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Wednesday, 21 Tammuz, 5779
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    Tens of Thousands Protest in NY

    Tens of thousands of Orthodox Jews gathered in lower Manhattan on Sunday to protest a Knesset bill to draft yeshiva students into the IDF. Full Story, Photos, Video

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    Crown Heights Rabonim
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    Crown Heights Rabonim

    From seeing pictures from couple websites it seems to me that pretty much no Lubavitchers attended this event!
    I guess it’s nice that we at least sent an ambulance to the event.
    Maybe someone can explain why Lubavitch didn’t show up to this event?

    Wow!!!!!
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    Wow!!!!!

    Moshiach now

    I didn't see these rallies...
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    I didn't see these rallies...

    When they cut up Israel’s territories and gave them as launching pads to the Arabs.
    Now they care and we have to run with this hysteria, let them serve and choke on it . They made their own bed .

    Totally agree #3
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    Totally agree #3

    Number 3 you couldn’t have said it better !!! Where were tr protest when they gave up gush??? Shame on them.

    to #1
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    to #1

    If you would have attended Lubavotch would have had a bigger representation.

    to number one
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    to number one

    you just want to write negative coments. Do you think among tens of thousands of people you can pick out lubavitchers. Actualy col who can pick some out just posted the pictures above. Why do you love to knock lubavirch is it your overwhelming ahavas yisroel . Do you know the Rabonim signed a kol korei to go even though as usual the Aguda based proclomation made a pt not to include lubavitch Rabonim. I guess Rabb kotler wouldnt sign if a lubavitcher Rov was on it. Did you see the video posted on collive of the Rebbes zl sicha… Read more »

    fay
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    fay

    Lubavitch should not have been their.

    Great way to Daven
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    Great way to Daven

    But a total waste of time!! why is it ok to waste time of young men and women to go to the other side of town and not sit in yeshiva and learn? why bitul torah is ok in a case of purely political demonstration and not when it comes to protecting the lives of other jews?? why is it ok for young men in the US to wake up in the morning and go to work but not for young men in Israel to wake up in the morning and serve their country?? If they want to help the… Read more »

    oy vey
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    oy vey

    Didn’t add an ounce of Jewish pride in me…

    Bh nice to see a big forum crowd without yellow flag
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    Bh nice to see a big forum crowd without yellow flag
    to #1
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    to #1

    The Rebbe was against protests

    simcha
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    simcha

    Harav Shwei Shlit”a and Harav Braun Shlit”a both are pictured!

    to all of you sitting
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    to all of you sitting

    sit back and keep criticizing why others dont go…so why didnt YOU organize a rally for gush katif? why didnt YOU go to protest today?
    remember when you point a finger at others the other 4 are pointing right back at you.

    Lubavitch is different
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    Lubavitch is different

    We don’t attend anything by other frum yidden.

    פורש מן הציבור ואינו עמהם בשעת צרתם

    very nice pics by Baruch ezagui
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    very nice pics by Baruch ezagui

    Good job

    To #1
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    To #1

    Lubavitcher’s were there, just mixed in the crowd. About #150 to #200 bouchrim from BMOT went. (Besides lubavitch is pretty small in comparison to other kraizen. But you’re right ‘more’ should have went)

    Ex-IDF
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    Ex-IDF

    A good portion of CH bochurim are in the IDF

    To #1 & #3
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    To #1 & #3

    First off there were at least a few hundred lubavitchers. Also the fact that the so called Charadim failed by Oslo and Gush Katif doesn’t mean we need to support Lapid’s policies (His Dad’s party fully supported the Expulsion).

    #1.
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    #1.

    Was LUBAVITCH officially invited?

    oy!
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    oy!

    what a chillul hashem

    To #1
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    To #1

    I was there, where were you?

    To #11
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    To #11

    And the rebbe always said to listen to rabbonim!!! And all lubavitcher rabbonim Said to go! Don’t blame your uncaring laziness on ‘der rebbe said’…

    That's why
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    That's why

    That’s why they don’t ask lubavitch rabbonim to sign, or us to attend most of inyanei klal yisroel, cause we don’t show up. If a large lubavitcher crowd would have attended, I guarantee you next time they would ask our rabbonim to sign!
    (Btw I went, and a litfisher bachur gave me a yasher koach for coming!)

    to all the chachamim
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    to all the chachamim

    what is the different who was there or who wasnt there, its a time to daven for Moshiach to come!

