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    A 6 foot photo of three Lubavitcher bochurim is prominently displayed in a National Grid advertisement, hanging in the window of a building in Downtown Brooklyn. More

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    cool

    Hi!
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    Hi!

    Which buliding is it?

    o
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    o

    who are they? eli friedman???

    Main Thing...
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    Main Thing...

    Hamaase Hu Haikar

    Boruch
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    Boruch

    National Grid Building, Jay Street

    make a kiddush hashem
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    make a kiddush hashem

    why can’t bochrim learn to tuck their shirts in. You represent chabad even walking down the street you should look like a metch.

    shirt
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    shirt

    if they were tucked in, you would not recognize them as Chabad, so this issue is self-defeating.

    the world is learning...
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    the world is learning...

    …who makes action happen.

    sweet
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    sweet

    that’s a sweet kiddush hashem, but yes, true shame that they look like shlochs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    sick and tired
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    sick and tired

    TO #6. WHY CAN’T YOU LEAVE WELL ENOUGH ALONE?! CAN’T YOU FOR ONCE JUST SEE A NICE THING AND LEAVE IT AT THAT? WHY MUST THERE ALWAYS BE A CRITISICM ATTACHED????? IT’S FUNNY, TO SEE A MILLION MISHUGOYIM WALKING THE STREETS OF MANHATTAN DRESSED LIKE FREAKS IS OKAY BECAUSE THAT’S “IN” BUT A BOCHUR WHO IS DRESSED IN A PROPER SUIT AND HAT AND WHITE SHIRT IS FAULTED BECAUSE HIS SHIRT ISN’T TUCKED IN FOR INSPECTION. THE PROBLEM IS HE DIDN’T KNOW HE WAS BEING INSPECTED. REALLY NOW, WHEN ALL THE OTHER JERKS WALK AROUND WITH THEIR SHIRTS AND EVERYTHING… Read more »

    to #10
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    to #10

    very well said, i was thinking the same exact thing…

    achdus
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    achdus

    we’ll said num.10

    TO #6
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    TO #6

    that’s the image of lubavitcher bochurim. the sooner you will come to accept it the sooner you will come to take pride in it. THIS IS WHO WE ARE. also, it gives off a good impression. it shows that were actually BUSY DOING SOMETHING. also, if what your worried about is chilul hashem; the stereotypical jew that poeple dont like are jews that are high class, aristocratic poeple who get the goim to do all the dirty work for them. to us give off the impression that we dont mind getting down & dirty & were not a bunch of… Read more »

    How about this
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    How about this

    If you want to wear your Tzitzis correctly according to Halacha you can only do it properly if your shirt is not tucked in. If you tuck your shirt in it is very difficult to have it right.

    I know, you have no clue of what I’m talking about. Go learn Hilchos Tztizs.

    Mystery men.
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    Mystery men.

    Who are they?

    Cute
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    Cute

    It’s such a cute picture! It’s the details that make them look like they are so into action! (Shirts out etc… ) Kiddush Hashem!

    To #13 and #10
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    To #13 and #10

    When I learned in Pittsburgh, I remember hearing that the Rebbe wrote to Rabbi Sholom Posner A”H, the founder of Yeshiva Schools of Pittsburgh, that the talmidei hayeshiva should always be tucked in and presentable. True to that instruction, we would receive knasos for walking around with our shirts untucked. Contrary to popular imagery, there is nothing chassidish about keeping your shirt untucked. This has nothing to do with who we are. This is shpitz narishkeit. Find one place in chassidus or shulchan oruch where it says that you should be untucked … You won’t find it. But you will… Read more »

    Chanie
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    Chanie

    Kiddush Hashem
    Legally they should be getting paid for having their picture in an advertisement. So if you’re in the pic get a lawyer and claim your stake. Fair is fair. You guys could make good money, so go for it.

    @14
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    @14

    Are you saying the Rebbe, who was always tucked in, didn’t wear tzitzis properly?

