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Yom Kippur: Crocs Or No Crocs

Litvish Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv has banned wearing Crocs on Yom Kippur because "they are too comfortable." COLlive spoke to North American Halachic authorities Rabbis Gavriel Zinner, Moshe Bogomilsky and Dovid Banon. Full Story

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i agree
October 7, 2011 6:35 am

w/ #4

to no 3
October 7, 2011 6:34 am

yes
it isn’t leather

Davka because he said not to, we should wear them
October 2, 2009 12:28 pm

“Davka because he said not to, we should wear them”

Very bright and mature. Why don’t you fax the ohel and see if yours is the proper course? Kol ha oiver al divrei chachomim chayav missa!

October 2, 2009 12:02 pm

i think its fine

lol 56
October 1, 2009 10:53 am
actually number 60 thats not true
October 1, 2009 10:15 am

i know for a fact that we r not the ssame person cuz i posted number 57 and my great uncle reb mordechai shetichye posted the next one and my great granny smith posted the next one

57,58 and 59
October 1, 2009 7:02 am

sameperson.com

by the way crocs dont look ugly
October 1, 2009 3:31 am
I agree
October 1, 2009 12:34 am
crocs make u look ugly
September 30, 2009 10:51 pm
Lubavitch
September 30, 2009 9:32 pm

Davka because he said not to, we should wear them

oy, meh huyuh lanu...
September 30, 2009 6:42 pm

lernin chsidus un ah breg,
vichulhu
zay gezunt

i love crocs very much
September 29, 2009 11:18 pm

crocs r the best and i do not care

boruch hoffinger BS'D
September 29, 2009 8:09 pm

Dear: The Problem Here is that Halacha has become a cholent,
THE PROBLEM HERE IS THE USE OF INTERNET IN A DAMAGING WAY.
The hosts should not allow ANY COMMENT WITHOUT A NAME! If it’s fake, so it’s fake!
NO GUTS! AMBUSHING A RAV OR JEW IS F O R B I D D E N!
The Internet has become a refuge for the poor and unfortunate fools of the world!
Namelessness also makes the site weak and boring. There’s no give and take because YOUR’RE TALKING TO A SPIRIT OR GHOST. Perhaps it’s a robot? Blackbird, etc?
Nuff Said.

CROCS R COMFY :)
September 29, 2009 5:38 pm

first of all, i agree with whoever said that fake crocs r not comfortable go try real ones b4 u complain!
second, crocs r designed in such a away that after wearing them 4 a few times they mols to the shape of ur feet so get new crocs in honor on yom kippur 🙂

To #21
September 29, 2009 4:53 pm

LOL!!!

The Problem Here is that Halacha has become a cholent
September 29, 2009 4:00 pm

We are looking at A La Carte Yiddishkeit 1. There is nothing wrong with his psak no matter what it is for those who look to him as their Posek. 2. There is nothing wrong with us wearing ANY type of non-leather footwear on Yom Kippur. There is a problem with trying to follow EVERY deioh and every psak (and without thinking, even those that are a stiroh to each other). Yiddishkeit is not A La Carte. In other words every Kehilla’s traditions, whether Halacha or Minhag, comprise a complete set of rules to live by. This is – Leider… Read more »

i wore crocs but...
September 29, 2009 1:58 pm

he was answering a question to someone who asked,,, “if i wear crocs all year round, can i wear it on yom kippur as well?.. so Rav eliyashiv answered, if its what you wear all year b/c of its comfort, then its better not too…
stop making a joke about what he said,, its his opinion, but hes not your Rov, so move on

NEW QUESTION THAT THE SHADCHANIM WILL START ASKING:
September 29, 2009 1:31 pm

“IS HE A “CROCS ON YOM KIPUR” BOCHER?”

boruch hoffinger BS"D
September 29, 2009 12:41 pm

Yay! I stated my name. Hurray for me! #39 you are THE GREATEST (Along with others)! Also anyone attributing evil to a rav, without solid proof, is a sadness for The Rebbe, MH”M. We Lubavitchers have our own Chumras. We bind the three ‘Minim’ together w/o separation, the Alte Rebbe suggested no talking from ‘Hodoo’ until the last ‘Kaddish’ after ‘Aleinu,’ we don’t hide the ‘Afikomen,’ etc. Even logically, looking at Rabbi Yosef Sholom Elyashiv’s psak, chumra, would realize that he must know there are other non-leather shoes which are very comfortable, so, I suppose he realizes that Crocks are… Read more »

to 44
September 29, 2009 11:00 am

no one said thats not allowed

ML UK
September 29, 2009 3:22 am

No 39 is absolutely on the mark. Thank you for an intelligent explanation of the issue. Is it possible for everyone to read it before making further negative comments.

