by Reb Akiva at Mystical Paths
There's a story told about the Chabad Chossid Reb Shmuel Munkus. He was at a farbrengen (chassidic gathering). Various appetizers were being brought in as l'chaims were passed around. After a while, he was asked to bring the next thing in. The next item in the kitchen was a large roast (actually a roast lung), a special treat. He arrived back at the table with this special treat, and laughed and danced around the table with it.
For a time, everyone played along wholeheartedly. But after a while they got annoyed with him already and started grabbing at him to get it, beginning to get downright violent. Finally, mouths watering they chased him around the room...he ran to the side and right before the grabbed him he dumped the roast into the spittoon - rendering it inedible.
(to cut the story short) Being very upset at the loss of this very special treat, they insisted he be punished. He agreed to submit to their judgement, and they gave him makot.
A few minutes later, the butcher rushed into the Beis Medrash, "yidden, yidden, don't eat the roast!!! It's not kosher!". He was glad to see that they hadn't, but didn't understand, why not?
Everyone turned to Reb Shmuel and demanded an explanation. How did he know the roast wasn't kosher? Was he a miracle worker? Did he have the chuzpah to do miracles right there in the Rebbe's Beis Medrash?
He explained, "Ever since my yechidas (personal meeting) with the Rebbe, he gave me a blessing and a program to overcome my physical desires. Yet when I brought in the roast, I felt my mouth watering and a strong desire for the roast. Then I saw everyone else reacting the same, practically getting violent just to get a piece of the roast. Seeing my own and everyone's animal soul come alive at the sight of the roast, I knew something had to be wrong."
Dear friends, take a look at the picture below. If you are a religious Jew, tell me how you feel about it. Then try to tell me this is kosher. Sometimes we need halacha, but sometimes all we need is our eyes.
I cannot imagine how COLIVE, a Chabad news and events site, could even put such a picture up.
Chabad House rabbi's and rebbitzen's, THIS is what you want in your Chabad House? THIS is what you want to bring yidden to?
I am disgusted.
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