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    Ruling on Rabbi Braun’s Fate

    BREAKING NEWS: A ruling has just been released over the fate of Rabbi Yossi Braun, elected to the Crown Heights Bais Din and center of controversy. Full Story

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    ???
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    english please?????

    english??
    Guest
    english??

    whats the final decision, i wasnt gifted with the ability to read and translate hebrew

    Mazal Tov
    Guest
    Mazal Tov

    Mazal Tov Harav Braun Shlita!

    In english
    Guest
    In english

    It means that he is the new rov despite all the reasons showing and proving that the Bechira was an inyan of “lifnei iver lo sitein michshol”

    Rabbi Braun is the New Rav
    Guest
    Rabbi Braun is the New Rav

    Mazal Tov!!

    no machloikes
    Guest
    no machloikes

    please no machloikes

    according to torah:
    majority rules and minority accepts.
    יהי שלום בחיליך שלווה בארמנותיך

    He will regret ever wanting to come here
    Guest
    He will regret ever wanting to come here

    I feel bad for him… I really do….

    Rabbi A
    Guest
    Rabbi A

    my understanding is, that there where questions regarding R.Braun,and rabbi rosenberg finds that r.braun is eligible to be rov in ch

    Shlomo
    Guest
    Shlomo

    I hope that Harav Braun will be a real fair Rabbi, ignore the fact that people fought against him, and find smart ways to deal with the fact that 49% of the community voted against him.

    Rabbi Braun is the RABBI
    Guest
    Rabbi Braun is the RABBI

    Rabbi Braun is the 3rs Rabbi and everyone who lives in CH, are bound to his deccions, included the shomrim and other haters

    99896
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    99896

    the semichos are good.

    braun is acceptable and is the winner.

    the vaad have until rosh chodesh adar 1 to sign contract.

    before braun comes the beis din must be in one office

    any othe rdetails will be translated when the nglish story comes out

    Boruch N. Hoffinger                BS"D
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    Boruch N. Hoffinger BS"D

    Rabbi Braun welcome to Crown Heights.
    We need a ‘breath of fresh air.’

    harav gifter
    Guest
    harav gifter

    marich yomim al mamlactoi

    No Smicha no Rav
    Guest
    No Smicha no Rav

    Rabbi Rosenberg is 100% nogia bdovar, he was paid $250,000 and he didn’t bother to check the candidates qualification.
    This ruling is his attempt to cover-up his mistakes. We will not accept Y. Braun as our rov.
    Disgraceful!

    Mazal Tov
    Guest
    Mazal Tov

    didan notzach

    Zabla is Zabla
    Guest
    Zabla is Zabla

    So we may not like it but it is high time to bite the bullet and establish achdus in CH

    to number 2
    Guest
    to number 2

    nobody is. You have to learn it, like everyone else, whether it’s your first, second, or third language.

    didan notazach
    Guest
    didan notazach

    i wish him allot of success!!

    mazal tov
    Guest
    mazal tov

    Rabbi Rosenberg brought a Churban & a fire of Machloikes in CH…Thank you very much , especially when you pocketed $250.00

    Chochom
    Guest
    Chochom

    It insults our intelligence to tell us that although Tzinner was clear that he did not give Braun smicha, it should still be smicha because Braun didn’t apprise Tzinner of all the facts and Tzinner didn’t bother to inquire into them. Because of the negligence of two third parties, Crown Heights has to deal with a rov they don’t want.

    Eli
    Guest
    Eli

    Why no other signitures?? Something smells

    A fact
    Guest
    A fact

    1 thing is certain: r’ rosenberg was the wrong man for the job

    next time we should have enough respect for our own, and invite lubavitch rabbonim to pasken and not outsiders

    mazal tov
    Guest
    mazal tov

    may the finally be achdus in ch

    Fraud is Fraud
    Guest
    Fraud is Fraud

    Y. Braun didn’t have Smicha at the time of the election, though he claimed he did. We voted for him based on the fact that he had Smicha. Even Rabbi Rosenberg cant give him smicha retroactively.
    How can he say that he has Smicha if the person who they say gave it to him says he didn’t?!

    The point in English:
    Guest
    The point in English:

    In short – R.Rosenberg’s letter says that Rabbi Zinner’s pre-election letter supporting R. Bruan’s candidacy to the Beis Din election was actually a smicha as 1) R. Zinner was under the impression that he was fitting to be on the Beis Din, and, 2) R. Zinner used in his letter of support very similar language usage applied when giving smicha.

    Thus, R. Rosenberg paskened that Rabbi Bruan indeed had smicha (from R. Zinner) before the election, and thus, was a qualified candidate for the election, and thus, is to be the third Rav of the Beis Din.

    to #22,21,20 14
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    to #22,21,20 14

    even if the Rebbe himself would say Broin is Rov YOU WOULD argue! just like with Fisher

    note the definition of a sore loser
    Guest
    note the definition of a sore loser

    google it:
    A sore loser is someone who loses in a fair competition but whines about it on a constant basis, blaming everyone around them for their loss except themselves.

    So all those people who are complaining about the fair election results…. More than half of CH voted for him – but he’s not your guy. That’s elections.

    Rav Braun
    Guest
    Rav Braun

    If Rav Braun is smart – he should not come. He started off on the wrong foot (even before he started). He would be foolish to actually come now!!

    Wrong headline
    Guest
    Wrong headline

    The headline should read “Rabbi Rosengberg paskens that one doesn’t need Smicha to be a Rov”!
    Did i waste a year and a half learning Simcha? is it worthless?
    This psak is not acceptable to the 80% of Lubavitcher yungerlite who bothered to learn Smicha.

    To 21
    Guest
    To 21

    Not always does a zablah need all signatures.
    But in a case such as this there are usualy signatures from all parties. It looks like Rosenberg bulldozed this decision.

