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On This Shabbos: Shlissel Challah

In many Jewish homes, a Shlissel Challah (Yiddish for key) will be served this Shabbos. Rebbetzin Rochie Pinson, Shlucha and Challah baking expert tells how to do it. Full Story, Photos, Video

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Not minhag Chabad
May 3, 2024 1:46 am

Why are we copying minhogim of Peylishe Chasidim?

Let us be proud in our own mesorah and not feel compelled to copy others.

No lack in Chabad pride if this is done!
Reply to  Not minhag Chabad
May 5, 2024 1:35 pm

Is it a minhag to davka not do something which isn’t an official minhag Chabad? There are specific instances when it clearly says not to do something often seen by others (e.g. sprinkle the wine during dam tzfardeia etc. instead of pouring from the cup which is our minhag). But generally, we don’t need to bash a minhag just because it hasn’t been “canonized” in Chabad. The minhag of areinfirenish isn’t rooted in Chabad and yet Chabad is very makpid in doing this. Regarding segulos. In Chabad we are careful around segulos because there is a risk in people believing… Read more »

MrsT
May 3, 2024 2:23 am

Bs’d As this is not a Lubavitcher minhag, why is it being promoted here? A gutten Shabbos

One of many fans
May 3, 2024 2:35 am

Rochie Pinson Rocks!!

Source
May 3, 2024 6:32 am

Rav Avraham Yehoshua Heshel of Apt zt”l, known as the Apter Rebbe or Apter Rav (1748-1825) is the author of the Ohaiv Yisroel. In his Likkutim al HaTorah ( Pesach) he explains that during the entire Yom Tov of Pesach, the Tefilos of Klal Yisroel achieved entry into the gates of Heaven. But slowly, they closed. It is now time to re-open them. But how? How do we re-open the gates of Shmayaim so that our prayers can once again receive entry? What is the key? He answers that the key is through the merit of Shabbos observance. This, according… Read more »

No need for Segulos
Reply to  Source
May 5, 2024 9:54 am

Lerning Chitas and daily Rambam is the key for Parnasa and all good things. as Lubavitchers we dont look for Segulos …

True minhag
May 3, 2024 6:58 am

There is no minhag to make a challah in the shape of a key.

The minhag is to make a regular challah and place a key inside the challah

A challah should stay the shape of a challah

Please clarify
May 3, 2024 7:56 am

Is Shlishel challa a chabad minhag that is done today ?

today
Reply to  Please clarify
May 4, 2024 9:08 pm

It is if enough people who identify as chabad do it

clarification
May 3, 2024 10:26 am

Rabbi Mendel Lipsker a rov in LA has a voicenote that he said can be fowarded that “its not a chabad segula, if you want to do it do it but it doesnt have to be public and dont make yourself crazy over it”

wise
Reply to  clarification
May 4, 2024 9:08 pm

and that would be applicable to any segula

מנהג
May 3, 2024 11:43 am

This is not our מנהג

Chabad minhag
May 3, 2024 12:17 pm

It was a Chabad minhag to put a key in the challah not to make a challah in the shape of a key

Look up tammi minhagim it’s in there

Just because people didn’t hear about it for the last 50 years does not mean it was not a Chabad minhag.

The key question
Reply to  Chabad minhag
May 3, 2024 2:21 pm

Taamei Haminhogim is a work of Peylishe minhogim, not a work of Minhogei Chabad.

Talking about keys, the key question here is, did the Rebbe or Rebbetzin ever mention it, even once, let alone practice it?

Yearly custom!
May 3, 2024 7:37 pm

We now have completed the yearly custom of arguing if this is a Chabad minhag or not.

It isn’t but we shouldn’t belittle a minhag of other hidden (some who might have brought it with them from other groups too). So enjoy if it is your custom!

Shlisel challah
May 4, 2024 2:50 pm

in ספר המנהגים it says it’s not our minhag !!!
Meaning we don’t do it !!

Fake News
Reply to  Shlisel challah
May 5, 2024 1:28 pm

Sefer Haminhagim doesn’t mention ANYTHING about Shlisel Challah.

minhag
May 4, 2024 9:11 pm

why do people care if people make a challah in a shape. “we” only do everything we do if it’s an official minhag established by a rebbe? This is harmless and creative. B U T – to believe shaping a challah, or putting a key in a challah will actually cause money to grow on your tree, or expending more energy in the challah than traditional work and employment and money creation, is not a chabad or jewish belief or human logic.

Real segulah
May 5, 2024 5:30 pm

Learning Rambam and Chitas is a segulah for Parnassa and many many brochos

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