ITS SO FUNNY HOW EVERYONE IS ARGUING ABOUT SUCH AN UGLY SHOE THAT ISNT EVEN COMFY,,,
September 29, 2009 12:12 am

AND BESIDES… ONE OUT OF FIVE PEOPLE WEARING CROCS ARE ACTUALLY WEARING THE REAL DEAL.. AND NOT A FAKE KNOCK-OFF — WHICH ARE HUGELY UNCOMFTORABLE.. BUT THE BOTTOM LINE IS COMFORTABLE OR NOT, CROCS ARE NOT LEATHER AND THEREFORE PERMISSABLE.

A GMAR CHASSIMAH TOVA.

rabbi elyashiv
September 28, 2009 10:35 pm

let me see him go out barefoot or shoes with nails. dont understand his logic.

croc or not croc you are all crazy
September 28, 2009 10:08 pm

you are all crazy! ged a life

to #9
September 28, 2009 9:55 pm

Your comment stems from an emense amount of arrogance and chutzpa. There are those who would say that about our Rebbe you are no better than them.

rox star
September 28, 2009 9:37 pm

mate impossible!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ignorance
September 28, 2009 9:34 pm

I see a lot of poshut am horatzus here in this debate. Everyone bashing a chumro and ridiculing it, only because they dont know anything about halacha. I find it ironic to have to come to the defense of a misnaged like rav elyoshiv. However, in the interest of ojectivity I feel that he was misunderstood completely. Here are the true halachic facts. Elyoshiv was not looking for a new chumoro. Someone came to him with a shailo and he responded accordingly. The Shailo is as follows, is one permited to wear a very comfortable shoe that is not made… Read more »

this is crazy
September 28, 2009 7:32 pm

all this mishugas is crazy the halacha is that ur not allowed to wear leather shoes thats all and as far as i know crocs arnt leather….
stop looking for things to stir

crocs are not comfortable
September 28, 2009 3:10 pm

I wore my daughter’s crocs on Yom kippur. They were NOT comfortable! I couldn’t wait to get them off and change into my comfortable slippers.

President Bush wore crocs
September 27, 2009 4:34 pm

NYTimes wrote this week:
“Preparing to make a prime-time address explaining why the 2008 economic bailout wasn’t socialism, W. pads around the White House in Crocs, an image that’s hard to get out of your head.”

So you can’t say crocs are less luxury

This is false
September 27, 2009 1:35 pm

i was just told by a friend that rabbi shezlinger of Switzerland said rabbi elyashiv never said this and it was one of his students and was looking to make some pr for his rov.

shezlinger said there is no source for such a psak and people should not even take it in consideration

To 29 - NOBODY TOLD U TO WEAR THEM!
September 27, 2009 1:13 pm
best joke
September 27, 2009 11:56 am

it crocs me up LOL

the p'sak was given
September 27, 2009 11:52 am

the minhag the Rebbe once told of a story when chassidim didnt know what to do they asked a misnaged and did the opposite… it’s absolutely fine and a hidur to wear Crocs… hidur so your heads are not in your feet on yom kippur

#21
September 27, 2009 10:59 am

Good point!

You really got the issue at hand!

Funny!

To #29
September 27, 2009 9:59 am

Crocks HAVE NO ARCHES & THEREBY RUINED MY KNEES!

please tell me 27,
September 27, 2009 9:19 am

why is crox bad for you?

JAJAJAJAJAJA
September 27, 2009 9:11 am

so..from this psak din i understand that….WE CAN WEAR UNCONFORTABLE LEATHER SHOES IN YOM KIPUR!!!!

i know it's erev yom kippur but.....
September 27, 2009 8:09 am

i hav a feeling that this is another misnagdishe chumroh to make the world a sadder place to live in. they’re all about learning about the churbon and crying on tisha ba’av. they abnned going to resorts for pesach b/c it might be too happy when we should also think of the mitsriyim! so now this special yom tov has come and we hav 2 do something, anything to make it less of a yom tov b/c it’s yom kippur. it’s meant to be serious not sad. personally crx are very bad for u, all the more reason to wear… Read more »

hahaha
September 27, 2009 8:02 am

this would make a really good advertisement “our crocs are soooo comfortable that Jews cant even wear them on yom kippur!!!”

im totally wearing crox,
September 27, 2009 7:52 am

they r not even that comfortable 4 me, my leather shabbos flats r much more comfortable sometiimes… 🙂 they should now make crocs with pincers in the inside so that it should be painful, and therefore allowed.

