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    popa_bar_abba
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    Post a specific thing you respect about another group in Judaism which you do not affiliate with.

    It needn’t be a group you have anything against.

    And it can even be something you disagree with, but which does have positive aspects. (Like I think liberals are nuts, but I appreciate that they want to take care of poor people.)

    I respect chassidim for their strong identification with mesorah.

    #1165075

    shein
    Member

    I respect Litvaks for their strong limud Torah.

    #1165076

    LITOVA
    Member

    I respect lubavitch for all their work in kiruv, chasidim for their immense hacnosos archim

    #1165077

    shlishi
    Member

    I respect Teimenim for maintaining their peyos and dress and unbroken Jewish traditions for thousands of years.

    #1165078

    LemonySnicket
    Participant

    I respect Yekkes for meticulously coming to Shul on time.

    I respect Chassidim for wearing the livush even when in places where there aren’t many Jews (unlike me where I always try to blend in)

    #1165079

    Aishes Chayil
    Participant

    I respect Chabad for always putting the needs of other before their own.

    Shlishi,

    I agree with your post, bu why are they differnet then Chassidim who do the same?

    #1165080

    Astrix
    Participant

    I respect all jews today who are going in the path of the torah.Trying their hardest no matter what.

    #1165081

    I respect Breslov chassidim for their Joyus outlook on life.

    #1165082

    minyan gal
    Member

    I respect ALL Jews because they are all my brothers and sisters. Personally, I don’t care how they dress or where they daven. We must promote more unity amongst Yidden because I believe that is what Hashem wants. The more divided we are, the easier it will be for us, as a nation, to fall. We must remember that “in unity there is strength”. If we don’t learn from the lessons of the past we are bound to fail.

    #1165083

    anon1m0us
    Participant

    I respect MO/YU who show us how to be a frum Jew and still be a professional.

    #1165084

    shlishi
    Member

    I respect Satmar for their massive Chesed, Tzedakah, and Hachnosos Orchim operations that they inclusively serve the entire Jewish community with. Founding of Hatzalah, Bikur Cholims, Shomrim, Hachnosos Kallah funds, and so many more that I can’t even remember while fasting.

    #1165085

    Obaminator
    Member

    I respect Chareidim for their strong Emunas Chachomim and following Talmidei Chachomim even if they don’t understand or agree.

    I respect Sefardim for their strong sense of Kovod HaRav and deferring to their Rabbonim’s say on whatever matters.

    #1165086

    Seahorse
    Member

    I respect all Jews because we are all made btzelem elokim.

    #1165087

    I respect the Jewish Soilders from all backgrounds serving in the IDF. Who constantly put their life on the line for Kal Yisroel.

    #1165088

    shein
    Member

    I respect Talmidei Chachomim for all their Torah learning that keeps Klal Yisroel safe and going.

    I respect Rabbonim for all their kochos night and day they put into helping Yidden.

    #1165089

    mamashtakah
    Member

    I respect rebbeim, who always seem to be available, even at 2 or 3 in the morning, and always seem to know the right thing to say.

    I respect ba’alei teshuva, who have chosen a path that often times is not the easiest way in life.

    #1165090

    shein
    Member

    I respect Kollel yungerleit for choosing a life of full-time Torah – and many of them giving up the worldly and monetary comforts they could have otherwise achieved for the spiritual growth that is worth so much more (even if it is hard to always realize.)

    #1165091

    msseeker
    Member

    All of the above. Plus I respect MO for keeping Judaism alive before the WWII refugees came here (Hat tip: Lt. Birnbaum and Amos Bunim). And Agudah for their Hatzalah efforts to save Jews during the Holocaust and the souls of the Teheran, Yemenite, and Morroccan children from the leftist Zionists after the war.

    #1165092

    ItcheSrulik
    Member

    I respect Satmar Chasidim for their tremendous chesed.

    #1165093

    MiddlePath
    Participant

    I greatly respect ba’alei teshuva for their superhuman mesiras nefesh.

    #1165094

    Msseeker, that was very nice. I respect Chasidishe women (especially Satmar) for their deep commitment to Tznius; and Chasidishe men for their Shmiras H’einayim. I respect the Modern Orthodox Kehilla for their tolerance and good middos.

    #1165095

    I respect Shadchanim for their tireless effort in trying to faciliate Shidduchim, despite being constantly harrassed and under appreciated.

    #1165096

    Chacham
    Participant

    I respect sefardim for their emunah

    #1165097

    ☕️coffee addict
    Participant

    I respect MO for their chesed

    #1165098

    Obaminator
    Member

    I respect Skvere for their tremendous Hachnosos Orchim (as anyone who ever spent even one Shabbos in New Square can easily attest to.)

    #1165099

    oomis
    Participant

    I agree with ALL of the above. I also respect all Jews who are themselves respectful, tolerant, and show Ahavas Yisroel.

    #1165100

    jmj613
    Participant

    oomis i fully agree!!!!!!

    #1165101

    A23
    Participant

    I respect the irreligious who identify as Jews.

    #1165102

    ronrsr
    Member

    I would like to put in a nomination for respect for the Jews who serve in the US military, helping to keep the world safe, and protecting the many freedoms, including unprecedented freedom of religion that so many of us enjoy in America.

