Moshe Friedman

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Moshe Aryeh Friedman (born 1972, Brooklyn) is a haredi rabbi.[1]

In 2006, Friedman participated in the International Conference to Review the Global Vision of the Holocaust, stating, "I am not a denier of the Holocaust, but I think it is legitimate to cast doubt on some statistics."[2] He said that the figure of 6 million deaths during The Holocaust was from a prophecy made before World War II and that the actual figure was closer to one million.[3]

His children were expelled from the Talmud Torah school in Austria where the family lived.[4] He said it was because of his participation in the Holocaust conference; the school said its fees were not paid.[1] After being banned from the Jewish community in Austria in 2007,[5][6] he moved to New York City.[7][8][9]

His family moved to Antwerp in 2011. Because no schools would admit his children, he sue and in 2012 the court ordered a Jewish school for girls to admit his two sons or face heavy fines.[8][9][10] In February 2013, the Court of Appeals reversed the trial court.[11] Although Friedman styles himself rabbi, the Central Israelite Consistory of Belgium stated in 2014 that he has no right to bear the title rabbi in Belgium.[12]

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  1. ^ a b Liphshiz, Cnaan. "In Antwerp, a haredi pariah forces school to go coed". Jewish Telegraphic Agency. Archived from the original on 13 March 2013. Retrieved 15 March 2016. 
  2. ^ Fathi, Nazila. "Israel Fading, Iran's Leader Tells Deniers Of Holocaust", The New York Times, 13 December 2006. Retrieved 27 February 2008.
  3. ^ Robert Tait (11 December 2006). "Holocaust deniers gather in Iran for 'scientific' conference". The Guardian. Retrieved 30 December 2012. 
  4. ^ "Rabbi Friedman's Complaint". Vienna Review. 1 March 2007. Retrieved 6 January 2013. 
  5. ^ "Jewish Sect Ostracized Over Iran Meeting". The Washington Post. 27 January 2007. Retrieved 6 January 2013. 
  6. ^ "Vienna Jewish community bars rabbi who attended Iran Holocaust conference". European Jewish Press. 17 January 2007. Retrieved 6 January 2013. 
  7. ^ "'A'jad pal' rabbi a deadbeat". New York Post. 4 December 2011. Retrieved 6 January 2013. 
  8. ^ a b Court forces Jewish school to admit sons of anti-Zionist. The Daily Caller.
  9. ^ a b Antwerp girls' school forced to admit boys – Israel Jewish Scene, Ynetnews. Ynetnews.
  10. ^ JTA (29 December 2012). "Antwerp Jewish Girls School Forced to Admit Holocaust Denier's Boys or Pay Fine". Jewish Press. Retrieved 30 December 2012. 
  11. ^ "Zaak schoolkinderen Friedman, Hof van Beroep stelt school in het gelijk". Joods Actueel (in Dutch). 6 February 2013. Retrieved 9 March 2013. 
  12. ^ "Joodse Palestina-activist misbruikt titel van Rabbijn" (in Dutch). Joods Actueel. 29 August 2014. Retrieved 16 March 2016.