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Tuesday, 16 Tishri, 5780
  |  October 15, 2019

To Lead is to Follow

The late Bobover Rebbe is said to have been sitting on an airplane in the late 1950s, next to the famous playwright Arthur Miller. Full Story

Rabbi Mendy Deren, 36, OBM

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wow
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wow

Really enjoyed this one. Will print for the Shabbos table.

Excellent
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Excellent

First time I’ve ever read this view point about Yitzchak. Well written. Thank you Rabbi Kahanov!

Thanks
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Thanks

Well,well said!

Bobever Rebbe?
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Bobever Rebbe?

I heard the story told about the Bostener Rebbe.

Very important lesson
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Very important lesson

A wonderful analysis!
So necessary for our times.
Following in our fathers’ traditions and modest innovation are very valuable lessons and not adequately appreciated nowadays. Thank you.
But our entire credibility can be at stake if the characters are not really the Bobover & Miller

R' Yaakov Kamenetzky
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R' Yaakov Kamenetzky

It was an article by Rabbi Moshe Sherer, the head of the Agudas Yisrael in America. He describes how he was travelling by plane, together with Rabbi Yaacov Kamenetzky to New York, back from a world gathering of Agudas Yisrael in Jerusalem. The seating arrangement was such that R. Sherer was sitting in the row behind R. Kamenetzky, and, as it happened, next to R. Kamenetzky was sitting Yerucham Meshel, the General Secretary of the Histadrut, the Israeli Labor Federation. Mr. Meshel and R. Kamenetzky had a conversation during the trip, which R. Sherer could overhear. Mr. Meshel, who is… Read more »

Great Article
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Great Article

I have this story told about many different people, no matter who the story is told about, the excellent message remains the same.
Thank You

Excellent Dvar Torah
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Excellent Dvar Torah

Thank you!

agree with 6
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agree with 6

I also have read this story about rabbi kamenetsky albeit with a slightly different nusach

only one person
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only one person

I have heard this story over and over and it is ONLY told about R’ Yaakov Kamenetzky because that is who it happened to. The message is not the only important thing. Truth is.

to #10
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to #10

i totally disagree, firstly it could’ve happened twice, secondly on what basis can you say that you know your version is the correct one, and thirdly i disagree with your point you make that the message is not the only important thing. truth is. certainly the truth is important but there is a point trying to be made and if that is brought through a story or perhaps a mashul than so be it

Call him up
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Call him up

If you want to know whether it happened with R’ Kamenetzky, call his son R’ Shmuel. If you want to know whether it happened with the Bobover Rebbe, call someone close to that family. Note that in this article the author says that the Bobover Rebbe is “said to have been sitting …” and he “purportedly smiled and replied.” Contrast that with R’ Sherer was there, R’ Shmuel was there, and they repeated what happened. You know, we in Chabad get really annoyed when other groups “borrow” our stories, whether Chabad stories or Chassidic stories, and change the names, replacing… Read more »

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