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  |  July 17, 2019

    OP-ED: Someone Else’s Kid

    For all of the good, and all the kedusha that shlichus brings into the world, are we giving our blood, sweat and tears to reach and educate "someone else's" child while neglecting the education of our own children? Rabbi Shea Hecht ponders Full Article

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    True
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    True

    we can put chabad houses in vietnam but we still cant manage to stop the churban taking place in lubavitch

    totally agree!
    Guest
    totally agree!

    This is so true, our own kids are unfortunately in crisis now, with so many going off the derech. We in Lubavitch have to invest much more in our own.

    Child of a shliach
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    Child of a shliach

    This is offensive. Shluchim’s kids are better off than most, being that they are growing up with parents who live totally dedicated to the Rebbe. That example is the best thing a parent can give to a child.

    here we go again....
    Guest
    here we go again....

    with all the negativity.
    what else is new.

    ME
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    ME

    This guy is so right!

    why
    Guest
    why

    I find it very interesting that the writer chose to see what was obviously meant as a compliment to lubavitch, in such a negative light. Shluchim take on their roles in lieu of a career, that is what they choose as their focus in life.
    What businessman doesnt focus fully and completly on their business? The shluchim are doing what everyone else does, except for the one critical factor: what they are doing revolves around others, teaching, giving, etc., instead of focusing their efforts on what benefits them.
    That is what is amazing.

    i did not read the whole thing
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    i did not read the whole thing

    But i have to agree with what i did read so far. I have to agree with some of the responses too the issue here is an old issue that is finally getting some attention after it became more then just a small group Lubavitch for years turned a blined eye to the kids that did not fit the mold of the education system that was built to do one thing and one thing only, to create shluchim and rabonim and educators. anything alse (with the exception of shochtim) was really not an option!! if a kid did not show… Read more »

    Again and again
    Guest
    Again and again

    We find a Crown Heightser lecture shluchim what do are suppose to do and not and what is wrong with them or not! What nerve!
    I’m not saying that they are shellproof but when would rabbi Hecht know what they are going through or how their children live and learn?

    One thing is definitely right...
    Guest
    One thing is definitely right...

    the cost of tuition is very high, too high for so many people. what happens to these kids. I personally know a child that was not in a yeshiva simply bec. his parents couldt afford it. its a tragedy.

    Nice to see u
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    Nice to see u

    Go Konikovs from Fort Lee

    Crown Heights schools
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    Crown Heights schools

    Having grown up in crown heights, and a product of the school system, I can definitely say that our schools have gotten so much better with dealing with kids who dont exactly “fit the mold”. They have more intervention, extra curricular programs, etc. It is so much better now that the hanholas realize that today’s child needs much more from the school than what used to be.

    KIDS AT RISK
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    KIDS AT RISK

    WE HERE IN LUBAVITCH HAVE THE HIGHEST PERCENTAGE OF KIDS AT RISK.
    WHILE WE ARE SPENDING COUNTLESS HOURS PROVIDING MITZVAHS SHOFER TO A WOMAN WHO IS NOT EVEN OBLIGATED IN THE MITZVAH OF SHOFAR, OUR OWN CHILDREN ROAMING AND WASTING THEIR ROSH HASHANA.

    JCM
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    JCM

    Whilst the Yeshivas and schools in Crown Heights were/are severely underfunded, and their teachers untrained or undertrained, there was a successful effort to build the JCM – a wonderful concept that benefits other people’s children. For shame. When monies were being collected for this institution we were assured that there would be abundant programming for kids in Crown Heights, and it was on this premise that many donated to the cause. Well, that programming was pitiful from its inception and I believe no longer exists. Charity begins at home. Shame on us for being proud of the JCM. We ought… Read more »

    Response to #12
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    Response to #12

    Please inform us how you came up with the statistic that we have the highest percentage of kids at risk.To me it seems like a “shanah upeirish’nik wrote this piece.

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