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A group of Crown Heights residents met Wednesday at the home of Menachem Gurevitch to discuss how to help the ailing Hebrew Kfar Chabad magazine. Full Story, Photos

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hey
hey
10 years ago

i see mendy edelkopf hes the best!!!!

uforatzto fan
uforatzto fan
10 years ago

i have many of the old copies of the uforatzto magazine and cherish them. over 30 years later i still see new publications clipping and reprinting articles and photos from it. i used to wait eagerly for each new issue and would devour ever single word. no one had and still doesn’t have, the great photographs it featured. would love to see it revived.

what a magazine that was. would love to see it again

bais moshiac & algemeiner
bais moshiac & algemeiner
10 years ago

the problem with both of the above publications is that you can’t be two things and be in two places at the same time. mixing yiddish with english/hebrew with english, does not work. as in every business undertaking, you gotta know who your pimary markets is, cater to it, keep an open mind and with a little luck (lotta luck) you’re gonna succeed. men ken tisht tantzen oif tzvay chasenes mit ain toches. PRINT IS STILL VERY MUCH ALIVE. I dont know about ya all, but to me, there is just nothing like laying back on a long friday night… Read more »

AGREE WITH # 17
AGREE WITH # 17
10 years ago

however, i want to throw my 2 cents in and suggest that rivkin join with ceitlin and together create the greatest publication chabad has produced. these are two of the most talented guys and could actually pull this off. ceitlin has proven himself with collive many times over and i still remember rivkins uforatzto journal. water can flow from the same again.

Nice spread
Nice spread
10 years ago

Well at least they had a nice spread at their meeting. Looks like most people are there for the food…

Stopped buying years ago...
Stopped buying years ago...
10 years ago

When they dropped the fabulous English portion. They saved a few $, took away parnassa from some brilliant American Olim and lost a significant audience outside of EY. In chutz l’aretz, people read English, not Hebrew.

Why Even Bother
Why Even Bother
10 years ago

Why are we even bothering with this? Is this something that’s crucial in any way to Chabad? With Chabad.org and multiple other informative web sites, this is a pointless mission and deserves little to no attention. This has nothing to do with Kfar Chabad vs Bais Moshiach. Kfar Chabad is not with the times and no longer needed. Let’s face this fact and move on.

There is still plenty of room for printed media
There is still plenty of room for printed media
10 years ago

The printed media choice is clearly on the disadvantage but if you think about it unlike the NY Times or other mags any jewish printed media is still important for anyone looking to read something on shabbos since you have no access to internet published material (unless you print it out on friday) the course of action is clear you need to gear the mag marketing to the shabbos reader’s needs with extra material in the summer when shabbos is longer There is nothing you can’t cure if you throw enough money at it and lastly you must have an… Read more »

the only solution
the only solution
10 years ago

is to create a magazine that you would proudly and without any hesitation give in to the Rebbe…keeping in mind that all and everything in the magazine is on the right track…..stay focused ……Then you will have hatslocho.

well
well
10 years ago

mishpacha is doing great…

obsession
obsession
10 years ago

there seems to be this innate fascination of chest hair…i have noticed it mentioned so many times on col! and #21 couldnt agree more.mendy & the golum was brilliant.proffesional,informative and fun me and my family grew up on it.any chance of a revival?

Laaniyas Dayti
Laaniyas Dayti
10 years ago

Es is shver tzu zeyn a yid. Shverer noch tzu zeyn a halber yid.

For those who want their heads totally immersed in sand (and not face the real issues of Chabad as a derech in avoidas Hashem) – Bais Mashiach fits the bill. More, more, more, of the same.

Kfar Chabad wants to cater to those who will only bury their heads half-way. Doesn’t work.

A publication the had true freedom of expression without any ideological strangle-hold would probably succeed, although it would be difficult to keep nit-wits (onn seychel) out.

far enough
far enough
10 years ago

i didnt know chest hair can get you that far [on the kfar chabad board]

bring back
bring back
10 years ago

bring back mendy and the golem now that was a good publication

Aa
Aa
10 years ago

Do they really need so much mashke
it’s a magazine not Purim

to #3
to #3
10 years ago

u should start a mens hair removal salon so u wont be annoyed by chest hair anymore

what happened to money we gave for an english version
what happened to money we gave for an english version
10 years ago
IT'S TIME TO BRING BACK
IT'S TIME TO BRING BACK
10 years ago

the uforatzto journal. now that was a magazine. over 30 years ago and in english, it brought the rich history of lubavitch, its ideals and activites to more people than any magazine had ever before. it had almost as many readers back then, as kf has today. guys like meir rivkin, eli touger, daniel goldberg, fishel bronstein, vechulhu, vechulhu, made it the success that it was, until money became an issue and that was that. tzach initially foot the bill and then…could no longer do so. can only imagine how far that publication could have gone and how many more… Read more »

100% chutzpah #3
100% chutzpah #3
10 years ago

i agree its a chutzpah to get advice from people who have chest hair showing as well as anyone with rimless glasses. also all people with an “s” in their mothers maiden name should be excluded. they have nothing to add and should not be allowed to contribute ….. now on to people who only eat chicken ……. not making any sense???? # 3 get a life

t s
t s
10 years ago

hey. it’s called kfar chabad. it was created as with a foothold in israel.

either the geniuses in israel figure out a way to sell it to its target audience or it folds.

if you/they want to make another mag call it something else.

catering to english, america is another mag.

truth is, i guess, no one cares about kfar chabad.

bais moshiahc stil hangs on by a thread because come still care about 770.

Narishkeit..............
Narishkeit..............
10 years ago

Bitul Torah

Menachem!!
Menachem!!
10 years ago

Nice house you got here. it’s beautiful to see that u use it for good things as well. What Hachnosas Orchim!! Keep it up!

English readers the key.
English readers the key.
10 years ago

The only weekly english Chabad magazine is bais Moshiach. Any English reader, whether he is a moshicist or not, has onlu one choice if he wants to read nice stories etc. in a magazine. Kfar Chabad dousn’t cater the the massive market of the English readers, whereas Bais moshiach has both the English market AND the Hebrew market.

Personlay I would LOVE to buy a non-meshichist English magazine. But there isn’t any….

friend of ch
friend of ch
10 years ago

agree with #3 what a chuzpah!!!!
all these guys with chest hair sticking out
UGLY UGLY UGLY!!!!!!
plz go for a real Rebbe’s dugma chaya!!!

whos business
whos business
10 years ago

is this anyway. just fix up the magazine and stop wasting time on showing off!

if only !
if only !
10 years ago

If you would include an English section as before the sales would rise sharply

Pinson
Pinson
10 years ago

your everywhere
1) bais shmuel
2) shluchims kids
3)shluchim office

kol hakovod

Chazak!!
Chazak!!
10 years ago

the B/M mag is on track to brake a new sales record.

Ps. menachem G, was that the official chanukas habias? or your gonna make a grand one soon!!!

mosheach wins
mosheach wins
10 years ago

bais mosheach is doing well……….
wonder why

#3
#3
10 years ago

why are you bashing bais shmuel

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
10 years ago

Nothing A few Dollars cant Cure
But if they would have been more receptive to the Poshitah Chassidim, Rather than triying to appease some high eshcolans they would night have been at thsi stage

answer:
answer:
10 years ago

1) make an English edition as well
2) don’t ask guys with trimmed beards and chest hair sticking out

waste of time
waste of time
10 years ago

no chance for print media
old news

moshe pinson
moshe pinson
10 years ago

glad to see you helping the mag
(you know itsa hebrew mag)

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