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    Who Locks Up the 770 Shul?

    From the COLlive inbox: Crown Heights residents davening at 770 Eastern Parkway on Thursday morning were left in dismay. Full Story

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    Wow
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    Wow

    Yasher Koach on your commitment it was worth you missing kriya to inspire others with your story

    Modeh ani.
    Guest
    Modeh ani.

    U just woke up? It’s the ST that bothers u? When u and your fellow CH residents fix the overarching problem in 770, namely the insane running the asylum, perhaps ur ST problem too will be solved. May we be in Jerusalem by this Pesach. That’ll solve all our problems.

    To the writer.
    Guest
    To the writer.

    The sefer Torah came to the courtyard when the person who had the key finally woke up at 7:00. B”H the baal korah was still there.

    Just davend
    Guest
    Just davend

    In the rain

    No one
    Guest
    No one

    You ask…
    Who is in charge of this talented crew and why wasn’t he called?
    HE was called. His name is Zalman Lipskier. He was called at 6:10 by one of his supporters.
    EVIDENTLY NO ONE IS TRULY IN CHARGE.
    SHAME ON THE CREW THAT CALL THEMSELVES GABOYIM…..

    770
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    770

    770 is the same place it was before tammuz 3.

    To me an old timer 770 is like a shul in Boro Park.

    It has nothing to do with the rebbe or Chabad.

    Suolim hilchu bo.

    Don’t question things that go on there, it’s a place of hefkeres.

    Have a good yomtov.

    How is it possible that a handful of people who can barely speak English,.....
    Guest
    How is it possible that a handful of people who can barely speak English,.....

    why is speaking English a factor?

    GOOD QUESTION
    Guest
    GOOD QUESTION

    WHAT IF THE REBBE CAME BACK AND SAW WHAT IS GOING ON IN 770?

    VERY SAD. 770 IS RUN BY WILD UNDISCIPLINED, DISRESPECTFUL STUDENTS FROM ZFAS.

    NO WONDER EVERY WEEK A NEW MINYEN IS FORMED IN CROWN HEIGHTS. NORMAL PEOPLE ARE FED UP WITH WHAT GOES ON IN 770.

    CRY AND PRAY FOR MOSHIACH.

    GoDaven.com
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    GoDaven.com

    This is not the only Shul in Crown Heights!

    To no.9
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    To no.9

    Your absolutely right, there are indeed other shuls in he area. Of course it’s important to have a makom Chavua, but if there are circumstances beyond your control then go Daven somewhere else. That’s what I did when I can to my Shul and found it a mess (or when people were talking during laning!!)

    big Z Schapiro
    Guest
    big Z Schapiro

    nice we want Moshaich now

    to number 8
    Guest
    to number 8

    what is the rebbe came back….
    back from were?!
    לא עזב ולא יעזוב את צאן מרעיתו

    Hammm....
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    Hammm....

    You should’ve made sure that you have one (knowing that the shul is being cleaned and is locked) before you started Davening!

    Please don't blow out of proportion
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    Please don't blow out of proportion

    There were signs hanging in 770 for several days informing everyone that 770 would be closed beginning early this morning for Pesach cleaning and everything would move to the area where the large sukka is put up. There they have an Aron Kodesh and ST. The question is why was it not locked up earlier. Are there issues that out of control or need addressing – yes. However this is something that happens every year. 770 needs to be cleaned. It is their fault that they didn’t lock it up before your minyan began davening. Saying that I’m sorry to… Read more »

    Hadar Hatorah 828 Eastern Parkway 900 shacharis tomorrow
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    Hadar Hatorah 828 Eastern Parkway 900 shacharis tomorrow

    Last burning of chometz 1155, we called shacharis for 900 Eruv Pesach. Our minyan today very pleasant, fyi.

    Larry
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    Larry

    Why is everyone getting bent out of shape it’s the worst time of year the shul gets cleaned But everyone knows or most people know they close it down for that reason maybe they should have put the day before a warning that it would be closed

    See the motzei yomtov farbrengen...
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    See the motzei yomtov farbrengen...

