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New York City - Bloomberg Waving Lulav And Esrog In City Hall

Published on: October 19, 2008 10:54 AM
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New York City - Michael Bloomberg met with well-wishers from Crown Heights in City Hall on Friday. Vaad Hakohol’s Chanina Sperlin, Moshe Malamud, Eli Slavin and JCRC’s Michael Miller spent quality time with the third-term seeking Mayor of New York and gave him a Lulav and Esrog.

Mr. Bloomberg was also doing the mitzvah of waving the Lulav and esrog.



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 Oct 19, 2008 at 11:19 AM tzup Says:

that looks like an esrog he Paid for

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 Oct 19, 2008 at 11:36 AM Use Your Head Says:

It looks like a toy lulav and esrog set. Also, they lulav and hadassim/aravos do not appear to be bound as they should.

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 Oct 19, 2008 at 11:33 AM JoeFlix Says:

Whew. Thats some esrog

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 Oct 19, 2008 at 11:55 AM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #2  
Use Your Head Says:

It looks like a toy lulav and esrog set. Also, they lulav and hadassim/aravos do not appear to be bound as they should.

depends on what your minhag, that is.

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 Oct 19, 2008 at 11:51 AM Anonymous Says:

Chanina grate job &nice esrog

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 Oct 19, 2008 at 12:38 PM Anonymous Says:

bound keminhag chabad many hadasim & no holder

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 Oct 19, 2008 at 12:22 PM Anonymous Says:

The yarmulka fits him well.

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 Oct 19, 2008 at 01:05 PM Anonymous Says:

#6 is right, you morons. I mean look at the guy in the picture (standing to Bloomberg's left.)

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 Oct 19, 2008 at 01:37 PM King Bloomy Says:

Pure politicc. Probably went to a church next to "cross" himself, followed by a Ramadan Feast at the local mosque. Heck, he would probably help sacrifice a goat if the Voodoo vote was important.

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 Oct 19, 2008 at 04:11 PM Anonymous Says:

Of course it is minhag chabad. It is exactly they way they do it. Chabad people do not use the little basket holder, and use as many hadassim as they can get.

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 Oct 19, 2008 at 05:20 PM Mendel Says:

Poor taste

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 Oct 19, 2008 at 06:07 PM Heimish Yid Says:

why does everyone always have to criticize? We just kopped el chait, and all you guys do is find fault with everything!! Do Tshuvah, Moshiach is coming!! A mitzvah is a mitzvah and if Bloomberg made the Brocha he has a mitzvah! and the guys that brought it to him have a bigger mitzvah! I dont see any of you posters doing anything productive except running your mouths!!

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 Oct 19, 2008 at 06:30 PM Anonymous Says:

If he doesn't believe in Torah MiSinai his brochah is not a brochah and his mitzvah is not a mitzvah.
It is a photo-op.

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 Oct 19, 2008 at 06:53 PM Anonymous Says:

#13: Did you have a discussion with Mayor about his belief?
Sorry, but I agree with #12. The Mayor did an act of Mitzvah!

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 Oct 19, 2008 at 07:58 PM proud lubav Says:

#13 ha maisseh hu ha ikkar

go chanina!

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 Oct 19, 2008 at 09:08 PM chaim perachia Says:

how much did he donate to chabad?

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 Oct 19, 2008 at 09:49 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #14  
Anonymous Says:

#13: Did you have a discussion with Mayor about his belief?
Sorry, but I agree with #12. The Mayor did an act of Mitzvah!

He is a mechalel shabbos b'farhesya. If you want to think he believes in ma'asah beraisis, g'zunterheit!, fool yourself.

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 Oct 19, 2008 at 11:20 PM Paleeeeze!! Says:

Rabosai!! A yid is a yid!! Loshon hara applies to ALL Jews!!!

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 Oct 19, 2008 at 11:19 PM Shmilfke Says:

It's nice that he tried to do a mitzva but the Lulav he is holding has way too many Hadassim. You're only supposed to have four.
The esrog is also a bit too big, and if you enlarge the picture you can see a small blemish near the bottom.

