Benny Friedman

Dip The Apple In The Honey
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Dip The Apple In The Honey

Please mark your calendar. Then mark it again. And again. And again and again. The month of holidays is upon us! In a happy monsoon of holiness, we are showered repeatedly with the great blessings of Rosh Hashanah, then Yom Kippur, Sukkot, Shmini Atzeret and Simchat Torah. These wonderful, marvelous holy days run the gamut of spiritual energies and human emotions. Introspection, reflection, self-assessment, regret, tears, apologies, reconciliation, relief, joy, labor, exuberance, and finally, pure celebration! And all of it - with love. (Who knows how much emotional health and wellbeing we owe to our years of carefully observing the rituals and rhythms of this festive month!) But it only works if you mark your calendar. These days have to really belong to you and they have to be marked "sacred." There was a time when these days were to a Jew what Super Bowl Sunday for an NFL fan. Untouchable. Non-negotiable. Like April 15th for a CPA. Like the month of June for a caterer. Like Black Friday for a Best Buy store manager. Like any day he wants for Tom Brady. Out. Not available. Otherwise occupied. Out of the office with limited access to voicemail. Often, when people want to say that a given date doesn't work for them because they have plans to be in, say, Hawaii that day, they say, "Oh, I can't, I'm in Hawaii that week." Even if it's in six months they'll say, "I'm IN Hawaii that week." It's more than having plans, more than having made a commitment - they're already there! We need to learn to talk like that about our Yiddishkeit. "Oh, I can't make it, I'm in Shul that day." We're already there! Can't be in two places at once. It isn't easy. It isn't easy to cross a date off the calendar and mark it in red UNAVAILABLE. It's too tempting to reopen it for meetings and business trips. It's the reason people push off long-awaited trips and getaways - scheduling conflicts. But eventually you realize you have to do it. How long can you postpone your long-term interests and wellness for short-term interests and thrills? So you mark the dates with a red Sharpie and you GO! And always, always - you're glad you did. So here are the dates for the month of festivals, and remember that everything starts the night before: September 26-27: Rosh Hashanah October 5: Yom Kippur October 10-11: Sukkot October 17-18: Shmini Atzeret and Simchat Torah * Every year, on the Shabbat before Rosh Hashanah, we read these famous words in the Torah: "I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse. You shall choose life, so that you and your children will live." You'd think that choosing life would be the biggest no-brainer in the history of mankind. And yet, not for nothing does Torah hammer this point home so strongly. When faced with a choice between what we're living from and what we're living for - not so simple. Between making a living and getting a life - not so simple. Between what looks like freedom (but really pins you down) and what looks like restriction (but really gives you your wings) - not so simple! Choosing between right and wrong, when wrong is so much fun and right can be so annoying - not so simple. Choosing between the newest technology and the oldest religion - not so simple. Choosing between making one more dollar and doing one more Mitzvah - not always so simple. Choosing between giving our kids a good time or a good life - not so simple. Blocking days on your busy schedule to slow down and shape up; to thank G-d for your blessings; to make sure your life is an examined one, an improved one, a purposeful one, a holy one - not so simple. Canceling meetings and workdays to hear a Shofar, fast and pray, shake a Lulav and Etrog, build a Sukkah, dance like crazy with the Torah - not so simple. And yet these are the choices we need to make. This is where we are challenged to CHOOSE LIFE! When we pray to G-d to write us in the book of life, let us not forget to write ourselves in the book of life, by choosing life, life, life at every opportunity. So go ahead. Get your sharpie, mark you calendar, block those days and - choose life! L’chaim, and happy new year! (Written by Rabbi Eli Friedman, Chabad of Calabasas)
Emunah, Bitachon, Geulah Featuring Benny Friedman
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Emunah, Bitachon, Geulah Featuring Benny Friedman

