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    Ahavas Yisroel Cancels Purim Fete

    Rabbi Chezzi Denebeim abruptly cancelled the biggest event on Chevra Ahavas Yisroel's social calendar after an "awakening." Full Story

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    Moshiach is coming😊
    Guest
    Moshiach is coming😊

    Baruch hashem

    Hoax
    Guest
    Hoax

    Funny purr shpil. We will never give up our party!

    nice, will they join the community party?
    Guest
    nice, will they join the community party?
    This is refreshing, Thank you
    Guest
    This is refreshing, Thank you

    This sound like a really wise move in the right direction. Mimenu yiruh v’chein yaasu!

    Thank Gd
    Guest
    Thank Gd

    It really wasn’t a good environment. I know several people who stopped attending the shul after last year’s party.

    appreciate the sensitivity...
    Guest
    appreciate the sensitivity...

    A happy Purim to all, full of good, clean fun!

    Good For You!
    Guest
    Good For You!

    And good for your community. Thank you so much for drawing the line at this point. Down the line you won’t regret your decision.

    Good for you
    Guest
    Good for you

    I hope more will follow. Many many times I have been to events where the were lots of people really dressed in the worst way and no one told them to tone it down or cover up. As a balesteshuva myself and my husband notice that even people who hang around chabad for years still dress with everything showing and don’t care either. In the uk shauls, there are signs up for women to cover themselves. I guess if the people dressing not right give money??? then it’s ok?

    Good for you Rabbi, you have your head screwed on properly.

    CAY Member
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    CAY Member

    As someone who was involved in this process, I can attest that at least one part of this (and the source WSJ) article is incorrect. The “party” was not canceled, let alone abruptly. A deliberate decision was made after significant debate to change to type, tone, and focus of the party to one that is more on our membership then the community as a whole. There will be a sit down seuda which is expected to draw a large crowd, details are available on CAY’s facebook page.

    Chezzi is da best!
    Guest
    Chezzi is da best!

    He’s got his balance straight!! Bh!

    moshiach is coming!!
    Guest
    moshiach is coming!!

    Yay

    Kol hakovod!
    Guest
    Kol hakovod!
    WAS NOT ABRUPT
    Guest
    WAS NOT ABRUPT

    CAY has been discussing this for a while…

    Chezzi ur the man!!
    Guest
    Chezzi ur the man!!

    thank you so much for your contribution to the community. i truly admire how you have ahava yisroel to all yidden. i truly adore how you humbly decide to make a drastic change. tou are the man! Kol hakavod! u give the rebbe nachas!!!! Good luck in all that u r doing!!

    yay
    Guest
    yay

    kol hakovod for someone to admit he wants change. that is the biggest deal here-this deserves the greatest respect. m’chayil lchayil

    the big i
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    the big i

    purim should not be toned down.the shulchan oruch tells how to act on purim and every day. is dependent on the shulchan oruch. yiddishkeit is not about following somones gut feelings,which can change from year to year. purim was not meant to be subdued and somber. this is not a personal opinion.

    Beis Shmuel
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    Beis Shmuel

    Back when Beis Shmuel was the “young” shul, Yossi Jacobson worked hard to make deep, positive changes there. He had an amazing effect on many people; I hope R’ Denebeim achieves much the same and even more.

    Fresser Rebbe says
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    Fresser Rebbe says

    BH

    The best time to move in is when thete is a Vacume, this is my chance.

    I am opening a new club, and all the disappointed “Chvrah” from “Chevra Ahavat Israel” are welcome to join, all are welcome to join, we have our first meeting tonight, Thursday evening, we meet at the corner of Kingston and Empire, ones we got enough of a group we march to our location, to be announced at that time

    Impressed
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    Impressed

    Days of moshiach

    kol hakavod
    Guest
    kol hakavod

    tio

    B"H - SUGGESTION
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    B"H - SUGGESTION

    COL should interview the Rabbi and share the ‘awakening’ story with its audience.
    Surely it could prove to be a source of inspiration for many.
    Thank you.

    baruch Hashem
    Guest
    baruch Hashem

    So happy

    FINALLY
    Guest
    FINALLY

    WONDERFUL THIS IS MORE OF WHAT WE NEED.

    Glad there was an awakening
    Guest
    Glad there was an awakening

    These parties should have never happened in crown heights. The fact that it happened till now is terrifying. It is time we all woke up and started leading our lives according to the way the Rebbe begged us to. To bad if it’s uncomfortable. We are in a bitter terrible golus and we need to collectively make it end!!!!

    Fresser Rebbe says
    Guest
    Fresser Rebbe says

    BH

    Sorry, i forgot to mention what time tonight, it is at 10:30 PM tonight, Thursday corner Empire and Kingston

    Baruch HaShem
    Guest
    Baruch HaShem

    I hope this isn’t a joke. It will be the first time I’m proud of anything associated with CAY. A major change, but if they keep at it, 1 step at a time, they will eventually win the support of the frum community. May all the CAY family also experience a kosher spiritual awakening, and return to the Torah. Amen, kein y’hi ratzon.

    to # 26
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    to # 26

    Who are you to Decide that they aren’t frum?!
    Shame on you!!!

    To 26
    Guest
    To 26

    I rarely comment here, but the last sentence in your comment turned me off. The Yiddin that Daven there are holy Yiddin. They have strengths and weaknesses, just as anyone else. They have struggles, just as anyone else. I would venture to say that some in the community can use the “kosher spiritual awakening” you mention in regard to the way they perceive fellow Jews. No one is more or less Jewish. We all have matters we need to work on, and we can all use awakening and Teshuva.

    To all of us
    Guest
    To all of us

    Don’t judge someone just because they sin differently than you.

    baal shem tov
    Guest
    baal shem tov

    of our generation

    Baruch Hashem
    Guest
    Baruch Hashem

    I am sober for 8 years now, and spent 2 years in CH. I always felt so sorry for all the drunks around the holidays and at Farbrenghens who were not able to experience the true meaning of these holidays. It always seemed common sense to me. Anyway, what a big scary step for you to take Rabbi. Yasher Koach!
    Yaakov Mark

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