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“Horrible:” Rabbi Braun Condemns Bochurim’s Vandalism in 770

Rabbi Yosef Braun, Rov of the Crown Heights Beis Din, condemned in the strongest words the bochurim who have breached the walls of 770. "Whose hand did not shake and tremble when they went and touched those walls, when they took a hammer to those walls?" Full Story, Audio

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put them in cherem
January 8, 2024 6:27 pm

Make a list of their names with pictures and put them in cherem.

Revoke their visas and send them back to Israel.
Reply to  put them in cherem
January 8, 2024 8:09 pm

Revoke their visas and send them back to Israel.

Inagree
Reply to  Revoke their visas and send them back to Israel.
January 8, 2024 9:46 pm

Exactly

wait what?
Reply to  Revoke their visas and send them back to Israel.
January 8, 2024 9:51 pm

dude they dont have visas to begin with

Visas
Reply to  wait what?
January 9, 2024 2:04 pm

Yes most of them do
And the ones without visas jus deported them

770
Reply to  put them in cherem
January 8, 2024 10:12 pm

Yes

America is nisht anderesh
Reply to  put them in cherem
January 8, 2024 10:52 pm

We need only achdus here ! But only !
9 soldiers were killed in Gaza yesterday!
Stop your crazy comments!
Stop and say Tehillim

benji kleinin
Reply to  America is nisht anderesh
January 10, 2024 4:02 pm

Mamash! Exactly so guys. Your g’vuroh is gorgeous but let’s give some space to our Chessed, as we are chossidim, not “gevurrim”. our bochurim made a wrong step, really wrong and silly. but our goal is to explain and improve – not just punish and “send them back to that country where all the chutzpeh is from”. no. Lets put that “chutzpeh” into the right direction!

Now in Hebrew
January 8, 2024 6:28 pm

Most of the boys involved don’t speak English. You need to repeat this in Hebrew. Put out a psak that you can report them to the police and press charges, that would be a real statement.

Revoke their visas and send them back to Israel.
Reply to  Now in Hebrew
January 8, 2024 8:10 pm

Revoke their visas and send them back to Israel.

Believe me
Reply to  Now in Hebrew
January 8, 2024 8:40 pm

They know

Ploni Benploni
Reply to  Now in Hebrew
January 8, 2024 10:16 pm

Good idea

What happened?
January 8, 2024 6:33 pm

Is this about the tunnels?

nooooooooo
Reply to  What happened?
January 8, 2024 8:54 pm

dugh of course it is!!!!!!!!

Aba
January 8, 2024 6:35 pm

Chutzpah

מגילה לא: רבי שמעון בן אלעזר אומ
January 8, 2024 6:38 pm

מגילה לא: )
תניא: רבי שמעון בן אלעזר אומר – אם יאמרו לך זקנים סתור וילדים בנה, סתור ואל תבנה, מפני שסתירת זקנים בנין ובנין נערים סתירה, וסימן לדבר: רחבעם בן שלמה

מגילה לא: רבי שמעון בן אלעזר אומ
January 8, 2024 6:39 pm

Not ח״ו ממך יצאו just ילדים

Sorry but he is too late
January 8, 2024 6:39 pm

He was put in place by these ppl! He supported them, let them grow, defended them for years!

Rabbi Braun
Reply to  Sorry but he is too late
January 8, 2024 10:53 pm

You must do more. This message is just you stating the obivous. Emor Meat Vaaseh Harbeh. Although you have mailos and we have all benefited from your leadership, this fiasco proves that you have emboldened the perpetrator and you have not done right thus far.

Deport
January 8, 2024 6:45 pm

Every one of them needs to be deported back to where they came from. Draft them, and let them use their frustrations and their excess energy against the Arab terrorists. The few who are US citizens should be sent down south and put to work in the coal mines.

a old friend
Reply to  Deport
January 8, 2024 8:08 pm

Unfortunately some of them are Americans

Sam
Reply to  Deport
January 8, 2024 8:24 pm

Lol

Yosy
January 8, 2024 6:50 pm

Deport them now!

Restraint
January 8, 2024 6:56 pm

These animals should not be allowed in our community anymore. Sorry not sorry

ה ירחם
Reply to  Restraint
January 14, 2024 5:36 pm

ה ירחם

Thank you for giving Daas Torah
January 8, 2024 6:57 pm

I’m so sick of hearing every random noisy comment. A Rav is the only opinion that matters. Thank you Rabbi Braun

If not for him
Reply to  Thank you for giving Daas Torah
January 8, 2024 7:59 pm

If not for him, they’d be gone long ago

zichabad
January 8, 2024 6:59 pm

we need to do a action not just speak about it
my humble opinion

Should all be deported back to Israel. Let them us
January 8, 2024 6:59 pm

Should all be deported back to Israel. Let them use their energy fighting the Arabs

Perfect solution
Reply to  Should all be deported back to Israel. Let them us
January 8, 2024 8:20 pm

Lol agreed

איפה השמירה״
January 8, 2024 7:07 pm

בשביל מה יש את זה ?

