Rav Froman took the time and built relationships with Palestinians, particularly in religious settings. He had the holy chutzpah (or audacity) to go and meet his Palestinian neighbors. He became a living testament that putting a human face on your enemy is a game changer.
Obama's visit to the West Bank took him into the center of the Palestinian tragedy where outrage over Israel's military occupation and civilian settlements has been punctuated by bursts of terrorist violence, quiet oppression, and demoralizing acquiescence.
Israeli Orthodox rabbi, settler, poet and peace activist, Rabbi Menachem Froman passed away on March 4. Rabbi Froman, with his white beard and white garb, was a beloved figure for people across the political spectrum in Israel.