    In adtion Hecht would have never never allowed the word Zatzkalah in the Pisak.

    To all in CH we just got shafted by a bunch of outsiders.

    Let’s hope it all works out

    Where are the other?
    Guest
    Where are the other?

    The Zabla was made up of 5 Rabbonim, where are the other 4 signatures? up until this point all the Psaks from the Zabla were signed by all of them.

    Rabbi Rosenberg
    Guest
    Rabbi Rosenberg

    Very Funny! Rabbi Rosenberg is going to TELL ME Pshat of the Rebbe’s words!! You got to be kidding!

    to 22
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    to 22

    find me unbiased lubavitcher rabonim and I’ll sponsor the din torah myself!!!

    To Eli #21
    Guest
    To Eli #21

    No signatures – something smells, is correct! He is signing “in the name” of the Beth-Din! This can not be! You mean to tell me that Rabbis Yurkovitch and Hecht wrote on the Rebbe the title “Zatxal” and “Ziya”? This is a fake!

    its simple
    Guest
    its simple

    rabbi rosenberg dosnt care he does not live in CH he just wanted the whole thing over with so he said to accept rabbi braun! and another reason why he went this way was if not then that means he made a huge mistake and will have to give back $250k

    He can be A rov...
    Guest
    He can be A rov...

    but not THE rov.
    All the respect he is going to get is going to be from the few that nominated him, for all others he will just be another crown heightser.
    One thing he most definitely will not accomplish is bring any semblance of respect to the beis din.

    is rabbi rosenberg biased?
    Guest
    is rabbi rosenberg biased?

    he is under 40 – came in after the deadline – was not endorsed by any rov – does not have semicha!!

    Don't shot the messenger
    Guest
    Don't shot the messenger

    Dont attack R. Rosanburg because you dont like his ruling.

    explain
    Guest
    explain

    what about the other rabbonim? since when can rosenberg do what he wants without the entire zabla? what about the lubavitch rabbonim? where do they stand?

    Achdous now!
    Guest
    Achdous now!

    To the whole community:

    Please accept this and lets move forward.

    Change headline
    Guest
    Change headline

    the headline should read “Ruling on Crown Heights’ Fate”

    Welcome To Crown Heights Rabbi Broin Shlt"a
    Guest
    Welcome To Crown Heights Rabbi Broin Shlt"a

    Yechi Adoneinu Moreinu V’Rabeinu Melech Hamoshiach L’Olam Voed!

    confused
    Guest
    confused

    “…and it is the duty of the Vaad Hakohol to end the negotiations in regard to his contract no later then this coming Adar 1,” What exactly does this mean? Can he demand whatever salary he wants? What if he doesn’t feel the offer is sufficient for his needs? Will R’ Rosenberg then rule on what is an appropriate salary for a Rov in CH?

    Talking About Winning Majority?
    Guest
    Talking About Winning Majority?

    Rav Segal Shlita, Rav Zirkind Shlito, & Rav Raitport won “Twice”;;;;;;;;; First Time along With Rav Schwei Shlita, as he only ran if they would let him Run Alone; 2nd Time by Popular vote

    To #s 14, 19, 20, 21, 22
    Guest
    To #s 14, 19, 20, 21, 22

    Nobody is forcing you to do anything you don’t want to. Don’t want to accept him? Don’t. Korach didn’t accept Moshe Rabeinu. What happened to him? Good luck with that.

    Mazal Tov!
    Guest
    Mazal Tov!

    Finaly we have some closure to all this nonsence…. Hopfuly this will be a steping stone in a posotive direction, where each of the 3 Rabbonim Shlit”o will focus on servicing the needs of the community, and hopefully, with time, they will be able to cooperate with each other on issues and matters that will benefit the ENTIRE community.

    Mazal Tov to Rabbi Braun Shlit”o. Yaarich Yomim Al Mamlachto

    chilul hashem! laughs at all in face! shame on him!
    Guest
    chilul hashem! laughs at all in face! shame on him!

    where is rosenbergs smicha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!?????????????

    ONE BIG JOKE

    dont get it
    Guest
    dont get it

    now that we know all the facts of broin why didnt they just do a new election? why force him onto CH

    A True Poisek and Manhig
    Guest
    A True Poisek and Manhig

    Once again Rabbi Rosenberg so logically and gracefully explains his Halachic positions. He also shows once again how in just such a short time he captured the pulse of our community by answering just the things that deserved to be answered. Rabbi Rosenberg-”I voted for Rabbi Bogomilsky and I accept your Psak with true happiness.i’m looking forward for a new beginning in our community”. I ask Rabbi Schwei’s official people to please let Rabbi Schwei handle his own affairs so that the other side will be able to stomach our new situation and eventually with Hashem’s help to actually begin… Read more »

    A New Beginning
    Guest
    A New Beginning

    Now that Crown Heights has 3 Rabbonim, let us hope and pray that each will find ways that he can personally help the growth of our community. and with time, slowly, they will learn to do more things together, as a group.

    Let us all help this be a new beginning for our Holy neighborhood – Kan Tziva Hashem Es Hbrocho!

    Two Boti Dinim
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    Two Boti Dinim

    Congrats Rabbi Rosenberg, you have now insured that the split in the Beis Din will now become permanent.
    We will now have two Boti Dinim in CH
    One Beis Din will be made up of 2 questionable Rabbonim and the second Beis Din will be made up of real, qualified Rabbonim.
    I know which one i will be listening to.

    Give Him a Chance!
    Guest
    Give Him a Chance!

