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Tuesday, 20 Tammuz, 5779
  |  July 23, 2019

    Paltiels on the Front Cover

    The Long Island Jewish World profiled the Chabad of Port Washington Day School and their founders Rabbi Shalom and Sara Paltiel in a cover story. "Parents watching the bottom line can find affordable excellence here," Sharyn Perlman reports. Full Story

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    Yom Haatzmaut - new chabad minhag?
    Yom Haatzmaut - new chabad minhag?

    Wonderful article but am I reading right? This is what it says about Chabad in Port Washington:

    “The school fosters a love for Eretz Yisrael as the Jewish homeland, as well as support for the State of Israel and its secular government.

    There is also an annual celebration on the anniversary of
    the founding of the State.”

    HELLO? Is anyone home?

    Annual celebration on Yom haatzmaut -? fosters a love for the state of Israel and the secular government of Israel.?

    Please say it aint so. Can we have clarification here?

    Value of Shliach
    Value of Shliach

    Good Point. The question to ponder is – what is the value of the shliachs work? Big buildings and big bucks and recreating the Rebbes position on Israel and Yom Haatzmaut, or ‘echod echod’ truly influencing Jews one at a time in the ways of Torah and the Rebbe.
    I think this is an important question of values for the new generation of Shluchim.


    Perhaps you need to realize that this is the PR component. Presenting themselves to the media in order to attract more people, and when they come through the door be mekarev them in the traditional sense of the word.
    Every mosad has two ‘mission statements’, one for the mekuravim (with all the flowery, feel good statements about global issues) and one for themselves, a serious duch between chossid and Rebbe.
    Ps although I do agree with the Yom Haatzmaut problem. That’s pretty bad…. everyone knows the Rebbe’s reaction to this…. no getting away with that one.