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 Oct 19, 2008 at 11:05 PM Genious Says:

Reply to #2  
Use Your Head Says:

It looks like a toy lulav and esrog set. Also, they lulav and hadassim/aravos do not appear to be bound as they should.

there are different minhagim when it comes to binding the hadassim and aravos, i beleive that is the way chabad does it.

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 Oct 19, 2008 at 11:04 PM Anonymous Says:

You people are taking this waaay too seriously.

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 Oct 19, 2008 at 11:29 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #19  
Shmilfke Says:

It's nice that he tried to do a mitzva but the Lulav he is holding has way too many Hadassim. You're only supposed to have four.
The esrog is also a bit too big, and if you enlarge the picture you can see a small blemish near the bottom.

4 hadassim??

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 Oct 20, 2008 at 05:47 AM VH Says:

Chanina Sperlin is no longer part of the Vaad Hakohol. He was voted out with the last elections. He is a community activist that rubs shoulders with the right people. May he have the wisdom to make the correct decisions is an increasingly grey political world.

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 Oct 20, 2008 at 03:23 AM Dan Lecaff Zeches Says:

King Bloomy, your comment was sickening!
For heaven's sakes, he is a Jew and agood one even if he is not frum. Whatever mitzvah he does, he gets a schar for, so stop being so critical. BH there are some people out there like Chabad who believe in every Jew and strive to give everyone a chance.....Get a life all of you!

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 Oct 20, 2008 at 03:05 AM smart Says:

Reply to #9  
King Bloomy Says:

Pure politicc. Probably went to a church next to "cross" himself, followed by a Ramadan Feast at the local mosque. Heck, he would probably help sacrifice a goat if the Voodoo vote was important.

U r so right. Let's not get fooled by him trying t act nice

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 Oct 20, 2008 at 02:32 AM Ohev Yisroel Says:

Reply to #13  
Anonymous Says:

If he doesn't believe in Torah MiSinai his brochah is not a brochah and his mitzvah is not a mitzvah.
It is a photo-op.

1) Right because he had a great Yeshivah education like you!
2) How do you know he doesn't believe in Torah misinai?
3) Would you be upset if someone shook lulav with your brother who is "frei"?

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 Oct 20, 2008 at 12:44 AM kluger Says:

While they think he's shaking the lulav, he's really shaking them down for their votes.

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 Oct 20, 2008 at 12:25 AM Anonymous Says:

The Mayor did the act of Mitzva.
Have a good kvitel everyone!

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 Oct 20, 2008 at 01:36 PM Heimish Yid Says:

No. 13......Hellooooooo........Any mitzvah a Yid does is a "mitzvah"! If everyone would think like you did they would never try to be makariv a a "frei" yid! We are all responsible for each other and wherever there is a "pintele" yid we are supposed to try and help them, be them makariv, do mitzvahs with them, and many yidden that have been completely secular have become Shomer Torah and Mitzvahs and it all started by one Yid helping another Yid to DO A MITZVAH! A GUT KVITTEL AND may Hashem send Moshiach as soon as possible!

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 Oct 20, 2008 at 05:13 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #29  
Heimish Yid Says:

No. 13......Hellooooooo........Any mitzvah a Yid does is a "mitzvah"! If everyone would think like you did they would never try to be makariv a a "frei" yid! We are all responsible for each other and wherever there is a "pintele" yid we are supposed to try and help them, be them makariv, do mitzvahs with them, and many yidden that have been completely secular have become Shomer Torah and Mitzvahs and it all started by one Yid helping another Yid to DO A MITZVAH! A GUT KVITTEL AND may Hashem send Moshiach as soon as possible!

Read my lips: PHOTO OP

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 Oct 22, 2008 at 08:58 PM Anonymous Says:

Shmilfke #19
You are an am-ho'oretz (m'ikur hadin it is 3 Haddassim NOT 4) and you have no busha in showing it to everyone!

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