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    Our Standards Are in Your Hands

    Op-Ed by Rabbi Shimon Posner: "The standard you bear within Lubavitch becomes the standard that others call their own." Full Story

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    Awesome article!
    Guest
    Awesome article!

    LOVE!

    WE NEED MASHPIIM
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    WE NEED MASHPIIM

    Living in crown heights we have the the grate privilege of having amazing 5 mashpim who gave up from there busy schedule to help our community in many ways like shidchuim and Farbangenes
    Thank you rabbi Goldberg!!!

    Excellent article.
    Guest
    Excellent article.

    Beautiful article.
    Lots of food for thought!
    Please keep writing….

    Good on ya mate!
    Guest
    Good on ya mate!

    Well-articulated Reb Shimon as usual!
    From your fan down-under

    Amazing
    Guest
    Amazing

    Wow. What an editorial.

    Thank you
    Guest
    Thank you

    Firstly for your message.
    Secondly for an incredible piece of writing.

    Beautiful and so true
    Guest
    Beautiful and so true

    Thank you for saying this!

    What rabbi mentlick said years before hold true so much more now. Imagine what he would say now

    Beautiful
    Guest
    Beautiful

    וד״ל
    Well articulated, in a sensitive and thoughtful way.
    Thank you

    Proud
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    Proud

    Words well written!

    Reb Shimoen
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    Reb Shimoen

    As usual, your stuff is gevaldig!!!!!

    How come it didn't/doesn't work?
    Guest
    How come it didn't/doesn't work?

    I’ve grown up with this “ess past nisht” all my life (quarter century), and as is apparent, it simply doesn’t work anymore. We’re doing what we always did and getting what we always got. People are making it “fit” more and more.

    It goes both ways
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    It goes both ways

    Contemporary Lubavitchers are redefining our collective identity (or at least extending the definition) by how they choose to live their lives, whether you like it or not.

    It's a process
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    It's a process

    Thank you R’ Shimon for a great article. One point I might add is that whether we like it or not, Lubavitch has become different. B’Etzem it is and always will be the same, but many things about Lubavitch have changed. I don’t mean this in the modernization or anything to compromise values ch”v. I just mean that for generations Lubavitch was a shpitz chassidus. Even the simple chassidim were giants in avodas halev or avoda pnimi, kabolas ol, iskafya mesirus nefesh, or ahavas yisroel. Even in negina (it is well known the story of Reb Notah Paharer when he… Read more »

    What is the explosive word?
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    What is the explosive word?

    Rabbi Posner, you wrote a beautiful piece. It was well thought out, well explained, heavy on the message and light on finger pointing. The issue is, many people today can’t be bothered. As a woman, when the topic of Dress is raised (The word Tznius causes people to run a mile), among many popular responses; “The Rebbe had Ahavas Yisroel for everyone” or “Live and let live”. Truth is, many of us, myself included, don’t like to be told what to do. We want to live an easy and comfortable life, watch Netflix or Hulu, wear whatever we want, mingle… Read more »

    Best
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    Best

    One of the best articles ive read on COL.
    Thank you

    excellent
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    excellent

    very well written

    Thank you!
    Guest
    Thank you!

    Gorgeous article and very motivating.

    Thank you - Very inspiring and empowering
    Guest
    Thank you - Very inspiring and empowering

    More please!

    Rebbe
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    Rebbe

    We need the Rebbe in a guf
    Until that second, we have to use his holy words as a guideline of what to do and may Hashem give us all the strength and push to do so, the way it needs to be done.
    THANK YOU FOR YOUR ARTICLE RABBI POSNER

    Rabbi Pinchos Woolstone
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    Rabbi Pinchos Woolstone

    When I first visited Crown Heights in the 70s, the community was basically homogenious,Russian Chassidim and their children and a group of Baalei Teshuah eagerly inbiding the atmosphere. The Rebbe was expanding world Lubavitch by the day, Today nearly a quarter of a century after the Histalkus Lubavitch is not homogenious, there are different attitudes and approaches, there is no one truth. My old friend Rabbi Shimon Posner makes many salient points I would add that if we want to grow in a healthy way, in a Torah way in a Lubavitch way we must listen to peoples concerns fears… Read more »

    Beautiful, powerful, and so crucial
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    Beautiful, powerful, and so crucial

    In a society that ch”v more and more embraces the logic of haskalah, this is a critical call to return to roots, regardless of the alluring and persuasive call of “the neighbors”.

    CH Mother
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    CH Mother

    Beautiful Op-Ed! Thank you, Rabbi Posner, for this! Please write more.

    #13
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    #13

    A true Chasid

    You have my vote for a job well done
    Guest
    You have my vote for a job well done

    Thanks for taking the time to carefully write such a beautiful, powerful article.

    Positivity and motivation
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    Positivity and motivation

    This is one of the first op-Ed’s I’ve read on col that has not been slamming or shaming at some sort of issue that people do and blaming about problems but rather a constructive, respectful, and motivational peice. Thank you!

    Thank you Rabbi Posner and COL for helping to publicize.
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    Thank you Rabbi Posner and COL for helping to publicize.

    Comments 13 and 14 are tear jerking. So real it hurts to not be able to talk it out with these people IRL.

    – Eli

    Sivan 25
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    Sivan 25

    Spoken from the heart , penned by his soul
    A yid who lives physically in the desert, but
    spiritually lives in 770.
    Perhaps we would all benefit if Rabbi Posner would write
    More frequently..
    May hashem bless him and his family with everything.
    You make your parents a”h and your famy very proud of you.

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