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    New Rabbi Issues Tznius Policies

    Rabbi Meir Ashkenazi, who succeeded his father as Rabbi of Kfar Chabad, announced new policies for modesty for residents. Full Story

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    zalman
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    zalman

    at least this rabbi is frum enough to have a Eruv! When will ch wake up and put up a eruv and don’t say the rebbe didn’t want one he always supported having a eruv where people were carrying on shabbos he just didn’t support of frum people using one. Unfortunately many people in ch are carrying and it would only be fit to have one. Most chabad camps and community’s have one and ch should be no different it’s 2015 things change its not like we are changing halacha here. Those that dont want to use it dont need… Read more »

    Halacha
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    Halacha

    “New Rabbi Issues Tznius Policies”
    Aren’t these policies the basic Halacha or minhag Chabad?

    I am not sure that letter with rules
    Guest
    I am not sure that letter with rules

    Will help inspire our kids of today

    translation??
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    translation??

    Please post translation.

    Amazing
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    Amazing

    Thank you rabbi ashkenazi.chazak veemotz.
    To number one what does this have to do with an eruv? Bh kfar chabad has a rov. Where have the ch rabbomim been for the past 20 years? Arguing over politics & yechi & fighting other organizations instead of taking care of the huge issues of tznius that exists?

    to #1
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    to #1

    making an eiruv in a city is very problematic. many shaalois and issues. camps don’t have does problems a city has. each place is different. the tsemach tsedek did not allow an eiruv in the small town ‘lubavitch’. its very clear that the rebbe did not approve of making an eiruv. the rebbe did approve of making a secret eiruv so it will save does that carry from chilul shabbos at least according to some opinions. crown heights should be an example of the rebbes vew. and the rebbe did not approve of that. besides as mentioned the problems in… Read more »

    To number 1
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    To number 1

    New York City is different it has a problem that it won’t be able to be according to the alter rebbe. The issue is not only with Manhattan but to the whole city. Yes we won’t scream at people for not having an alter rebbe eiruv, but in the rebbes shechuna it is not proper

    Leadership
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    Leadership

    It is the role of the Rav-the leader of the community-to clarify the Halacha and the Chassidishe way of life for community members. He has set the standard and may we all live up to it.

    A true leader
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    A true leader

    Kfar Chabad and Chabad in Israel are furtunate that they have leadership who lead. How fortunate are those who have leaders who lead them in the right path.

    Clarification of What is Halacha and What is Chassidus
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    Clarification of What is Halacha and What is Chassidus

    See sefer Kvuda Bas Melech for a comprehensive presentation the halachic status of the various practices of Tznius

    to #1
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    to #1

    Maybe when ch will observe all that he asks for in his letter. Don’t pick & choose what fits your lifestyle

    To #1
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    To #1

    I think you should learn English before you decide what you think the Rebbe wanted or didn’t want.

    ENGLISH SPEAKER
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    ENGLISH SPEAKER

    translate please?

    Derech Eretz
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    Derech Eretz

    Great! Now that we’ve covered the clothing regulations, we can start working on people spekaing respectfully and keeping quiet during Shul.
    Also, how come there are no Tznius regulations for men? I think it’s because men are perfect and don’t have any challenges with tznius.

    BH
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    BH

    at least in kfar chabad theyre doing it right

    Translation of letter would be helpful
    Guest
    Translation of letter would be helpful

    It would be nice if the entire letter was translated.

    The article just reminds us f basic Halacha, the Rav adds more points in the letter.

    to 2
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    to 2

    If you are not sure if the policies are Halacha or Chabad minhag…..well, I guess you don’t think there is a read difference?

    so basic
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    so basic

    this is basically everything we already know to do but some women and girls don’t keep to because its a big step for them

    Bais Rivka? Bnos Menachem? Yeshiva
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    Bais Rivka? Bnos Menachem? Yeshiva

    I hope you will institute this for ALL your students and staff, especially the morahs teaching the little boys.
    Let’s strengthen ourselves and klal Yisroel..

    to number 14
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    to number 14

    see the recent CH Beis Din pamphlet on ‘guidelines for Tisha B’Av plus the summer vacation’ – also available on line from their website. Just ask their secretary to post you. It is full of stuff for men regarding tznius – both hashkafa plus several pieces from the Rebbe regarding men’s tznius.