בושה וחרפה.
אחר כך תלכו לבכות למשטרה שתשמור עליכם?

Ban and arrest them
January 8, 2024 7:07 pm

Wow. Truer words could not have been spoken. These people should be prosecuted. They have no right to destroy the shul, yet alone build tunnels that compromise the structure of the entire block.

Mental health crisis
January 8, 2024 7:08 pm

This is another symptom of an underlying mental health crisis. These bocherim come from other countries and parents think their problems will just go away.

This is the evolution of denying these peoples childhood by doping them with Aderal and Ritalin
These people need serious help. I hope the get it and don’t get too far gone

Resident
Reply to  Mental health crisis
January 8, 2024 8:19 pm

100 percent true. This is NOT a case of being Meshichist. This is a case of BEING UNWELL and therefore being part of sick behavior such as climbing up street poles at night and putting flags and Messia is here stickers. Every single flag from kingston avenue needs to be taken down!!!!!! I CRINGE when i see the messia stickers in Manhattan . The rebbes face is not graffiti. They are a BUSHA to lubavitch. Please put them on a plane home NOW.

Random guy
January 8, 2024 7:11 pm

All of these mishachistim need to be kicked out. 770 needs security guards

meshichist means nothing
Reply to  Random guy
January 8, 2024 8:09 pm

i am a proud meshichist, im not a tzfati, i dont get on line for ‘dollars’, i dont believe anyone is under any bima, and i definitely am horrified by this disgrace, and believe it or not im a meshichist. please dont say that ‘meshichistim’ need to be kicked out, use the term ‘crazys’

Not mishechist
Reply to  Random guy
January 8, 2024 8:24 pm

Please don’t label these people as mishechist.
Mishechist and these crazy tzfatis are so so different.

ASHAMED
January 8, 2024 7:11 pm

I poshut am now so embarrassed to be part of Chabad with such humiliating things being done in our main shul.
Mental health must be addressed with these guys, it’s very clear they do not have a grip on what they’re doing to our makom kedusha.

Shame on those guys and those not condemning them, and those protecting these sick people.

Literally this is preventing moshiach coming, when they literally rip up seforim and Mamash destroy our shul. AD MOSAI???

I'm debating if to say lehavdil...
January 8, 2024 7:22 pm

I don’t want to say which other people vandalize shuls…. how have we come to the level of such violence that is used by our enemies and haters???? Will we let terrorist y”s see that we are destroying our own shuls???? Hashem Yishmor!!!!!

This must be eradicated
January 8, 2024 7:24 pm

Legal action must be taken against these boys those that are not American should be sent out of the country and they should have a restraining order against these boys from entering 770

dont think itll work
Reply to  This must be eradicated
January 8, 2024 8:10 pm

theyll find ways to get in…
maybe another tunnel, or a pit in the floor, or a hole in the roof that will allow them to enter via helicopter, bulldozers… theyve proven to be quite creative, havent they?

Enough is enough
January 8, 2024 7:29 pm

Hopefully this is the last straw and those people are trespassed for good so the shul is returned to the community

Hashem Yerachem!!!
January 8, 2024 7:33 pm

A Chillul Hashem, MAMMOSH!!!

zichabad
January 8, 2024 7:37 pm

wow wow and wow this is crazy and must be stopped, oy rebbe

The terrorists are back r"l
January 8, 2024 7:37 pm

They’ve been hiding in the tunnels…

Thank you police
January 8, 2024 7:37 pm

Thank you to the police for defending 770 against these “idiots” — as Rabbi Braun rightly calls them.
It would have been much easier for them not to get involved, so they deserve all our appreciation for putting their bodies on the line for the sake of our community & Shul.

Week statement IMO
January 8, 2024 7:38 pm

He’s clearly at a loss of what he thinks should happen to these guys. Won’t say they should be arrested won’t say they should be deported, doesn’t give any proscription of what should be done. Just complaining!

It needs to be heard
Reply to  Week statement IMO
January 8, 2024 8:08 pm

He’s guilting. I couldn’t call it *weak.