    Charedis no our Friends.
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    Charedis no our Friends.

    The Charedim are not our friends. They are not the friends of the Jewish people. Possibly 1% of the boocherim and yungerleit in yeshiva are actually learning nonstop day and nite. The leydigeyyers should go to work, and serve just like everybody else. There were 16 Charedi MK’s in 2005. Together with the other right-wing parties they certainly could have stopped the expulsion. Instead, for a few chekels in the coffers of their corrupt institutions they allowed Jewish homes to be destroyed, shuls and yeshivas to be bulldozed, dead to be exhumed from Jewish cemeteries, and thousands of productive frum… Read more »

    to #3
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    to #3

    we are not children or politicians. if something is against Torah we must add our voice to the protest. just because some people didn’t protest on a different issue that is a against Halacha (giving away land to our enemies) – doesn’t give you a right to remain silent on this issue of Limud Hatorah.

    as they say: 2 wrongs don’t make a wright…

    To #17
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    To #17

    Vos hackst a chainik! Maybe some bums, but that’s about it!

    to # ONE
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    to # ONE

    YOU URGENTLY NEED TO SEE AN EYE DOCTOR, NOT JUST FOR YOUR PHYSICAL EYES BUT YOUR SINAS CHINAM EYES AS WELL. HOW CAN ANYONE IN THEIR RIGHT MIND TELL FROM THESE PICTURES WHO WAS THERE AND WHO WASN’T THERE? AS IT HAPPENS, I ACTUALLY PICKED OUT A NUMBER OF LUBAVITCHERS IN THE CROWD, INCLUDING RABBI SHWEI.

    Makes me so proud 2 b a JEW!!!!!!!
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    Makes me so proud 2 b a JEW!!!!!!!

    Yishar Koach to all the yidden that care !!!!!!

    Itzik Roytman - thank you for your sensative pictures!!
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    Itzik Roytman - thank you for your sensative pictures!!

    toda!

    To #3
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    To #3

    Where were you before the expulsion of gush KATIF?
    why didn’t you demonstrate & do anything?
    where was 80% of lubavitch that did nothing before the gush katif expulsion? those 20% or less of lubavitchers that did protest Sharon & Israel gov then were criticized by ‘mainstream’ lubavitch as making a chill hashem & lubavitch,

    & for the record the same ppl Lubavitcher chassidim that went to (or support the rally against drafting yeshiva bochurim) (the reb pinye korffs,,) were those that went against the tide then too & protest the expulsion from gush KATIF.

    ליובאוויטש איז נישט קיין פארטיי - מפלגה
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    ליובאוויטש איז נישט קיין פארטיי - מפלגה

    I you would follow and read about the ‘askonus’ of all the Lubavitch Rebbe’s you will notice that one CENTRAL theme was that it was NOT about having the name of Chabad on the top of the list of organizers. just the opposite. the ONLY objective was to achieve what was needed for the benefit of KLAL YISROEL. ליובאוויטש איז נישט קיין פארטיי – מפלגה this was stated by all our Rabbeim – from the Alter Rebbe until the Rebbe. Chabad champions what is good for Klal Yisroel. not what will get our mosdos more money and influence!!! the frierdike… Read more »

    CHAVER ANI LCHOL ASHER YEREICHU
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    CHAVER ANI LCHOL ASHER YEREICHU

    these are the words of the rebbe in e printed letter about these demonstration, stating clearly that although he did not officially endorse that demonstration (about Giyus Banos) he still wanted us to join.
    Why not check what was the Rebbes approach before giving our own opinion?

    Proud to be a Jew.
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    Proud to be a Jew.

    Which part #29
    That Jews are demonstrating against each other in the streets of New York?
    I am sure that if we thought about this objectively it would seem somewhat ludicrous.
    Until it comes to the pocket aka money no one cares. Now that the Israeli government is threatening with financial consequences everyone gets holier than thou and feels they need to attack the government of israel

    Izzy
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    Izzy

    To # 8 and the likes of #8: You are mocking people who attended there not just because they believe its the the right thing to do but just because their rabbis instructed them to go!! and whats wrong with just that?? Look back at history and see for yourself that people who thought they’re smarter and wiser than their leaders, didn’t (or their future generations) cut off too well with there spirituality, did they???

    demonstration
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    demonstration

    If the Rebbe were here I wonder if he would have encouraged attending the demonstration???