R' Sholom Mordechai Rubashkin's miraculous release from prison was an end to an injustice and the beginning of a new era of Emunah and Bitachon. Since then, he has dedicated his life to sharing the clarity we all so admired and teaching all who want to learn how to apply Emunah and Bitachon in our lives practically. The need is so great that he is raising funds so he can host more people at his Shiurim, Shabbatons, and seminars. This song was composed not only to help with this worthy campaign, but to celebrate his miracle, acknowledge his dedication, and help spread the message of Aleph Beis Gimmel - Emunah and Bitachon will bring us each the Geulah we need. Make the time to grow in your own Emunah and Bitachon and help R' Sholom Mordechai the means to help others at https://alephbeisgimmel.com/Campaign/ Aleph, Beis, Gimmel! Credits: Performed by: Benny Friedman Produced by: Doni Gross & Yitzy Waldner Composed by: Yitzy Waldner Lyrics by: Getzel Rubashkin Musical Production: Doni Gross Recorded at: DeG Studios, NYC Video by: Getzel Rubashkin Benny PR: I & Me Media -- *Lyrics:* Storms have battered all our lives Hurricane winds blow Who knows if more may yet arrive as dark clouds seem to grow The past has had its sorrow, the future is unclear We might look to tomorrow, with hearts so filled with fear But we know And we’ll show That we see through the illusion The Torah guides us, It supplies us With all the right conclusions Hashem is the Creator Of all that was and what will be In Him we trust, To lift us up faith and trust’s the key I believe, I believe, that all You’ve done is right for me I trust in You, Kudsha Brich hu, For future good that I can see And if our life seems hard or lonely And everything seems dark We know it’s for a moment only So we can light a spark Our struggles are not there to break us We have all the strength we need Hashem gave us tasks that make us And the power to succeed. When we know When we grow When our soul awakens We have Emunah And Bitachon We serve Hashem unshaken Hashem is the Creator Of all that was and what will be In Him we trust, To lift us up faith and trust’s the key I believe, I believe, that all You’ve done is right for me I trust in You, Kudsha Brich hu, For future good that I can see Bitachon and Emunah Our salvation they will bring From the source of all Geulah Hashem, our Father, our King -- Connect with Benny: https://www.bennysmusic.com/ Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/bennysmusic/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/bennysmusic YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCefarW8iWzuNO7NedV-om-w For bookings and inquiries: info@bennysmusic.com | Text: (352) 770-1439 להזמנות אירועים בארץ ישראל: יונתן יחיאל - 0525000210 | yonatan@bennysmusic.com
Benny Friedman - YAMA (Official Music Video | בני פרידמן - ימה (הקליפ רשמי
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Benny Friedman - YAMA (Official Music Video | בני פרידמן - ימה (הקליפ רשמי

YAMA Benny Friedman Video by OlamMedia Produced by: Yonatan Yechiel Composed by: Eli Klein Arranged by: Eli Klein & Yitzy Berry Vocals Produced by: Doni Gross Benny PR: I & Me Media מילים ולחן: אלי קליין עיבוד והפקה מוזיקלית: אלי קליין ואיצי ברי הפקה: יונתן יחיאל הפקת קליפ: OlamMedia עולם ומלואו ייח"צ בישראל: קובי סלע תקשורת כהלכה, 054-4402805 pr@kobis.co.il קליפ: מפיקה: חנה אוריאן במאי: אהרון אוריאן צלם: דוד אוריאן פוסט: JLM by OlamMedia מנהלת משרד ותיאום הפקה: גולדי אריאל מפיק בפועל: יצחק סיגלר עריכה: אלישבע אטלן אונליין: אהרון אוריאן קומפוזיטינג: מיכאל קימל צלם שני ואופרייטור: רועי גולן תאורן: זושא קפלן ע. הפקה: אשר רוזנברג, רותי קורנט רחפן: רועי גולן סוכנות שחקנים וניצבים: יובל אלימלך נהג הפקה: יוסף חיים ~ משתתפים אורחים: אשר רוזנברג, זושא קפלן, נתנאל לייפר, אהרון אוריאן תודות ארט: אביגיל גור תודות חברון: יפעת אלקובי ומשפחות ״הרחיבי מקום אהלך״ -- Connect with Benny: https://www.bennysmusic.com/ Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/bennysmusic/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/bennysmusic YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCefarW8iWzuNO7NedV-om-w For bookings and inquiries: info@bennysmusic.com | Text: (352) 770-1439 להזמנות אירועים בארץ ישראל: יונתן יחיאל - 0525000210 | yonatan@bennysmusic.com ~ #YAMA #בני_פרידמן #ימה #BennyFriedman
Thank You Rebbi Feat. Benny Friedman & Yitzy Waldner - Chasdei Lev (Official Music Video)
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Thank You Rebbi Feat. Benny Friedman & Yitzy Waldner - Chasdei Lev (Official Music Video)

