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    Op-Ed by Rabbi Shmuley Boteach: It has been 21 years since I spent Simchas Torah in Crown Heights. A refrain that I heard repeatedly over my time here surprised me: "Don’t judge Lubavitch by Crown Heights." Full Story

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    Thank you!

    as someone from crown heights i have always got the brunt of hatred from my out of town friends. they would tell me I dont act speak or look like a crownheightser and that is something i “should be proud of”. I am proud to live in this community surrounded by beautiful people > Its all about your perspective and your wonderful article gave me a little more pride in my community. thank you for seeing the good in it.

    well said!!
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    well said!!

    finally a little emes!

    he\art
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    he\art

    yasher koiach. its very nice that shmuley wrote this so soon. It came from heart

    Thank you ---as well!
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    Thank you ---as well!

    It’s 3 am and it was still worth reading this article before goin to bed!!!!

    oihel nosson
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    oihel nosson

    oihel nosson was amazing. so lebedik and wonderful

    Finnaly someone sets the record streight.
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    Finnaly someone sets the record streight.

    Positive article.

    Reality Check
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    Reality Check

    Well said. Kabdaihu V’Chashdaihu!!!

    very well said!!
    Guest
    very well said!!

    kol hakavod!!!! good to hear some positivity!!! true ahavas yisroel!!! the baal shem tov taught us to always look at another jew with the “right” (positive) eye.

    Shliach
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    Shliach

    I miss Crown Heights! I said what Shmuley said for years but people will only listen when he says it. G-d only lets some go on Shlichus I’m happy he alows me. But many didn’t get the options I did.

    .....
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    There’s Shmuly again – praising the farmers!

    i always wondered....
    Guest
    i always wondered....

    Whats with shmuly and farmers??

    Right on brotha
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    Right on brotha

    Yishar Koach and may u contiuel to enjoy and be successful in UR SHLICHIUT– which is ckearty making big headwaves.

    ya sh'koach.
    Guest
    ya sh'koach.

    awesomely eloquent as usual shmully

    as a shliach
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    as a shliach

    i agree you 100% there is no place like crown hights even though i am on shlichus crown hights is the rebbe shchuna and will allways be like that. i know that people say that shluchim put down crown hight i dont belive it’s true WE LOVE CROWN HIGHTS it where we got all that we have and we still get all the koach and zecusim from Crown Hights

    to #10 and #11
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    to #10 and #11

    i guess when they need money to go out on shlichus
    they come to the “farmers” to collect

    maybe if the “farmers” didnt give they would look at us different

    i am a proud “farmer” and when you come to my door to collect for your shlichus please tell me what you think

    it is unfortunante that people are trying to make a “them” and “us” out of this

    a proud “farmer”

    he is a fraud
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    he is a fraud

    he knows he is a MACHRIV of Lubavitch and he wants in so he found an open door, the anash from Crown Heights who are the nicest People in the world not only do they let in guest from all over but they allow the meshichistin in so now Boteach is going to find a way in to Lubavitch

    thank you
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    thank you

    Why not add what was already noted as positive feedback?Thank you for your kind words to those of us who have remained in Crown Heights. It’s not over yet…
    Teen Shabbaton, Campus Kinus, and Kinus Hashluchim is just around the corner…..

    just be quiet
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    just be quiet

    rabbi shmuly…. no one asked your opinion. Please dont come and make problems.

    From a Shliach
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    From a Shliach

    Great article you are 100% right on this one

    the real farmer
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    the real farmer

    with out us farmers u shlichm whould have nothing to eat.

    Our dear Rebbe
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    Our dear Rebbe

    I think your point about Crown Heights feeling second class is correct and it should not be that way, however I would say it differently. Our dear Rebbe has taught us all how to give of ourselves to others and feel the pride and joy in doing so knowing that we are taking part in a great cause. Some of us Lubaviters express this idea by dedicating our life to Shlichs 24/7 away from the comforts of a Lubavitch community and everything that goes along with it (no simple task), and others give of themselves with the same great Chabad… Read more »

    from the heart!
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    from the heart!

