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Freeman: Be Un-Orthodox

Followers of Chabad should break free of definitions, author Tzvi Freeman told 100 people at Shaloh House in Boston. Full Story

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Rabbi Pinchos Woolstone
February 1, 2010 3:22 am

The Rabbi was addressing a crowd at a Chabad House, I am sure his thoughts were well measured for such a gathering.
The bottom line is:
If the audience were inspired to do more mitzvos and learn more Torah.
I feel confident that was the case.
Every Chabad house should invite Rabbi Freeman to speak and his books should be sold wherever possible they are brilliant.

Rabbi Freeman
January 31, 2010 9:33 am

God Bless you and your genius mind!

Thornhill, ON

Rabbi Freeman is the best!
January 31, 2010 7:10 am

Have you checked out his articles on Chabad.org?? This Rabbi is brilliant! We need more Rabbonim like this.

to #4
January 31, 2010 3:02 am

very fair and mindful response to say the least. respectfully said, and out of the box thinking, while still maintaining the halacha. we have to think, we have to adjust the best we can, to the world, which is radically changing, and we need the Rebbe’s brachas and WE need to use his advice properly

to 2
January 30, 2010 5:59 pm

what i think the author is trying to say is:
Be a baal teshuva to yidishkeit ie: be as excited as if it were a new way of life to you.
This is what chassidus is all about!!!

answer to #2
January 30, 2010 5:58 pm

There are lubavs who are not keeping the bare-basics largely because chassidic life in a ghetto-like community has become rigid and by rote. Being un-orthodox means fresh, alive, energetic. Enthusing your meaning into Torah. Making it truly yours. Not living it only because you were born to it. Sadly, you and many others seem to be suffering from less than self-confidence. Scared to do or think anything out of the mainstream dictates of lubavitch rote. If you look back into history, only the un-orthodox people have impacted the world. From Avraham Avinu who was totally un-orthodox in recognizing Hashem to… Read more »

hey
January 30, 2010 2:35 pm

shaina way to go

Are we not Orthodox Jews?
January 30, 2010 2:10 pm

Does “thinking outside of the box” necessarily mean abondoning our Orthodox alliance of keeping the mesora and doing things because our anscestors have always done them too? There are too many Lubavitchers that are not keeping the bare-basic requirements to bear the title Orthodox! I think Freeman’s message – while certainly this is not his intent – is dangerous and needs much more clarification!

29 CHESTNUTHILL
January 29, 2010 7:31 am

go shaloh!

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