A musical production that follows the livesof three successful Talmidim and explores the impact their Rebbeim had on their lives. Join along as we pay tribute to our Mechanchim who are not only the heroes of their Talmidim, but the heroes of Klal Yisroel. Chasdei Lev, a non-profit organization which helps Rabbeim and their families enjoy their Yomim Tovim with the financial Menuchas Hanefesh which they so deserve, partnered up with some amazing musical talent to release an uplifting new song. Enjoy this video, and make sure to go to: www.chasdeilev.org for more information. Find out how you can help with Chasdei Lev! In appreciation to Roth&Co for their generous sponsorship in honor of our Rebbeim and Moros A Heart.Works Production Special thanks to Moshe Finkelstein from CrunchTime Media for your steady devotion and creative work on behalf of Chasdei Lev and Klal Yisroel's Rebbeim. Directed by: Menachem Weinstein Produced by: Munch Media Cinematography by: Daniel Shaw 1st AC by: Sadiel Rivada Set design by: Galya Bender Photography by: Marko Dashev Music Composed & Directed by: Yitzy Waldner Performed by: Benny Friedman & Yitzy Waldner Produced by: Yechiel Schron Lyrics by: Miriam Israeli Arranged by: Avrumi Berko Mixed by: Yaniv Balas Vocal production by: Doni Gross Drums: Barak Ahron Guitar: Doron Mizrachi Strings: SPN Production Piano Synth: A Berko Saxophone: Dor Asraf Benny PR: I & Me Media Special Thanks Zalmy Raksin Eli Zians Kevin Rhine Neil Rumbak Pupils & Staff of Torah Academy - Boca Raton, FL Dov Coleman Rabbi Draiman
Dear Am Yisroel Feat. Benny Friedman
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Dear Am Yisroel Feat. Benny Friedman

Yad Yisroel was founded in 1990 to tend to the needs of our Jewish brethren in the former Soviet Union. Since the outbreak of war, they have they have been at the forefront of rescuing operations as well as the maintenance of thousands of Jewish refugees, utilizing their extensive task force in Ukraine and abroad to help save Ukrainian Jewry. You can help by contributing at https://thechesedfund.com/kiev/kievemergencyfund/teams/dearamyisroel Composed by Heshy Walfish Recorded on JEP 1 as Dear Nikolai with Lyrics by Chesky Kornfeld. Updated Lyrics by Chayala Neuhaus with Dovi Safier Produced & Arranged by Doni Gross Executive Producer / Concept - Dovi Safier / Blumstein Brothers Performed by Benny Friedman Video by Rivkin Media Additional footage by Miki Spitzer Thank you to Sruly Besser, Elisha Gottdiener, Chaim Heller, Yaakov Josephy, Aliza Safier and Ari, Dovid & Abie Moskowitz, Yaakov Brown, Danny Flamm Дорогой Ам Исроель! Как ты поживаешь, мой дорогой Ам Исроель? Я пишу с войны в Украине. Я знаю что нас разделяют тысячи километров, но это не так далеко что бы чувствовать боль друг друга. Бомбы сыпятся на нас без перерыва с постоянным страхом у нас в сердцах. И сегодня, мы решились пойти на верный шаг и уехать в сторону границы в темноте. Слезы, пробивающие души евреев, которые находятся в изгнании, но все же мы Евреи - смелые, чья вера сильнее войны. Ваша любовь держит нас Вместе. Сердца, собранные с разных сторон океана, я чувствую что вы прямо здесь с нами, поддерживая своих святых братьев в каждом переполненном автобусе поезде из семей, которые бегут что бы выжить. Я еле узнаю мою Украину, но я уверена что наше будущее будет жить. Во времена мира, вы приезжали молиться. Бааль Шем Тов, Магид, Раби Нахман. Я не перестану ждать дня, когда мы все вместе увидим приход Мошиаха в Иерусалиме. Слезы, пробивающие души евреев, которые находятся в изгнании, но все же мы Евреи - смелые, чья вера сильнее войны. Ваша любовь держит нас Вместе. Сердца, собранные с разных сторон океана, я чувствую что вы прямо здесь с нами, поддерживая своих святых братьев . Я знаю что вы думаете - что я могу сделать? Когда столько жизнь на грани? На самом деле, сила находится в вас и всем тем, что вы можете поменять в этом мире. Силы армий, звуки танков - это не то, у чего есть сила, потому что ничего не делаете б-га милосерднее, чем Агавас Исроель! Слезы, пробивающие души евреев, которые находятся в изгнании, но все же мы Евреи - смелые, чья вера сильнее войны. Ваша любовь держит нас Вместе. Сердца, собранные с разных сторон океана, я чувствую что вы прямо здесь с нами, поддерживая своих святых братьев . С любовью, твой дорогой Брат
Hold On Tight • Vzakeini  feat. Benny Friedman & Baruch Levine
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Hold On Tight • Vzakeini feat. Benny Friedman & Baruch Levine

