ב"ה
Monday, 16 Elul, 5779
  |  September 16, 2019

Sunday: New Rov’s Inauguration

An inauguration ceremony planned for Motzoei Shabbos for the new Crown Heights Rabbi Yossi Braun was postponed, COLlive has learned. Details revealed on who will pay his salary. UPDATE: The ceremony will be held Sunday. Full Story

Through The Eyes of a First Grader

Next Story »

Searching For Lost Relative

49
Opinions and Comments

To keep track of your comments, follow a conversation or flag a comment Login
avatar
  Subscribe  
newest oldest most voted
Notify of
Mazal Tov!
Guest
Mazal Tov!

Mazal Tov Rabbi Braun!

Great news
Guest
Great news
mazal tov!!!
Guest
mazal tov!!!

we can’t wait for you to come

Yud Shvat would have been nice
Guest
Yud Shvat would have been nice

Would have had great meaning. Great non the less. I am really glad Rabbi Braun will finally be coming. Cant wait. The winds of change in a good way are beginning to blow. I wish the Rabbi much success in his new shlichus.

346wetu45
Guest
346wetu45

although i completely disagree with the psak, i am so happy that zaki, in spite of the opposition, steadfastly will not take a position (on a professional level) beyond the exact words of the beis din, and will carry out his work as long as the psak stands.

i commend, applaud and laud you.

yasher koach, zaki

Salary
Guest
Salary

How much is he getting paid?

What is $50,000 if they owe $300,000 already?

Good advice
Guest
Good advice

Rabbi Braun. The people who want you to come to crown heights are not your friends. Rumor has it you are a smart man. Save your wife and kids and stay where you are. Only zoros await you in crown heights.

Rabbi Braun Smicha
Guest
Rabbi Braun Smicha

Will Rabbi Braun be learning Smicha anytime soon?!

well done
Guest
well done

seems as though i cnt imagine someone else handling the situation with such proffessionalism

yeah so excited (oviously in exaggeration )
Guest
yeah so excited (oviously in exaggeration )

i think the ppl who voted for rabbi braun shld pay for his year… sorry i dont think i shld be paying for him….

Horav Segal Shlita
Guest
Horav Segal Shlita

As a businessman who has seen and interacted with Rav Segal at a Din Torah, I must say that we are very lucky to have him as part of our leadership.

He is very sharp and grasps various complex business concepts very quickly.

Not to mention his Aidelkeit and Mensh-lichkeit. He is a very special Jew.

He makes me proud to be part of this community, and support our Beis Din.

Happy
Guest
Happy

Yey! I am so happy for the new Rov and for the Crown heights community. It’s about time time!!!!

Non Crown Heightser
Guest
Non Crown Heightser

While the opposition letter was authored by three undoubtedly respected members of the community who are committed to Chaddishkeit and the Schunah, it seems that it is everyone’s best interest to just move on and attempt to create a unified community. Of course it is axiomatic that there are plenty of other rabbonim within Chabad to whom one can ask a shailoh and who could form a zabloh for those who would rather not bring their other issues before the Badatz. While I was very much in favor of Rabbi Bogomilsky, perhaps some younger blood may be a catalyst for… Read more »

He will not be coming so fast
Guest
He will not be coming so fast

Watch whats happens this week…

Glad to see some progress being made
Guest
Glad to see some progress being made

At last we’re almost at the end of this…

Thanks Zaki
Guest
Thanks Zaki

In your z’chus we should be zocha to sholom in crown heights

Correction
Guest
Correction

The flight itself would have arrived well before shabbos. The time-zone of the flight itself would have indicated that they were airborne on shabbos.

Kol Hacavod!! I'm getting chills!
Guest
Kol Hacavod!! I'm getting chills!

He said that Badatz member Rabbi Avrohom Osdoba, who backed Braun’s opponent in the September election, is planning to attend the “hachtara” crowning ceremony.

“Rabbi Osdoba understands that we can only expect from a Rov to show us an example of listening to a psak of a Bais Din,” Tamir said, noting that “if it is overturned and appealed – even in a year from now – we will listen to the psak.”

Hah!
Guest
Hah!

Another “news” blog lifted this story word for word! That’s integrity…

min hashomayim...
Guest
min hashomayim...

…they dont want his ceremony on yud shvat! no coincidence!

Doomsday is fast approaching for CH
Guest
Doomsday is fast approaching for CH

Now CH is guaranteed to be forever divided,
The bright side is that there will be a very definitive divide with 2 strong camps which will each run their lives independent of the other – hopefully behatzlacha, unfortunately in its stupidity they lost the chance of ever having achdus with the way this case was run.
Ad mosai – we need the Rebbe back! This is the only solution now!

Mazel Tov!!!!
Guest
Mazel Tov!!!!

Didan Notzach!
I hope and pray that we would finally let ourselves overcome all, and do all it takes to bring the respect back to the Rabbonyim.

Mazal Tov!
Guest
Mazal Tov!

so happy thar R’ Braun is finally coming!
the sour losers have to learn that they cant win everything!

Boruch Hashem
Guest
Boruch Hashem

thank g-d.
All the Rabonim are following the Psak Din of the Zabla Beth Din Headed by Rabbi Rosenberg.
Mazal Tov!

Why is it a Chidush?
Guest
Why is it a Chidush?

Why would it even be a question if Rabbi Osdoba will attend the Hachtara.

I think that brining it up is a disgrace.

By saying that, you make it clear that it’s not beyond reason to have expected that a Rav would even POSSIBLY not listen to his verdict and Psak Din?

For Example:
Would it have been appropriate to say that “the Rav agreed to eat only kosher”

Anyone who says so is insulting the Rav by insinuating that may he may very well have considered a different possibility, Chas Vesholom, only that he decided that ….

