Watch This: Man is Inspired by Jews in Lakewood, NJ Davening

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  1. It’s all nice but completely irrelevant, since the reason why we are doing mitzvos is to please H, not to please goyim. We gotta take this Stockholm Syndrome mentality out of our system. And remember, a definition of Kidush H is increasing kovod shamaim in the world; nothing to do with goyishe approval.

    • Sorry but you are wrong! We have to show the world that there is a G-d. We are the example for all the nations in the world. And by making a kiddush Hashem in such a beautiful manner, we are showing the whole world that Hashem is the king!

  2. a definition of Kidush H is increasing kovod shamaim in the world,:
    SO, THIS US EXACTLY WHAT WE’RE DOING, & THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT’S HAPPENING, & THE GENTLEMEN LOVED IT

  3. Dear 12:02am Unreal, you are not the sharpest pencil in the box, are you? The goy in the video said that “the rabbi looked like a god”. Again, how does this increase Kovod Shamaim?!

  4. To all the naysayers:
    This man saw tefilah berabim and was touched by it. True he did not understand it properly. Maybe he understood the baal tefila as the Rabbi, because after all he was “leading the service”. It doesn’t really matter. The reason he “thought he was a god”, is because he was actually watching a group of men daavening to Hashem, with reverence and awe as (hopefully) befits G-d. All that is missing, and I would bet that it will happen, is that somebody will clarify to the man, that the group of people, INCLUDING the “rabbi” were in fact standing in prayer before Melech Malchei Hamelachim.

    Boruch Hashem, we take it for granted that when we daaven, we stand in Awe of HKB”H. As he said, he “never saw anything like it”. Yiddishkeit is not one of many religions, and the Torah isn’t one of many similar books, ch”v. There REALLY is only one EMES. There is NO Comparison between what we do (or should be doing) when we daaven, and when others “pray” to whomever they are praying. In our English lexicon we often use the same words, as those used by ainum yehudim, lehavdil, to describe Tefilah, Avodah, Yiras Shamayim, Ruchnius, S’char, Onesh, Shamayim, Malachim, Ahavas Hashem… the list goes on. We don’t have other words. But what we mean is really completely different. Our words are nuanced, with multiple meanings on many levels, with incredible depth.

    Bottom line: he didn’t know what he was seeing, but he was seeing kedusha. He saw a Kiddush Hashem, and it touched him. It should certainly touch each of us! Our familiarity with it, makes that avodah more challenging!

    So yes, it was a kiddush Hashem, and in this case it was a non-Jew who witnessed it. And his reaction is appropriate to one who has never seen such a thing before. I have a feeling that during these unusual minyanim, there is LESS talking, and more recognition of “lifnei mi ata omeid”.

    • Dear 4:13pm, all of your sophistry aside, the goy’s reaction was that “rabbi was a god”. How do thoughts of avoida zora increase Kovod Shamaim?! Checkmate. Stop embarrassing yourself with silly posts.

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