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Empty Shabbat Table to Be Set in Solidarity With Gaza Hostages

Today: A fully set Shabbos table with over 200 empty chairs will be set up in front of the Brooklyn Museum on Eastern Parkway on Friday to bring awareness and demand the hostages immediate return. Full Story

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Just like by seats for the Ushpizin
October 26, 2023 1:38 pm

Although standing in solidarity with Israel is necessary. The Rebbe would encourage that those seats be filled with 200 people celebrating shabbos lezchus the redemption of the hostages ! In public ! Showing the strength and resilience of Am Yisrael

Excellent point
Reply to  Just like by seats for the Ushpizin
October 26, 2023 2:24 pm

Thank you

What the Rebbe would encourage
Reply to  Just like by seats for the Ushpizin
October 26, 2023 2:25 pm

Our thoughts exactly!

Fabulous!
Reply to  Just like by seats for the Ushpizin
October 26, 2023 2:44 pm

Such a comment can only come from
someone who’s toiled in the Rebbes Sichos for years!

In context…
Reply to  Just like by seats for the Ushpizin
October 26, 2023 3:04 pm

I think that the purpose of this is to give off a certain easy to digest message to the world and general public, which will be a lot clearer and easier to understand if there are empty seats rather than a full table of people celebrating. The positive approach of the Rebbe can technically be applied here but I think it is better applied with the new mitzva tanks for Israel, unity events, and good deed campaigns. This way we’re giving off a clear message to the world and general public who don’t have the same love and care for… Read more »

Of course.
Reply to  Just like by seats for the Ushpizin
October 26, 2023 3:07 pm

This is Friday afternoon. everyone will of course take home shabbos guests for the actual meal.

Nice!
October 26, 2023 2:19 pm

This was done last week in Tel Aviv and in Paris. In Paris, A picture was placed at each seat and high chairs for the babies.
Kudos to Sam Stern.
2:30 until ???

Agree
October 26, 2023 2:20 pm

And when someone wanted to put an empty chair to show support for holocaust
The Rebbe said instead invite another guest

Mish nisht
Reply to  Agree
October 27, 2023 10:10 am

MISH NISHT KASHE MIT BORSHT

This in not a REMEMBERING, this is an important way of awareness and call to ACTION!! to the Public!!

Bring them home
October 26, 2023 2:35 pm

Amazing visual. Hashem yirachem

224 hostages -21 days!!!
October 26, 2023 2:40 pm

Put pictures ;( of all of them

Let The World Know
October 26, 2023 3:11 pm

THERE ARE ABSOLUTELY NO CIVILIANS IN GAZA, IT IS A PROFESSIONAL TERRORIST FARM FROM BABY’S/ADULTS
When a son calls his parents to share be proud of him for killing at least 10 innocent people that = Evil, THE ONLY ANSWER SOLUTION IS TO ELIMINATE FROM ITS ROOTS/SOURCE ONCE AND FOR ALL
The whole world has a final decision to make and choose the RIGHT SIDE or pay the consequences

Hold up
Reply to  Let The World Know
October 26, 2023 11:46 pm

Dumb dumb and dumb again. Before we talk about people can we just clarify that BABIES are physically capable of being a terrorist.
Thank you may we merit to hear good news only. Amen!

Clearly
Reply to  Hold up
October 27, 2023 9:00 am

…you’ve never had a baby. Their cries can terrorize anyone!

But in all seriousness, the ones in Gaza absorb Jew-hatred with their mother’s milk. There is a reason behind the mitzvah of destroying Amalek מעולל ועד יונק, after all.

Over Shabbos also?
October 26, 2023 3:25 pm

Will the Shabbos table be there over Shabbos also? The protest is at the same place…

Hopefully…
Reply to  Over Shabbos also?
October 26, 2023 7:00 pm

That’s the point

Beautiful idea
October 26, 2023 6:28 pm

What scares me is that the people that will be at the Pro-Palestinian parade that is happening this Shabbos by Grand Army Plaza, will destroy it!

Kan tziva
Reply to  Beautiful idea
October 27, 2023 12:18 am

Point is to show how we peacefully show our presence vs the vildeh chaya klipa amalekites- may Hashem strike them dead at their protest.

Anonymous
Reply to  Beautiful idea
October 27, 2023 2:02 am

They will no doubt

Just come and show support -30 kids are hostages!!
October 26, 2023 7:05 pm

come put tfilin, give candles and spread light but come and support!!!!

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