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A Bochur Responds To Headline’s Chabad Podcast

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Yashar Koach
September 13, 2019 1:30 pm

Well put. Making the Rebbe proud!
Moshiach Now

September 13, 2019 1:32 pm

This is beautiful and makes me cry! Yasher Kochacha to whoever wrote this. I think it is much needed and clarified a lot! This is our final much needed push!

Nailed it.
September 13, 2019 1:40 pm

Well said. You are 100 percent right! I listened to the podcast and the Chabad representation got dragged into the litvisher narrative of contrasting Chabad with the Frum world. The Rebbe’s view is a re framing of how we and for what purpose we are Jews, why we learn and why we observe Judaism.

Wow beautifully written
September 13, 2019 2:08 pm

Beautiful! profoundly written!!! Yasher Koach!! Your points are clear and you summed up exactly what Chabad is all about! Your definitely giving Nachas To The Rebbe!!!! And your parents and me and all this who read this! Thank you
Moshaich now!!!

September 13, 2019 2:30 pm

The writer of this piece obviously does not have any interaction with the Litvishe world and does not know know and understand the terminology used by the Litvish and and Yeshivishe world. The host was using different words that are more prevalent and more commonly used in his circles and not using the verbatim used in Lubavitch. When the host talks about Ahavas Yisroel he was not saying that this is a Mitzvah like any other Mitzvah and Chabad is focused on that. Rather he was saying that the motive and mission of Chabad on Shlichus is based on Ahavas… Read more »

One Viewer's Take on Op-ed
September 13, 2019 2:39 pm

A beautiful Op-ed that hits all of the right notes. I was born into a frum family Baruch Hashem, a family with an open door to any and all Yidden. Yes, we were known as an Orthodox family but had connections to all members of the Jewish community and at the same time, we greeted everyone, Jew and non-Jew with a ponim yafos. I didn’t think into what my hashfofa was, but in a sense, I guess that one could say, therefore, that I related to the Pintele Yid as well as to the goodness and kindness of all individuals.… Read more »

Good Points
September 13, 2019 2:47 pm

I Just happen to listen to this podcast, and had the exact same issue with it (only I did not the oisios).

Very well written.

But why no name??

September 13, 2019 2:48 pm

Well said moshiach now

Very well written
September 13, 2019 3:08 pm

Thank you for your input!
Chabad is more then Ahavas Yisrael for another yid!!!
Chabad ”mont” that you transform oneself to be a true and commitment Yid with understanding and joy!

”Chabad is more than Ahavas Yisroel”
Reply to  Very well written
September 13, 2019 4:43 pm

The writer isn’t saying that Chabad is much more than Ahavas Yisroel, that we have much more important things to do than help Yidden in their Yiddishkeit (we do have better things to do than feed oilamishers on their vacations, we don’t move too far places to serve them Shabbos meals, that’s a plus, this must be clear), he’s clarifying the reason that Yiddishkeit is important. The Alter Rebbe asks ”What’s more important, loving Hashem or loving Yidden?” and he answered,”The way to love the Aibershter is through loving Yidden, loving what your beloved loves.” I heard a mashal for… Read more »

Shitas Chabad in a nitshell
September 13, 2019 5:34 pm

Make a dira b’tachtonim to ultimatelt bring Moshiach. How? Becoming a keli and making the world a keli.

Another bochur
September 14, 2019 1:44 pm

Tysm for this well written and factually accurate article. If I knew you, we’d be friends.

Yasher Koach
September 14, 2019 5:03 pm

Thank you Bochur! Condense this and send it to the radio program. (Read today’s Hayom Yom 14 Elul before you do).
I also listened to the podcast. Had to turn pause multiple times during the ‘hashkafa’ bit, out of frustration that the point was missed.
Heartwarming to see that Bochurim get it!
There is only one. Ein Oid Milvado. And all, taught through Torah, as the Rebbe taught us so well.
Ashreinu that the shita of Chassidus Chabad is our Daas Torah.

this article
September 14, 2019 9:44 pm

needs to be studied by every chossid.

Ha, yes!!
Reply to  this article
September 15, 2019 12:15 am

It sounds silly to study an op-ed, but this is the best introduction for a Bochur entering Zal

not just bochurim
Reply to  Ha, yes!!
September 15, 2019 5:19 am

but also many anash and even those who are already on shlichus could benefit from it as regular review

A story
September 14, 2019 10:40 pm

Rabbi Chaim Gutnick, a”h, was once by the Rebbe, and told the Rebbe that he was invited to join a reunion of talmidim of the Telshe Yeshiva. The Rebbe encouraged him to participate, and told him: “Surely, while you are there, you will meet Rabbi (Mordechai) Gifter. I know that he has something against me. Perhaps you can find out what he has against me”. Rabbi Gutnick was happy to carry out a shlichus of the Rebbe, although he could imagine it being an uncomfortable conversation. During the reunion, at the time of seuda shlishis, Rabbi Gutnick found himself sitting… Read more »

another version
Reply to  A story
September 14, 2019 11:55 pm

the way I heard this story, the Rebbe answered something like this, “One question answers the other. One who doesn’t appreciate the value of a Medrash, we should consult with?”

A story
September 14, 2019 10:42 pm

After the communist revolution in Russia, any Jewish education and Jewish activities had to go underground. Parents had a harder time accessing a proper chinuch for the children. Almost the only ones addressing this need, with absolute mesirus nefesh, were the Lubavitcher chassidim (as is well known). During this time, the famous chosid R’ Chaim Shaul Brook, was sent by the Frierdige Rebbe to the city of Zhitomir, to take care of the needs of the Jewish community there. Immediately upon his arrival, he established an underground cheder and started teaching the local children. The Jewish parents, who had been… Read more »

Dear alumni
Reply to  A story
September 15, 2019 3:35 am

Seems like whoever wrote the last 3 comments all get rabbi Wagner’s weekly email 😂

a practical example
September 15, 2019 5:30 am

Tanya shiurim in yiddish on the radio. Chabad didn’t didn’t use this technology to outreach to other people. That was for us

Bochur with no name??
September 15, 2019 6:55 am

This is very well written, it will help for your shiduch.
Name please

September 15, 2019 12:17 pm

Mazel tov 15 elul yom ttl Shalom uvrocho Yes the bochur wrote correctly. Yk ! I did not hear the podcast however the points are there . The chiluk between chabad and others is not just in one matter or inyan its a differant yiddishkiet. Of course its all the same Hakodosh Baruch Hu and torah but its all with a differant ” farvos” reason. To me you see this best in the baalie tshuva of chabad versus litvish . Chabad emphasises: this world not the next. Doing not reward. Others not self. The goal not the person Hashem not… Read more »