    What about men?
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    What about men?

    Men must be tznius too. I was in kfar chabad and I saw many men dressed very untznius.

    To number 20
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    To number 20

    Thank you. However, that is in Ch. It’s a disgrace his letter omits this. I do not support these rules, and feel that women should most certainly be able to wear a tichel.

    always the women...
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    always the women...

    why is everything about how women dress? there are so many aspects in halacha and decency that need to be addressed but every rabbi just repeats the same thing. If you are trying to change the world & bring moshiach why not try a new tactic other then this. one that does not seem to be working.

    Men
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    Men

    Funny, every time a Rabbi comes out with a letter regarding Hacholotos the community should take upon themselves, the rules seem only to apply to the way that women dress. What about the men? Have we become a society that restriscts women only, however the men are a free zone? How about encouraging the men to increase in learning Torah, giving Tzedaka and being more honest in business? I think we are turning into the stone ages, where women are the ones who commit sin and bring other men to commit sin, yet the men are exempt from everything. Lets… Read more »

    Silly
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    Silly

    We have far more important things to worry about other than skirts covering knees..

    to number 20
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    to number 20

    you may “feel” that women should be able to wear a tichel, but what can you do when you have the lubavitcher rebbe disagreeing with you on this issue?

    the men care
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    the men care

    wondering ??the men have no guidlenes of Tznius. the men are the ones that should be extra careful in tznius in their brain, heart maasim let them stop going online aT inappropiate sites , so they wont have so many issues. the women are Noshim Zidkonisin, they carry a huge burden , first of kollel , the women run to work, the men string along to kollel way after their wives are through half their day at work, and where are those grear men and bochurim half the time on their iphone , smart phones….vchulu i work in a school… Read more »

    to number 22
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    to number 22

    no one cares what you support or not halacha is halacha, and it doesnt change with time or personal views if you dont support something back it up with a source

    Very  funny! About the men
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    Very funny! About the men

    Yes, true, Jewish men should dress decently,
    but only as a matter of respect.

    But, it sounds like some want to equate
    the women’s need to be tznius to the men –
    What’s happening to our people?! Have our bodies changed?

    To all those complaining about the men
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    To all those complaining about the men

    Firstly, you’ve got a completely wrong mindset about tznius. If you look at it as a burden and pain, of course you feel “mistreated”. But the Rebbe teaches us a different outlook; the pride of being tznius. Secondly, men have their own fair share of restrictions. They wear the same color clothes all the time, they can’t wear shorts, they can’t look wherever they want, not to mention their daily Torah and Tefilla duties, which, although not mentioned in the letter, are told to and demanded from them all the time by Farbrengens, in Shul, in shiurim etc. (yes, most… Read more »

    In your heart
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    In your heart

    Ever asked a jew to put on Tefillin & he answers it’s ok I am jewish at heart… Sounds the same when you ask the rov to tell men to have better thoughts and act better. If only men went to shul 3 times a day to daven & sit by a shiur they would learn enough to change for the good. Don’t pull the rug over your eyes and demand a letter about other things. Tznius for women is a serious issue and Baruch Hashem a decent rov has stood up & said it how it is. I wish… Read more »

    To #26
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    To #26

    Before making statements about what the Rebbe said, how about you try wearing a Sheitel on a hot summer day?

    It’s like wearing a sweater with a hoodie pulled and tightened over your head. Try and see what that feels like.

    Tznius??
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    Tznius??

    Why always address the women and girls.
    What about the men and boys. How about them going out only with a jacket and hat.