No more Meshichists
January 8, 2024 7:40 pm

Its time to go after the ideology that led to all this: The idea that the Rebbe zt”l is Mashiach. Once one leaves behind whats written clearly in the Torah in favor of conspiracy theories, this craziness is what results. Everything in the Torah gets disregarded on whatever the person thinks.

Yitzy Goldshmit
Reply to  No more Meshichists
January 11, 2024 5:41 am

I am not so sure what Torah you have. A have clear guidance from The Rebbe in His Torah in the Sefer titled Sefer Hasichos. The Rebbe clearly explains how this generations is different from all other generations in the fact that the Nosi Hador has Chaim Nitzchim (ref: sefer hasichos, 5752, parshat bo, kehot publications). Furthermore, the rebbe spoke clearly how he is the moshiach and it will be him who will redeem us from Galus (ref: sefer hasichos, 5751, parshat vayera, parshat toldot etc.. 5752, parshat mishpotim, and more, kehot publications) (ref: a abbreviated version of all the… Read more »

It all started with the שביל above the ground in 7
January 8, 2024 7:45 pm

And now the שביל is underground.terrorism was unchecked till now,this is the price wGaza. For being silent The yeshiva is mostly responsible for this fir allowing them into the country.now we have ship them back to israel to the front lines in gaza.

Hillul H.
January 8, 2024 7:50 pm

What a Hillul H. How can they not be ashamed to do this in the rebbe shul. Who do they think they are ? Who is their leader? At a time of war and hostages, where is their conscience?

What was their reason for doing this?
January 8, 2024 7:59 pm

People from other communities are asking so it’s important to respond other than “oh I guess they just wanted to destroy something.” – Not that there’s a justification, but what was their reason (even if misguided)? From someone who actually knows please.

......
Reply to  What was their reason for doing this?
January 8, 2024 9:53 pm

הם רוצים להרחיב 770 כמו שהרבי אמר לפני הרבה שנים, אבל לא באופן כזה היו צריכים לעשות

All due respect
January 8, 2024 8:05 pm

But the day Rabbi Braun and Rabbi krinsky make shalom is the day that the expansion could happen the way the Rebbe would have wished. But until then yes these occurrences will happen and dont blame anyone but yourself!

Chaim
January 8, 2024 8:07 pm

Unfortunately Harav Braun encouraged this behavior for many years and this is the outcome, his message is to little too late.

100 percent!
Reply to  Chaim
January 8, 2024 10:28 pm

So true

Rabbi Shloma Zarchi
January 8, 2024 8:09 pm

Maybe NOW they will finally stop accepting Kvutza Bochurim from Tzfas.

Who are the powers that be?
January 8, 2024 8:11 pm

Who is referred to as the “powers that be”?

Deport them
January 8, 2024 8:14 pm

Animals

Lack of leadership brings to this
January 8, 2024 8:14 pm

The problem is not today. It started when people believe that they don’t need leadership. They will put on blinders and think everything will be exactly like before Gimmel Tammuz. This is the deluge that is happening in front of your eyes.

Immigration
January 8, 2024 8:21 pm

They should hire an immigration lawyer. Whoever is in charge of visas should cancel their “registration” and work on revoking their visas.

Kick them all out of 770
January 8, 2024 8:22 pm

These kids are trash and you must take out the trash. The blame falls squarely on the Rabbonim, Gabbim and Rovs. Get rid of these mad insane kids. Let them go back to mommy and learn to be human. Sorry, this is sick and must be punished. They will do worse if not stopped now.

grew up litvisbut got a dollar from the rebbe zt"l
Reply to  Kick them all out of 770
January 9, 2024 11:32 pm

didnt know a Lubavitcher would speak like that.

and btw are you sure their mommy can change them?

also, as a Lubavitcher, assuming that you to be mekarev all jews, you should try to be mekarev them too. if you dont know how, then pray and seek advice.

The shlamiel&shlemazal
January 8, 2024 8:23 pm

I don’t mean to damper the severity of this action…. However, sadly this has happened multiple times in the past. As we’ve sadly witnessed in 749-1414 and in 770. The audaciousness of these pishers…. It can be vandalizing walls in 770, personal property of Hanholas Hayeshiva or personal embarrassment & violence to a Mazkir of the Rebbe…. If the Vaad, Rabbonim, Gaboyim, Hanholah… etc, doesn’t firmly do anything about it, they are conspiracies to this, in every aspect !!! They didn’t do anything, non of them since Gimmel Tammuz when these atrocities started. Throughout the last 30 years R”L no… Read more »

Urgently Needed
January 8, 2024 8:24 pm

The heads of the community need to close themselves in a room and not come out until they have put a leader in charge in legal, indisputable writing and a team under him and all of them give their word and signature that, as a global community, we will stand behind them.

