April 5, 2018 12:04 am at 12:04 am #1503051BMG_GuyParticipant
Why does Chabad have the minhag to spit during AleinuApril 5, 2018 8:03 am at 8:03 am #1503153ToiParticipant
Oh boy, here we go again… Isn’t it because the Rebbe walks down the middle?April 5, 2018 8:03 am at 8:03 am #1503154Put down the gunParticipant
See Hayom Yom for Tes Teves.April 5, 2018 8:51 am at 8:51 am #1503167mentsch1Participant
Chabad is the only minyan near my office
I’ve been davening mincha there for years
And I’ve never seen anyone do thatApril 5, 2018 9:56 am at 9:56 am #1503183Reb EliezerParticipant
This was in the old time when there was no floor in shul just ground. They said the inclusion שהם משתחוים להבל וריק ואל אל לא יושיע. Be careful not to be ovar on lo tshaktzu, if people see you.April 5, 2018 11:14 am at 11:14 am #1503189Neville ChaimBerlinParticipant
Wow, a thread about Chabad Minhagim? This never happens.
They do indeed have a minhag to spit when they mention idolaters in the aleinu. Mentsch, if the only minyan near where you work is Chabad I’m going to assume it’s not a frum area/real community. If you go to a real Chabad community, you will see this.
I’m not sure why old shuls having dirt floors would matter. The issur of spitting in a shul goes back farther than Chabad has existed, I believe. But, then again, I would say that about zman hatefillah also, so what do I know?April 7, 2018 9:02 pm at 9:02 pm #1503268Yechi HamelechParticipant
Chabad houses do not spit during aleinu because we dont want to disgust the non – frum congregants and maybe be merachek them from tefillah. otherwise all chabad communities spit during aleinu to show our contempt for the nations that pray and bow to non-existent deities.April 7, 2018 11:14 pm at 11:14 pm #1503334MilhouseParticipant
This is not a Chabad minhag, it’s a general Ashkenazi Jewish minhag, which only Chabad and maybe a few other groups have kept. It’s an explicit Taz that this is the minhag, and the Taz was long before there were Chabadskers or any other Chassidim. If Neville Chamberlin thinks there’s an issur to spit in a shul, let him explain the Taz. In the Beis Hamikdosh there is such an issur, but not in a shul.
If in a Chabad House you didn’t notice people spitting, look more closely. You will notice the actual Chabadskers spitting, perhaps very discreetly. There’s no need to expel a large and visible glob of whatever, if you swallow before you start Oleinu there won’t be a lot to spit, and you can do it without disgusting people.
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