    One comment is not correct… if you see the decorum that takes place by the farbrengen on motzei yomtov (each one), it is astounding how thousands of people sing together with just a prompting from the one starting off the niggun. It is truly miraculous (if one thinks about it). It’s hard to say that the Rebbe is not “there” – as it’s not the usual way that such a crowd has patience and achdus in a “hall” for hours – without someone actively conducting. So, as far as wildness goes – this particular scene is the epitome of decorum… Read more »

    Hadar Hatorah 828 Eastern Parkway, mincha maariv tonight?
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    Hadar Hatorah 828 Eastern Parkway, mincha maariv tonight?

    The Persian center 828 EP, perhaps some can come here to make a minyan, how about mincha 700, and maariv b’zman?

    To the wife's out there
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    To the wife's out there

    This is a great inspirational story. Hey just want to gently point out, to any wives reading this and might be tempted to do the same “Patient” or “not so patient” , encouragement for their husbands to get out of bed. Ask your Mashpia, if that is the correct move, Sholom Bayis wise.

    A foregone conclusion
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    A foregone conclusion

    As a yungerman living in Crown Heights I feel like 770 in the past couple years has become a place that is no longer a welcome place for someone wishing to actually daven. It has been over-run by beggars and disorderly conduct. I no longer daven there if I can avoid it. Thank G-d there are other shuls around. I would rather Daven B’Yechidus in a local shul, than with a Minyan in 770.

    WOW
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    WOW

    My wife was raised seeing her father leave the house each morning before 5 AM

    She saw him leave!

    Downstairs
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    Downstairs

    There’s a room downstairs in 770 basement with Aron Kodesh, you can daven there while the main shul is being cleaned for pesach.
    No need to panic and let out your frustrations on collive.

    to no.3
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    to no.3

    i was there at 10:20 and there was a torah left on a table

    Agree
    Guest
    Agree

    This has been going on for years. They lock the shul and make the people daven outside rain, cold, windy…
    The gaboyim are not in charge. The skratch mafia is running the place with tzfati dibs. A janitor who took over 770 as his personal business.
    Aguch should take over and make 770 Great Again.

    Aaron
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    Aaron

    BS”D I big to do about nothing, a mix up occurred, big deal, go on the Rebbes Mivtzoim, for instance give out matzah etc instead of wasting time writing such an article and commenting on it

    There should have been signs
    Guest
    There should have been signs

    put up around Shul a few days before to let people know that there won’t be Sifrei Torah available so people can daven in a different Shul on that day.

    incorrect
    Guest
    incorrect

    When 770 is close, and you chose to throw together a Minyan in their yard, they don’t become obligated to provide the squatters with a Sefer Torah.

    ACCURACY AND ACHDUS
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    ACCURACY AND ACHDUS

    Please note that a sefer was brought out by 7:00, long before most people daven at 770. You’re right, this was a mistake, but this article has an unnecessary, obviously political overtone. ACHDUS is important, even when somebody makes an error.

    Pesach cleaning
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    Pesach cleaning

    Well said #14
    The Shul was closed since Wednesday and there were signs up about it. There are even signs up for cleaning out the lockers.
    Watch out to anyone bashing the beis rabeinu shebabavel, where the rebbe says clearly the shechina never leaves from.
    Good luck cleaning up for Pesach, and for cleaning up the chametz and hatred and cynicism in your hearts. Be sure to eat extra matza of emuna on Pesach

    DOVID
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    DOVID

    unfortunately 770 the rebbes shul became what it is ( dont want to mention negativity) due to the people whom run it. people should wake up and stop tzafim from coming into 770. take bochurim from kfar chabad and other places. maybe different gabboim should run.

    Drain the Swamp
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    Drain the Swamp

    Be thankful it gets cleaned once a year…it’s disgusting that the place is such a filthy mess.

    go elsewhere
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    go elsewhere

    there is no shortage of other shuls and minyanim in Crown Heights. Serious daveners don’t go to 770.

    Wow
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    Wow

    Well if ur wife wanted a minyan husband she should have thought about it earlier in life

    Anyway big deal . 770 shud be closed until ppl decide to treat it with respect. I flew in from overseas to spend 24 hours by the rebbe. After all this is lubavitch world centre a place every chossid should feel at home. I wanted to sit & learn. Walked in 12.30am. The place was a live concert for adar. Upsta3ris a video. Basically no where to learn a huge balsgan & madhouse. Shut it dowb

    Thank you # 28 & # 29
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    Thank you # 28 & # 29

    True clarity on the issue without a possible tinge of malice.