Remember the sage’s curse disguised as a brocha, “May all of your townsmen be leaders.” This is the chaos from having no leader.

.חילול שם חב"ד ברבים, בושה וחרפה
January 8, 2024 8:25 pm

וּמָרְדֳּכַי יָדַע אֶת כָּל אֲשֶׁר נַעֲשָׂה וַיִּקְרַע מָרְדֳּכַי אֶת בְּגָדָיו
וַיִּלְבַּשׁ שַׂק וָאֵפֶר וַיֵּצֵא בְּתוֹךְ הָעִיר וַיִּזְעַק זְעָקָה גְדֹלָה וּמָרָה.

אנחנו נתנו לזה לקרות .

ההפקרות של שנים

וזה התוצאה

Unity in Lubavitch
January 8, 2024 8:31 pm

So so sad. What a chilul Lubavitch. I think our takeaway as Lubavitch needs to be to unify and share the truths that we all know, what the Rebbe taught us, and not be apologetic. Just because crazy unstable bachurim are called “mishichist” doesnt mean that believing in the Rebbe as Moshiach is wrong. It is 100% valid according to halacha and according to the Sichos of the Rebbe. We need to stop being afraid of being associated with fanatic crazies and spread the messages of Geulah in a proper way that will be accepted by the world. This is… Read more »

krumkeit never ends
Reply to  Unity in Lubavitch
January 9, 2024 9:31 pm

it a hundred percent means its wrong jewish emuna is when comes from the torah not its what you want and you just make sure that it not against torah

Useful idiots
January 8, 2024 8:31 pm

The gaboim and the Badatz of ch are the real ones responsible, they used these ppl as useful idiots for their petty political gain and now they are shocked to discover that they took what you preached seriously..

Isaac Balbin
January 8, 2024 8:34 pm

Rabbi Braun, with greatest respect, when you proudly show your own credentials by exclaiming Yechi with the full nusach at times that you find propitious, you also give strength to these crazies. They think that everyone is just like them except that the rest of you don’t have the guts to act on your convictions. The lack of written discourse on this topic feeds the frenzy. Look what happened to the well meaning and very sincere R’ Yechezkel Sofer. If you all displayed the same venom to the Meshichisten this would have been under control. It’s now up to Aguch… Read more »

Rabonim elected to do nothing no dt....etc
January 8, 2024 8:41 pm

You were elected to lead ……

HE HAS NO >>>
January 8, 2024 8:43 pm

He should have told these USELESS GABOYIM TO QUIT. If you cant run it go away. Zalman Lipskier and Losh and crew need to hand the keys to the building owners.

Renovate
January 8, 2024 8:47 pm

Renovations were long overdue, an opportunity has arisen. Now is the perfect time. When life gives you lemons make a lemonade

And extend it
Reply to  Renovate
January 9, 2024 4:05 pm

Make sure these useful idiots don’t sabotage the plans of actually renewing and extending beis rabeinu shebebavel

Perfect time
Reply to  Renovate
January 9, 2024 7:38 pm

Yes it’s the perfect time to put Aguch in charge and end the craziness of 770

They have no right
January 8, 2024 9:02 pm

They have no right to destroy this Jewish monument!!
They have made a huge chilel Hashem and chilel labavitch

Rabbi Braun, please do the right thing.
January 8, 2024 9:05 pm

You ran for Rov on the Mishichist Ticket.
You as an “official Rov” gave them support. You see where your support for them got you our community & Lubavitch at large. You need to Unequivocally denounce Mishichistisim & Tzfatyisim, Make a clear statement to Lubavitch & the world of how this derech is against everything we hold dear.

Meshichist/anti
Reply to  Rabbi Braun, please do the right thing.
January 8, 2024 9:18 pm

You cant attack half of lubavitch, tzfatizom is different then meshichistisom. may all of us yidden be tottaly united with moshiach now!!! With love and oneness!! with hashem!!!!!!!!!!

krumkeit never ends
Reply to  Meshichist/anti
January 9, 2024 9:37 pm

wrong wrong in your mind you could think what you wan but you cant a official emunah against klal yisroel emunah pshuta this whole story is an hissorerus of vthe rebbeim to put lubavitch back on track no more vocal meshichisten just work to want moshiach mit an emes

Generalized issue
January 8, 2024 9:13 pm

Bachurim in every yeshiva vandalize and destroy yeshiva property. This is not new news. I know this from seeing this first hand, on many occasions.
To say it is a mishachist issue, that crosses a line. Dumb kids have nothing to do with being a mishichist. Ahavas Yisroel is hard to come by in Chabad.