    I have to say that what Rabbi Boteach said is straight from his heart! i was lucky enough to be at OIHEL NOSSON for yom tov and be part of the family. the simcha and achdus was enought to pierce anybodys heart. i heard from Rabbi Boteach all night how inspired he was. he was part of the family. there was no ego involved, he was part of the common folk. everybody was equal there. i myself was touched by the warmth at Oihel Nosson over simchas torah. i invite all you open minded men, women, and children to come… Read more »

    Very proud Shliach!!!
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    Very proud Shliach!!!

    On shlichus & proud son of a farmer, I went on shlichus myself, and people come to my parents all the time asking them for $$$. And my father gives with an open heart. when they need his money he’s kosher and when they finally get the check and leave all they do is bad mouth and curse out “farmers, peasants etc.” this disgusting prestige in lubavitch is not what the Rebbe taught us. The Rebbe taught us that every jew has their specific shlichus. Just beacuse you were lucky enough to go on shlichus doesn’t mean that you are… Read more »

    post on jpost
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    post on jpost

    very nice article… let him post it on the non chabad websites where he writes negativity about about Chabad…..

    another shliach
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    another shliach

    if the rebbe said kan tzivah es hashem habarach then thats the way it is. even if i am on shlichus over 20 years i miss crown hights evry yom tov and every simchas torah. i agree with #15 there is no them and us we are all one mishpacha and if you call one of your family farmers then we are all farmers. cnat waitt to be in Crown Hights hopefuly with the coming of moshiach or at the next shluchim convention.

    farmers? explain?
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    farmers? explain?

    what i dont get this farmer talk? can someone fill me in? i thought the article was very carefully written not to hurt anyones feelings and really touching!

    Rehab
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    Rehab

    It does not matter how many times this website and others choose to print articles and “op-eds” from Shmuley Boteach in order to rehab himself into Lubavitch. Nor does it matter how many times he chooses to compliment or usually insult various portions of Lubavitch. Until he does some introspection and apologizes to the Rebbe and to Lubavitch as publicly as he denigrates us should he be given any sort of forum and respect.

    the rebbes farmers
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    the rebbes farmers

    We are the farmers that plow the field and prepare the world for Moshiach with our holy work, Thank you Shmuly, your a true shliach

    To All the LUBAVITCH anti Lubavitchers (yeh their are people like this)
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    To All the LUBAVITCH anti Lubavitchers (yeh their are people like this)

    this article is a beautiful article to all the “know it alls” that say “Simchas Bais Hasoavah and Simchas Torah in CH is a Major Chilul Lubavitch” here you see Shmuly and his friend Michael Steinhardt (who is quote “a the legendary philanthropist and founder of Birthright Israel” “A world authority on the state Jewry”,) said that not only was it not a Chilul Hashmem but rather “he could not help but be overwhelmed by the electricity that filled the streets” = major Kiddush Lubavitch

    American Shlucha
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    American Shlucha

    Crown Hts is a wonderful community. It is always impressive to see the Gmilas Chessed and the Torah Learning there. If it only the streets were not so dirty! With a little effort, it could look like Park Slope.

    Husband
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    Husband

    On behalf of my wife, I want to thank you, for heralding her and countless others like her, selfless dedication and untiring work, welcoming strangers into our home over the Tishrei holiday period.

    They are our unsung heroes and the Rebbe’s frontline!

    thank you farmeres!
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    thank you farmeres!

    without the “farmers” there would be LESS money for shluchim just as without the the cook farmer farming his feild there would be no food for the prominent people or the king to eat , but are you chas vesholom going to compare the greatness of the prominent people or the king to the farmers?

    I looove TRUTH
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    I looove TRUTH

    Even when it hurts!

    Shmuly, thanks for writing on first-hand experiance rather than parroting what ppl (with negetivity in their heart) say from outside

    Crown Heights is a wonderful community
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    Crown Heights is a wonderful community

    Crown Heights is a wonderful community. I have witnessed this time and time again in a number of ways. I think because they are not on Shlichs for whatever reason the people living there search for opportunities (like the ones you mention and many other that don’t get the all the attention) to take part in the Rebbes Shilchs in on way or another. We are all in this together and we all contribute our unique part in giving the Rebbe nachs.

    Wowww
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    Wowww

    Wooowww so many positive posts!!! Are we in a Chabad website???

    It’s very great! Yasher Koach.

    Moshiach NOW!

    I agree. = seeing is believing!
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    I agree. = seeing is believing!