    Rabbi Braun is a young, dynamic Rov. Whether you campaigned for him or against him, mark my word, he will be a tremendous asset for the rapidly growing younger generation (the older generation will never stop bickering…)

    Now that he is in, PLEASE don’t put unnesocery obsticles in his way, GIVE HIM A CHANCE TO PROVE HIMSELF AND SUCCEED IN BENEFITING ALL OF US!

    Garbage
    Guest
    Garbage

    To #10, By what authority do you claim that everyone who lives in CH must accept this diktat? Why should we? To #16, Zablo is “zeh borer lo echod”. We never chose any of these dayonim, we never signed a shtar borerus, so why should we accept this decision? Who gave these five the right to tell us what to do? Those who signed can deal with it as they like, but I never signed and have no intention of giving Mister Braun any kovod at all, let alone obeying his purported “psokim”. He is a fraud, and he will… Read more »

    to 22
    Guest
    to 22

    In what way is his case not clear, and why is he not proper in his ruling. The majority voted, Rabbi broun ran a smicha program…. The fact that he did not have a shmicha (if that was true) is a detail. 90 percent of the people on this forum have Shmicha. And if not for some that cannot face defeat, would and should have remained a private matter and not spoken about on forums

    to 18
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    to 18

    what didan notsach he is not a rav for starters and rosenborg is just trying to cover up
    just keep quiet

    #29
    Guest
    #29

    Did you get a toutor to be able to pass the Semicha Test? Did you learn anything beyond the Mechaber, Ram”o and maybe the Bair Heiteiv to pass Semicha? Do you even know how to learn Gemoro in-depth (without artscroll)? Did you get the Euro-Pass??? just because you got semicha, do you believe you are a legitimate Talmid Chochom? Do you think you qualify to be a REAL ROV in a Frum community (not just a pulpit rabbi with a nice smile…)? By contrast, anyone that knows Rabbi Braun personally, knows he has a brilliant mind, and is a genuian… Read more »

    let us grow up..
    Guest
    let us grow up..

    I sure hope that we will be wise enough and mature enough to accept this Psak Din, and do everything in our power to assist in the success of this. OUR CHILDREN ARE AT STAKE. let us try to bring some stability to our community.

    whether you voted for him or not, let us all try to help the entire Bais Din heal it’s wounds and re-establish itself “Lesheim Ulitiferes”.

    Rabbi Braun Was Legitimately Elected
    Guest
    Rabbi Braun Was Legitimately Elected

    Dispelling one claim after another, Rabbi Resenberg articulately makes his case, and that of the Beis Din he represents, for the validity of the recent Rabbonim elections. He begins his letter by quoting the four main ‘challenges’ to Rabbi Braun’s eligibility: 1. The ‘inadequate’ time to properly vet Rabbi Braun’s prior to the elections due to his late candidacy submission. 2. Rabbi Braun’s lack of Yodin Yodin ordination (Dayonus). 3. His ‘lack’ of Yoreh Yoreh (Semicha). 4. the Rebbe’s purported dictum banning a serving Rov from leaving his post. He also makes note that there were other ‘challenges’ which don’t… Read more »

    TO NUMBER 14
    Guest
    TO NUMBER 14

    NOT NICE TO SAY LOSHON HARA!

    Something fishy
    Guest
    Something fishy

    Where are the other 4 signatures?

    I fully accept election results
    Guest
    I fully accept election results

    I voted for Rabbi Moshe Bogomilsky, because I thought he was very qualified for the position. but now, I fully accept the election results and the psak din. We need to have a functioning Beis Did for the benefit of our entire community. We need to see to it that Rabbi Braun is given a fair chance to prove himself to both those who voted for Rabbi Bogomilsky and those who voted for Rabbi Brun. He is a Rov for the entire community. by badmouthing him, and trying to besmirch his name, we are stabbing ourselves in the back! our… Read more »

    Yossi Engel, Australia
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    Yossi Engel, Australia

    Reading this P’sak (ruling), especially its illuminating comments, it became clear to me that the Zabl”a B”D (A) deals logically with every issue, and (B) doesn’t gloss over any of the arguments, i.e., when it rejects an argument, it does so logically. I suggest that before before forming any opinion, and surely before commenting, you first thoroughly read the Psak – it seems quite reasoned and deliberate in reaching its conclusions. I’ll give an example for the benefit of English-only readers: [After giving sound reasons (SEE THERE) why Rabbi Tzinner’s note is a valid recognition, and thus S’micha, of Rabbi… Read more »

    You need to learn how to read
    Guest
    You need to learn how to read

    In this psak it is written clearly that:

    1. Rabbi Tzinner’s letter is indeed a smicha; and

    2. That Rabbi Broin has ANOTHER smicha from about a year prior to the elections and that is acceptable as well.

    for the sake of our future
    Guest
    for the sake of our future

    for the sake of our future i really hope he ends up being a fair and honest rov, one without an agenda. if he will be a fraud the future of crown heights has absolutely no hope. we are dealing with someone who was just elected for life and should he mess around our children have no hope of seeing a respectable figure in our midst. so far from what is going around rabbi braun has some “demands” such as 150k salary after being given a house and does not want the obligation of paying schar limud. this does not… Read more »

    Strange
    Guest
    Strange

    And he wants to come here after all this. Good luck. Well, most people don’t need a Rov for themselves anyways. Guess he will have plenty of time on his hands.

    Mazal Tov!
    Guest
    Mazal Tov!

    hopefully this will be the last and crown heights can move on now

    DEMOCARCY
    Guest
    DEMOCARCY

    The man was elected and got elected by the majority !

    Whats he hiding?
    Guest
    Whats he hiding?

    So now Rosenberg is calming that Braun has Smicha but he wont tell us from whom? What are they hiding?

    Is Lubavitch Smicha worthless?
    Guest
    Is Lubavitch Smicha worthless?