    Just Saying
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    Just Saying

    Maimonides and many other important Jewish sages did not depend on others to support them.

    סטם להאיר
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    סטם להאיר

    Reb pinyeh korf went. A yid with קבלת עול doesn’t ask any questions (or cause machlokes) just listens to the rabbonim as the rebbe instructed.

    the army should go to yeshiva
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    the army should go to yeshiva

    The army wants the charedi to go to the army-maybe the army should go to yeshiva. How many secular Israelis know Torah? They are protecting the Jewish state but do they even know why Eretz yisrael is considered the Jewish state?

    To #32
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    To #32

    The Rebbe ZY”A is theone who bailed out Olomeinu.

    To #38
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    To #38

    First, “Stam Leho’ir” is with an “Ayin”, not an “Aleph”. This is the first sign of your ignorance. Second, you can’t invoke “Kabolas Ol” when it comes to matters such as these. You are a human being with “Sechel”, and sechel is SUPPOSED to ask questions. As Reb Yoel says, if you don’t ask “why?”, then there is nothing to differentiate between yourself and an animal. I can’t say why Reb Pinye went, but perhaps he has his own feelings about it and his own reasons for going. Now on to the facts… This whole demonstration was a political farce.… Read more »

    THIS WAS WRONG!!
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    THIS WAS WRONG!!

    This demo was wrong on all levels but mainly cos it is NOT New York’s business. Unless you are Israeli and are afraid of serving (not judging anyone) it is not your business. If all 50,000 feel so strongly, move here and help protect the country (it doesn’t have to be with a gun.)

    Nice pelz on the Satma Rebbes coats! Best part of the photo shoot!

    Chilul Hashem
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    Chilul Hashem

    What an absolute Chilul Hashem and Bitul Torah.
    For any Lubavitcher there, please write a Dooch into the Rebbe and try and justify it.

    ad masi?!
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    ad masi?!

    ad masai ?????all the davenings should help!may we see moshiach now!!!

    Busha
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    Busha

    Dishusting that anyone turned up
    this mockery of an event.

    Please Explain
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    Please Explain

    Perhaps some sensible person could explain to all us ignorant ones about why we should attend such rallies and how we may coherently explain to our not-yet frum friends sbout the dangers of the proposed new bill. It seems that many of the readers of this website could benefit well from this clarity.

    i feel ashamed of the "protest"
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    i feel ashamed of the "protest"

    maybe i am very simple, but it seems we orthodox jews should not be shnorrers, and by expecting israel to have an army, and we not be a part of it, seems like being either beggars, or hypocrites. how can we say out of one side of our mouth we want israel to be strong, safe for jews, but out of the other side, a refusal to do our fair share in the military. and if we do not accept the state of israle, then we should not live there ?!?!

    The rebbe said about Shabbos protest in Yerushalyim
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    The rebbe said about Shabbos protest in Yerushalyim

    ‘If they (neturei karta) wouldnt protest then we would have to’

    Same here b’h other frumeh yidden at least care about this, because If all other frum even satmar would change heart & join the army, then we as chassidim of the rebe would have to protest all by ourselves.

    To #43
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    To #43

    I’d like too see you justify yourself why you didn’t listen and are going against the rabbonim who the rebbe always said to listen to!!

    Paradox
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    Paradox

    On the one hand we want everyone to be Frum. On the other hand we don’t want Frum people to join the military. So who exactly is supposed to defend Israel?!?

    to #41, 42, 43, 45
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    to #41, 42, 43, 45

    funny that you are using reb Yoel’s name. this past Shabbos, he was advising people to attend… it’s clear that the Rebbe would fight forcefully against this גזירה איומה against learning Torah. chazal say: יאבד עולם מפני השוטים ? because you can point to a few who may use this as a personal/political issue, – this doesn’t change any facts. this law is clearly against Torah. It needs to be brought down. the Tzemach Tzedek went on Mesiras Nefesh – fought openly against the mighty Czar of Russia to protect the integrity of Chinuch and Rabbonus, and the NO OTHER… Read more »

    are you serious?
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    are you serious?

    to author of #43, are you serious???????? one shold be embarsed to tell the rebbe that he protested the forcefull removal of bochrim from a yeshiva????