    After all that some (few but powerful) in lubavitch elite did to provoke and disgruntle this Man! It’s nice to see how he won’t take the bate and won’t get sucked in to the trap of being resentful of all of chabad!! We -the vast majority of chabad are also flawed and are not too self-rightiouse to warmely embrace you any time in c.h. Ignor the handful of powerful may-Sayers who don’t practice the besht’s teachings of “ohev ms Sheba-ohev ohev” aka ahavas yisroel Re my circle of farmer friends, we’ve always admired your hafatsa and lack of fear for… Read more »

    Tzvi Yehuda
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    Tzvi Yehuda

    I am a Shliach who comes from Crown Heights. It is the best place on earth. BUT SHMUELY remember that for the last few months you have been trashing Chabad and so many that you met were probably running for cover and that was the best protection they could think of. Shluchim love Crown Heights and always come back there for a battery recharge.

    C.H.we  +rabbi shmuly fan
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    C.H.we +rabbi shmuly fan

    Always in the closet re my admiration for your avoda making Judaism presentable to the outside

    Dident know that most of my fellow chaverim all were also closet fans

    Keep up the positive focus chasidim ain mishpocha

    Laaniyas Dayti
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    Laaniyas Dayti

    Shmuley Boteach gives an eloquent message – and nicks out before the analysis comes. 1) He has no problem with tzniyus issues. On the contrary, vedal. 2) Why did you daven in a shul that even as a CHt’s resident I don’t know where or which it is? Why were you not in Lubavitch ShebeLubavicht, CHT’s ShebeCHT’s – 770? 3) You said the community absorbed thousands (more than the local population) and then you ask where does the energy come from? 4) Were you at the Rebbe’s minyanim? Did you walk the shvil? Did you bench on the Rebbe’s esrog?… Read more »

    kumbaya
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    kumbaya

    you know why this article is SOOOOOOOOO good because its positive. No one EVER wants to hear negative. Even when the Rebbe Rashab says ehoiv es habikoires we would rather be ostriches with our head in the sand.

    So lets all hold hands together and sing a song of praise for the article of praise while wearing our helmets in preparation for the next knock over the head.

    Shmuliy is right
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    Shmuliy is right

    The people of Crown Heights are the best, always have been and always will be, as the majority of the populace knows the problems and smutz, come from outsiders and the radical fringes. I wonder why he doesn’t mention 770 can it be because like many he doesn’t feel comfortable by the elements that over[run] it? The silent majority in Crown heights are good Lubavitchers, who love to pitch in with the Rebbes Shluchim and Anash during Tishrei and all year long. Can it be that he found the real Crown Heights in Ohel Nosson, is he like many who… Read more »

    i always agreed
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    i always agreed

    i always agreed with this concept and i always agreed with botech

    the answer..
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    the answer..

    when speaking to someone like him thats the response,please dont bash us in your next article, this is the ziburis etc.
    its funny i wonder why he decided to write something nice about lubavitch in general -especially 770!

    thankyou
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    thankyou

    as a shlucha who has only been 2 CH 4 times in my life, i hav noticed this unbelivable warmth and energy described in the article. it’s true that from the standpoint of the shluchim, we come to CH to recharge and to appreciate even for a short while, what it would feel like to live in a lubavitcher enviroment. thank you to all the CH residents who have given me this tremendous opportunity.

    Very good, thanks!
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    Very good, thanks!

    Very nice article, thank you shmuly!

    The Tippping Point
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    The Tippping Point

    It was autumn, and the Indians on the remote reservation asked their new Chief if the winter was going to be cold or mild. Since he was a new Indian Chief in a modern society, he had never been taught the old secrets, and when he looked at the sky, he couldn’t tell what the weather was going to be. Nevertheless, to be on the safe side, he replied to his tribe that the winter was indeed going to be cold and that the members of the village should collect wood to be prepared. But also being a practical leader,… Read more »

    #39
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    #39

    nice article but 39 i right

    Also like this article
    Guest
    Also like this article

    Why zoo much envy of r.boteach his issue is always with some bullies or crazies
    Who shame the Rebbe
    He always spoke positively about chabad itself

    We loove u! Thanx for the courage and positive focus!!

