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Re: Ask a Lubavitcher Anything
« Reply #1880 on: October 26, 2022, 09:03:52 AM »
Just curious, did the Rebbe ever say an opinion on wether or not a frum yid should be following professional sports?
Better question, did The Rebbe ever follow professional sports.
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Re: Ask a Lubavitcher Anything
« Reply #1881 on: October 26, 2022, 09:52:08 AM »
Better question, did The Rebbe ever follow professional sports.

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Re: Ask a Lubavitcher Anything
« Reply #1882 on: October 26, 2022, 10:23:23 AM »
Better question, did The Rebbe ever follow professional sports.
"follow", no.
Aware of, yes. He was on top of current events.
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Re: Ask a Lubavitcher Anything
« Reply #1883 on: October 26, 2022, 10:28:24 AM »
"follow", no.
Aware of, yes. He was on top of current events.
Define aware of vs follow and define current events.

I'm pretty sure most other Chassidic Rebbes would put the Brooklyn Dodgers or Yankees in the same category as keeping up with the Kardashians.
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Re: Ask a Lubavitcher Anything
« Reply #1884 on: October 26, 2022, 10:53:31 AM »
Just curious, did the Rebbe ever say an opinion on wether or not a frum yid should be following professional sports?
I don't think anybody asked the rebbe if they should follow sports or not.

They say that the Rebbe told leible groner a  mazal tov or something like that when the dodgers won

There's a story of stock when he skipped out on his chair chavrusa with the rebbe before the nesius to go to a dodgers game

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Re: Ask a Lubavitcher Anything
« Reply #1885 on: October 26, 2022, 11:38:12 AM »

I'm pretty sure most other Chassidic Rebbes would put the Brooklyn Dodgers or Yankees in the same category as keeping up with the Kardashians.

Without a doubt.

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Re: Ask a Lubavitcher Anything
« Reply #1886 on: October 26, 2022, 11:51:07 AM »
I don't think anybody asked the rebbe if they should follow sports or not.

They say that the Rebbe told leible groner a  mazal tov or something like that when the dodgers won

There's a story of stock when he skipped out on his chair chavrusa with the rebbe before the nesius to go to a dodgers game
And of course this famous story.
https://www.chabad.org/therebbe/article_cdo/aid/95881/jewish/Fans-and-Players.htm
https://collive.com/the-rebbes-conversation-with-a-boy-about-baseball/#comment-1954469
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Re: Ask a Lubavitcher Anything
« Reply #1887 on: October 26, 2022, 11:55:52 AM »
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Re: Ask a Lubavitcher Anything
« Reply #1888 on: October 26, 2022, 11:57:37 AM »
And of course this famous story.
https://www.chabad.org/therebbe/article_cdo/aid/95881/jewish/Fans-and-Players.htm
https://collive.com/the-rebbes-conversation-with-a-boy-about-baseball/#comment-1954469

Nice story.

It doesn't show if the Rebbe approved or disapproved of a frum yid following professional sports. Just that he was using something that he knew this child was emotionally involved in to make a point.

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Re: Ask a Lubavitcher Anything
« Reply #1889 on: October 26, 2022, 11:58:39 AM »
I'm pretty sure most other Chassidic Rebbes would put the Brooklyn Dodgers or Yankees in the same category as keeping up with the Kardashians.
Not if they want a donation from Sol Werdiger. :)

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Re: Ask a Lubavitcher Anything
« Reply #1890 on: October 26, 2022, 12:09:41 PM »
Nice story.

It doesn't show if the Rebbe approved or disapproved of a frum yid following professional sports. Just that he was using something that he knew this child was emotionally involved in to make a point.
Seems like it's on the same level as discussing politics...
https://www.chabad.org/therebbe/article_cdo/aid/510409/jewish/A-Pair-of-Tefillin-for-Sandy-Koufax.htm

But if nothing else, they make for good meshalim.
https://www.chabad.org/therebbe/article_cdo/aid/510411/jewish/The-World-is-a-Ball.htm
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Re: Ask a Lubavitcher Anything
« Reply #1891 on: October 26, 2022, 12:13:35 PM »
Nice story.

It doesn't show if the Rebbe approved or disapproved of a frum yid following professional sports. Just that he was using something that he knew this child was emotionally involved in to make a point.

In general, the Rebbe didn't voice approval or disapproval of people's personal behaviors. 

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Re: Ask a Lubavitcher Anything
« Reply #1892 on: October 26, 2022, 12:15:07 PM »
Yankees in the same category as keeping up with the Kardashians.
How dare you

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Re: Ask a Lubavitcher Anything
« Reply #1893 on: October 26, 2022, 12:39:33 PM »
Nice story.

It doesn't show if the Rebbe approved or disapproved of a frum yid following professional sports. Just that he was using something that he knew this child was emotionally involved in to make a point.
Come on, you think the Rebbe would approve a yid to follow sports?

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Re: Ask a Lubavitcher Anything
« Reply #1894 on: October 26, 2022, 12:55:10 PM »
How dare you

Which one do you think he is placing incorrectly?
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Re: Ask a Lubavitcher Anything
« Reply #1895 on: October 26, 2022, 01:04:08 PM »
Just curious, did the Rebbe ever say an opinion on wether or not a frum yid should be following professional sports?
I don't think you need an opinion from a Rebbe for this one.
It's a Posuk.
ואהבת את ה''א בכל לבבך, ובכל נפשך, ובכל מאדך.
It's either part of that in which case it's good, or beyond that, in which case there's no room for it.

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Re: Ask a Lubavitcher Anything
« Reply #1896 on: October 26, 2022, 01:22:21 PM »
When did you say שש זכירות today (and any other ר"ח)? After ר"ת or at a later point?
I've been waiting over 5 years with bated breath for someone to say that!
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Re: Ask a Lubavitcher Anything
« Reply #1897 on: October 26, 2022, 01:24:37 PM »
When did you say שש זכירות today (and any other ר"ח)? After ר"ת or at a later point?

Obviously with R"T - it's on the R"T card!

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Re: Ask a Lubavitcher Anything
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Re: Ask a Lubavitcher Anything
« Reply #1899 on: October 26, 2022, 02:13:02 PM »
Just curious, did the Rebbe ever say an opinion on wether or not a frum yid should be following professional sports?
The rebbe here says those who don't know about these things תבוא עליהם ברכה (at least that's the way I understand it)