens It’s Doors…

Over the course of the past several years people would often ask me “how is 11213 going?” and I would reply jokingly “you mean the neighborhood or website?” Well funny enough the two have coincided in an interesting sort of way.

You see, several weeks ago, I  was appointed by Lubavitch Youth Organization (established in 1955) to welcome visitors from across the globe to Crown Heights (11213) and show them around this modern day shtetl.

Over the past several months I have been offering Chassidic walking tours to Jews and non-Jews alike. The scribe, the matzah bakery, 770, WLCC, The Rebbe’s Room, the silversmith, Raskin’s fish,  Primo Hats, the mikvah, the Lubavitch Library, a real life Chassidic home (701 Montgomery St.), Kosher Supermarket, Gombos Bakery, have all been on the itinerary depending on the group.

The groups are fascinated by the care and devotion we have to this way of life. It allows me to share with them the unique perspective I have gained over the last several years since creating Whether we are in the matzah bakery or at the scribe I emphasize to them that what you are witnessing is how seriously we are taking G-d’s needs and trying to get the details just right, the way he likes them. They are blown away at the intricacy of the laws and how devoted the Chasidim of Crown Heights are to actually serving G-d.

But wait, get this. The best part is that most of the groups I have led met with Rabbi Manis Friedman before they hit the streets. For half hour to 45 minutes they get an orientation of Chassidic Philosophy as well as the opportunity to ask any hard hitting questions. Unfortunately, at this point this meeting with the Rabbi is not always guaranteed.

Personally, I did not grow up in Crown Heights but have lived here for the better part of my adult life. Quite frankly I can say there is no place like it in the world. The Rebbe’s Schuna (neighborhood) is alive and well and the people living here are truly great representatives.

We named this project because in the near future we hope to expand our tours to Borough Park, Williamsburg and beyond (but more on that later). And as you can see in the logo we have continued the theme to continue to share the perspective with the world.


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A Hasid Grows In Brooklyn

You may remember a while back we did a project called Unite The Beards in Williamsburg. Well Vice saw it and reached out to us and asked if they could film Rabbi Friedman in Crown Heights to get more of a background behind the Hasidic lifestyle.

Here is a brief segment of a larger piece they did capturing the diversity of Brooklyn neighborhoods.


The Priest From Basil

The Priest From Basil

The Priest From Basil

The Priest From Basil

This video highlight of Rabbi Manis Friedman is an excerpt from a class given to Bais Rivkah High School girls.

Audio version:

Mobile user/Download link: The Priest From Basil
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Here is the audio of the actual conversation between Rabbi Manis Friedman and the Priest (The sound quality is poor because Basil was very noisy)

Mobile user/Download link: Conversation with the Priest from Basil

Here is the article referred to in the video: Keeping It Kosher

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