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Wednesday, 17 Iyyar, 5779
  |  May 22, 2019

    Graffiti Art Depicts Alter Rebbe

    Graffiti artist Solomon Souza, known for his spray paint art in Israel's Mahane Yehuda market, has brought his colorful street art to Crown Heights. Full Story, Photos, Video

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    Avraham Simcha Eckhaus, OBM

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    Finaly some colour in Ch
    Guest
    Finaly some colour in Ch

    Amazing art!

    Not really respectful
    Guest
    Not really respectful

    The faces of our rabbaim are not art!

    They are holy!

    Shame to see it come to this.

    Joe
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    Joe

    BS”D It’s a shame that it will be vandalized as the others were

    Dor HaShimini
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    Dor HaShimini

    What a zilzul of a Alter Rebbe. I wish someone would erase it.

    The Last time this happened
    Guest
    The Last time this happened

    When someone painted a picture of the rebbe on a wall in the street the article got over 100 comments if it’s a problem or not

    Let the comments begin

    Hashem Yeracheim
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    Hashem Yeracheim

    “Albert Einstein, Mahatma Gandhi, Menachem Begin, David Ben-Gurion and dozens of Rabbinical figures including Mordechai Eliyahu, Abraham Joshua Heschel, Yitzhak Kaduri, and Maimonides.”

    Oy.

    Vehoyu einecha ro'os es morecha
    Guest
    Vehoyu einecha ro'os es morecha

    Thank you to whoever arranged this. There is enough shmutz out there all over the place, on every bus stop, the subway station, billboards, etc. we need something kosher to be available.

    so great
    Guest
    so great

    I just love walking down Kingston Ave and seeing the face of the Alter Rebbe

    Beautiful
    Guest
    Beautiful

    There’s always going to be that disagreement between the young and the old of ch. both sides have what to offer and to learn from each other!

    It’s amazing
    Guest
    It’s amazing

    I think being chabad we should be more open minded I find the art amazing

    Any respect
    Guest
    Any respect

    Just imagaine if it was before tammuz…

    Amazing
    Guest
    Amazing

    What a talent! Beautiful painting!

    For those that say it's not koved
    Guest
    For those that say it's not koved

    Why is it more respectful for shops to sell picturus of the alter rebbe and make money off him then to do a painting of the alter rebbe (it’s not graffiti) and make no money off it you people have sense of life your closed minded uneducated ****

    Rofeh kol basar umafli laasos
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    Rofeh kol basar umafli laasos

    To those thay say it’s disrespectful to the heilige face of the Alter Rebbe, remember the words of the Alter Rebbe himself when the Toldos found chassidus lying on the ground!

    If the crown jewels can be ground into powder and spilled on the floor to save the Aibishter’s ben yachid, If it will inspire even one neshama we can spray paint the Alter Rebbe on the wall in blue.

    Nisht nor megt men, MUZ men!

    My gut feeling
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    My gut feeling

    It’s a disgrace to the Alter Rebbe.

    Humble Harry
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    Humble Harry

    Amazing Art Work.

    Mr. Gorbachev
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    Mr. Gorbachev

    Tear down this wall!

    Shame
    Guest
    Shame

    Not what the Alter Rebbe would have wanted.
    There are many other ways to add color to Crown Heights streets, in a Chasidish way too.

    sacred
    Guest
    sacred

    is nothing sacred any more???

    Go Sunny!
    Guest
    Go Sunny!

    Amazing work by a special soul!

    Let the haters hate and even if it does get painted over, there will always be pictures of it!

    It will never be erased from history!

    Well done Sunny

    Munch x

    Scneerson on the streets
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    Scneerson on the streets

    Rebbe refused to have roads named Schneerson because he said that the name Schneerson should not be on the streets, but I guess the picture of Schneerson is ok on the walls of allies…huh?

