September 30, 2021 9:28 am at 9:28 am #2009932
I have a family member with some serious Yiddishkeit issues, doesn’t keep anything and seems to be going through some stuff.
A friend recommended he’d heard a Rebbe from Boro Park called Stitcheen is successful in these areas.
Does anyone know him? Can help me find out more info about him.September 30, 2021 11:16 am at 11:16 am #2010924ujmParticipant
Rabbi Wallerstein.September 30, 2021 11:37 am at 11:37 am #2010952CHOOSIDParticipant
i think mayby bringing him to a house with good kugel chulent beer thursday night tell him some chassidishe torah and this will workSeptember 30, 2021 11:37 am at 11:37 am #2010955GadolhadorahParticipant
I you are referring to R’ Zacharia Wallerstein, he is with a highly regarded group called Ohr Na’avah which operates in a number of areas in the U.S. and among many services, provides mentoring for OTDs etc.September 30, 2021 5:08 pm at 5:08 pm #2010962
Why do people feel the need to write comments that aren’t helping with the original question? Just saying…September 30, 2021 5:08 pm at 5:08 pm #2010966AviraDeArahParticipant
Rabbi wallerstein works with some types; he, like most rabbis, isn’t for everyone. If the shtuchiner rebbe was suggested by someone who knows both the man and the rebbe, then it’s worth a shot. It would be worthwhile to ascertain what the issues are; are they trauma related? Is there abuse involved? Mental health kr learning disabilities? Very rarely is it just theological questions.September 30, 2021 5:08 pm at 5:08 pm #2010968Shimon NodelParticipant
Tell him that changing his mind won’t bend reality. The Torah remains regardless if you pretend otherwiseSeptember 30, 2021 5:08 pm at 5:08 pm #2010969Shimon NodelParticipant
Also tell him that Torah is actually very very easy to keep. The thing that is a real challenge is arayos. Everything else is super easy if you think about itSeptember 30, 2021 5:08 pm at 5:08 pm #2011016BochurPowerParticipant
Yes the Stitchiner Rebbe (not to be confused with the more well known R Mottel rav of a different stitchin on 61st street) is a very friendly and varmeh yid who helps out yidden struggling with yiddishkeit. Try googling Cong. Minchas Yehuda Stitchin i think thats the shul.
He is known to burst into tears when people tell him what they are going through. (He is also known for entertaining campers at camp simcha by playing his electric guitar.)
You will be very happy you reached out to him!September 30, 2021 5:09 pm at 5:09 pm #2011019Reb EliezerParticipant
Hilel, who I think gives a purpose in life, says אם אין אני לי מי לי, if I don’t care for myself, who wiill, כשאני לעצמי מה אני, if I am only for myself, what am I, אם לא עכשיו אימתי, if not now when? A person first must improve oneself and then others as soon as possible provided one believes in the afterworld.September 30, 2021 5:09 pm at 5:09 pm #2011021Reb EliezerParticipant
The Baal Haikarim devides the thirteen beliefs of the Rambam to three:
1. belief in Hashem
2. Reward and Punshment
3. Heavenly Torah
He has to first believe in this abive three beliefs.September 30, 2021 6:17 pm at 6:17 pm #2011081AviraDeArahParticipant
Reb Eliezer; urging one to subscribe to a given set of beliefs usually, I’d say never, worksSeptember 30, 2021 8:29 pm at 8:29 pm #2011090GadolhadorahParticipant
” tell him that Torah is actually very very easy to keep…”
Perhaps at a fairly superficial level. Obviously, if it was so easy, we wouldn’t have that many of our brethren going OTD. For some its can be a real challenge and thats what the OP is all about.September 30, 2021 10:11 pm at 10:11 pm #2011122
To clarify, for everyone here who thinks they are “God’s Messengers”
I wasn’t asking for all your tips and advice. I don’t need it and bluntly don’t want it.
I was asking for specific information and details. If you don’t have answers and feel the need to spill your amazing Hadrocho, do it elsewhere.October 1, 2021 8:42 am at 8:42 am #2011203
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