Is COTS Therapy?

B”H

Attending the Call of the Shofar is a unique experience. It is very difficult to describe, and therefore when we finish the program, we struggle for words to explain what the last 72 hours were all about. Most of us who went through the program have never experienced something like COTS before, so we cannot even compare it to anything. This makes it very difficult and frustrating for the witch-hunters to take down, without looking foolish themselves. In spite of the face-paint and nose-rings, it’s hard to throw a spear at something, when you don’t know what it is.

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Is Simcha Frum?

B”H

There is a common concern running around Chabad, which I find quite interesting. Namely, when discussing the merits of the Call of the Shofar, many are questioning whether Simcha Frischling¬†is frum. No, they are not “checking into him” for shidduchim purposes, or questioning his level of kashrus to eat by him on Shabbos. Many Lubavs are concerned that because his frumkeit is questionable to them, it invalidates and actually “treif’s up” the COTS program. And, in my opinion, because so many Lubavs are horribly afraid of him (isn’t pnimius, emotional work a real pain?), there appears to be a witch-hunt going on.

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