    Farmer and father of 2shluchim
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    Farmer and father of 2shluchim

    Thanks to this well written and positive article

    Keep it positive keep away from the noisy cinics

    Mr positive
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    Mr positive

    Thanks to collive for uplifting post

    #39
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    #39

    See the positive

    Farmers
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    Farmers

    I thought that especially as shluchim we do that which the Rebbe instructed us to do. Where and when, pray tell can anyone tell me, that the Rebbe called any Jew a farmer? When did the Rebbe ever call Jews in Crown Heights farmers? When did the Rebbe ever call a Jew any name, especially if it was not complimentry? Why do some, especially friends on shlichus feel threatened by others in CH? Why does anyone have to put another Jew down? It sure doesn’t upleft the person that puts another down? Each one of us have qualities and faults.… Read more »

    Far from farmers
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    Far from farmers

    Call those in crown heights farmers- but where do you think everyone gets their chayus from? Who do you think is mechanech kids in yeshiva and schools? Farmers?!?!

    Gutnick Chumash or Boteach Chumash?
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    Gutnick Chumash or Boteach Chumash?

    Yom Kippur is behind us, but here is a quick cheshbon nefesh: What are we meant to expect from a chosid whose inspiration is a rabbi who deserted shlichus by his own choice, led a smear campaign against Lubavitch UK, meddled with halacha and modesty issues and clearly is all about the PR (“Jackson Tapes”)?! How can we trust the Gutnick Chumash – a well invested work – if its author R’ Chaim Miller is a mushpa of Shmuly Boteach?! Don’t you think one the deals with the rebbe’s teaching out to be inspiried by someone more ‘chasidic’?! Will chabad… Read more »

    To 54
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    To 54

    The Gutnick Chumash is known for its glaring inaccuracies and disappointing shortcomings in its elucidations of the Rebbe’s Sichos.

    It’s just a shame most people don’t know that.

    To R boteach
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    To R boteach

    I don’t always agree with u or anyone for that matter
    But I’ve always respected u for maintaining a close warm relationship with chabad chasidim, even as a small number of bulies tried vilifying u

    Thanks for the courage to be positive in a spirit of sheves achim ham yocad

    As others have posted already, pls ignore the few bitter ones with a interest to cause distance for their own vedeta

    Chazak and thanks for giving words to a unpopular posittion

    100% on the $$
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    100% on the $$

    Very well written

    Yyasr koach collive

    A Jew
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    A Jew

    THank you, Reb Boteach for a beautiful article!
    I’ve said it before, and I will say it again on this forum – why so much bitterness and I’m afraid to say it – hatred (or at least bitter anger). Can’t we all be a bit kinder and nicer and better to each other – and make this world a world filled with goodness and kindness = Moshiach NOW!!
    Thank you all for “listening” and please take these words to heart – speak kinder, more gently, words are very powerful!

    B"h for a nice piece on today's internet
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    B"h for a nice piece on today's internet

    Talented writer to capture solo much in such a short piece

    nice message
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    nice message

    but that still does not explain how chasidim can seat at home when the rebbe told ppl and cried that they should go o shlichus and that’s what’s needed today?
    how can you remain on carroll or union when jews all over need you?!

    A Jew
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    A Jew

    A comment about the Gutnick Chumash – as someone who uses it in my Chabad House – people from many walks of life love it, and gain a tremendous amount from it. It is done well – and has much “Tochen” in it – presented in a way that the reader can learn much Chassidus! I have one woman who comes from a very “Litvishe” background – and if you hand her another Chumash – she request specifically the Gutnick Chumash – and makes it a point to show it to the newcomers that come! Thank you to all those… Read more »

    i dont know
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    i dont know

    but i think this boteach guy is a good flatterer
    said some nice words to a bunch of desprate crown heigh
    and became a gantze holy jew
    almost g-d himself chas vesholom

    dallas jew
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    dallas jew

    I commend r.shmuley for the article. I was too in ch, and started having many negative thoughts after I walked in and out of 770 a few moments later in disgust. I really need to look at the whole picture which this op-ed has helped in ways the author has no idea. Yup,it it’s not that rosy but a heck of alot better then being in a zillion other places. Fine, so he had issues with whomever in Oxford for this or that….bla bla bla… evevryone we know from the rabbonim to askanim to the rebbe’s secretariat group has issues… Read more »

    note from Shliach
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    note from Shliach

    One needs not to travel to distant destinations to be a Shliach of the Rebbe. One can & DOES live in Crown heights and has the ability and responsibility to be a full fledged Shliach of the Rebbe.

    notice some self loving?
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    notice some self loving?

