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Russia Targets 8th Chabad Rabbi

Just like in the days of old, Russia has revoked the residency of Chabad Rabbi Yossi Marozov because of "extremist activity." Full Story, Photos

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Ma Rabbi
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Ma Rabbi

This is terrible. The jewish community in Russia is not yet capable of producing their own rabbis. They must rely on rabbis from the US or Israel to serve the needs of the community.

Not shocking
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Not shocking

Russia is an awful, awful place. Seems to have always been cursed and its modern form only reinforces that view. It is great that Jews have more freedom nowadays and, seemingly, a good relationship with Putin, but we shouldn’t forget he is the Czar and Russia is no democracy.

I wish R’ Morosow the best of luck. This is a blessing in disguise (or not such a disguise).

What a Shame!
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What a Shame!

His grandfather was shot to death in 1938 among many other Chasidim during Stalin’s purge – which before communism it was the Russian Czars that have allowed for Pogroms. They should be welcoming Chasidim back and offering citizenship like they do in Spain. Something is wrong here. They are throwing us out after years of not letting us back to Israel – yet they still are holding on to Nazi looted Seforim saying that they are “free” for anyone to read. Strange.

Rabbi Lazar
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Rabbi Lazar

Why can’t Rabbi Lazar do anything about it? He seems to be on good terms with Putin. What’s the problem then? What use are all the photo ops if Putin let’s this happen?

l think there are now russian rabbi
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l think there are now russian rabbi

now, there are a large number of students in yeshivas,if l’m not mistaken this was put on the website, those who received semicha

"foreign clerics"
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"foreign clerics"

arent all Shluhim “foreign clerics” or do they work the the Goverment? Under who’s achraiyes are the Shluchim under?

When in the days of old did they expel rabbis?
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When in the days of old did they expel rabbis?

R Chonye Morozov was not expelled, he was arrested and murdered. If now the most they do is say you’re no longer welcome in our country, accept it. It’s their country, you’re their guest, so if they withdraw their invitation you should leave.

Ad Mosai!!!
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Ad Mosai!!!
interesting!
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interesting!

This is all for the best! Maybe the Chabad need to not get busy with the police department! There is so much Jewish things to do , like make Rabbonim from Russia itself! Etc.

omg
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omg

why are people still in Russia. Enough is enough. Shluchus doesn’t need to be in enemy territory. -_-.

Not 8th. 11th
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Not 8th. 11th

Someone lost count. He’s number 11!

There are Russian rabbis now.

To number 10
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To number 10

Because there are still Yidden there! Remember — that is the mission of Chabad — to be mekarev Yidden, wherever they are.

WITH THE OLD BREED
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WITH THE OLD BREED

BORO PARK IS WITH YOU

To #10
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To #10

Well, gee, maybe there are shluchim there because – let’s think hard – there are Jews there who need them?

to #10
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to #10

The Rebbe wanted Shluchos in every single country where a Yid is found. And since there are many Yidden in Russia, yes we need to be there and help other Yidden do Mitzvos – even if it means sacrificing our comforts. Shluchim go out of their way to help another yid, another person and nothing will stop us from doing our shlichus of the Rebbe

#10
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#10

Um pretty sure a large majority of where shluchim are located is also “enemy territory.” We don’t get to pick and choose where the sparks are that need to be lit up.

Its not the way it seems
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Its not the way it seems

We should already know by now, Putin is devious and has his own agenda. Don’t be fooled by his ostensible friendship with Lazar. He is keeping Lazar and Chabad on a short leash.

There are also jews in...
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There are also jews in...

There are still a small amount of Jews in Lebanon and Iraq. Do we see Shluchiim there? No….

 Avos 2:3
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Avos 2:3

Putin is a thug and a dictator. Why people feel the need to coddle this KGB killer is beyond comprehension. All Jews should leave Russia while they still have the opportunity.

הוו זהירין ברשות–שאין מקרבין לו לאדם, אלא לצורך עצמן: נראין כאוהבין בשעת הנאתן, ואין עומדין לו לאדם בשעת דוחקו.

18 wrong
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18 wrong

yes they are there, just you don’t see them. and for good reason.

Dual Citizenship
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Dual Citizenship

there is a simple fix: Dual Citizenship
Rabbi Lazar, Rabbi Boroda are both US and Russian citizens. Most other “Russian” Shluchim have Israeli Passports.
Perhaps the next target of the Russian Goverment is for those who have “dual alliances” what will we say then?
The answer is: there should have never been one Shliach ever thrown out of Russia and the line in sand should have been from the first one, that did not happen and now we have excuses for why the Russian Goverment is taking such actions. we are in trouble because we allow History to repeat itself.

To 18
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To 18

Yes we do need Shluchim to these places the Rebbe just to send Shluchim to Russia when is was still sakonas nefoshes and also to Iran they just hat to be very careful

Re: 19: All Jews should leave Russia while they still have the opportunity.
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Re: 19: All Jews should leave Russia while they still have the opportunity.

I’m assuming you live in the US or another democracy. Not everyone is able to leave. Many are dirt poor. They are given a hassle with traveling to and from the embassy several times, and even the small cost of transportation is too much for them. They need documents, and not everyone has them. AND unfortunately, Eretz Yisroel doesn’t always welcome with open arms those who can’t support themselves.

Why though?
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Why though?

Why are they getting rid of clergy?

Many misconceptions
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Many misconceptions

Many things in Russia are not nearly as bad as we imagine (I have visited often and seen). There are Jews who left and made aliyah, and returned to Russia to a life they prefer and find familiar! Also, it is not Putin kicking these Rabbis out, but a branch of government. I am sure they like to limit the number of Americans as clerics, because they keep tight control on everything in Russia. It is the way they do things there. In every country, shluchim learn to live with the host country’s ‘way of doing things’ officially. Sadly, in… Read more »

For SURE gam zu l'tova.
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For SURE gam zu l'tova.

HaShem closes one door and opens a hundred more. For SURE gam zu l’tova.

to 22
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to 22

the rebbe wanted all the jews out of iran for a good reoson but unfortanatly there are still jews that stayed and we all saw the outcome from the last month on what happened in iran and for that same reoson there were no shluchim sent to the rest of the middle east

How many still vulnerable?
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How many still vulnerable?

I am curious, how many shluchim are still “on the chopping block”? That is, does anyone know how many foreign born shluchim are still operating in Russia and whether they can expect to be kicked out too? Or was the reason the other shluchim were kicked out because they were foreign born AND doing something that the gov’t didn’t approve of? Is there any way for a foreign born shaliach to avoid hassle from the gov’t in a manner that wouldn’t completely disturb their shlichus work? Does anyone have any more insight into the situation that they can share? Thanks… Read more »

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