    Thank you
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    Thank you

    Its always apreciated when anyone makes any effort to improve this issue that we have unfirtunately fallen so so low with-
    Lets quit with pointing fingers at y not the men, y not other issues…
    Face it, this is our hardest challenge, this is the core of jewish identity- r we proud to look jewish or are we embarassed? What are we passing on to our children when we have no pride in who we are? The kids are so insecure getting mixed messages…
    Be strong, if not for yourself, at least for your offsprings…

    to #32
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    to #32

    some men wear jacket- hat shirt and wool tzitzit in 100 degrees FAR

    To #32
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    To #32

    I live in the south with higher temperatures than ny, and more humidity. I made a hachlata years ago on my birthday to only wear a shaitel out. It’s been years, and it’s second nature now. This summer we had days over 100. Yes, my head was sweaty. But just like I wouldn’t take off my hose, or put on short sleeves, the shaitel stays. I have one set aside for exercising… When I go walking or running. If it’s important to you, you will do it. The Rebbe asked n’shei Chabad so many times. It was obviously very important… Read more »

    Pressure on the fathers?
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    Pressure on the fathers?

    Sometime a father needs to help his daughter and not force something on her that she isn’t ready for. This community pressure can be very harmful.

    I witnessed a situation where a young girl needed help and therapy, but her father was scared of community backlash that he forced her to be tznius, when even he probably knew that it was the wrong battle to pick considering the circumstances

    to#32
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    to#32

    I wear a sheitel in the summer. It is not as you describe. I hardly feel it.

    Respect
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    Respect

    It is fine to issue this but do people have respect enough nowadays to listen to a rav? We are on the footsteps of Moshiach and tznius and respect need strengthening.

    Sholom Ber
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    Sholom Ber

    the Dinim regarding Eruv are many and complicated.
    That being said, the time has arrived for the erection of one in Crown Heights.
    it is now unavoidable. baby carriages are already being pushed by non Jews as the parents walk at the side.

    so silly...
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    so silly...

    women expect men to control their thoughts
    & eyes while they themself can not control how they look and dress… reminder women spend endless time & $$$$ on fashion & beauty NOT MEN…

    Imagine
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    Imagine

    Many comment here about why there is no letter for men….well imagine your comments if the rov had written the following : Dear men, I am instructing the following Every man should : Daven in a minyan 3 times a day No talking in shul at all & cellphones must be switched off when entering shul. Learn daily chassidus for 30 minutes & attend a gemoro shiur at least 3 times a week. Attend a farbrengen at least once a week On shabbos study chassidus for 1 hour before shachris. Davening on shabbos must be at least 2 hours &… Read more »

    to "Silly" #25
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    to "Silly" #25

    Silly writes:
    We have far more important things to worry about other than skirts covering knees.
    According to the Rebbe, many of those “far more important things,” meaning I guess our REAL problems, are due to the lack of skirts covering knees
    yes the Rebbe said adn wrote this
    that tznius brings protection
    without tznius we’re going to have tragedies and crises that we CAN prevent
    so it’s not so silly after all

    Tough luck!
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    Tough luck!

    #24. I think its time to stop blaming, pointing fingers at others and giving excuses for ourselves and our actions, whenever a Rav quotes the halacha and psak. Saying you don’t believe Moshiach is not here yet just because women wear a tichel outside? Well as far as I remember that it was precisely in the merit of the “noshim tzidkaneus” that the Jews were redeemed from Mitzrayim – They didn’t change their names, language or clothing to copy the fashion of the goyim. So who are we to know or judge if this mitzva is not important enough, to… Read more »

    Sheitels
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    Sheitels

    How much money is being wasted on sheitels, which is not a torah-mandated mitzvah. (The Kohen uncovered the sotah’s head—which does not mean her hair was previously completely hidden). Use the money for tzadakkah instead if you want Moshiach to come quick. .

    English -
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    English -

    I’m thinking that this message is for Hebrew speaking people. As this is an English website – I would say that the proper thing to do would be to translate it so your crowd can read it and not rely on the collive summary. The yeshivas do this too. English teaching and speaking yeshivas send letters in Hebrew. It’s not a very nice welcome to parents of our community’s varied background.

    kol hakocd
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    kol hakocd

    this is the beginning of a 4 step process that looks very promising 1. lay down the law 2. make sure that our girls have the proper role models part of this would be that schools and camps and anyone running a chabad moised should only hire teachers counsellors etc to conform to the dinim of tznius. 3. make sure that our schools inspire all the students, not just the top 20% 4. inspire parents to follow the dinim meticulously otherwise things will remain exactly the way they are. People look to their peers, parents and role models and follow… Read more »

    just follow orders
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    just follow orders

    To much comments just follow orders and don’t ask questions

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