    How many times does Shmuly say I?

    I was told the same than Shmuley
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    I was told the same than Shmuley

    I go to CH every year for Simchas Torah
    I always thaught that CH is 770 , but most ppl I saw in 770 are not from CH! What pourcent from Chs go to 770?
    And yes, after all the problems from the past,with this vaad, the old vaad, this Rabbi , the other Rabbi,this cherem, the other cherem, this moiser , the other moiser,I,unfortunately started to believe what ppl were telling me, regarding the “farmers 2nd class, etc”
    But , I realized that I do not know absolutely nothing about CH, and, of course there are very nice ppl

    HURTS THE SHLUCHIM!
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    HURTS THE SHLUCHIM!

    the alwase putting CH down hurts the Shluchim!
    i personally used to alwase donate as much as i could, but after bieng called a “Farmer” and told “let the Farmers be milked” it sadly got hard to give to a group that is always stepping on me.
    i’m sure there are others that feel the same.

    Love this site and it's positive tilt
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    Love this site and it's positive tilt

    Nice and positive for a blog online …and Jewish too

    I agree :)
    Guest
    I agree :)

    Nice of collive for puublishing uplifting stuff

    Collive well done

    Raised by two hardworking shluchim, and teaching in c.h the furtile farm

    READ THIS: True but
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    READ THIS: True but

    CH is a gettho. People are so worried about what their neighbors will SAY OR THINK that they would pass over a great bocher and pick a bum and a looser from a “better” family.

    Fame over actual accomplishments.

    That only makes sense in CH.

    But it’s true, CH residents do open their hearts and tables to so many guests. G-d bless them and their beautiful gettho.

    Me - Myself - and I - thats just about IT - - -
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    Me - Myself - and I - thats just about IT - - -

    24 “i”‘s
    15 “My”‘s
    3 “Myself”
    8 “Me”‘s

    TOTAL = 50

    tHERE WERE 969 WORDS IN HIS ESSAY (20 percent of them (50) he was talking about himself)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    truth
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    truth

    39 good to see truth

    We Got A New Rebbe!
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    We Got A New Rebbe!

    Long live Shmuely Boteach!

    Chiam Miller can be his Yoel Kahan.

    Dear Seven-One,
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    Dear Seven-One,

    You– you really– you really counted? Oh my! My, my, my! I see it is worse than I myself thought.

    Me

    Chill I cinix
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    Chill I cinix

    Cup half full is much healthier
    Get over it bitternes and gealoussy

    We all have things in our past

    So he didn’t play his cards write with the bosses

    Big deal

    I love the man

    71&74.  r u 4 real?!
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    71&74. r u 4 real?!

    Get a life

    U guys are sad and bitter

    Cheer up. Or get help

    Why soo enviouse!

    G-d bless u 2 with healthier obssessions

    Nice and well said
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    Nice and well said

    Thanks to r. Boteach u make the truth heard

    Good piece collive keeps it positive
    Guest
    Good piece collive keeps it positive

    Positivity wprks
    Thanks to rabbi shmuley pls come again

    Who doesn't have political skeltons?
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    Who doesn't have political skeltons?

    The important thing is to not hang on to your bitterness

    He should be aplouded for never attacking the rebbe or the chasidim
    He always exposed the takers and frauds not ligitimate chabad

    Your article was a pleasure
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    Your article was a pleasure

    I like shmuley from the heart

    To all you grudge holders
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    To all you grudge holders

    You are advertising your pathetic hatred and imaturity to the world!
    Even though you are anonymouse we all know who you are bc vast majority of chabad actually live by the Baal shems teachings rather than your yochus hallow prestiege
    Grow up. Label hoemes mimisheomro
    The rebbe taught us kiruv!!

    Uh you meant...
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    Uh you meant...

