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Sunday, 22 Tevet, 5780
  |  January 19, 2020

Op-Ed: Star-dust

COLlive presents the weekly Jewish Thought in Simple Words series by Getzy Markowitz. In this week's column the author discusses the Rubashkin family and the Jews who have abandoned them. Read More

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Why such a negative article?
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Why such a negative article?

I’m suprised at the tone of the article. Unfortunately much to be desired. As Chasidim of the Rebbe we have been taught to look at everythig in a positive light. Why dwell on the negative when we can dwell on the positive? Chasidus teaches us that when there is “light”, (“kedusha”) there is always the “opposite that is attracted and in this case we get “negative” comments, etc. No Jew deserves what is happening. Whether they are called Rubashkin or Shwartz does not change anything. I must practice what I preach: Reb Getzy, Your article is nice, written very well… Read more »

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Getzy

Getzy Markowitz good job

(from you’r bff in cali)

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To no. 1

Its very surprising that you choose to judge somone like getzy markowitz when all he is doing is defending his family who is suffering at the hands of their worst enemies. The essay is beautifully written and tells me that the Rubashkins are a family that needs all of our support, as a community. The essay isnt negative, its an observation on how amazing the Rubashkins are and that we, our fellow Jews, should recognize them for all the good they have done and not what the media and their enemies try to make us believe. Rubashkin family, we are… Read more »

Dear Reb Getzy,
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Dear Reb Getzy,

The Rubashkins are taddikim gemurim and maybe even Lamed Vov Tzaddikim!

I personally know of many Russian Jewish families who got kosher meat from them for free just to keep them kosher and to stop them from buying treif meat.

Who can claim they did the same on a weekly basis?

From #1 to #3
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From #1 to #3

Yes, the article is nicely written (as others have already commented).

I am not judging him. The article that he wrote speaks for itself.

All I am saying is that negativity shouldn’t exist on both sides of the forum.

Who doesn’t have a critic?

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