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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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who cares?!
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who cares?!

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

I dont beleive this
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I dont beleive this

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/.

L.S.
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L.S.

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

Sneakers are very comfortable...
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Sneakers are very comfortable...

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!

nice line up of rabbis
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nice line up of rabbis

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

Yes!
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Yes!

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

bla bla bla...
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bla bla bla...

crocsis fine..

Funny
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Funny

It crocs me up LOL

is this lubavitch?
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is this lubavitch?

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 !?

R' Eylashiv
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R' Eylashiv

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

ITS OKAY
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ITS OKAY

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

gimme a break
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gimme a break

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?!

to 11
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to 11

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 »

I AM STILL WEARING MY CROCS
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I AM STILL WEARING MY CROCS

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

Crown Heightster
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Crown Heightster

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

crocs it is.
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crocs it is.

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

This is not joke
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This is not joke

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.

going to the extreme
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going to the extreme

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

to # 1
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to # 1

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

ye ye
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ye ye

we’ll always be werin croc’s on yomkipur

misunderstanding
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misunderstanding

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

CHUCHUM
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CHUCHUM

This whole conversation sounds like a “crock”….

silly!!
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silly!!

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

2 #21
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2 #21

great humour!

im totally wearing crox,
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im totally wearing crox,

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.

hahaha
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hahaha

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

i know it's erev yom kippur but.....
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i know it's erev yom kippur but.....

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 »

JAJAJAJAJAJA
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JAJAJAJAJAJA

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

please tell me 27,
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please tell me 27,

why is crox bad for you?

To #29
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To #29

Crocks HAVE NO ARCHES & THEREBY RUINED MY KNEES!

#21
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#21

Good point!

You really got the issue at hand!

Funny!

the p'sak was given
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the p'sak was given

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

best joke
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best joke

it crocs me up LOL

To 29 - NOBODY TOLD U TO WEAR THEM!
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To 29 - NOBODY TOLD U TO WEAR THEM!
This is false
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This is false

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

President Bush wore crocs
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President Bush wore crocs

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

crocs are not comfortable
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crocs are not comfortable

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.

this is crazy
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this is crazy

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

ignorance
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ignorance

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 »

rox star
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rox star

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

to #9
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to #9

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.

croc or not croc you are all crazy
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croc or not croc you are all crazy

you are all crazy! ged a life

rabbi elyashiv
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rabbi elyashiv

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

ITS SO FUNNY HOW EVERYONE IS ARGUING ABOUT SUCH AN UGLY SHOE THAT ISNT EVEN COMFY,,,
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ITS SO FUNNY HOW EVERYONE IS ARGUING ABOUT SUCH AN UGLY SHOE THAT ISNT EVEN COMFY,,,

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.

ML UK
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ML UK

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.

to 44
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to 44

no one said thats not allowed

boruch hoffinger                BS"D
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boruch hoffinger BS"D

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 »

NEW QUESTION THAT THE SHADCHANIM WILL START ASKING:
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NEW QUESTION THAT THE SHADCHANIM WILL START ASKING:

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

i wore crocs but...
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i wore crocs but...

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

The Problem Here is that Halacha has become a cholent
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The Problem Here is that Halacha has become a cholent

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 »

To #21
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To #21

LOL!!!

CROCS R COMFY :)
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CROCS R COMFY :)

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 🙂

boruch hoffinger                    BS'D
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boruch hoffinger BS'D

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.

i love crocs very much
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i love crocs very much

crocs r the best and i do not care

oy, meh huyuh lanu...
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oy, meh huyuh lanu...

lernin chsidus un ah breg,
vichulhu
zay gezunt

Lubavitch
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Lubavitch

Davka because he said not to, we should wear them

crocs make u look ugly
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crocs make u look ugly
I agree
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I agree
by the way crocs dont look ugly
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by the way crocs dont look ugly
57,58 and 59
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57,58 and 59

sameperson.com

actually number 60 thats not true
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actually number 60 thats not true

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

lol 56
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lol 56
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i think its fine

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

“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!

to no 3
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to no 3

yes
it isn’t leather

i agree
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i agree

w/ #4

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