    Ka-bel ha-emes meme…

    Btw I don’t think the complainers will suceed in keeping the warmth and brotherhood crownheights is known for

    Sorry elite you can’t drive a wedge for your ax with a former shliach

    Boteach = most comments
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    Boteach = most comments

    The guy is like a media magnet

    He has a gift from h’

    Hope he continues to use it for the greater good
    Reaching the masses with the Beauty of yidishkeit

    Dear shmuley; al yoivesh mipnei hamaligim! =)

    Not a crownheightser
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    Not a crownheightser

    I don’t live in c.h. Though this is the kind of attetude chabad needs and always stood for- looking at the world with the “right” eye. Seeing the blessings and yofi in fellow Jews and the world

    Thankyou Rabbi Boteach and all the generiuse homes in c.h. For living chasidus in action

    Moshiach now

    Shliach
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    Shliach

    You can tell from his article very clearly that he has still not gotten over the fact that he was kicked off shlichus, it still bothers him and hes expressing it very so slightly in teh article.
    If you dont beleive me then print the article and read it again and youll see. Trust me!!!

    I loove this new positive tone re c.h.
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    I loove this new positive tone re c.h.

    We can all learn from this how to choose to notice the good and virtue in ourfellow man

    I agree 10000%
    Guest
    I agree 10000%

    Greatly written

    Thankyou Rabbi

    Why all the hostility
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    Why all the hostility

    If the head shliach etc regrets or is bitter let hi
    and his ilk get over it

    There is a huge differrence between boteach critisising problems in the system, vs knocking chabad as a whole

    greatest show
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    greatest show

    the Greatest show is reading all these comments y’all write .

    from farmer Gersh

    Thank you
    Guest
    Thank you

    Made my day =)
    keep m comming

    Live and let live
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    Live and let live

    To the bordness who counted all the words

    you are obsessed in a sad very sad way
    Get a life and start learning some chasidus it’ll surely help you out of the gutter

    Hatred is not chasisiah nor Jewish

    Move on do something productive with the last moments of galus

    Enjoyed the read
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    Enjoyed the read

    Thanx to collive and RSB

    Please post more like this

    Gift from Hashem
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    Gift from Hashem

    Shmuly you have an exeptional talent and gift, with it comes a tremendouse responsibility to direct and channal it to the best use aka prep the world for geula in a way that is presentable and a kidush hashem

    Don’t pay attention to those few bitter apples who wish to distract you from your true shlichus

    A longtime fan

    71 refuah shelema
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    71 refuah shelema

    Get help ;(

    a shlucha
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    a shlucha

    i must say, i was reading the article waiting for the negativity to come, but as i read along, I saw none, I guess he has a reputation for bashing, so I assumed it was just another one. but, i think i have more comments on the comments than the article:) 1)Not all shluchim think of people not on shlichus as ‘farmers’ so please don’t generalize. 2) Crown heights warmth and openness is legendary, and very much appreciated!! 3) I have issues with this guy, he’s a sensationalist, simply out for fame. He’s very transparent, it’s so obvious, why don’t… Read more »

    To 71 & 95 from a fellow (disapointed) shlucha
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    To 71 & 95 from a fellow (disapointed) shlucha

    You must be that head shliach or very close to his ilk

    Your “ahavas yisroel” and positive focus is truly legindary

    If your a shlucha with too much free time…
    You are a disappontment to all that we stand for

    Some cheshbin hanefesh re your motives is due
    Btw rsb takes issue with fonies like you who shame the rebbe’s true shluchim/soldures

    Why keep trying to spew your envy?!

    A saddened shlucha.

    Reply to 95
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    Reply to 95

    Semsationalism and grabbing headlines is am art
    It’s a very useful tool in maximizing the number of people you can reach and impress with thevwholesome Beauty of toras chayim

    Media attention = free advertising to millions!!!

    Instead of attacking him, adapt his good qualities for your shlichus

    I agree
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    I agree

    Sensationalism = media = Publicity = Free Hafarza

    98   hafarza!?? Or free hafatsa
    Guest
    98 hafarza!?? Or free hafatsa

    Pls check your spelling!

    Read #29
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    Read #29

    On the $

    Zoo many positive comments
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    Zoo many positive comments

    Amaizing!

