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Russian Chabad.org I can read, but not understand, Russian, but right there on the home page there's a picture of two masks with a link that says "Пурим" (which transliterates to "Purim"). Also, JudaisminRussian.com (a division of Friends of Refugees of Eastern Europe (FREE)). For print materials, I know Kehos has good outreach materials in Russian, ...


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I agree with sanders that day-to-day practical halacha should be the "default" starting point. But I would expand that thought: each person is different, each kiruv situation is different, and the best starting point is the one that will engage that particular person at that particular time. As it says in Mishlei 22:6, "Train a child according to his way ...


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I think it is critical not just to pick something the student would like, but to pick something which you truly are excited about - this way, when you teach, you can give over the that extra joy of learning your favorite subject, which is a very important motivational device as well... In terms of fitting the student, for the thinking type, I generally ...


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One of my teachers at KBY told me the following story: A chossid went to his rebbe and asked for a segula for his son to grow up to be a talmid chochom. The rebbe said "Go, sit down, and learn." "I'm sorry, rebbe, I didn't say that clearly enough. I'm looking for a segula for my son to be a talmid chochom." "Go, sit down, and learn." "But rebbe, ...


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It appears that one of two things occurred when you wrote your question: either you are bothered or puzzled by the things kiruv organization do, or hopeful that they have some heter. I will say that the blanket heter that you are conceiving of does not exist. Though there can be found specific examples and certain "loopholes" to certain halakhic issues, the ...


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You can never force this (as I think you already know from the way the question is written), and trying to do so can actually push the person away more. So that leaves being inviting as a strategy. I've heard this called "meeting them where they are". When he's in town, invite your friend for Shabbat dinner or a Purim party or a Lag b'Omer cookout or ...


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You may want to check with Shvut Ami, an organization that exists to do and enable outreach in the Russian community. They operate outreach centers in Israel as well as a publishing house that publishes and curates Russian translations of Jewish classics. I found one explicitly Purim-related offering in the publishing house: Megillat Esther - with ...


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The mitzvah of tochecha(rebuke) and vahavta l'reacha kamocha(loving ones friend) are intertwined and kiruv is a huge mitzvah and it is like saving a life. Rambam (Mitzvos Aseh 3),Minchas Chinuch (Mitzvah 239 Os 4) .The Gemara in Shevous 39 brings the idea from a passuk of areivus(responsible for a community)that not only one has to help individuals but also ...


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a friend of mine asked the famous Rabbi Shteinman about kiruv and he replied, "don't debate with them (to convince them), just learn torah with them". i.e. try to raise them up spiritually so they will have the strength to see the truth. debating or even worse nagging will not accomplish anything except make them upset with you as you can see first hand. ...


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I don't know Rabbi Jacobs, but much of what he says and suggests is clearly inspired by an organization within the Reform movement and I would guess that he is aiming his address, initially, at other like minded Reform temples, urging them to follow the lead of an affiliated group. But his message is clearly meant to resonate with other Jews and their ...


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There really is NO heter to compromise on Halacha when doing Kiruv period. Howerver when dealing with non-frum people there is a lot of thought that goes in to dealing with them and their Halachic issues. For Example: lets say you have someone who lives far away from your Shul, and you know he is driving to Shul, you do not have to tell him not to drive ...


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The Gemara in Nida discusses what a person should do with his nails. The Gemara there says that "chossid sorfan" - that a pious person should burn them so that a pregnant woman wouldn't accidentally step on uncovered nails. Tosfos says that this is true despite the damage one receives for burning parts of one's body. Therefore, we see that one should be ...


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Several Breslov (aka Breslev) groups are active in kiruv in the US. Breslov is the one branch of chassidus that never had a dynasty. Rebbe Nachman of Breslov did not believe in hereditary dynasties of rebbes. Instead, there has been a small group of Breslov gedolim in each generation. One particularly active and prolific Breslov kiruv group is run by ...


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There is an Ohr haChaim by the mitzvah of hashavas aveidah which learns homiletically (al derech derush) that returning lost objects to one's friend is an allegory for returning lost Jews to Hashem. I am not sure how authoritative it is really as a halachic source though.



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