    My stepson is currently in Basic Military Training with the US Air Force and I respect and appreciate his decision to join. Hatzlacha Rabah to him as he goes off into the wild blue yonder.

    #1165103

    ronrsr
    Member

    I respect the Reform movement, without which many nominally religious Jews would have no choice but to become Unitarians.

    #1165104

    YW Moderator-42
    Moderator

    I respect popa_bar_abba for his vast knowledge of Torah and for sometimes being not over the top, and posting meaningful threads.

    #1165105

    jewish unity
    Participant

    I respect irrelgious Jews who have respect for religious Jews.

    And I have tremendous respect for all Ba’alei Teshuva and for all people who dedicate time to kiruv, professional or otherwise.

    And I respect Oomis for his well-stated opinion.

    #1165106

    popa_bar_abba
    Participant

    My stepson is currently in Basic Military Training with the US Air Force and I respect and appreciate his decision to join. Hatzlacha Rabah to him as he goes off into the wild blue yonder.

    Cool.

    Speaking of US army, I have heard of people who go into the army as chaplains. My cousin made Deputy Chief of Chaplains, with the rank of General.

    #1165107

    shein
    Member

    I respect all frum Yidden.

    I respect people who kept the Torah and all the mitzvos all their lives.

    #1165108

    ronrsr
    Member

    To the members of the US and Soviet militaries who liberated WW II concentration camps, Many of them were very young men who could never have dreamed of the horrors they would see, hear, small and feel. Those horrors would haunt their dreams for the rest of their lives.

    #1165109

    EzratHashem
    Member

    I respect the Chabad shluchim who go into the lions’ den (colleges) to find the pintele yids.

    #1165110

    inspiredteen
    Member

    During a meal while I was in seminaryI saw a riot going on and my hostess commented to me that although we may not agree with what they are doing, look at their determination. Look at what they are willing to sacrifice in order to send the message they want to send. They are willing to get throw in to jail, trampled be embarrassed, and even push off their Shabbos meals’ in order to defend what they believe.

    When I see that I think- would I be willing to give that up if I saw something going against what I believe and stand for? I’m not sure….

    Again, I not stating my opinion on whether or not I agree with it, but would I have that determination?)

    #1165111

    Great post, Popa Bear!!

    Having grown up in ashkenazic yeshivos, being a sefardi, working in crown heights and boro park and davening at a shul for Israeli Baalei teshuva, I’ve seen ’em all and all I can say is I see that when you put all of them together- each with their strengths and attributes- I see an entire nation of one full, perfect being. Now if only we can feel the same way about those who are different than us, we’d bring the geula!My experiences have forced me to be more open minded and see people for their strengths and I thank Hashem daily for these opportunities. As I like to say, “it’s easy to find faults in others because there are so few of them, while the good parts of a person are too numerous to be able to put your finger on!”

    #1165112

    YW Moderator-42
    Moderator

    I respect dolts for their doltiness 🙂

    #1165113

    shein
    Member

    I respect mods for their moodiness. 🙂

    #1165114

    oomis
    Participant

    And I respect Oomis for his well-stated opinion. “

    Uh.. thank you, Jewish Unity… that would be HER well-stated opinion, though. I am a lady.

    #1165115

    Mamish I have tears in my eyes over this post! Real beautiful, no?

    I respect chassidim in their strong emunah in Hashem; and that goes for all frum Yidden. Blindly following our mesorah without questioning the BOSS.

    Please don’t attack my use of the word blindly anyone. I mean, blind as when we don’t have the full picture and we anyways don’t always understand the rationale behind some mitzvos but we do them anyways.

    #1165116

    WIY
    Member

    I respect Holocaust survivors who remained frum and maintained Emunah after everything they went through, without them most of us wouldnt be here!

    #1165117

    am yisrael chai
    Participant

    Love this thread!

    I respect those who respect others, which seems like everyone on this thread…:)

    #1165118

    ronrsr
    Member

    Can I extend our respect to certain Groups of non-Jews whom I respect?

    #1165119

    splenda
    Member

    I respect Ashkenazim for their keeping the fire of Torah burning bright for the last millennium. And for willing to sacrifice their lives rather than submit to heresy or away from traditions.

    #1165120

    YehudahTzvi
    Participant

    I respect the brave Jews living in Chevron and the shtachim for their Ahavat Eretz Yirael and zrizut!

    #1165121

    YehudahTzvi
    Participant

    I respect Chabad Shluchim for getting down and dirty in places where very few Jews tread. They are always there to help a wayward Yid anytime any place.

    #1165123

    bpt
    Participant

    I’ll repeat what has already been noted by others, but its worth a repeat:

    I respect Chassidim who stick to their levush, even in 90 degree weather

    I respect baale teshuva who leave behind a way of life (and often family / friends) in their quest for yiddishkeit.

    And a special shout-out to Popa_bar_Abba for creating a thread that gets us to focus on what brings us together. It has made me rethink the tone of a thread I was posting on, and instead of taking the low road in future posts, I’ll opt for the high one.

    #1165124

    cherrybim
    Participant

    I respect the CR moderators for their tolerance and respect of all legitimate opinions, whether they personally agree with them, and even when it is not politically correct to do so.

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