    @56
    So you, like Rosenberg believe that Lubavitch Smicha is a waste of time?
    But at least i have this worthless Smicha (like the Rebbe wanted), Braun doesn’t even have that!

    Question:
    Guest
    Question:

    How could Rav Tzinner’s letter be a “Semicha” – if Rav Tzinner himself says that…it’s NOT a Smicha?! Explain me please this dumb question please!

    seventeen year old
    Guest
    seventeen year old

    i am only seventeen yr old girl but ur comments make me embarrassed of ch. we are learning in dvarim bout zaken mamre. and the ideals that i have learnt from that inyan apply here. accept the ruling srictly because it is a majority. because if you dont then that is how torah is chas vshalom split into many interpretations. you follow what the torah tells you to do and hashem makes it right.

    to #51
    Guest
    to #51

    you probably never listened to a single psak din

    A very worried observer
    Guest
    A very worried observer

    To all of Toshvai Haschuna Shlita,
    I WILL BE BRIEF AND TO THE POINT!
    IF THE COMMUNITY TAKES THIS TRASH SITTING DOWN & IF THIS COMES TO BE A REALITY CH”V,
    YISGADAL………

    With love and concern,
    A very worried observer

    # 69
    Guest
    # 69

    I may have not been very clear. many detractors point to the fact that they have semicha. what are they trying to prove by that, that because the followed the Horoah of the Rebbe, they are now Rabbonim, and Poskim, smarter then everyone else? Yes, you may have semicha, and that is great. but just because you were tested by Rabbi Yeruslavsky or others, doesn’t suddenly make you a Talmid Chacham. There are MANY MANY Lubavitcher GREAT Talmidey Chachomim and astonishing Geonim. but to be that, you need to LEARN much, much more then just the stranded semicha, you have… Read more »

    voted for braun
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    voted for braun

    i lost all respect for the rabbonim. i voted for braun thinking i was getting achdus instead look at all this machlokos he and rosenberg have caused if he was a true baal achdus he would not want to move to CH and be rov!! is this what the rebbe wants? anyone that will make machlokos is not what the rebbe wants end of story!

    Moshiach Now!
    Guest
    Moshiach Now!

    Wow, now finally we may be able to have some peace and quite.

    I beg all members of our beautiful community: Please give this new Rabbi a chance to prove himself and speak for himself. we need to give him a chance to succeed…

    let's be honest!
    Guest
    let's be honest!

    Most of the community does not want him here

    fresh new future
    Guest
    fresh new future

    Why all these sour grapes. lets put the elections behind us and focus on a fresh, new future.

    i hope & pray
    Guest
    i hope & pray

    even though i wanted rabbi bogomisly to win, we need to accept the reality and hope & pray that this new rabbi does a good job for all of our shchuna

    Boruch dayan emes
    Guest
    Boruch dayan emes

    I agree with 14, that once there were question of Rabbi Rosenberg’s competence, he has become a nogeiah b’davar, and he should have been substituted for the final decision by an independent rov. Hashem yaazor.

    Re: Is Lubavitch Smicha worthless? #69
    Guest
    Re: Is Lubavitch Smicha worthless? #69

    having semicha or the lack thereof does not reflect at all at ones level of Yedias Hatorah.

    Sure, the Rebbe wanted that all lubavitchers get semicha, but just because you have “only” semicha, doesn’t reflect at all as to your level of knowledge.

    If you are a Talmid Chochom then you are (and probably wouldn’t spend time writing on this or any other blog). but it’s not the semicha paper that proves it…

    #17 seventeen year old
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    #17 seventeen year old

    Wow, a breath of fresh air.

    We all have alot to learn from you.

    #75
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    #75

    you honestly voted for Rabbi Braun 🙂

    What Machlokes did he bring here???

    Nemo
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    Nemo

    To Yossi Engel, #63 It is possible for reasonable men to differ on what amounts to sound logic, but the seamless logic you read in this psak seems errant to me. First, you quote Rosenberg’s references to certain information about the candidates in other elections that if known to the public at the time of the election might have influenced the election decision. While the election could not be invalidated in the two hypothetical examples, it can and should have been invalidated here because of the central importance the criterion of smicha is to being a rov in a community.… Read more »

    CLARITY OF MIND .
    Guest
    CLARITY OF MIND .

    ITS QUITE SIMPLE- THIS IS PSAK HALOCHO ‘RABBI BRAUN IS IN PERIOD. SO SKIP ALL THE POLITICS,AND FACE THE FACTS AS A JEW .{the politicians will NEVER stop} TORA IS TORA .ITS NOT ABOUT WHAT ME AND YOU WOULD SAY. SO LETS JUST FOLLOW THE LAW {PSAK}.AS TORA SAYS ,AND ALL WILL BE GOOD IY’H.

    Not surprised
    Guest
    Not surprised

    I didn’t think that Rosenberg would rule any differently, after all had he ruled that Braun did not have Smicha he may have had to return part or all of the $250,000 he was paid to oversee this election, a job he seems to have failed at miserably.

    mazal tov r braun
    Guest
    mazal tov r braun

    yaarich yomim al mamlachto!!!

    The psak is the psak
    Guest
    The psak is the psak

    To all the pepole who refuse to accept the psak of the zabla beis din, what connection do you have to yiddishkeit? did you ever hear of a din torah? do you beleive that in Hashgacha protis? this zabla b”d is the fairest deal possible in this case, you have 2 rabbonim chosen by each side, they chose the 5th rov and hashem caused them to hand down this psak, if you cant work with this type of beis din and accept their psak then you might as well take off your yarmulke because you dont even beleive in Sheva… Read more »

    R' Broin for Rov
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    R' Broin for Rov

    Mazal Tov!!
    Im sure he will succeed… and I wish him much hatzlacha!