    Target for antisemitism
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    Target for antisemitism

    The antisemites will have a perfect excuse to vandalize this painting, with swastikas and racial slurs. Don’t give the chayes another reason to destroy our neighborhood

    Pretty painting
    Guest
    Pretty painting

    There are plenty of paintings or the Rebbeim, but this one is the best.

    I’m not sure why anyone thinks the Rebbe wouldn’t like it, that’s not based on anything.

    C.H.'er
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    C.H.'er

    Great talent
    I read all the arguments and I have one simple question,
    Can you guarantee that a dog will not relieve itself on that very holy face? No you can’t, I rest my case.

    shocked!
    Guest
    shocked!

    busha vecherpa! in the rebbes shcuna! its a zilzul in our holy rabbeyim! the person responsable should take it off

    Talented
    Guest
    Talented

    Didn’t he do a painting in chevron of the Rebbe? Really cool one.
    In Israel these things are very regular and pretty. I guess it’s not as accepted in the US.

    What are we coming to?
    Guest
    What are we coming to?

    Why do we have to copy the goyim & go with this “hipster” nonsense? Graffiti is graffiti no matter the subject matter & even if it was “commissioned” by Primo, does this guy think he’s Banksy?

    How long before it’s defaced?

    i may be mistaken
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    i may be mistaken

    but i don’t think the Alter Rebbe was blue, he was besimcha!

    Art
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    Art

    I can’t understand why someone is ok with having Jews pay over $20,000 for a piece of art work of the rabbeim, but here someone does it for free and you complain?
    It’s time for the CH Farmers to wake up and get a life!

    Disrespectful
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    Disrespectful

    It’s Graffiti and does not belong on any wall.

    The high horse rider
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    The high horse rider

    To the commentators that say the alter rebbe would be upset – I think, and this is just my opinion, he would have more to say about us chassidim spending our free time on collive commenting then to someone who found a way to express his respect and honor for those that inspire him

    Beautiful!
    Guest
    Beautiful!

    I think the same way we hang pictures of our Rabaim in our houses, it’s more then ok to have pictures/paintings of our Rabiam displayed around our community.

    awesome
    Guest
    awesome

    what an inspiring modern way of commemorating such an amazing man

    THE REBBE DIDNT ALLOW POSTAGE STAMPS OF THE ALTER REBBE
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    THE REBBE DIDNT ALLOW POSTAGE STAMPS OF THE ALTER REBBE

    BECAUSE ITS DISRESPECTFUL.
    WHATS THE DIFFERENCE?

    just my feeling
    Guest
    just my feeling

    especially to #22; Maybe this painting will inspire not only Yidden to live higher, but will cause a feeling of awe and repentance to the possible anti-semites.
    The only thing that upset me the last time a similiar picture was put up, was that I read that garbage was placed closeby,
    in that case it’s a Shaila for a Chassidishe Rov.

    Great comment # 14

    Absolutely amazing and inspiring!
    Guest
    Absolutely amazing and inspiring!

    Looking forward to more.
    Keep up the good work!

    ad mosiy
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    ad mosiy

    to all those that think this art is great, i ask would you put a painting of your father on a ally wall?! ad mosiy gevald gevald!

    postage stamps
    Guest
    postage stamps

    the Rebbe did not allow postage stamps because people would lick them. no one in their right mind is licking the backside of this wall.

    BEAUTIFUL!! SUNNY YOU ARE A CHAMPION!
    Guest
    BEAUTIFUL!! SUNNY YOU ARE A CHAMPION!

    The Rebbe Is smiling!

    Amazing!!!
    Guest
    Amazing!!!

    At this point in golus we need this to give us koach! My young daughter looks forward to seeing this picture every morning on her walk to school

    Ami
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    Ami

    It is a beautiful painting of the Alter Rabbi, but you are always going to have people that have nothing nice to say but complain

    amazing
    Guest
    amazing

    theres going to be art on the streets anyway, might as well be beautiful and holy

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