Mr Freilich is well-known outside the Jewish community thanks to his many interviews an appearances on television, on radio and in the press.
He is the son of a Jewish father with Romanian roots and a Jewish mother with Hungarian roots. His grandfather was Louis Davids, the Editor-in-Chief of the Dutch Jewish weekly ‘Nederlands-Israëlisch Weekblad’ and the Honourary President of ‘Joods Actueel’. ‘
Joods Actueel’ was set up in 2007 as a successor to the ‘Belgisch-Israërlisch Weekblad’. It provides information in Dutch about and of interest to the Jewish community.
The magazine is a staunch supporter of Israel and campaigns against expressions anti-Semitism by public figures. Michael Freilich often appears in other media as a representative of the Jewish community in Flanders.