    Achim Shitsky
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    Achim Shitsky

    This is my brither Chayam and me waking in the Street of EASTRN PAKWY! we wasnt’ told anithing. This is amasing the word of Chabad ….CHAYALIE ADONAINU!
    kol akavod COL,
    SHITSKY MOSHE

    and.....
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    and.....

    with their shirts out, but clean they look relaxed not …….stiff

    LUV IT
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    LUV IT

    I POSHUT LOVE IT! I WISH ALL MY BOYS LOOKED LIKE THAT EVEN WITH THE SHIRTS OUT!

    anonymous
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    anonymous

    nice:)

    Anonymous
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    Anonymous

    That’s how I know right away it’s “our boys” !

    to @14
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    to @14

    No, its just very hard to do it perfectly according to halacha

    Who says
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    Who says

    was the Rebbe always tucked in?

    kiddush hashem
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    kiddush hashem

    hashem bless u…what a kiddush hashem

    i like it....
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    i like it....

    it’s a cool look – THAT IS WHY THEY USED THEM FOR THE AD!

    to 19
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    to 19

    wrong,the rebbe did not(always)have the shirt tucked in, when it was under the kapotta.

    CHUCHUM
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    CHUCHUM

    The Rebbe wore suspenders, so the shirt has to be tucked in.

    cute
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    cute

    The pic is adorable! shirts tucked out and all!

    What's the fuss all about.
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    What's the fuss all about.

    There is nothing wrong with not wearing your shirt tucked in, it’s just another way to wear it.

    hello
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    hello

    talking about what the rebe wears is weired to me

    very disturbed
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    very disturbed

    why cant their ever be any thing ever without a negative comment must their alway need to be one, i for myself come on this website every single day and let me tell you there was never any story or anything without a negative comment and all that happens is that the argument and negaive opinions elevate i dont understand how they can allow such negative comments i dont get it i just dont…..

    to number 10
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    to number 10

    very good very well said you took the words out of my mouth 10 points
    i hope now every body will see who does all the action today (the bochurim)
    very nice kiddush hashem!!!!!

    #10 Right on the mark
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    #10 Right on the mark
    the comments psychologist
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    the comments psychologist

    the rebbe says:
    “if u find a problem in another, there’s something wrong in you!”

    look at things in a positive way, with an optimistic look and you’ll be a much happier person. no reason to nitpick and yenteveh.

    the picture says a million words, its beautiful. if i would see this ad walking down the street without warning, i would probably burst out crying 🙂 boruch hashem for this great kiddush hashem. “Then all the peoples of the earth will see that the name of the Lord is called upon you, and they will fear you” (parshat ki tavo)

    You don't always have to find the negative in everything...
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    You don't always have to find the negative in everything...

    why then, DO people always point out the negative? CAUSE PEOPLE EXPECT THINGS TO BE GOOD AND POSITIVE. THE NATURAL STATE OF ANYTHING IN THE WORLD IS “GOOD”. IT IS GOOD AT ITS CORE. Which is precisely why people don’t like when they notice a negetive element. The Rebbe once said, the fact that, when something bad is in the world, people cry out and say “why is it so?!” is because deep down they feel that the world at its very essence OUGHT to be a good place. People expect that when they see something, it should be good.… Read more »

    JUST BY THE WAY
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    JUST BY THE WAY

    BH
    one of the bochurim’s shirt IS tucked in

    in Montreal back in the day
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    in Montreal back in the day

    The BR girls would walk around like that HOWEVER their shirts were “tucked out”!

    Rebbe would be proud!
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    Rebbe would be proud!

    “Discover the power of action”!

    In Hebrew, “Hamaase hu haikar!”.

    Even non-Jews acknowledge that a Lubavitcher bochur represents action.

    Bochurim, make the Rebbe proud!

    They Look Like Chassidishe Bochurim in Every Way!
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    They Look Like Chassidishe Bochurim in Every Way!

    The Bochurim look very presentable, suit, white shirt and hat, it is not considered that inappropriate in the greater world and bochurim who are mostly sitting comfortably all day can leave Yeshiva to grab a bite and not be tucked in. (And one of the bochurim is tucked, in case it is very important for those who seem to imply that). I am not saying this has anything to do with our behaviour but for those who mentioned the Rebbe was always tucked in should check their facts. I really can’t believe this is an issue, it’s a cute picture… Read more »

    do you know?
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    do you know?

    that the bochurim that are on that billboard are actually going to look at every comment, and not only that their going to be reading the despicable and nasty comments all you despicable people who have nothing nice to say about anything on col absolutely nothing!!!! how about you go back to preschool, learn how to talk in a appropriate manner and when you finished learn how to type on the coomputer and maybe after doing all of that you can come back to col and type some comments and hopefully they wont be as nasty as what you said…im… Read more »

