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Talis
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Talis

Why is he whering a talis in a cemetery

Lamplighters
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Lamplighters

Chabad – touching pintele Yids and helping to restore faith, reaching out to Jews in the farthest hinterlands.

With you guys around and experiencing your mitzvot (directly and indirectly) helps me to have a more general sense of tikvah, shalom, and inspiration about life and our potential to influence change.

Thanks and continued netzach, hatzlacha, and koach!

Well done Rabbi Shmueli!
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Well done Rabbi Shmueli!

Keep up the good work! Canberra is blessed to have you!

Halacha?
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Halacha?

Exposed Tzitzis in a cemetery?

huh???
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huh???

Very nice. But…Talesim in the beis hakevuros. Hmmmm??? Only with chabad. Chevra…mir darf vissin halacha. We represent authentic judaism. We must do what the halacha states. Check out M”B 23:3- at the very least tuck the strings in. Hatzlachsla rabba

kol hakavod!!
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kol hakavod!!

may the jewish community in canberra go machayil el choyil

Wow
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Wow

Beautiful story!

Incredible
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Incredible

Here is another example of Chabad’s approach of mesirut nefesh for every Jew!
Kol hakavod, I can’t imaging where we would be today without Chabad

#1, #4, #5
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#1, #4, #5

Hi, before drawing conclusions – and if you know better and can teach a fellow Yid – why not contact the rabbi wearing the tallis and discuss with him?

Maybe, you too can learn something new from him about Yiddishkite. I’m going to ask my Chabad shaliach about this practice. Best and achdus!

go kasriel
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go kasriel

the warlow-shills are awesome,always going out of their way for other Jews 🙂

To #8, etc
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To #8, etc

The world without Chabad would be a much more diminished and darkened place, c’v (!), I believe. Just think of how many Yidden would be lost just in the former Soviet Union without Chabad!!! I know personally, without Chabad I likely would not be speaking words of Torah, putting on Tefillin, doing mitzvot, or be married (along with becoming a father of a Yid to do even better than me in Yiddishkite, BH, and help undo amalek, c’v). To #1, #4, #5 – remember/zachor amalek… he went after the “weak”: the Yidden in the back/who are behind the gedolim in… Read more »

He is a kohain
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He is a kohain

He can’t be in cemetary. He is leading a tefilah that’s why he is wearing a talis.

Very simple answer for the tails
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Very simple answer for the tails

No one read the article there’s setting aside a new part of the modern cemetery where there’s no yidden buried there yet ever no there’s no problem to wear a tails in the pictures I don’t see the mess his merely commemorating the new cemetery in golburn

Australian Rov.
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Australian Rov.

Good question re the Tallis. I discussed this with Rabbi feldman before the chinuch beis hakvoroes. He wore it for the consecration prayer and took it off for the levaye. Before the levaye it was not a cemetery yet and there is a minhag brought down that for the consecration the rov/chazan does wear the Tallis. As this is a very rare ceremony little is discussed about it in Seforim and as such is understood that you find it strange to see a Tallis in a beis hachayim but you could see from the pictures that it was of the… Read more »

The pics are not of the funeral
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The pics are not of the funeral

Hi all worried about the talis – the pics are of the consecration before anyone was buried there, not the funeral (during which he was at the required distance and not wearing the talis)

Answer to #1 regarding the Tallis
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Answer to #1 regarding the Tallis

Very simple. If you read the article you will see that the pictures are of the consecration not the funeral. At the consecration it wasn’t yet a beis hachayim so there’s no problem of “loeg lerosh” etc. Later for the funeral service he of course didn’t use a Tallis.
#5 before you make ridiculous statements about shluchim please try to use your brain first.

thats my uncle shmuli!!
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thats my uncle shmuli!!

may your shlichus go from stength to strength and your children should grow up to be proper chasidishe yidden.
Aleh brochos with love, your nephew (currently learning in Melbourne….)

Even if it had been at the funeral
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Even if it had been at the funeral

If he’d (for some reason) worn the talles at the funeral it would also have been OK, because he was more than 4 amos away from the grave (and had to be, because he’s a cohen).

so quick to judge - scary!!!
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so quick to judge - scary!!!

thanks to number 12 for clarifying for those that want to put in 2 cents without the knowledge!
now i can comment on what a kiddush hashem he made 🙂

Great story
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Great story

Rabbi Shmueli & Chassi you guys are amazing!!

It's a NEW Jewish cemetery
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It's a NEW Jewish cemetery

To #1, #4 & #5, this is a new Jewish cemetery ie there are no other Jews buried there..so possibly wearing a Tallis is prob ok as there are no souls of buried Jews to be insulted

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