    No Smicha is no Smicha!
    Guest
    No Smicha is no Smicha!

    If Y. Braun really had another legitimate Smicha, why was it necessary for the psak to discuss Rabbi Tzinners so-called Smicha at all?

    Concern
    Guest
    Concern

    I did not vote for Braun but was happy to accept him. This whole episode of writing up a support letter, asking Rabbi Tzinner to sign it and then using it as smicha, makes him come across as sneaky. I don’t have a good feeling about that.

    Dave
    Guest
    Dave

    Mazal tov! This is sure good news! All the sore losers: shame on you! The Rabbonim signed the Zabla, and because you’re required to listen to and honor the rabbonim, you are bound by their binding to the decision. By signing the zabla, both Rabbonim comport with the ruling and R’ Braun is k’halocho rov of Crown Heights. And the fact that you’re already writing this way shows your true colors… If it doesn’t fit your agenda, just deny…

    fried fish
    Guest
    fried fish

    glad i dont live there…what a mess

    to 46 (and others)
    Guest
    to 46 (and others)

    This just shows your tactics. You lose the case, so you assassinate the judge. Shame on you!! Rachmolo l’tzlan!

    FINAL SOLUTION
    Guest
    FINAL SOLUTION

    There’s only one option to return serenity and silence to the ch beis din issue is to close it down altogether. Regarding the rebbes will of ch having its own beis din was only in order to add honor to ch not disgrace embarasse ch and in all sincerity and non partisonship there will be NO END to the machlokes so close up shop and go to bp if you have an issue l’chiam

    One Problem here
    Guest
    One Problem here

    The one problem here is that the Vaad Hakahol does not have the money to pay the new Rov. How many people paid the Vaad Hakahol tax? Without a salary the Rov will look for other support and leave the Rabbonis

    השם ירחם
    Guest
    השם ירחם

    כל הפישריסטים יוצאים מחוריהם
    כך היה בדיוק “בזמן הרבי” לפני ג תמוז מצאו 101 סיבות נגד השכל הישר
    וכמובן שהתירוץ תמיד בא לאחר שמפסידים
    לא אני לא משלה את עצמי אני מכיר הטענות כבר מתשמ”ה”שהסבירו לרבי “למה ההלכה היא לא הלכה” ומי ומי בראש
    גם אם אשדבא ושאר ה4 יחתמו שהכל שריר וקיים לטובת ברויין הרי שהמפסידים יבכו וימשכו את כל הקהילה למחלוקת מיותרת כאילו ברויין אוכל שפנים הוא
    אלו אותם אנשים אכולי אכזבה מתשמה
    רק שהתירוצים לשנאה השתנו
    יודעים שמם ושם אמם
    רמז הם באו להצביע בבקר בבקר
    השם ירחם

    To #26-49
    Guest
    To #26-49

    26 totally agree with u
    49 if everybody would be like you this world would b a better place

    THANK YOU RABBI BRAUN
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    THANK YOU RABBI BRAUN

    THERE ARE MANY OF US WHO ARE ELATED BY THIS PSAK
    THANK GD
    BORUCH HASHEM
    I AM SOOO HAPPY. NO WORDS!

    Ditto to #88
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    Ditto to #88

    There was a zabla and a psak was handed down. If you don’t like it find another religion.

    #90
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    #90

    It’s pretty clear that you did not read the Psak Din.

    It clearly states that it validates Rabbi Tziner’s Semicha, so that it should be clear that Rabbi Braun had Semicha BEFORE the election. because of the whole purposely generated controversy (and pressure exerted on Rabbi Tziner Shlit”o) Rabbi Braun went ahead AFTER the elections and got another Semicha and Dayonus.

    The Psak Din also talks about another semicha dated over a year prior to the elections.

    i live in nmb
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    i live in nmb

    long live rabbi marlow at least he has a smicha
    thats one thing more than can be said for rabbi braun

    Re: Concern #91
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    Re: Concern #91

    In case you didnt know, Rabbi Broun ran a Semicha Program in Sydney, and he brought Rabbi Tziner to give Semicha to the bochrim. Its abundantly clear that Rabbi Tziner know Rabbi Braun very well and had lengthily Halachic discussions with him. Do you believe that all that is written in the letter signed by Rabbi Tziner is untrue? are you saying that Rabbi Tzinner just signs anything that comes his way? If this is your opinion of his judgment, would you respect a man that acts this way? Rabbi Tziner does not claim that even one word is untrue.… Read more »

    psak din
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    psak din

    We need to be mature adults. I voted Rabbi M. Bogomilsky. Rabbi Braun won. Lets move on and except it. why are there some that will never concede defeat (can it even be called defeat?)? We need to move on in life and let the community begin to heal its wounds. we cannot continue bickering forever? are we frum Jews? frum yiden folow halacha. when there is a dispute (even between the greatest men!) it must be settled in a bais din. once a bais din rules – we MUST accept the psak – whether we like it or not.… Read more »

    The Smicha
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    The Smicha

    One point Rabbi tzinner made thats being overlooked is that Rabbi Broun was one of the Masmichim on the buchrim’s smicha in the Sidny smicha program.

    This forces two obvius conclusions Rabbi braun giving smicha to others when he himself did not have smicha is extremely odd behavior.

    Rabbi Tziner certainly thought that Rabbi Braun had smicha

    can we accept?
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    can we accept?

    I love Rabbi Osdobo and Rabbi Bogomilsky!

    Torah mandates that we follow the ruling of a Din Torah and certainly not wage war against it.

    Politics Wins!
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    Politics Wins!

    Crown Heights is now the laughing stock of the entire Jewish world. A community that values politics more than Torah knowledge!

