Monday, April 12, 2010

Yom Hashoah and Kiruv

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1 comment:

Miriam said...


The problem with outreach is that many chassidic groups besides Chabad or breslov are a kind of afraid of the outside world. Of maybe getting influenced by all kinds of Yetzers and temptations.
The result is that more and more Chassidim from stricter groups (such as the Toldot Aharon, Skver, Gur, Dushinsky, etc.) keep themselves separate in their own communities. Just look at the Toldot Aharon where members are not allowed to have a friend from outside the group.

The sad thing is that many younger Chassidim don't even know how to refer or relate to the outside world. In my opinion, for OUTREACH you have to be born.

However, I met some great outreach people from the Toldot Avraham Yitzchak in Mea Shearim. Chaim Cohen, for instance or Shimon Kroisz.

On the other hand, secular Jews are interested in learning but it depends what and how you approach them. Many of them are not interested at all and prefer an assimilated lifestyle no matter what you do.