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    “I am the Lubavitcher Rebbe”

    Op-Ed: "I am a Chosid. I am a Rav. I am a Misnagid. I am a Rosh Yeshivah. I am frum. I am not yet frum. I am a Jew. I am the Lubavitcher Rebbe." Full Article

    Gimmel Tammuz, 1994

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    I am so moved...
    Guest
    I am so moved...

    This is very beautiful.
    Thank you

    A TRUE TRIBUTE
    Guest
    A TRUE TRIBUTE

    Oy Rebbe, we need you!
    We cant take this golus anymore!

    ICH
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    ICH

    Very nice, but too much ‘I’

    Beautiful!
    Guest
    Beautiful!

    I agree wth #2

    Dovid
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    Dovid

    As a 30 something having grown up in CH I have always been a fierce defender of my Rebbe’s honor. It always bugged me when people put descriptors beside the Rebbe’s name because no descriptor was ever adequate. This poem is the first piece I’ve ever read that described the Rebbe yet sat comfortably with me. Not because it described the Rebbe in every way, but because it didn’t try. To the author: reading this has made me feel connected to the Rebbe today although I am not able to participate in any live farbrengen or go to the Ohel.… Read more »

    one major mistake
    Guest
    one major mistake

    The Rebbe understood the non frum Jew and spoke to him on his level but the Rebbe never was some of the adjectives written in this article
    The author started off with a concept of the Rebbe being a man of opposites within one person which is true and also being represented and living on today by thousands of his Shluchim and followers but we still need to keep the Rebbe in context

    very nice
    Guest
    very nice

    beautiful job, very nicely done!

    This is beautiful.
    Guest
    This is beautiful.
    beverlyhillsprincess
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    beverlyhillsprincess

    LOVING IT!!!!!!

    Yossi K
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    Yossi K

    The Rebbe was very against the term “Kiruv Rechokim” – no Jew is ever far.

    gimmel tamuz
    Guest
    gimmel tamuz

    every word is true.

    רבי?!?
    Guest
    רבי?!?

    תרלה ב”ה, רבים המחפשים ומבארים מעלות וגדולת נשיאי חב”ד בכלל, ונשיא דורנו, הוא כ”ק מו”ח אדמו”ר הכ”מ, בפרט בענינים שונים: איש המסירות-נפש, גאון, בעל מדות, צדיק, בעל רוח הקודש, מלומד בנסים ועוד ועוד. וגדלו ביותר שבחים אלו, על פי ההגדרה בתורת החסידות, מהו מסירות נפש, מהו גאון וכו’. ובכל זה – העיקר חסר כאן. ונוסף על זה, שהוא עיקר בעצם, חשוב הוא ביחוד משום שנוגע ביותר, וביחוד לנו, קהל חסידיו ומקושריו. וזהו – מה שהוא הוא הנשיא, ונשיא חב”ד. כי – נשיא בכלל, נקרא 1ראש אלפי ישראל, הוא בחינת ראש ומוח לגביהם, וממנו היא יניקה וחיות שלהם. ועל ידי הדביקה… Read more »

    Bs"d I can't remember the last time I saw the Rebbe use the term "I"
    Guest
    Bs"d I can't remember the last time I saw the Rebbe use the term "I"

    Bs”d
    or “me” .
    Maybe it’s just me… I don’t know.

    Thank you
    Guest
    Thank you

    Wow very powerful!

    if not mistaken
    Guest
    if not mistaken

    the rebbe once said that we are not kiruv rechokim we r kiruv karovim

    wow
    Guest
    wow

    thank you for this

    the Rebbe never said "ICH"
    Guest
    the Rebbe never said "ICH"

    I understand this is a poem. But this is a fact: The Rebbe NEVER said ‘I’ at a Farbrengen — never used the Yiddish word “Ich”

    Who the Rebbe was
    Guest
    Who the Rebbe was

    The poem was nice, but to really understand the Rebbe, go to http://www.chabad.org/therebbe

    wow.....
    Guest
    wow.....

    this is a truely wonderful article.. there should be more like this one!
    may we be reunited with the Rebbe in our days, moshiach now! ad mosai?

    The Rebbe did use the word "ich"
    Guest
    The Rebbe did use the word "ich"

    “Ven ich bin geven a kind in cheder” and the like as needed. As far as the criticism of the “I” in the article, I think it has to be taken a little bit Behafshotoh. In other words – poetic license. It doesn’t have to mean “I” in the classic sense, it’s a vehicle to get the point across. And done magnificenlty, IMHO.

    what is kerovim rechovim/karovim??
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    what is kerovim rechovim/karovim??
    i agree completely with #20
    Guest
    i agree completely with #20

    could not have put it in better words myself!!

    oiy!!
    Guest
    oiy!!

    sniff, sniff

    agree with #6 all the way
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    agree with #6 all the way

    100%

    I understand that this is a poem, nevertheless...
    Guest
    I understand that this is a poem, nevertheless...

    This poem does convey the profundity of the Rebbe, however I doubt you and I have the permission to contract the Rebbe to mere words like this, just like we can never do that about Hashem.

    Who is the author?

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    kerovim are near ones so to speak, rechokim are far ones STS.
    i agree. wayyyyyyyy to many i’s whats this a ego-booster?

    I dont understand!
    Guest
    I dont understand!

    It seems like COL is a vehicle for anyone to anonymously publish their thoughts. Perhaps the poem encompasses the deep relations of the rebbe to klal yisroel, however it does not do the rebbe himself justice.

    Nice
    Guest
    Nice

    It is good, if you understand that it is SOMEONE ELSE writing it! its just a poetic way of describing the rebbes greatness

    huh
    Guest
    huh

    a minaged???

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