    So when Mr Braun comes to Crown Heights he can get his smicha in 770 and have on the job training for his shimush.

    Mazel Tov! MAzel Tov! and Hatzlocho Rabo!
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    Mazel Tov! MAzel Tov! and Hatzlocho Rabo!
    Will we ellect yet another Rav
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    Will we ellect yet another Rav

    Wait one minute. It’s not over yet. According to Rabbi Rosenberg’s original Psak Dain (the First one he wrote before the elections) he writes that after the current elections all 3 Rabbonim will need to sit together, deliberate together and sign together. Rabbi Rosenberg, in his original Psak Din, put TEETH in to his Psak where he says the “OR ELSE”. He writes in his Original Psak Din that if one of the 3 will refuse to accept his Psak Din and to sit together as a united Beis Din of 3, then THAT RAV WILL BE OUT (and will… Read more »

    #89, no, the psak is not a psak
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    #89, no, the psak is not a psak

    None of us are parties to this zablo, and none of us are bound to respect its decisions. Given the massive fraud involved, I don’t believe even the parties who signed the shtar borerus are bound by it; but even if they are that has nothing to do with the rest of us. I never signed anything, and you never signed anything, and nobody else in the community signed anything, so why should we accept this arrogant authority to impose a rov on us?

    Wow! minority thinks they are majority :)
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    Wow! minority thinks they are majority :)

    Note the definition of a sore loser
    google it:
    A sore loser is someone who loses in a fair competition but whines about it on a constant basis, blaming everyone around them for their loss except themselves.

    So all those people who are complaining about the fair election results…. More than half of CH voted for him – but he’s not your guy. That’s elections.

    new beginnings,perhaps?
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    new beginnings,perhaps?

    OK now can the people of CH please find it in their hearts to move forward in a positive manner and stop the terrible machloikes that seems never ending.Even now some of the above negative comments makes it feel that a peace and unity is a million miles away.People think whats good for the community not whether someone matches up to your specific personal standards.

    Inda Know
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    Inda Know

    Mazel Tov Rabbi Braun. Just one comment to those who say “He is now our Rov and we will have to listen to him.” Years ago, the Crown Heights community decided to elect 3 Rabbonim to sit on a Beis Din to make halachik decisions for the community. No one Rov alone has any power to issue a binding decision on the community. Rabbi Braun, Shlit”a, is (or will soon be) one of the members of the Beis Din, and when THEY issue an opinion, by majority, we must listen. Anyone can ask Rabbi Braun, or any other Rov, a… Read more »

    Rosenberg has cemented Lubavitch out of normative judaism
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    Rosenberg has cemented Lubavitch out of normative judaism

    So that everyone can say, the Lubavitch Rov has no Smicha!

    (But he says Yechi and uses a Blackberry, so we’re cool:)

    ONE WAY TO RESOLVE THIS
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    ONE WAY TO RESOLVE THIS

    Let the other Rabboim who are part of this Zabla also sign with R. Rosenberg. If they do, then the detractors can take a running jump as they will have no legs to stand on. If they do not – then something isn’t right with this end result ruling.

    Rabbonim have spoken!
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    Rabbonim have spoken!

    B”H now that the Rabbonim have spoken. Anyone who is a Chosid or Jew or has Yiras Shomaim knows, They have the LAST WORD. And no one DARE to open their mouth against a Psak Din. PERIOD

    Yankle
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    Yankle

    Below are comments from an intellectual, motivated (and modest) Oholi Torah graduate, who has over the years developed chutzpa, survival and social skills; upon Smicha completion, proceeded to university, and from there honed skills to form the honest, objective, critically-thinking opinion he has today. Obviously this is not a pleasant issue, and secrets should not be kept from those who need to be informed, but the embarrassment that such actively is brining to Rabbi Braun is inappropriate for any decent person, but especially for people who claim (and naturally don’t always act) to be religious. I am most certainly not… Read more »

    You all deserve what you will get
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    You all deserve what you will get

    Och un vey to our community.

    The same type of justice and ruling was done here like in the Rubashkin case. People with an agenda pushing their case, and the nogeiah bedavar paskening on it!

    There is no democracy here, just a bunch of fools being led and brainwashed by some clever troublemakers all in the name of halacha and Lubavitch.

    Out of Towner
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    Out of Towner

    Could someone please explain to me what is going on b/c i live out of town and I REALLY DONT UNDERSTAND.

    Wrong title
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    Wrong title

    It’s not Braun’s fate, it’s ours. G-d help us.

    The Zablah has Spoken.
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    The Zablah has Spoken.

    B”H now that the Rabbonim have spoken. Anyone who is a Chosid or Jew or has Yiras Shomaim knows, They have the LAST WORD. And no one DARE to open their mouth against a Psak Din. PERIOD

    shliach  Boston
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    shliach Boston

    Boruch Hashem that there is a chanch to hope for an impartial bais din MAZAL TOV RAV BRAUN may HAKODESH BORCHU WATCH OVER YOU AND YOUR FAMILY GIVE YOU BROCHA VHATZLACHA AND MAY YOU BRING MUCH BROCHA AND KOVED TO OUR COMMUNITY AND TO THE REBBE!!!!!!!!

    Mazel Tov Rabbi Braun
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    Mazel Tov Rabbi Braun

    I am glad the psak finally came out and the will of the people will stand. Of course, there will be people who argue. Moshe had Korech and his people, so to here Rabbi Braun will have his Korachs. Just shows me how great Rabbi Braun is that the forces of klipa are very nervous that he will be coming the ch to make real change and raise the level of yiddishkeit for the many people who need and are looking for guidance in CH. I wish him many long and happy years as rov of CH. I am full… Read more »

    Braun Withdraw Please
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    Braun Withdraw Please

    No rabbi worth his salt should pursue a position that inspires so much discord within a community. Rabbi Braun, if he indeed is a rabbi, should recognize that he fails to inspire unanimous respect and admiration, all the more for his desire to impose himself on a community where many do not want his leadership. Common sense and personal dignity would compel him to quietly withdraw his bid for leadership in Crown Heights. Crown Heights is not an easy community, and we are badly in need of leaders who inspire at least a modicum of reverence. Clearly Braun does not… Read more »

    a rov...
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    a rov...

