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Two Lubavitchers were named Tuesday as part of the five finalists of the Jewish Federation's Heroes contest. Concern has been raised over the inclusion of Shmuly Yanklowitz, an anti-Rubashkin activist. Video

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Where do I vote?
Where do I vote?
10 years ago

Where do I vote for the top 5?

Devorah , you d realy deserve it
Devorah , you d realy deserve it
10 years ago

Don t know if you remember me . I used to teach with you in in retzahd . I always admired your work.

Thanks to Shmuly Yanklowitz
Thanks to Shmuly Yanklowitz
10 years ago

I did not even know there is a boycott of Aaron’s products. Now thanks to Mr. Yanklowitz I will make sure to buy Aarons products whenever I can!

to #11, 13 &14
to #11, 13 &14
10 years ago

For a fact, Devorah has helped me, my husband
& my other married siblings!!!! We do not live in CH.
Go Devorah Benjamin & Hatzlacha Rabba!!!

from devorah benjamin
from devorah benjamin
10 years ago

thank you for everything
winning is not everything Hashem has his plans but its the honor as the only woman in the top 5 to rep all the women what they do for everyone
plus comment number 11 i have helped couples from all over the world

!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!!!!!!!
10 years ago

go levi and bassi!!!!!!!!!!!
changing the lives of thousands of children with special needs and influencing those who volunteer

Not only Crown Heightsers
Not only Crown Heightsers
10 years ago

I am from out of town and Devorah helped me sit and plan my first daughter’s wedding, aside of finances. She methodically coached me on many issues. In her busy life, it was a huge chesed, not to be underestimated. Her beauty is her humility.

Detroiter
Detroiter
10 years ago

I am personally aquainted with Rabbi Shemtov, and I know how amazing he is. I lived in their house, and they mae me part of the family, and I can not express how much he deserves this award! His dedication to the work he does, and especially in the area of Friendship Circle, is incredible, he is a selfless and kind person. I am so happy for him, and may this be a continuation of only good things for him!

facebook did it
facebook did it
10 years ago

Devorah only managed to stay in the top 3 throught the entire campain because of the KSCVk facebook group hat sent out daily reminders to vote.
It is about time people realize the positive potential fb has when it comes to making a dirah betachtonim. See article about rabbi gluckowsky elsewhere on this site.

amazing
amazing
10 years ago

i am a fellow detroiter, and have volunteered at friendship circle there for over 6 years. Levi is a amazing person and i wish the best for him, but my hopes are for Devorah. I know so many people whos wedding would not have happened if not for her.
she is amazing, and i hope she wins

mark
mark
10 years ago

mark my word, they will not give it to a lubavitcher. moshiach has not come yet.

to #11 and #13
to #11 and #13
10 years ago

I know from personal experience that Devorah helps out of town boys and girls who get married out of town too. She’s amazing! I hope she wins!

to #11
to #11
10 years ago

Devorah helps everyone who gets married in CH! not just CH girls and boys.

Yaklowitx
Yaklowitx
10 years ago

Should be tried by his own rules. Yosher is that someone innocent till proven guilty. He came to conclusions about Rubashkin before there was any proof.

Out of towner
Out of towner
10 years ago

Devorah is a great women and helped meny girls but she only helps crown heights girls and not out of town. i hope rabbi shemtov wins

yay!
yay!
10 years ago

ya levi shemtov and devorah benjamin!
you did amazing things!
hatzlocha rabo!

yanklowitz
yanklowitz
10 years ago

yanklowitz will win this is a scam by the federation. Now they have all your emails etc…

cousins
cousins
10 years ago

GO LEVI!!! we all knew it!

to 3
to 3
10 years ago

praty tell, why would the other lubavitchers be worthy recipients, as opposed to the other people in the contest/ most of who i saw were shluchim without much to distiguish them from the other 4k+ out there. i hope devorah gets it. i’m a shliach, she helped pay for my wedding, but unlike shluchim that have’phenomenal’ ‘caring’ projects, the money she raises doesn’t go to her ‘moised’ but to real people in ‘real’ need. Go devorah!

Devorah HERO!!!
Devorah HERO!!!
10 years ago

Devorah Benjamin does not get paid for what she does. All are great…but Devorah is the HERO!!!!!!!

Yankelowitz
Yankelowitz
10 years ago

While the other 4 have some majour ACCOMPLISHMENTS under their belt… this clown yankelowitz doesent… even in the video he cant tyalk about the past, he only talks about the future…

bad choice!! I hope the judges read collive ๐Ÿ™‚

Shemtov - and motzi shem ra
Shemtov - and motzi shem ra
10 years ago

Devorah Benjamin and Levi Shemtov are very deserving candidates. As the Friendship Circle has a truly national reach across communities and levels of observance, Rabbi Shemtov seems to best fit the criteria for choosing the finalist.

Yanklowitz is indeed a disgrace to the contest. He does not even speak or act normally on the video, nor has his work had any positive impact even for leftists. He is a sideshow, a freak, a throwback to the Jewish socialists of old.

steve
steve
10 years ago

out of the top 20 there were 13 lubavitchers more then half now we are down to 5 and less then half are lubavitch. tells you something about this program!!

Thanks collive
Thanks collive
10 years ago

Yshar koach for mentioning this jew hater yanklowitz. We must not stand silent!

Its says, our destroyers will come from within and this guy is the perfect example.

You don’t have to agree with rubashkin or what they do or did – but to fight them with they are fighting for their life? To attack a jew publicly? To spill more blood when a person is already stabbed?

This guy is a disgrace and to say he is a hero is not less worse.

Go Devorah Benjamin
Go Devorah Benjamin
10 years ago

keep up the awesome work you do

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