2 #21
September 27, 2009 7:43 am

great humour!

silly!!
September 27, 2009 7:37 am

this is retarded everything has to have a prob of course!! but the crocs are nice colours!! lol☻☻

CHUCHUM
September 27, 2009 7:13 am

This whole conversation sounds like a “crock”….

misunderstanding
September 27, 2009 5:50 am

He is confusing the expression “you shall afflict your souls” with “you shall afflict your soles”!!

ye ye
September 27, 2009 5:37 am

we’ll always be werin croc’s on yomkipur

to # 1
September 27, 2009 3:52 am

watch out now that you said that they are gonna ban all stars now

going to the extreme
September 27, 2009 3:12 am

Is Eliashav missing the whole point of Kippur,he claims crocs are too comfortable in that case should we be wearing trainers with nails in the sole?This is just beyond ridiculous.The point is not to wear leather .full stop

This is not joke
September 27, 2009 1:45 am

Yom Kippur is one of the most holiest and serious days of the year. This is no joke.

When a rabbi says there is a problem we can’t dismiss it as one more chumra. This is Yom Kippur we’re talking about.

Take in consideration his psak – although he’s not lubavitch or chasidish.

Yom Kippur is not a day you want to depend of Kulos. We want hashem to treat us the same and take us seriously too and give us a good and sweet new year.

crocs it is.
September 27, 2009 1:44 am

we will be wearing crocs this year. We have our rabbonim to listen to. So long a chabad rov didn’t forbide it there is nothing wrong with crocs. Its that simple. Each community for its own

Crown Heightster
September 27, 2009 1:36 am

Doesnt Rabbi Elyashav have anything better to do than worry about this?

I AM STILL WEARING MY CROCS
September 27, 2009 1:36 am

THIS IS DUMB. THEY ARE NOT LEATHER, ITS JUST FINE.
NOONE WILL CONVINCE ME OTHERWISE.

to 11
September 27, 2009 1:09 am

Don’t take the Rebbe’s words out of context! The Rebbe wrote udlo kehamachmirim boze NOT TO WEAR SHOES AT ALL, that that isn’t our minhag! That says absolutely NOTHING about the issue at hand. Besides that is dealing with tisha b’av when some have the minhag davka to wear nothing as additional avelus, and that is what the Rebbe is writing we don’t do. Don’t quote from the Rebbe if you cannot read properly! Remember this for the future, as Lubavitch is suffering enough from every “yukel” playing “chabad spokesman” and “kemuvan” everything is blamed on the Rebbe, like the… Read more »

gimme a break
September 27, 2009 1:02 am

everyday another rabbi finds another problem with a topic he has zero prior knowledge of
focus on teaching ppl what yom kippur is then mixing in what or not to wear
what is hapenning to orthodox judaism?!

ITS OKAY
September 27, 2009 12:53 am

The rebbe already allowes all in sefer haminhagim where he writes “UDLO KEHAMCHMIRIM BOZEH”

R' Eylashiv
September 27, 2009 12:34 am

i think he’s just embarrased to be seen in public with his luminous pink crocs! (ala reb mendelbaum)

is this lubavitch?
September 27, 2009 12:29 am

i dont know about col but last time i heard elyashiv is against lubavitch and a talmid of shach who fought the rebbe all the years.so why would col even bother mentioning such a p++tz !?

Funny
September 26, 2009 11:56 pm

It crocs me up LOL

bla bla bla...
September 26, 2009 11:31 pm

crocsis fine..

Yes!
September 26, 2009 11:08 pm

So the answer is yes!
Rabbi Bogomilsky Rabbi Banon are saying yes L’Chatchila
Rabbi Tzinner is saying yes Bedieved

nice line up of rabbis
September 26, 2009 11:06 pm

interesting how you choose not to get mixed in the c.h. politics…its sad but its the truth… people stopped respecting c.h. rabbonim because of all the politics

Sneakers are very comfortable...
September 26, 2009 11:05 pm

I never wear sneakers, since I like to look nice, and the one time a year I do wear them is Yom Kippur.
There is no denying that they are much more comfortable than the heels I usually wear.
So is Rabbi Elyashiv going to ban that too?
Maybe he thinks we should go barefoot. That would be painful!

L.S.
September 26, 2009 11:03 pm

I’m confused. so are we allowed to wear crocs or not?

I dont beleive this
September 26, 2009 11:02 pm

whats with all these rediculous chumros? it reminds me of the bugs in the water. these people are always looking to stir things up and make us be stricter than neccesary/.

who cares?!
September 26, 2009 11:02 pm

i hate crocs – never did like them and never will
go converse all stars!!

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