    WITHOUT SMICHA??
    is this a new brand of judaism rabbi rosenberg is pushing?
    a psak din, signed by ONE member of the presiding beis din and no others?
    A LITTLE COMMON SENSE PEOPLE, can you not smell a rotten fish???? something here is OFF
    Take heed of all these red flashing lights!!

    To #77
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    To #77

    Let’s face it: he had the majority of votes.

    MISLEADING, dishonest?
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    MISLEADING, dishonest?

    When i first heard r braun was running for rov, i got a queasy feeling… i dont know him well, but definitely have crossed paths over many many years and this guy has a reputation (which i could understand easily) for being a bit sneaky and ‘something’ going on over there. But i kept my lips sealed, because perhaps i was being unfair in judging etc… I was a little more devestated when he actually won (couldnt believe ppl would actually vote this kind of guy in) but still kept my mouth shut Now, when all the ‘shady, blurry, dark’… Read more »

    The sky's the limit!
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    The sky's the limit!

    According to Rabbi Roseberg Mr Braun who has been making outrageous demands in terms of salary can make the sky the limit because the Vaad is required to settle with him no matter what. And the community is required to pay no matter what. If he is realy smart he’ll ask for a million dollars a year.After all, if he can out politic a community of politicians he deserves it.

    You notice that no where does Rabbi Rosenber hold Mr Braun accountable for anything, since he’s a man without smicha, what do you expect

    There was a psak and as Torah Yidden we have to accept
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    There was a psak and as Torah Yidden we have to accept

    Hatzlocho Rabba Harav Broin

    Laughing Stock? to #107
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    Laughing Stock? to #107

    It is people like you who make us a laughing stock always putting down authority. If you would accept the Rov as the winner of the elections the world would gain our respect and let him prove himself. To the world he was the best choice from all Lubavitch. It is people like you are making us into a laughing stock when you cant even come close to his heels in learning.

    ex chr
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    ex chr

    What does “roui lismoich” mean?

    What this means is that Rosenberg himself acknowledges that there is no semicha here which means that hes stretching things pretty thin at this point in an apparent attempt to cover himself……

    Having said this, it’s probably best at this point to follow what seems to have the toikef of a din toireh and if Rosenberg messed up, that will be between him and his creator come judgment day.

    For the sake of peace

    money
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    money

    money should be no problem here
    the vaad hakohol should publisice the list of who paid

    simple math if 1,000 people voted for rabbi braun and they all pay mas hakohol there should be enogh money to pay him

    Rabbi Rosenberg writes that he had a Smicha signed a year begore.
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    Rabbi Rosenberg writes that he had a Smicha signed a year begore.

    Also if you did learn Shmicha you would know that the person that runs the Smicha program knows his stuff. If rabbi braun was under the impression that he did not have smicha it would take him an hour to get one. (if he teaches it he knows it backwards).
    What rabbi Rosenberg writes is that the terms Rabbi tzinner used would constitute a smicha, and if that is not what he meant he would have had to write it clearly as it could certainly pass as one.

    Crunch
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    Crunch

    Did anyone think of asking to see Rabbi Resenberg’s smicha?

    Join the movement!

    An unbiased observer
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    An unbiased observer

    A Zabla is a Zabla!!!!! Chilul Hashem Gadol for all those which are besmirching the ruling of the Zabla Beis Din irrelevent of your personal opinion. Is this Lubavitch. Shame onto us. The fire of Machlokes is spreading wide and far. Black on white: If you can not accept the ruling of a Beis Din you have no Cheleik with our holy Rebbe, and are simply part of Korach Veeidaso. Woe on to us that the Rebbe has received such a mutated form of Chassidim who hav no Chassidus or Ahavas Yisrael and are rather a burning trend of their… Read more »

    ad masai yehyeh zeh lanu lmokesh
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    ad masai yehyeh zeh lanu lmokesh

    mdarf falgen rabanim.

    to 109
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    to 109

    I believe the Rebbe said that rabbi Osdoba was Rov “Ad Bias Goel Tzedek” Are you so anxious to refute his words?

    To #26
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    To #26

    #26 – I agree totally… all these pple are just looking for machlokes!! No matter what happens they will always find an excuse to disqualify R’ Broin.
    If they were frum jews then they would accept the psak, as torah mandates… but apparently causing machlokes is more important to them than following Torah!!
    WE NEED MOSHIACH NOW!

    Toras Emes
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    Toras Emes

    As Frum Yidden, we are bound by the Torah! Halacha states clearly that we all MUST follow the Psak Din of a Kosher Beis Din!!!

    Whether we like it or not. If we chose not to follow, and to attempt to sabotage and railroad the results – we have nothing to do with Torah/Halach or even the Rebbe!

    The Rebbe stated countless times that Lubavitch follows Halacha 1000% and if you don’t – don’t call yourself Lubavitch (or at least claim to speak in the name of it)

    To #14
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    To #14

    Who is the “we” that your talking about?

    49 to 98
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    49 to 98

    Thank you.

    I know that we are all Chassidei Chabad and we should all be holding by Tachlis Habittul(especially Yenem). I confess however that I have not yet reached Shleimus and when I came home from Shul this morning and one of my family members showed me your comment-it made my day.

