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Re: Rabbi Or Mr?
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Re: Rabbi Or Mr?
« Reply #16 on: April 01, 2019, 12:34:51 AM »


from the latest Lma’an Yishme’u http://merkazanash.com/sites/default/files/507%20-%20Thrilled%20to%20Action%20%28III%29.pdf

Very sage advice from the Rebbe and even more apropos today. Thanks for posting.

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Re: Rabbi Or Mr?
« Reply #17 on: April 01, 2019, 11:16:11 AM »


from the latest Lma’an Yishme’u http://merkazanash.com/sites/default/files/507%20-%20Thrilled%20to%20Action%20%28III%29.pdf

This seems to be saying that someone wh will work to live up to the responsibility should go by Rabbi and those who will make no attempt at it should go by Mr.
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Re: Rabbi Or Mr?
« Reply #18 on: April 01, 2019, 11:28:48 AM »
It seems the concern is to misrepresent the type of council and expertise he is there to give. He is not there to give halachic council so identifying as a rabbi in a discussion involving halacha might be misleading. However you have  Smicha and I think you should go with rabbi (or reb) and just clarify you are not presenting as a halachic authority.   

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Re: Rabbi Or Mr?
« Reply #19 on: April 01, 2019, 11:53:31 AM »
It seems the concern is to misrepresent the type of council and expertise he is there to give. He is not there to give halachic council so identifying as a rabbi in a discussion involving halacha might be misleading. However you have  Smicha and I think you should go with rabbi (or reb) and just clarify you are not presenting as a halachic authority.   
Maybe it's time we made new names:

Reb: Frum no smicha.

Rabbi: Smicha not practicing.

Rav: Practicing rabbi of a shul.

HaRav: Paskins halacha.

Or something else better...
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Re: Rabbi Or Mr?
« Reply #20 on: April 01, 2019, 11:54:27 AM »


from the latest Lma’an Yishme’u http://merkazanash.com/sites/default/files/507%20-%20Thrilled%20to%20Action%20%28III%29.pdf
I heard the same story about mannis freedman, he had a flier that said Mr. Freedman on it, as he didn't have smicha, and the rebbe crossed out Mr. and Wrote Rabbi
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Re: Rabbi Or Mr?
« Reply #21 on: April 01, 2019, 11:55:23 AM »
Maybe it's time we made new names:

Reb: Frum no smicha.

Rabbi: Smicha not practicing.

Rav: Practicing rabbi of a shul.

HaRav: Paskins halacha.

Or something else better...
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Re: Rabbi Or Mr?
« Reply #22 on: April 01, 2019, 04:04:12 PM »
  I become a Doctor when ordering online, especially when ordering from Charles Tyrwhitt. ;) 

 And in BMG one becomes a rabbi after the 1st zman, hence the 2nd zman learning there, you're officially a rabbi.
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