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The Post-Gimmel Tammuz Baby Boomers

Op-ed by Fitz Rabin: “Why, as an 8 year old, did I take Gimmel Tammuz so personally? After all, I was merely a boy and did not have much of a mature relationship?” Full Story

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Wow
July 6, 2024 11:09 pm

This is gorgeous! I was a nearly 8 years old girl at Gimmel Tammuz and my memories are very similar. I have also recently started reframing my Ohel visits. I now come in much more honestly and open. This is me, where I am right now. No editing. No hiding. The good and the bad. Instead of making a hachlata, I try to reflect on what my natural next step is supposed to be, based on what I wrote. And if I don’t keep it, that is fine. Change takes time. I believe the adults who had a certain relationship… Read more »

Sorry, the whole op-ed is missing the point
July 6, 2024 11:18 pm

We want Moshiach now, the Rebbe OUT of the Ohel now!! We shouldn’t need to go there anymore… enough is ENOUGH!
Like the Rebbe was alive and our Rebbe before guimel Tammuz he continues to be alive and our Rebbe after guimel Tammuz. לא להתבלבל!!

This!!
Reply to  Sorry, the whole op-ed is missing the point
July 7, 2024 7:42 am

Exactly my thoughts

I think you may be missing the point
Reply to  Sorry, the whole op-ed is missing the point
July 8, 2024 4:59 pm

When you wrote that comment, Moshiach wasn’t here, so were you using your potential out in its fullest etc? When the yidden were in the midbar they used to set up the entire mishkan with every detail every time they stopped, even if it was for just one night. So do we want our situation now? Absolutely not. Do you need to be completely aware and acting up on the reality we’re in? Absolutely yes. Then that reality will iyH go away. May it be very very soon

Beautifully written
July 6, 2024 11:26 pm

But was born the year of gimmel Tammuz and I don’t know one person who speaks about the ohel like that cv.

daaga blev ish...
July 6, 2024 11:55 pm

sounds like the many people mentioned in this article, need a good loving mashipa, a catch tray for the normal vicissitudes and emotions of life. this type of relationship with the ohel is most likely to happen when one is stuck in their head, never hashing out these thoughts and feelings with anyone they trust. like the hayom yom, daaga blev ish yaschena, to discuss worries with someone who is truly one with you in spirit, sensitive to your concerns it need not be a professional, a therapist or life coach, just a sincere loving trusted Jew., who makes a… Read more »

I don't understand
July 7, 2024 9:36 am

the whole goal of life is to develop a relationship with Hashem and bring glory to Hashem’s name.

And
Reply to  I don't understand
July 7, 2024 10:52 am

What’s your point?

Hiskashrus
July 7, 2024 10:14 am

From my experiences as. Young child with the Rebbe is what keeps waving today – 30 years later. s well my personal experiences of the Rebbes direct and amazing brochos from the Rebbe in the last thirty years gives me the strength to go on in a positive manner. Like the Rebbe believed the frierdikeh Rebbe was alive Way after Yud shvat, so I believe the Rebbe is (and he keeps proving it) alive and totally with us! I go to the ohel the same way I would have gone to the Rebbe for dollars. Though I a so feel… Read more »

Ohel
July 7, 2024 1:25 pm

Imagining what you want to be, is imagination, which is a powerful thing, and which can be for many, how they shape their life experience. That’s the only option for anyone who wants the Rebbe as he relates to the Ohel, post 3T. Some though, who wish to maintain dirah bitachtonim, find the Rebbe, that which he personified, within themselves.

One who knew the rebbe personally
July 7, 2024 2:53 pm

I was priviledged to speak with the rebbe many times. Women were able to speak to him before rosh hashana and at the womens convention after he spoke to the women. The rebbe is very encouraging and appreciates what we are accomplishing in a generation where we dont see his presence and dont participate with him in fabrengens as he speaks. Its a totally different world The rebbe is not judgemental. The rebbe would like you to be b’simcha. He would encourage you on what you are accomplishing, not put you down for what you didnt do. I am amazed… Read more »

CH'er
July 11, 2024 6:54 am

Two stories: 1) At the end of the Shiva for the Rebbetzin Chaya Mushka, the announcement came that women could enter the Rebbe’s house and pass by the Rebbe. I grabbed my three little children, including a six-week-old baby, and raced over to President St. to stand in line. As we entered the house (for the very first time in history!), I remembered in shock that I had neglected to say Birkas Hashachar that morning. So, clutching the kids, I recited them quietly, perhaps not even finishing when I reached the Rebbe. The Rebbe gave me a huge, beautiful, warm… Read more »

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