Help us reach 50,000 Women Around the World https://boneiolam.org/vzakeini/?aff=utube They used to wait alone. Couples. Husbands and wives. When would they merit a child of their own? Their silent hopes and whispered prayers ascended to the One Above. But a few years ago, suddenly, there was a movement. A movement that brought people together. In short order, the couples were no longer waiting alone. They were now waiting with 40,000 women, who davened for them every week as they stood in front of the flickering candles on Erev Shabbos, offering prayers from the heart while also each contributing $1 to tzedakah every week in their merit. Celebrating the two year anniversary of this worldwide effort, bringing Yidden together in unity and prayer, Bonei Olam released a remarkable, stirring new song that depicts the dreams that lie in the hearts of these couples, the achdus generated by the Vezakeini project, and the idea that in a world that is often lonely and challenging, Klal Yisroel is waiting – and hoping – together, as one. Because together, we are stronger. And so are our tefillos. For those waiting for shidduchim, refuos, and other yeshuos, the message is the same. Klal Yisroel is waiting together, in unity. And we wait, we hope, and we pine – together - for the ultimate yeshuah with Moshiach’s arrival. Because, as the song describes, together, our cries our stronger. Concept and Executive Producer: Boruch Goldberger Composed & Written by Chayala Neuhaus Performed by Benny Friedman and Baruch Levine Produced & Arranged By Doni Gross Recorded at DeG Studios, NYC Children Choir: Mayer Yehuda Kaplan, Yeshaya Levin, Dov Salamon, Nosson Zvi Zlotowitz Video production by Rivkin Media Directed, filmed and edited by Shlomo Chaim Rivkin Production manager: Chaya Rivkin Art director: Sol Roth Gaffer: Eli Kravetz PA: Mendi Kulski , Peretz rivkin Special Thanks Sara Todd Malky Pogrow Dovid Weinbaum Chaim-Aaron Green Dina and Perla Duchan Actors: Rob Ceriello Rose Smith Video Choir: Mayer Yehuda Kaplan , Yitzy Kaplan , Dovid and Menachem Kleinman Yeshaya Levin, Yisroel Meir Levin, Zevi Levin, Nosson Zvi Zlotowitz Kid actor: Ezriel Lehman Corporate Sponsor: Consult Write by Chayale Kaufman Lyrics: In a room that feels empty sitting all alone Where just two candles glow The silent hopes and whispered prayers Echoing painfully The dream in their hearts yet to grow Imagined it so many times Their dream vzakeni A family of their own Offered every tear they have Done all there is to do But they know theyre not in this alone I know that it’s hard to keep waiting, So i’ll be here with you- holding your hand And together our cries vzakeini our tears will be carried right up to Hashem So let’s keep on waiting together, hoping together For just one more day Hold on tight for just a bit longer our cries our tefilos he wont turn away In a world that feels empty We languish in golus With only our faith aglow our silent hopes and whispered prayers Echoing painfully The dream in our hearts yet to grow Imagined it so many times הרחמן הוא יזכינו For that day, a home of our own Offered every tear we have Done all there is to do But we know we're not waiting alone I know that it’s hard to keep waiting, So i’ll be here with you- holding your hand And together our cries will be stronger our tears will be carried right up to Hashem So let’s keep on waiting together, hoping together For just one more day Hold on tight for just a bit longer our cries our tefilos he won't turn away vaff al pi... Tatte it’s hard to keep waiting But you’re right here with us holding our hand all together our cries will be stronger and pierce through the heavens again and again If we keep on waiting together Hoping together for just one more day Til we’re all celebrating together Moshiach’s arrival The tears wiped away