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On This Shabbos: Shlissel Challah

In many Jewish homes, a Shlissel Challah (Yiddish for key) will be served this Shabbos. There are different ways to do it. Full Story

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Not our minhag
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Not our minhag

This is not the minhag of Chabad and the Rebbe.

Predictable
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Predictable

I saw that there were two comments and I knew with 100% certainty that the first comment would say that this isn’t Chabad’s minhag. So tell me – does it harm us to make a challah in the shape of a key?

Lets lose our identity
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Lets lose our identity

Does it harm us to wear a shtreimel, have long payos and long white socks?? Let’s just blend in to all other sects.

Predictable
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Predictable

Not even close to the same thing.

Correct
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Correct

But its not an “Aveira” either (if you do so….

Family Minhag
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Family Minhag

It isn’t a minhag of Chabad but if it is a minhag of a person’s family they should continue it.

Whats our minhag
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Whats our minhag

So is it minhag Chabad or not?

Based on christianity
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Based on christianity

It isn’t. It actually has Christian sources

Source??
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Source??

Source for this?

Please substantiate
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Please substantiate

can you substantiate this claim please? which christian sources?

Some info
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Some info

http://www.mesora.org/Shlissel.html “Keys were traditionally manufactured in the form of a cross, the traditional symbol of Christianity,[8] a physical item all Christian commoners would posses in their home.[9] On Easter, the Christian holiday which celebrates the idea of J ‘rising’ from the dead, they would bake the symbol of J —the key shaped like a cross—into or onto a rising loaf.[10] This was not only a religious gesture, but the bread was a special holiday treat. Sometimes these breads were wholly formed in the shape of a cross; other times the shape of a cross was made out of dough and… Read more »

When a person's mind is full of tum'ah...
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When a person's mind is full of tum'ah...

…he’ll see tum’ah everywhere. So yes, if this guy has crosses on his mind, he’ll see everything as containing a cross. Next he (and you) will be saying that having windows with panes in your house comes from Christian sources…

This is the minhag
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This is the minhag

The Minhag chabad is to argue on collive as to whether it is appropraite to do shlissel challah.

Lol
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Lol

Takke Every year

See Taamei Haminhogim
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See Taamei Haminhogim

Brings the Minhag from the Oheiv Yisroel, the Apta Rov (a talmid of the Maggid

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