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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!
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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.
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Excellent article.

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

Good on ya mate!
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Good on ya mate!

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

Amazing
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Amazing

Wow. What an editorial.

Thank you
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Thank you

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

Beautiful and so true
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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
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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?
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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!
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Thank you!

Gorgeous article and very motivating.

Thank you - Very inspiring and empowering
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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
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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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