Wednesday, March 30, 2011

The Haredi World this Week


The haredi world this week and the Yahrzeit of the famous chassidic Rabbi Elimelech of Lezhansk (1717 - 21 Adar 1787).


  1. ich vil zaan a chusid

    which one do you recommend ?

  2. B"H

    As I don't know you personally, I cannot give you advice where to go. It depends on your personality and where you feel comfortable. What I would recommend it a "Chassides Hopping". Look into different groups, go there on Shabbes and see where you feel comfortable and make friends. However, it will take you a longer time and doesn't work out within a week or so.:-)

  3. i'm interested in the extreme yerushalmi chassidiot, but i don't know how to choose among them

  4. B"H

    Before you make any decision, go to all those groups on Shabbat, look around, ask whether they offer Shiurim. After a while you may meet the Rebbe and be able to exchange a few words.

    As I said before, look around, go to several groups and see where you feel comfortable.

    Many Ba'alei Teshuva love the Toldot Avraham Yitzchak. Just to give you an example.

    Its a small group and the Rebbe is very personal and welcoming.

    You should make up you mind if you are looking for a huge group like the Toldot Aharon or if you prefer something smaller with personal contact to the Rebbe.

  5. do you know how many members the avraham yitzhak has ? what about the toldos aharon ?

  6. B"H

    The TA are much bigger than the TAY. Toldot Aharon has far more than 500 families, as they have accepted many newcomers within the past years.

    The Toldot Avraham Yitzchak are very much into the Ba'al Teshuva "business" and the Rebbe is very open to it. If you are interested you have to go there on Shabbat and, slowly slowly, make friends and connections. I heard it is easier to approach the Rebbe than his brother at the Toldot Aharon.

    Groups into the newcomer issue are also Erloi and Amshinov. But those two are not Mea Shearim radicals.:-)

  7. what about shomrei emunim, dushinsky or mishkenos haroim ?

  8. B"H

    A Chassid told me a few months ago that the Mishkenot HaRoim don't accept newcomers.

    The Shomrei Emunim and Dushinsky do accept newcomers. The Shomrei Emunim Rebbe has a nice Tish but not every Shabbat. He lives in Bnei Brak and travels to Jerusalem for a Tish maybe once a month or so. His Tish starts late and lasts for many hours.

    Dushinsky has a frequent Tish and it is not too hard to approach the Rebbe.