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Tuesday, 16 Iyyar, 5779
  |  May 21, 2019

    A Torah in a Vegas Casino

    George Gati was in Las Vegas for business and borrowed a Torah from Chabad for the morning minyan in the hotel. As he walked through the sparse crowd at the casino, a fellow sitting at a gaming table reached out... Full Story

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    Uch!
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    Uch!

    It’s like carrying a Torah through a Bathroom G-D forbid. I wonder if there wasn’t another way to get the torah to the other location

    i have a question
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    i have a question

    wasnt iit just a few days ago i saw a oped you wrote about The

    “Halacha states it is prohibited to walk over and extend the scroll to the people’s reach.”

    i just dont get it.

    bumbo
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    bumbo

    He did not extend the Torah. As he states, “As I was passing through the sparse crowd, a fellow sitting at a gaming table GOT UP and kissed the Torah.” A bigger halachic question is whether you may sleep with a Torah in the room. Nevertheless, I happen to know the man that wrote the article and I dont believe that he had anything but good intentions by doing what he did. (And by the way, in most casino hotels, there is no way to get into the main portion of the hotel without passing through the casino; they try… Read more »

    ME ME
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    ME ME

    IF THE WHOLE ARTICLE WOULD OF BEEN PRINTED, INSTEAD OF MOST OF THE ARTICLE, THERE WOULD NOT BE TO MANY QUESTIONS. IF I REMEMBER CORRECTLY THE PEOPLE WITH THE TORAH WERE LED THROUGH A SPECIAL DOORWAY SO AS NOT TO PASS THE CASINO HALL. THAT WAS DONE WITH THE HELP OF SOME FRIENDLY STAFF.

    Yosef Mordechai your the best!!
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    Yosef Mordechai your the best!!

    George Gati (Sya What?!) is one of the most beautiful people and Chabad supporters around. He greets shluchim and bochurim everywhere with a smile. Yosef Mordechai, this is one of your fans wishing you well in all.

    A Yid kissed a Torah -- is that so bad?!
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    A Yid kissed a Torah -- is that so bad?!

    Remember what they said about bochurim putting on tefillin in the streets with men who hadn’t washed negel vasser? Who knows what effect that one moment of kedusha had in that man’s day, in that man’s life? I’m sure Mr. Gati took whatever precautions were necessary to the best of his knowledge, and made a Kiddush Hashem getting a Torah to a minyan there of all places. Yasher Koach!

    We love you Mr. Goti
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    We love you Mr. Goti

    George Goti we love you keep up your great work of bringing the love of Torah, Hashem and Judaism were ever you go
    one of your many your friend from the Tank

    to #6:
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    to #6:

    that’s the way a chabadnik should think. kol hakovod!

    To #2
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    To #2

    I thought that was only talking about bringing the Torah for people to kiss during shul.

    No??

    THE END OF THE STORY...
    Guest
    THE END OF THE STORY...

    Would have been much coller if the story ended with…..after kissing the Torah the man went back to his card table and hit an immediate bl;ackjack, winning several thousand pounds. He responded by giving half to Chabad of Vegas…

    Kol Hakavod
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    Kol Hakavod

    George you did a good thing…….from another friend from the tank…….

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