"When you have a psak din there will always be people...
Guest
"When you have a psak din there will always be people...

But hey, what do you do when the psak may be clearly against halacha, do you still accept it?
To bring out the point I will exaggerate with this example;
what would you do if the Rabbanim came out with a Psak that we can eat on fast days, or even worse things?
Where do you draw the lines?

chevra
Guest
chevra

STOP THE BASHING IF YOU HAVE SOMETHING TO SAY MAKE SURE IT MAKES SENSE AND THAT YOU CAN BACK IT!! ANSWER THE MILLION DOLLAR QUESTION WHERE IS HIS SMICHA???

please explain
Guest
please explain

please explain why woul rabbi braun want to come to a community with so many problems. in his interview he said he was happy in sydney and he really does not want to come to CH so after all this why is he still fighting to come here? who would want to be part of all this machlokos. unless there are other motives involved!!

i want details of when to come to the airport
Guest
i want details of when to come to the airport

soo i can give proper honor to my new rav

the right thing
Guest
the right thing

bh
mazal tov

No Smicha No RAv
Guest
No Smicha No RAv

A supposed Rav without semicha who needs him, stay home in Australia. I voted for him before I knew he was smichaless.
No Smicha no Rav.

Sholom Dovber
Guest
Sholom Dovber

this is a disgrace The original 5 or 6 Chabad Rabbonim who were part of the committee are silent as Rav Rosenberg issues conflicting and evasive statements. This is a scandal. Rabbi Braun is a learned man but he does not have smicha and little Shimmush, especially what is need in a large and diverse community like Crown Heights. A mistake was made, do not try and cover up. The third position should be declared vacant and another election should be called. Next time more thought should be put into the candidates credentials and experience. A young man like Rabbi… Read more »

azkir al hatzion
Guest
azkir al hatzion

beautifull. azkir al hatzion bli neder very soon.

GEVALD!?!?CONCERNS AND QUESTIONS MUST BE ANSWERED!!??
Guest
GEVALD!?!?CONCERNS AND QUESTIONS MUST BE ANSWERED!!??

I respect Zaki for taking this position, however, The concerns of the three respected Rabbis are extremely valid AND MUST BE ANSWERED!

If this continues and Rosenberg ignores the plea of the Rabbis CROWN HEIGHTS MAY BE CONTIUED HEADING IN A DIRECTION THATWON’T BE TO GOOD, TO SAY THE LEAST……!!!???

Anash and the entire Shchuna are not little children that you can just shut them up!
The issues are NOT GOING AWAY!!

Chasam Sofer's Psak: You can be a Rov without smichah
Guest
Chasam Sofer's Psak: You can be a Rov without smichah

see chasam sofer orach chaim siman reish vov. gerlitzky didnt quote any halachic sources to support his opinion. one must differentiate between what the Rebbe said in derush- not halachah or what he said as ideal and practical halachah.

Mazal Tov to our community
Guest
Mazal Tov to our community

its about time.!!!

Cute choice of words
Guest
Cute choice of words

“Chanin is seen as a major security blanket”, he IS a big Teddy Bear.
We love you Mulle, you do great work, Iv’e seen it first hand.

KOL HAKAVOD ! KUDOS!
Guest
KOL HAKAVOD ! KUDOS!

A MAN WITH HIS HEAD ON RIGHT :ZAKI TAMIR ! wishing u lots of hatzlocho 1

the three michanchim
Guest
the three michanchim

I would think that mechanchim should show an example that you dont queastion Rabbonim on a public forum, but do so in private with respect.

agree with 5
Guest
agree with 5

Zaki Tamir is showing himself to be a class act and very responsible. The beis din must be respected.

twitter
Guest
twitter
Doing the right thing
Guest
Doing the right thing

Al though there are serious questions to be answered at the moment There is a Psak Din that must be followed & that is what they are doing The letter outlining serious questions etc. I well put & to the point but it is currently outweighed by the Psak Din. Stay tuned for further same bat time same bat channel!

 Rabbi Mattis Kantor, Eastern Parkway, NY
Guest
Rabbi Mattis Kantor, Eastern Parkway, NY

To Zaki Tamir: You are an attorney. Are you comfortable with the questions being raised? Questions asked in a rational manner, albeit with indignation. Do you have answers to the questions? Or are you “just following orders”? (You do remember in which court that defense line was used.) As a layman you are not expected to “judge the judges” so to say. OK. Very respectful of you, and thank you. However as a secular advocate in courts, you know full well of the constitutional concept of “due process.” It is a secular law. Not a Torah law. But it is… Read more »

truly amazing
Guest
truly amazing

wow, this is truly amazing and encouraging. The vaad hakohol unequivocally accepting the will of the people/community, accepting the ruling of halacha/zabla.

There truly is hope for us. may we move forward from this and emerge stronger and more unified.

Mazal Tov to the New Rabbi! ‘yaarich yomim al mamlachto’.

You won't publish this
Guest
You won't publish this

It’s not a cause for celebration. This is a travesty.

THANK YOU MANTIS KANTOR, #43.
Guest
THANK YOU MANTIS KANTOR, #43.

Hershel Moss, Crown Heights, NY

ch resident
Guest
ch resident

Kan Tzrichim Lifkos.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
“I am following orders”
If he is so good and happy in Australia, why come here. Whose puppet will he be? mendel hendel? obviously he can not bring sholom with such a beginning. Please boycott the installation of the computer as there are too many viruses.

Dear Mattis
Guest
Dear Mattis

Are you also preparing for the summons that you will need to answer for in the Beis Din Shel Mayloh???

installation?
Guest
installation?

Is Rabbi Braun an computer program that he needs to be installed?

X