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Health Scare Leads Mashpia To Make a Drastic Change

After suffering a life-threatening condition during a trip to New York, a leading Chabad Mashpia has announced a drastic change in how he leads farbrengens. Full Story

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LA Morah
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LA Morah

Sad a serious health scare is what it took to acknowledge the physical and spiritual dangers of alcohol, especially for someone with great influence.

why
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why

Why look at it in such a negative way!

BH he survived the illness and BH he’s using his scary experience to influence others in a positive way.

Agreed 100%
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Agreed 100%

משקה is NOT חסידיש

It's about time!
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It's about time!

Many people’s views on drinking are way too extreme. So sad that it had to come to a health issue for someone to see the error and reform their ways.

how about
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how about

How about, BH he’s changed his ways and is encouraging others to also!!

Condemning someone who’s literally doing the right thing because they’re not doing it for the reason you want them to is ridiculous and very self-defeating for the cause you say you care about.

Seen enough...
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Seen enough...

Time to stop the drinking; time to stop the encouraging of drinking. Too much addiction in our community!

Rebbe's takona
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Rebbe's takona

important to learn what the Rebbe said about drinking

Gezeirah
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Gezeirah

He is over 40 years old.

Our Rebbe
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Our Rebbe

If people would just follow the directives of the Rebbe, no more than 4 lchaims, this would not be an issue. Be a chosid. Listen to our Rebbe. This is not rocket science. When a well known yeshiva encourages our boys to drink, that is not chasidishkiet, that is HEPECH everything our Rebbe told us.

Yeshivas encourage drinking?
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Yeshivas encourage drinking?

I challenge you to find me even yeshiva that encourages boys to drink, your comment would suggest that you never spent time in yeshiva

Ohel/770
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Ohel/770

Unfortunately way too many do…

about time
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about time

About time someone is speaking out of the danger to one’s health by drinking at “Ferbrangen’s” “Mashka” to put it bluntly is Alcohol!!!!!

חדש אסור מן התורה
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חדש אסור מן התורה

מה החידוש ??????????????? דער האט אלץ באוורנט

Hatzlacha Rabba Rabbi Tayeb!
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Hatzlacha Rabba Rabbi Tayeb!

Refuah shleimah. Good choice to limit the alcohol. I wish you continued success and trust that your farbrengans will only be more inspiring and emesdik.
Drinking can be dangerous and in many places the l’chaim is just too available. It also becomes a source of criticism and ridicule for non-Chabadniks of what Lubavitch and farbrenens are all about. We should change the culture…

I Respect Rabbi Tayeb
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I Respect Rabbi Tayeb

While it took a some time, I respect his decision to publicly acknowledge his past errors.
It takes a lot of strength.
Wish Rabbi Tayeb all the best and much needed strength on his path to sobriety.

An example for mashpiim
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An example for mashpiim

This should be a wake up call to mashpiim of yeshovos and others who have a strong influence in bochurim. You have a moral obligation to make sure that you have a healthy relationship with alcohol because you are modeling to the bochurim how to drink. The rebbe said only 4 drinks! Dont make a joke of it!

females are clueless on male farbys
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females are clueless on male farbys

With all due respect to women (no slight intended), they are clueless in what it takes for a person to farbreng for hours (again, with all due respect to women, they don’t farbreng for bochurim for hours). About the Mitteler Rebbe it was said that if his finger was cut he would bleed chassidus. 99% of Chassidim wouldn’t meet that description, thus alcohol is a necessary crutch for the farbrenger. Just like it’s indeed possible to make delicious cuisine without using any salt (ironically salt also is bad for blood pressure, just like it seemed alcohol was for Rabbi Tayeb),… Read more »

females are clueless on male farbys
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females are clueless on male farbys

Absolutely true!
to reveal your essence to farbreng you need an aid = mashke!

Addiction
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Addiction

“Lowering the volume of alcohol intake was one of the “drastic and essential changes I have made in my lifestyle,” he says. Leading farbrengens with saying little L’chaim, “has also demanded of me tremendous mental strength,” he acknowledges.” As a counselor specializing in substance abuse, this sounds like a case study of an addict. Sounds like it’s time for someone to check themselves into a 12 Step Program. I don’t judge you and I commend you tremendously for having the strength to come out publicly about this, but please be advised that this is likely an addiction and should be… Read more »

Dr Delfiner
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Dr Delfiner

It’s about time someone has the strength to tell the truth about how alcohol isn’t the answer for inspiration

Heshy
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Heshy

While your warning about drinking let’s warn about smoking. Too many yeshiva boys smoke. It’s a killer

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