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Friday, 16 Tammuz, 5779
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    Sober purim
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    Sober purim

    It’s hard to be an addict on Purim. Chabad.org had an article about how to help addicts stay sober on Purim. https://www.chabad.org/holidays/purim/article_cdo/aid/4322617/jewish/Ten-Ways-You-Can-Help-Alcoholics-and-Addicts-Have-a-Happy-Purim.htm

    Thanks!
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    Thanks!

    Thank you for this!!

    Brian Miller
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    Brian Miller

    I do like the article about supporting addicts on Purim.
    I wonder why many, if not most, Chassidim do not follow the Rebbe’s instructions about those under 40 not drinking more than a scant rivi’is.

    Extremly informative
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    Extremly informative

    Ty

    Thanks!
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    Thanks!

    Thank you for this!!

    Hold up
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    Hold up

    Didn’t the rebbe say something about having only 3 drinks max? Who are these people having “One shot, two shots, three, four, five, five six”? Before gimmel tamuz nobody would ever have six shots! AD MOSAI

    re: 1 Sober purim
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    re: 1 Sober purim

    Go to a non-Chabad shul if you need to

    Brian Miller
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    Brian Miller

    If you are in Pittsburgh your options are Aleph Institute and Shaare Torah Shul.

    Why just Purim
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    Why just Purim

    Families are being ripped to shreds!!
    The pain is unimaginable if you don’t know it.
    Pushing drinks on teenagers in Yeshivahs, from the bigshot drinkers to the weaker personality kids is BULLYING!!!!
    Thank you for bringing addiction to the table.
    We need Moshiachs so badly
    A Freilichen Purim can be had without a sip.

    ok2
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    ok2

    this is super important to know, but also we need some speeches/articles/classes/farbrengens etc, on how to be b’simcha in emotions and in ruchnius. so we know what not to do, and what TO do.

    ncfje has narcan
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    ncfje has narcan

    call ncfje they have distributed narcan in the past.
    7187350200 extension # 6

    why the need for drink or drugs
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    why the need for drink or drugs

    this article is super important so people are aware of what drugs can do and to perhaps prevent complete tragedy. but even if someone doesn’t overdose, and just drinks to drunkedness or uses opiates (which are pain killers), there’s what to be said about why they do it. They are probably in pain or discomfort, and probably not physical pain, but rather emotional and psychological pain, and they seek, find and then crave more refuge from the pain. From whence comes that pain? Some inner dissonance. So to really get at this booze drug issue, you gotta address the roots… Read more »

    Not on Purim
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    Not on Purim

    In many instances the Rebbe removed the gezeira on Purim. In fact, the last time the Rebbe reiterated the gezeira was Yom gimmel d’slichos 5751, and his loshon was something along the lines of “everyone should increase in saying lechaim however with hagbalos (keeping to the standard limits – meaning only 4 lechaim for those under 40) … SINCE IT IS NOT PURIM…” But the issue at hand is, that our youth are being exposed to things like drugs and alcohol that is not quite in the setting of a chassideshe farbrengen. We must educate our children to make safe… Read more »

    Drinking More Than Four
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    Drinking More Than Four

    To 6
    Let’s be honest about pre gimmel Tammuz drinking. I drank more than four before 3 tamuz along with many of my friends.
    The current challenge isn’t about 3 tamuz. Period.

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