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It’s Not Too Late, We Are Still One Lubavitch Family

From the COLlive inbox: “Like many others, I think that I have an answer as to what to do in 770 Eastern Parkway. Yet I'm not going to share my thoughts on that matter here because…" Full Story

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January 29, 2024 10:24 pm

Really special ! This is the call of the hour ! As the world is suffering . Jewish girls being held in captivity, men being tortured, soldiers losing legs changing their trajectory and dreams in life ! May your words reach the heart of every one do Moshiach can come !

with the old breed
Reply to  Resident
January 30, 2024 8:11 am

thank you…everyone seems to forget why we are here and what our job is….the day is short the work is hard and there is not much coffee left…

What is your point?
January 30, 2024 12:13 am

You blabble here about nothing. You keep on saying your pareve all while saying we need to “clean up” 770. From who? From the ones you dusagree with. Two weeks ago a group of bachorim, balabotim and contractors tried to deal with the problem that is our current emergency. Over crowding in 770. Instead of being thanked, appreciated and honoured for finally taking a stand similar to what the Rebbe had praised similar actions in the past, they were demonized, arrested and disgraced. All with the blessing of both groups who did nothing but fight fir 30 years over something… Read more »

Reply to  What is your point?
January 30, 2024 8:03 am

Basic Halacha we teach to even little kids, do not touch what is not yours! They do not have the right to deface the shul! These are not cute little things we teach our kids in school it’s words to live by. Who said they can dig in what’s not theirs ?

The new shovel lapel
January 30, 2024 5:32 am

I have seen a new lapel (pin), of a gold shovel. The shovelist’s. There are those who say yechi, and hold by the shovel, then there those who say and don’t hold by the shovel, and so too for those who do not say yechi. And then there might be those with the shovel lapel, whose kavanah is she’yiboneh bais hamikdash …

If only Seder was important
January 30, 2024 6:45 am

If people would only begin to understand the real importance of Structure, Consistency, Responsibility, RESPECT
Kids See & Hear everything just like in Matan Torah Heard what they Saw and Saw what they Heard
Time for Action by EXAMPLE
This most important Parsha in OUR Torah , Provides a full detail template instructions for each and everyone’s conduct
Achdus will bring create generate the necessary formula for Good & Healthy News, Specially from Eretz Yisroel while simultaneously opening the gates for Moshiach to arrive in This Shabbos
Higia Hazman
Shabbat Shalom

January 30, 2024 10:51 am

chabad defines achdus, WE are the ones that created kiruv and now you have litvaks being johnny come lately and try to pretend they were doing it and have their “askanim involved in this as well.

Something doesn’t add up
Reply to  achdus
January 31, 2024 8:03 am

You’re speaking of achdus while putting down entire communities of fellow shomrei Torah umitzvos?! Achdus doesn’t just mean “within my group.”

True 🤔
Reply to  Something doesn’t add up
February 11, 2024 2:51 am

As the conversation goes:
#1 “Let’s have achtus!”
#2 “Against who?”

This is the problem right HERE…!
January 30, 2024 11:33 am

Thank you for trying to do something of possible value to this latest situation. I must point out though: Within HERE lies the core of the problem. It’s in YOUR WORDS, YOUR outlook and your sad projection: As WE APPROACH 30 years since Gimmel Tammuz??? Who is counting WHAT?? You are determining that Chas V’shalom (nicely and calmly) we WILL be approaching Gimmel Tamuz. Listen Mister. You MUST be referring to the Gimmel Tammuz where the sun continued to shine throughout the day AS A MIRACLE! Pleeeze we are in the end of Chodesh Shvat Shmuos Besuros Tovos . Be… Read more »

My opinion
Reply to  This is the problem right HERE…!
January 31, 2024 3:11 am

I do think you have a very good (vital really) point, but I don’t think it invalidates the rest of his article

Fan of normal op-eds
January 30, 2024 10:49 pm

Finally a breath of fresh air, instead of people riding on everyones negative energy we have a positive, and PRACTICAL response to this issue! Thank you!! Hope more ppl see it this way

Why are there so many fearful Lubavitchers?
January 30, 2024 11:07 pm

You are on a side? You wouldn’t send your children to that Moised? There are two camps? Reb Yid, there is One Aibershter, One Torah, One Rebbe, and Goy Echad Ba-aretz. The Rebbe told us our job in dor hashvii. Einemen di velt and bring Moshiach. The Rebbe told us to call out Yechi Hamelech. While I agree that violently smashing walls and people that don’t want you to is hepech ratzon haRebbe, There is no other in Lubavitch. There are Yidden who are afraid to be too extreme, to take the Rebbe’s words too literally. Maybe it won’t look… Read more »

January 30, 2024 11:34 pm

If I understand your post correctly, you think all “lubavitchers” should put aside their respective opinions about any topic, and band together as one Lubavitch family, albeit it with possibly many different opinions (like many families do – one family different opinions).

What make people who identify as Lubavitch any more family than if they identify as Belz or Lakewood? Is there any common denominator relevant to today’s realities amongst everyone who identifies as Lubavitch? What makes one a Lubavitcher today? And is the answer to that universal?

February 1, 2024 6:21 pm

First I want to say I appreciate the tone of the op-ed.
As far as specific solutions, I’m going to suggest something that should be obvious, that it is not differing opinions that are the problem. The problem is one of behavior. What happened in 770 recently is an extreme of bad behavior taken to the extreme. There are other examples of bad behavior which we all recognize, but if there are no consequences then they continue. Think of the “broken window” concept in policing which worked in the Giuliani years to reduce crime.