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    13 TO 17

    First of all I was writing in reference to buchurim only. Any self respecting adult should be tucked in. In regards to buchurim (which I am one myself) here’s what I think: Your right, there’s nothing chasidish about being untucked. I agree; it’s a shtick. But guess what, if you want us to take pride in who we are, then you gotta deal with it. Just like we hear over & again at farbrengens ‘ashrainu sheanu chasidai chabad’, IF THIS IS A WAY OF EXPRESSING THAT WERE DIFFRENT, you gotta let it go. Also, the stereotype ‘dirty Jew’ came to… Read more »

    hearing all these comments has been quite an education
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    hearing all these comments has been quite an education

    i used to think it was important to tuck in
    not anymore
    at least i am not going to be a stickler about it
    i am sure most bochurim will tuck in to match the “moment”
    🙂 – so funny to hear where ppl are at
    if we cared a little more about ppl’s feelings than appearances (and how those appearances REFLECT ON HOW PPL SEE US rather than the person themselves).
    golly gosh we gotta evolve a little faster than this
    Evolve Ppl
    It is high time
    Moshiach Now – Miyad (revealed)

     correction to number 19
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    correction to number 19

    Just to clear a bit up. You are right that the Rebbe was tucked in. But that itself doesn’t say anyhting of the halacha in shulchan aruch as the Rebbe had his tzitis tucked in as well.(there is a beautifull sicha where the rebbe explains the dayos in this.and what chassidim should do etc’) as for the halacha in shu”a there are other ways for your tzitis to be “al hakanaf” even as you are tucking in. just a disclaimer that my point has nothing to do with the picture. I am only commenting on the Rebbes actions and the… Read more »

    To #44/#13
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    To #44/#13

    Don’t make excuses for being oiver on shulchan oruch. It’s just the same as the guy who wakes up with a hangover at 12 in the afternoon, missing zman krias shma and shachris, and makes himself out to be chassidish because he stayed up until 5 AM farbrenging. Being chassidish isn’t about being different and proud of your sloppiness, as far as they taught me in Lubavitch, it’s about doing what is right.

    Mivtzoyim
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    Mivtzoyim

    I am a Lubavitcher and I work in an office downtown, I poshet cringe when bochrim come into my building every Friday looking like shlochs, I am forever telling them to tuck their shirts in. Its great that they are doing mivtzoyim, and I’m very proud of that, but please, lets try to maintain some dignity and respectablility…

    #17 - EXCELLENT!!!
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    #17 - EXCELLENT!!!

    Have none of the chassidishe bochurim posting not heard by a farbrnegen how before the bochurim left on merkos shlichus they would be told by R. chodakov to polish their shoes in order to give a good first impression. And you must have heard how R chodakov never said anything on his own- the Rebbe wanted to make sure his bochurim looked presentable. BTW, for all this hack a chainik about anti semitism and sterotypes, mivtzoim is meant for JEWS, especially for those Jews who might be a little embarrased of their yidishkiet or to be seen by their co-worker… Read more »

    Tucked out shirts
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    Tucked out shirts

    The tucked out shirts are precisely why this ad was chosen. People who are always perfectly tucked in, with the perfect tie around their neck and looking just so, are seen as conformist and repressed. The tucked out shirt is precisely what says ‘Discover the power of action’. It is a snapshot of bochurim on the go. Suit, hat, shoes and all, but with shirt ‘not just so ‘ gives the impression of cool and non-conformist. For alll of you who worry about the image of bochurim, did it ever occur to you that the stereotype about ‘hassidim’ is that… Read more »

    guys...
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    guys...

    lets not get the rebbe involved…

    to #50
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    to #50

    well said 🙂

    To #50
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    To #50

    Where does shulchan aruch tell us to be non-conformist? It doesn’t. It tells us to look like a mentch.

    Instead of waxing about the deeper meaning of the picture and convincing yourself that non-Jews adore you for looking like a slob, why not just admit that there’s something wrong with it, wish that it would be corrected, and move on with your life?

    maaan
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    maaan

    cuz u guys all need to get lives and thats the end of it
    cute ad, smile, life goes on!!!!!
    its just an ad….its not ur life…get over it

    TO 19
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    TO 19

    THE REBBE DID NOT HAVE HIS SHIRT TUCKED IN

    That is so freekin cool!
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    That is so freekin cool!

    Just goes to show how just walking in the street has an affect.

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