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    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

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    Mazal Tov!
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    Happy

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

    Non Crown Heightser
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    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
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    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
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    Thanks Zaki

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

    Correction
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    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!
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    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!
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    Hah!

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

    min hashomayim...
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    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
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    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...
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    "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
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    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
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    i want details of when to come to the airport

    soo i can give proper honor to my new rav

    the right thing
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    the right thing

    bh
    mazal tov

    No Smicha No RAv
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    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
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    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
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    azkir al hatzion

    beautifull. azkir al hatzion bli neder very soon.

    GEVALD!?!?CONCERNS AND QUESTIONS MUST BE ANSWERED!!??
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    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
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    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
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    Mazal Tov to our community

    its about time.!!!

    Cute choice of words
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    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!
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    KOL HAKAVOD ! KUDOS!

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

    the three michanchim
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    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
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    agree with 5

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

    twitter
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    twitter
    Doing the right thing
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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?

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