    Lakewood? Flatbush? Net Yisriel?
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    Lakewood? Flatbush? Net Yisriel?

    I am appalled after reading some of the comments and language use with regard to the rebbes shul! I highly doubt that the people writing those disparaging comments consider themselves lubavitch, those are things I would expect to hear in Lakewood Etc but not on a Chabad website. It is possible that 770 is not the most glamorous place, and it may be true that there are various different people that inhabit and frequent 770 which may not be of your liking, but to call the place a dump, disgusting and other such words is absolutely disrespectful to the Holiness… Read more »

    Take over 770
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    Take over 770

    Don’t just throw up your hands and run away. It’s not about tou…do it for the Rebbe even if it isn’t comfortable

    Upstairs
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    Upstairs

    All these complaints about the shul downstairs… plenty of folks with keys to the upstairs. Stop blaming people, it’s not healthy.

    I had the same problem
    Guest
    I had the same problem

    I davened mincha there today and there wasn’t a torah.

    Entitlement
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    Entitlement

    What is it with some people? Such a sender is entitlement.
    You don’t understand that a shul the size of 770 (which btw hosts a large farbrengen on 13 Nissan) needs to be cleaned?
    If i were in.charge I would close the entire shul including the chotzer for 3 days prior to pesach.
    Stop complaining and.thank the people who make sure the place is.clean for pesach so that you can daven there on pesach

    ????
    Guest
    ????

    Did the writer of this letter ever learn Kuntres Beis Rabeinu Shebibavel????!!!! If he did he would know that 770 will always be holy, no matter what year it is or who the gabboyim are.

    Why the negativity?
    Guest
    Why the negativity?

    There were signs in 770 for at least a week saying it was going to be closed, so when I went to daven in 770 yesterday and today, I went knowing that I may not get a minyan and have to daven somewhere else. Isn’t that logical? And are we not happy that 770 actually gets cleaned? Thank you to the Gabbaim for cleaning 770 for us. I am not a mechichist, and I love going to 770 to daven and learn each day. Please everyone it is time to look with a good eye. We can always find things… Read more »

    Pray at 10:00
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    Pray at 10:00

    If you Daven at 10:00 with the rebbes minyan your all good to go…
    Shachris 10:00- 10:35
    Mincha 3:15 – 3:29
    Mariv 8:00 – 8:10

    To Mr. Serious davener #32
    Guest
    To Mr. Serious davener #32

    Would you care to tell me where serious daveners go.

    Does 770 have issues? yes
    do all shuls have issues? Yes
    Does 770 have more? Possibly or certainly yes

    But doesn’t 770 also have something no other shul in ch or elsewhere has? Isnt this the place where OUR rebbe davened farbrengend.

    Please think a little before taking it off your map and encouraging others to do the same

    Make 770 great again
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    Make 770 great again

    ASAP!! We need it! All the mafiah people that use their hands should leave- like the Rebbe told r’ Dovid raskin!

    To #24
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    To #24

    Are you serious “they lock the Shul and make people Davey outside rain, cold, windy” poor you… they need to clean the shul if they didn’t it would be much worse.

    Coming from a good place ?
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    Coming from a good place ?

    I commend you for being careful to daven in Shul with a minyan every day – there are many people who can learn from you!….. But I have a hunch that your article is not coming from a good place ……

    Jewish? Cleaned your house? Or left it as it is?
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    Jewish? Cleaned your house? Or left it as it is?

    The 770 has to be cleaned. If you don’t like it maybe help them clean it, at least put your own books away for a change.

    Immature and not thought-out op-ed
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    Immature and not thought-out op-ed

    Do you have your children eat in the foyer/porch/yard as you clean the house? Do you think they should kvetch that they deserve their regular service as they get year-round?

    So much bitterness.....
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    So much bitterness.....

    B”H So much bitterness!!! This is not about the Sefer Torah, and not about the devout attendance at a minyan. It’s about an opportunity to blast against the gaboyim. Why don’t you take the complaint directly to the gaboyim and work something out with them with regards next yom-tov? You can even get a letter signed by all the people of your minyan asking for some special kind of access. This whole article was written with a deep bitterness against the gaboyim and as an opportunity to collect similarly hateful comments. The needs of many (all the thousands of mispalelim… Read more »

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