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    ‘Heroes’ Choose 1 Lubav Finalist

    Boxer Dimitriy Salita is the only Lubavitcher who has been chosen by the 17 judges of the Jewish Heroes contest as a finalist. Rubashkin advocate Pinny Lipshutz didn't make it. Full Story

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    Remmember they chose a few lubabs last year
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    Remmember they chose a few lubabs last year

    so why did you have to include that mornic quote from “Baruch” == They even had lubavitchers on the panel!!!

    Commenters, if you post thoughts similar to those of boruch you dont do any favors to Chabad

    WHAT HAPPENED TO RUDOLPH?
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    WHAT HAPPENED TO RUDOLPH?
    one man show
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    one man show

    Pinny Lipschitz – a winner hands down!

    huh?
    Guest
    huh?

    What has he done that is so heroic? he is a talented sportsman yes but a hero?????? what is with the world today?

    they did not
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    they did not

    choose a lubav last year, last year, second round was thru VOTING, not a panel choosing, to there liking…

    why would they choose lipschutz?
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    why would they choose lipschutz?

    yankelowitz who started the crazy hechsher tzedek shinanigan was one of the judges!

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    yes he is a hero, because he won’t play on shabbos and he proudly presents himself as an orthodox jew, and he champions Judaism for many people, so many jewish kids who look up to him see they don’t have to give up their values to be what they want to be!

    rudulph
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    rudulph

    Maybe if she is a daughter in law, she should have not run, creating a situation where one of our judges needed to leave…

    confused about his heroism??
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    confused about his heroism??

    Boxing is heroic????
    No wonder this generation is so challenged!!

    i agree
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    i agree

    doesn’t sound very heroic to me

    Pinny Lipschitz IS the hero!!!
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    Pinny Lipschitz IS the hero!!!

    He helped Sholom Mordechai! What nonesonse that Dimitry won! He’s just a good boxer!

    Pinny Lipshitz Yated
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    Pinny Lipshitz Yated

    What a story. he was once a hater of Chabad and Chassidus and he did major Teshuva. Kol Hakavod Rabbi Lipshitz

    Better than last year
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    Better than last year

    when the menuval Shmuly someone or other who was one of the anti-Rubashkin attack mutts was a top 5 and therefore was a judge this year. No one divisive won this year – there were 2 promoters of intermarriage and a total nut on the top 20 and I feared for the worst which BH did not come to pass.

    the contest has nothing to do with reality
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    the contest has nothing to do with reality

    This contest, like many others, has absolutely nothing to do with being a hero, and has more to say about one’s social netwrok marketing skills and even more imprtant, for JTA to get 300,000+ Jewish email lists which they can then sell to jewish companies and organizations renting lists to promote their goods/services/charities, etc

    So don’t get excited, just do what the Rebbe wants from every Jew, and let’s not blast each other, the candidates, their worthiness, the mindset of the judges, whether Lubavitch or not.

    i hope this doesn't get to his head....
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    i hope this doesn't get to his head....
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    to # 8

    why should Rivkee Rudolph not run because one of the many judges might have to leave?? she still could have won! and I’m sure she asked her father in law if he minded not voting, knowing that Rivkee Rudolph is a very good daughter in law.

    Humm
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    Humm

    With all the respect I have for Dimitry, what did he do to be among the “Jewish Heroes”? I’m confused, but did I miss an episode?

    good job dmitry!
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    good job dmitry!
    hmmmm
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    hmmmm

    I think Pinny is a hero. I think shluchim doing their job shouldn’t be called heroes. That’s their job. Every shliach is a hero then. Why should we let a panel decide who’s the ‘best’ shliach? Why do we need these silly contests that really have no meaning anyway? I’m tired of them.

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    to #19

    Every shliach IS a hero. As is every person whose life is devoted to helping others–especially at very minimal salary, great personal sacrifice and herculean efforts.

    These contests itself are silly, but if the PR and $$ brought in will bring people closer to Hashem, it’s worth it–and THAT’S not silly.

    From the description on Jewish Heroes
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    From the description on Jewish Heroes

    Observant Russian Jewish boxer Dmitriy Salita is a true role model and hero to his generation. Dmitriy Salita is the first religious boxer in the world. As an amateur, Dmitriy won USA boxing championships and forfeited to compete in the World Boxing Championship held in Budapest, Hungary because it was held on Shabbos. Over the course of his professional career, he has continued to refuse to fight on Shabbos. Dmitriy always carries an Israeli flag into the ring and proudly supports many Jewish causes. Dmitriy feels that it is an important responsibility for each Jew, especially one of worldly recognition,… Read more »

    don't loose sight
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    don't loose sight

    of the fact that you don’t need to have PR or a well known name thing in order to be a hero. Neither do you have to have your name boasted all over the public’s face. In fact if you think of the real hero’s in this world they are probably the people who do the most heroic things in the quietest way, their only intention to help others, not themselves.

    Make a bigger kiddush hashem
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    Make a bigger kiddush hashem

    where your yarmulke in the ring!

    #19
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    #19

    #19, you are wrong, wrong, wrong! Shluchim do more than anyone can imagine. You dont know about the things that never get published. I know from expiriance, half the good things shluchim do are never known. never, never known. Yes, Pinny, we should all learn from you.

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    There is a difference between being a hero and being an inspiration.

    Baruch,please think before you comment!
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    Baruch,please think before you comment!

    To the fellow quoted by COL as saying that the Federation “discriminated” against Chanbad.
    My friend,there was discrimination it was reverse discrimination! Out of the 17 judges three were Lubavitchers(one gave up his post because his daughter was a nominee..)Do you think that Lubavitchers make up 15% of the Jewish community?
    With it all, Salita, associated with Lubavitch was nominated.That is 5% of the nominees, and a much higher percentage that Lubavitch makes up of the general Jewish community

    anon
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    anon

    Can we please stop voting for these futile contests?

    Salitas Defense of Rubashkin that was printed on this site
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    Salitas Defense of Rubashkin that was printed on this site

    by Dmitriy Salita Countless immigrants, including my family, came to America for the ‘American dream;’ for religious freedom and the right and ability to pursue happiness, regardless of any extrinsic factors. In the past generations of Jewish people have been wronged, tortured, abused and condemned. The old country did not give us a place for public forum. We were conditioned to talk about our hardships only amongst ourselves in fear of punishment for voicing our opinion about the violation of basic human rights. As Jewish Americans, we are all under the safety net of the Constitution. It is our responsibility… Read more »

    how about
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    how about

    how about they pick someone who needs it?

    U of I
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    U of I

    Dovid Tiechtel should have won!!!

    Salita belongs to all jewish people around the world
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    Salita belongs to all jewish people around the world

    Mordehai Tokarskiy said that Dmitriy belongs to all jewish people, not just Lubavitches. He is recognized amongst jewish communities around the world. He does a huge outreach work in the community

    Salita represents Worldwide jewish community
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    Salita represents Worldwide jewish community

    Salita was nominated through Ezra, not through Lubavitches
    At this point he represents Russian jews movement and Israel birth rights

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