I think you’re right
Reply to  Generalized issue
January 8, 2024 10:15 pm

You just might have hit on the core problem here

Dumb kids
Reply to  Generalized issue
January 9, 2024 2:20 pm

Mostly are maschichist 99.5%
Everyone was wearing the famous kippas 1 forgot it
I learned in yeshiva for 12 years but never never saw bachurim vandalizing yeshiva property or breaking walls !! And I immagine if they did they got consequences and a hefty bill!!

Generalized issue
January 8, 2024 9:18 pm

Bachurim in every yeshiva vandalize and destroy yeshiva property. This is not new news. I know this from seeing this first hand, on many occasions.
To say it is a mishachist issue, that crosses a line. Dumb kids have nothing to do with being a mishichist. Ahavas Yisroel is hard to come by in Chabad.

Yossi
January 8, 2024 9:40 pm

I have to say I really take my hat off to rabbi Braun for immediately calling them out regarding the gaboyim they should resign. And I cried when the panels that stood threw all the farbrengens. Kos shel bracha etc etc got ripped down

Yankel
January 8, 2024 9:41 pm

I hope this was were the red line was crossed

MENACHEM MENDLE
January 8, 2024 9:54 pm

Appalling! Destroying your own shul. MOSHIACH NOW

just a point of view from a more positivity angle
January 8, 2024 10:32 pm

We hope that all of this lead to unite the gabboim and merkos (sort like the rabbonim got together few years ago). Also once they get together, they will be able to not waste millions on attorneys and use more productivity together for the things that matter, ths also including expanding 770 (in the right way) Whatever happened today already happened, you can for sure do something so it doesn’t repeats itself, but “they” already won, since people will be talking about expandig 770 because of this… Anyways, just a point of view from a more positivity angle (I put… Read more »

A quick question
January 8, 2024 10:52 pm

“i dont believe anyone is under any bima”

I’m not familiar with this part of 770 lore, what is this referring to?

Yeshiva
January 8, 2024 10:55 pm

How does a yeshiva let their students destroy the school building and not throw them out and make their parents pay for it?

Ad Mosei!
January 8, 2024 11:42 pm

Rebbe where are you?? We need you!!

Rabbi Goldstein
January 8, 2024 11:51 pm

I’m just saying the New York times reporters are reading the comments right now for their article in their next paper.

Wasn't the intention to expand?
January 9, 2024 12:29 am

Terribly executed mission.

FISHEL
January 9, 2024 12:34 am

we all know that nothing will change.All the noise the indignation, the blah, blah.
a month from now, nothing will have changed

Negligence in steroids
January 9, 2024 12:56 am

I am not surprised that rowdy youngsters can do insane things , I can’t believe no adults in the room and while everyone is into themselves nobody noticed this desecration about to unfold. This became viral , led to a mockery and is painful to see how demeriting is this . However nobody is thinking of the main thing , that the idiocy could have ended in a huge tragedy , woman and children were the target , digging into their area is beyond comprehension, this could have easily become Meron 2.0 . I thank Hashem no massive levayahs were… Read more »

Mendy M
January 9, 2024 11:30 am

Someone who says Yechi is not the same as these guys! u need to be crazy to think they are the same. Rabbi Braun was never their Rabbi!! they do their own thing. He has distanced himself from their actions many times.There are many sweet meshechistim, They are erluch and are disgusted by their actions.the community as a whole is to blame. WE ALLOW IT IN THE NAME OF AHAVAS YISROEL! IF SOMEONE IS MAKING A CHILUL HASHEM AND EMBARRASSING CHABAD AND THE REBBE WHY ALLOW THEM TO HAVE THE VOICE INN 770? LET’S UNITE AND NOT ALLOW PEOPLE TO… Read more »

krumkeit never ends
Reply to  Mendy M
January 9, 2024 9:42 pm

the vshoresh is the same doing what you want any way 770 looked like a clubhouse any way not like a shul

Dovid
January 9, 2024 5:02 pm

Man, and I thought those guys were rowdy and out of control back when I lived there. This is on another level of crazy

signs of the time
January 9, 2024 11:25 pm

In the footsteps of the Messiah, arrogance [chutzpah] will increase; prices will rise; grapes will be abundant but wine will be costly; the government will turn into heresy; and there will be no reproach. The meeting place [of scholars] will become a bordello; the Galilee will be destroyed; the highland will lie desolate; the border people will wander from city to city and none will show them compassion; the wisdom of authors will stink; sin‑fearing people will be detested; truth will be missing; young men will humiliate the elderly; the elderly will stand while the young sit; sons will revile… Read more »

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