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    Girl Argues Against Contest Rules

    14-year-old Menucha Rochel Dubinsky of Newton, Massachusetts teaches us all a lesson about the relevance of Chassidus. Full Story

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    wow
    Guest
    wow

    she seems like a smart and thoughtful girl…she wrote that at 14?!
    and pretty as well 😉

    GO MENUCHA!!!
    Guest
    GO MENUCHA!!!

    love,ur camp mate

    Wow!
    Guest
    Wow!

    Go nuchie!
    Menucha rachel is my good friend!
    -fruma belinsky

    wow
    Guest
    wow

    great essay i just read it

    Smart girlie and Chassidish too!
    Guest
    Smart girlie and Chassidish too!

    Alot of Idishe and Chassidishe Nachas to her parents!
    Not your average 14 year old.
    15 years old is just fine for the essay contest.
    Unless you want to divide it into 2 age groups, you shouldn’t lower the age.

    no to lowering
    Guest
    no to lowering

    If you lower the age range,i can bet that you will see older sibs and other “helping”to write it.Everything or most things have a range aand at some point u’ll have 10 yr olds writing which is fine for that group but adults do not want to compete with children.That is rediculous.Or have what the chidon has.Another issue is that no matter how smart,they still do not have the life skills to expound upon a concept.Nice essay,nice girl but I totally disagree with lowering the age range.That’s life.Try next year IYH’.

    GO NUCHIE!
    Guest
    GO NUCHIE!

    way to go, nuch-nuch 😉
    -ELB

    Mah kesher?
    Guest
    Mah kesher?

    Moshiach now! Putting an age restriction doesn’t contradict anything she said. 100%, chassidus is definitely for e/o, we all can make a difference and change the world.we all bring nachas to Hashem. But the goal of the contest is not to c who can make the biggest change. It’s to see how practical the chassidus one has learned can be applied, and how well this can be expressed. And for this there needs an age because indeed we all are important, but let’s be honest here- there comes a time when you gain lots more knowledge, and it is understood… Read more »

    WOW!
    Guest
    WOW!

    Really well-written and a smart, intelligent girl!
    14?! Very impressive.
    I think she’s right – the age limit should start at 14/13.

    Of course
    Guest
    Of course

    Back to basics sichos

    Very proud
    Guest
    Very proud

    Very nice – keep motivating all the Chassidishe Girls..!!

    menucha
    Guest
    menucha

    goo menuchaaaa!!!! love your cousin:) or not in our case

    how about
    Guest
    how about

    bar/bas mitzvah age limit

    Smartest 14 year old!!
    Guest
    Smartest 14 year old!!

    Menucha Rochel you are so amazing!!

    Shlucha to be!
    Guest
    Shlucha to be!

    You are so inspiring, even to a 40 year old!

    dont feel bad
    Guest
    dont feel bad

    There is noone stopping a person of any age from learning,applying,writing&publishing chassidic articles.
    this contest is mainly about the money,younger people can realize the true value of learning chassidus without getting money for it,but when someone gets older he needs a prize.
    p.s. you can make a website and write up all the chassidus you want.

    Nice!
    Guest
    Nice!

    What school does she go to?

    Magnificent
    Guest
    Magnificent

    Well done! However, a contest is a contest and the age should not be lowered!There is a time and place and age for everything. Perhaps there cAn be a teen to 15 group with rewards and a team to oversee. The shluchim convention make Parallel programs for young adults and children.

    Anne Frank writing ability
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    Anne Frank writing ability

    B”H

    I will not make a comment on the contest rules. Maybe someone else will benefit more from 10 k. No matter what, this girl just won the lottery. Amazing writing and sensitivity, akin to Anne Frank’s. Moved everyone who read her essay. I am in tears. She is so right. Not only age does not matter, but also FFB/ Bal Teshuva status, money, ychus, etc etc. Torah and Chassidut are for everyone. Everyone. Thank you Menucha I will never forget your words.

    SO Wonderful!
    Guest
    SO Wonderful!

    This is SO wonderful! Kudos to you Menucha Rochel Dubinsky!!! May you continue being proud of your love for Chassidus and always be gorem nachas ruach to the Rebbe. I wish the soon-to-be announced winners bracha & hatzlacha! Like Rabbi Jacobson has been saying during all the broadcasts I manage to listen to, “EVERYONE who submitted an essay, or who has even just thought about how to apply Chassidus more deeply and personally to their daily lives, is a winner!” Yes, perhaps the biggest winner of all will be that which will be born as a result of this contest:… Read more »

    Beautiful
    Guest
    Beautiful

    Beautiful Essay, beautiful girl, and beautiful message.

    Chanoch lenaar al pi darko gam ki yazkin lo yassur mimeno – learn Chassidus, teach Chassidus, speak Chassidus with your children, teenagers, grown up relatives, friends, students, acquaintances, business contacts… Make it relevant and real – that is why it’s been made available to us! – and guaranteed, you will see the results. ONLY positive can come out of this.

    She is very inspiring
    Guest
    She is very inspiring

    I have a son her age who is a lamdan. In a few years can they meet. I would love her as a daughter-in-law

    Mamash
    Guest
    Mamash

    Baruch HaShem we mamash pashut have these people they are the pillars of the world if we didn’t have them then the world mamash wouldn’t be so great. A lot of people think “rule breakers” are automatically connected to something bad but this little rule breaker broke that rule- she connected it to chassidus!! Way to go!!!!!

    Making a point, not trying to break the rules
    Guest
    Making a point, not trying to break the rules

    I hope that everyone, judges and readers alike, see the girl’s letter not as an attempt to break rules but as a message. Bending the contest’s rules to include this essay is not right: it will contaminate the girl’s message; it will also be unfair to many young people who have not participated in the content because they obeyed its rules.

    To #17
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    To #17

    Homeschooled.

    Movies, music and storytelling
    Guest
    Movies, music and storytelling

    Menucha is also a movie star! This is the most recent one: her Pesach insights and congratulations
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7VSCT8cRtKo

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