    and clearly one shold be proud to write the rebbe that he is spening time writeing talkbacks online….. עולם הפוך ראיתי

    הוי האומרים לרע טוב, ולטוב רע: שמים חושך לאור ואור לחושך, שמים מר למתוק ומתוק למר

    Boruch N. Hoffinger   'HaKohaine '           BS"D
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    Boruch N. Hoffinger 'HaKohaine ' BS"D

    I attended this event, said ‘Tehillim,’ and distributed my ‘promotional sheets’ (About 7 sheets, with a discussion) about ‘The Chochmas of the Aleph-Beit’ and ‘The 7 Noahide Laws.’ Listeners LOVED it! “Very interesting!” they would say…etc. A lot of ‘positive feedback.’ Rabbi Nissan Mangel gave me a very big ‘brocho’ for the work I’m doing. I used to have a class in ‘The 7 Noahide Laws’ in Crown Heights. Mr. Don Goodman was the teacher (‘Torah Activist’). We had 7 students. I’m attempting, BE”H, to restart the class. Also, I’m in touch with Mrs. Linda Portera, ‘Director of Neighborhood Services’… Read more »

    T0#43 bitul Torah
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    T0#43 bitul Torah

    The Whole state of israel is a chillul HaShem and completely bitul Torah. It, israel, is the true danger to the world. Better a little time of what you call bitul Torah, if it will help, than the YEARS of bitul Torah that will be if these guys go to the army. Many may not decide to return to observe or learn Torah. Besides the army, even with all yeshiva boys in it, is not protecting the land or the people. “Aiys la hasos la Havaya, hayfayru Torahsechah”. Time to do something for HaShem , the Torah has been disregarded.

    to number 7756
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    to number 7756

    why don’t we keep our comments to ourselves and stop writing such nonsense to each other?

    TO EVERYONE WHO OPPOSE THAT RELIGIOUS PEOPLE SHOULD NOT GO TO THE ARMY .
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    TO EVERYONE WHO OPPOSE THAT RELIGIOUS PEOPLE SHOULD NOT GO TO THE ARMY .

    im a student in yeshiva in crown heights this year, but last year i was in a yeshiva in ISRAEL, and from seeing how many students use yeshiva as in excuse not to got the army ,(ps some of my friends) i honestly think that 80 pct of the students in israeli yeshivas, should go to the army. cause the ones that are serious about learning, and get good grades, should stay in yeshiva!! and learn for the safety for the jews!! and our soldiers!! but the ones that are not paying attention and doing well should go to the… Read more »

    Insane
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    Insane

    Try to explain to yourselves why someone should risk physical harm so you can sit in the comfort of your yeshiva. Want to learn, great. Then, the moment you are done you will serve your time. Whether learning helps is subjective. Sitting on the front lines risking your life is objective. Stop being a chicken under the guise of religiosity.

    To #50
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    To #50

    Good point. But the military needs to accommodate a frum environment, and frum people need to find a kosher way to give back to the country.

    Disagree
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    Disagree

    I really disagree with this. I believe the bill is totally wrong but we are not israeli citizens, it’s not our fight.Do you see Israelis protesting obamacare?

    To 59
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    To 59

    I disagree with the protest too, but you’re missing the point of it. They are protesting the attack on learning torah (the way they see it anyway). From that perspective, it’s an attack on Judaism worldwide.

    to #19
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    to #19

    no! we were not invited! on purpose! so its very nice that lubavichers went, but when will every one realize that we are NOT wanted?

    Right 59
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    Right 59

    But there’s no one to talk you.
    Savage on the radio today blasted Lubavitch.

    Let’s all sing oh rebbe we need you …All toghter now

    excuse me!!
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    excuse me!!

    dont you know that its your duty to to save the spirituality of the holy land?? as bretheren to the israeli people its our duty to fight for them becaues we have the power that could save. we could have even aved them from gush ka tif because we had the power but we didnt fight hard enough an isaeli singer/soldier said whoever is not learning Torah and not doing in anything else then they must go to the army and i agree but whoever learns Torah should be allowed to learn to their hearts content This is just to… Read more »

    CHT
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    CHT

    Don’t we, hasidim, believe that there is only one Jew who is different than everyone – and everyone else is exactly the same in the eyes of Hashem?

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