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When the Rebbe Didn’t See Bob Dylan

Rashi says that Yitzchak went blind from the smoke of idolatrous incense lit by Eisav’s wives. But why did this smoke only affect him and no one else? Rabbi Shais Taub explains by way of three stories. Full Story, Video

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Rabbi Shais
November 28, 2019 7:49 pm

Awesome as usual. The context you are sharing the Bib Dylan story in, does definitely show your interpretation. Also considering your last remarks it’s clear. However I am still undecided and thank you for the “warning” that we think about it ourselves. I just don’t think the Rebbe wouldn’t see a Yid. Regardless. A yid bleibt a yid and if ANYONE can ALWAYS see that, it’s the Rebbe. But def food for thought. Akp, like you said, let’s get real busy just trying to help others. And although we are CAPABLE of seeing evil, our schedule and attitude simply won’t… Read more »

Having watched the above video, I can add...
November 28, 2019 10:33 pm

I was once in the lady’s shul on Kingston side by farbrengen and was behind
the Rebbe. Someone pointed out that Bob Dylan was wheeling his friend, Larry, From Minnesota, (who came to the Chabad house on occasion). Bob and Larry were standing on the side of the Rebbe _for a little while and I noticed that the Rebbe did not acknowledge him and they left. Maybe that occasion is one described in Rabbi Taub’s lecture – where the Rebbe didn’t acknowledge him until after he did teshuva.

thank you for that information
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November 28, 2019 11:38 pm

it seems consistent with the story. thanks for sharing that memory.

dylan
November 28, 2019 11:30 pm

in the end of the 70is bob dylan came shabos lunch to chabad rome italy
he had a big concert here
y.hazan

BH
November 28, 2019 11:37 pm

Toda Raba! Moshiach Now!

Nobel Prize
November 29, 2019 12:32 am

Bob Dylan won the Nobel Prize for Poetry because of the poetry of his lyrics.

That’s exactly what he says in the shiur
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November 29, 2019 10:33 am

I’m not sure what you’re pointing out.

True story :)
November 29, 2019 12:10 pm

Rabbi Moshe Feller once blew shofar for Bob Dylan on a windy day in Elul. Afterwards, he told Dylan, “Bob,this is what you call blowing in the wind.”

ALOL!
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November 29, 2019 12:46 pm

Classic Feller!

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