    I hope you live in Crown Heights!

    to all of you
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    to all of you

    why do you guys have to make such a big fight over a rav why does ch all ways have to argue with what ever any one said
    im glad i dont live there

    take a look at the letter from Rabbi Tzinner
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    take a look at the letter from Rabbi Tzinner

    The letter from Rabbi Tzinner reads like and has all the wording of your average smicha certificate.

    Who REALLY cares?!?!?!
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    Who REALLY cares?!?!?!

    Crown Heights is a neighborhood. In it there are different groups of people with many different beliefs.
    Pick your Rav and follow his advice. For those that want 3 opinions, they now have one. Everyone else, keep on enjoying life….

    Good
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    Good

    We must be strong in holding to truth and justice.

    May everyone accept and respect all the Rabbonim of the Beis Din.

    May it bring an era of peace and blessing to the community, and hasten the coming of the days of Moshiach very soon indeed!

    Semichah
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    Semichah

    I second #74.

    I find it laughable to see Euro-pass holders boasting their accomplishments while in fact they probably read “Na”t bar Na”t” as 59 son of 59. Their ‘Michael’s’ custom-framed certificate is proudly hanging in the living room with a special light fixture shining on it.

    Guys, Rabbi Braun is a world class Talmid Chochom who is Boki in your grandfather’s library. His Semicha doesn’t make him who he is. Unlike your Semicha, it is worth something.

    Get over it; he’s CH’s new Rov! Give him the respect he deserves!

    we need to notify the rebbe
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    we need to notify the rebbe

    azkir al hatzion bkoroiv.

    one BIG joke!
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    one BIG joke!

    A nervous hospital patient was trembling as he awaited his surgery. The Doctor asked him what was the cause of his trembling. “This is my first surgery Dr.”, he replied. “Dont worry,” the Dr. assured him. “This is my 1st time giving a surgery too. And Im not worried!” The people saying that we should accept an inexperienced, young, and UNCERTIFIED Rov for our community, You people dont care for our community itself but for a silly side in a fight. What was the didan notzach in the 1st few comments? Who are you winning over? Do you want harmony… Read more »

    If only I was 17 again
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    If only I was 17 again

    To number 17: Your family and your kehilla can be proud.

    To the rest of us: A shanda and a charpa that out of 110 comments, the most intelligent one comes from a 17 year old girl.

    What has happened to us all? What has happened to our community?

    We all need to just slink away and hang our heads in shame.

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    to 84

    looks like you want a psak based on your understandings and emotions halacha does not work this way my friend.

    Where is Rabbi Kantor?
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    Where is Rabbi Kantor?

    I don’t see any comments from Rabbi Kantor, who was courageous enough to post his comments using his name, last time about this issue, Who, may I ask, has terrorized him into silence?

    Grow Up. What's the value of your Smicha anyway?
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    Grow Up. What's the value of your Smicha anyway?

    Lets say that R. Braun did indeed have a Lubavitcher smicha before the election. That then certifies him? Isn’t it said that a Lubavitcher smicha is a certification of being an Am Ha’aretz?Why would R. Tzinners document be any worse??!!

    Tut tut!
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    Tut tut!

    People who make a mockery of the Psak Dinim and the Rabbonim should be admonished in strongest possible manner.

    breiter plaitzas says
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    breiter plaitzas says

    what a sorry state of affairs.

    what crown heights now has here is a Lame Duck Dayan,no one will use him, no one will give the derech eretz the psak demands.

    He has been effectively disenfranchised by those who themselves are disenfranchised.

    its a poisoned chalice being any official capacity in crown heights.

    Kinderlach learn to obay a psak din.
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    Kinderlach learn to obay a psak din.

    Learn to be honest with yourselfs it is not the smicha that bothers you. Smicha was already verified by a psak din from Harav Rosenberg. Can we settle and calm ourselfs and give the honor befitting a Rav to Harav Broin. Remember the Rebbe fought so much for elections of Rabonim !!!

    #29
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    #29

    I also got semicha in a year and a half and I DEFINITELY don’t qualify for CH Beis Din. Sorry but that’s a bit of a joke. Semicha takes years properly plus shimush vechulu. The piece of paper most of us has is just that – a piece of paper. I INCLUDE MYSELF

    Insult to the Sicha
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    Insult to the Sicha

    Since when does smicha mean someone who is worthy of having smicha? It’s obvious to anyone reading the sicha that it means someone who HAS smicha. (Even to Rabbi Rosenberg this was obvious until he had to answer himself up.) Why are Hendel and his followers not protesting this insult to the words of the sicha?

    Question?
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    Question?

    Why as a Jew see the Bin Deth as suing and going after the person,i won 11 lawsuits in 10 years? What is there motive as to not sue on your own Accord? Look i Won,and thats the way it should be done. I won sueing my Family who stole copyrights music i inherited in 1984.And I WON,in 2006.

    True Colors
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    True Colors

    BS”D

    We are unfortunately seeing true colors of some of R’ Braun’s opposition:

    Disrespect for Rabonim and Piskei Din, disregard for the community as a whole and interest only in getting their way at any cost.

    We must listen to the Psak Din which is Torah, and give respect to all the Rabonim that were elected to be on the Beis Din Al Pi Torah.

    It will not be long before a time of justice and truth will be established… Which side of the fence do you want to be seen on?

    R' Rosenberg on smicha
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    R' Rosenberg on smicha

    R’ Rosenberg probably was shaking his head when he wrote this: “when i write about smichos, i refer to the smicha as excepted today, without comment on the actual worth of such a smicha” (footnote 9)

    so much for the lubavitch smicha machine!

    about #71
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    about #71

    #71, a VERY intelligent and impressive comment. Makes alot of sense. You must have used your chochma, while many here were using…..something else…..maybe their yetzer……

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