    Something wrong with Crown Heights
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    Something wrong with Crown Heights

    I’m really starting to think that something *is* wrong with Crown Heightsers. I am on shlichus and never once heard the concept of “farmers” until listening to people from CH. This is my job, and I try to approach it with as much dedication as anyone else should do with their own jobs. To turn this into a class system is asinine, and it seems like some people have an inferiority complex for absolutely no reason. We are all human and Jewish and therefore deserving of everyone else’s respect, although it would help if we earned it.

    102 faker
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    102 faker

    You ain’t no shaliach

    Which shliach would berate class warfare

    And in the same sentance generalize all of c.h. As asinine etc

    Hypocracy!!

    Moshiach's times
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    Moshiach's times

    So much positivity on this site regardles of the attempts by many in the “establishment” trying to put him down as against all lubavitchers

    As a long time friend of shmuly since Sydney I’m glad to see the achdus and brotherly love for a fellow (x) shliach

    104 amen to that :)
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    104 amen to that :)

    Shmuly vert nisht nispoel

    S.Z.D.

    I loved this article
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    I loved this article

    Keep this kind of reading comming
    Not just mushy feel good but also true and acurate

    Shkoysch RB n Collive

    Very well written
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    Very well written

    Finally leadership plus talent
    Who cares that he’s flawed big schteenk!
    The man knows how to capture the mainstream media and impress them with Torah wisdom

    Openminded
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    Openminded

    I totally agree with you! We live and learn

    The man is amaizing thanks to Harav boteach
    Always admired chabad
    Never missed a single simchas beis in crown heights one of a. Kind

    He makes sure disclaimer
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    He makes sure disclaimer

    I’ve followed rabbi shmuley since oxford, he’s alwAys made clear he does revere the chabasker rebbe though he doesn’t pretend to speak in the name of the “rebbeh”

    Mr/mrs 109
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    Mr/mrs 109

    Actually his first couple of books are completely sichos of the rebbeh rephrased into fancy English

    It’s not his own toirois at all

    At least his writtings out of oxford days

    Nice article
    Guest
    Nice article

    Sweet and True

    A flattered ch.er

    wohow guys
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    wohow guys

    111 comments! and so far, im number kuf yud alef!

    A flattered C.H.er
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    A flattered C.H.er

    Agree with the mrssage of this article
    I’ll gladly accept flattery any day:)
    As long as it’s true! Who cares if he employed over the edge publicity stunts
    The main question is what is the payoff of being world famus?
    Simple…
    Free acess to millions of people (1man = millions)
    Judging from the content in most of his 20 books
    I own 9
    Ignorring the (delivery-style) “shock-value” the message is 100% kosher + chasidus

    Don’t judge a book by the cover

    A NYC shmuley fan

    Wow sooooo many comments
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    Wow sooooo many comments

    Big deal

    Why such a over-enthusiastic respose to some positive reaction?

    If ch.ers need so much approval… Start speaking up more in diffense of your communities public image

    C.h. Fan
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    C.h. Fan

    Woooow so many comments
    Wooooooooooow!!!?!!!!
    Sooooo few negative posts B”h

    Kol hakavod to collive’s million viewers

    To 89 aka farmer Gersh
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    To 89 aka farmer Gersh

    Is u the same gersh from …”so u can get off tha bus” v’d”l?!

    t s
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    t s

    hey, col, do you have some meter that charts how many comments per article? is there a top ten?

    The all time most comments was menashe klein
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    The all time most comments was menashe klein

    Over 300 comments

    For an op-ed this one is surely from the top 5

    An avid collive fan

    Just a sweet read for a change
    Guest
    Just a sweet read for a change

    ThaxQ collive

    To Rabbi Boteach, the PINK elephant please!
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    To Rabbi Boteach, the PINK elephant please!

    Please use your considerable gifts from Hashem Yisborach To help analize the Rebbe’s shichos nun alef nun beis, It’s about time someone with distilling skills and spent the time to make them accessible and userfriendly for those in lubavitch who are stuck behind the language and knowledge barrier Remember, At the end of the day, All of chasidim would accept the Rebbe’s own words as conclussive! What is lacking is making those sichose systematically accessible to those of us who don’t have a yeshiva background Bringing Torah to the rest of the world is great But charity begins at home… Read more »

    Huh! 119
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    Huh! 119

    Get a mashpia
    As the Rebbeh says
    Btw it would be nice to have an online YouTube shiur in addition to a old fassion chaveusa

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