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Do you have a zecher l’churban in your home?
Yes  
 56%  [ 49 ]
No  
 43%  [ 37 ]
Total Votes : 86


Hashem_n_Farfel




 
 
 
 

Post Wed, Jan 13 2021, 11:57 pm
What I mean is this unpainted part of the house. We leave it uncovered. My husband takes off the paint and makes sure it’s the right dimensions (idk about that)

Anybody else do this? Or do you cover it with something?

And no idk what people do when they move out.

I don’t notice it in other chasidish homes, however.


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Einikel




 
 
 
 

Post Thu, Jan 14 2021, 12:05 am
No I don’t have one. I’m not sure but I don’t think you need one if you don’t own your home.
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clowny




 
 
 
 

Post Thu, Jan 14 2021, 12:12 am
Yes we have one. We left a part unpainted in our front foyer.
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glamourmom




 
 
 
 

Post Thu, Jan 14 2021, 9:11 am
I'm pretty sure a poll must have the chasidish/not chasidish option for whatever you're polling about. Wink Very Happy
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essgee




 
 
 
 

Post Thu, Jan 14 2021, 9:15 am
My whole apartment is one big Churban..... Wink
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watergirl




 
 
 
 

Post Thu, Jan 14 2021, 9:19 am
When we rented, no. We asked our rav who said it’s a nice thing to do but not halacha and not to mess with rentals. We have an unpainted area in the home we own. Also, the idea is not to remove paint. IF you are painting, the idea is to intentionally leave a space unpainted.

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shmosmom




 
 
 
 

Post Thu, Jan 14 2021, 9:28 am
There's enough 'zecher l'churban' without me intentionally chipping paint, so no.
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Fab4




 
 
 
 

Post Thu, Jan 14 2021, 9:39 am
I voted yes but really it's other. We don't have the unpainted bit, we have a nice 'im eshcochech' in the hallway. Opposite the door, the cut out one in big silver lettering.
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Fab4




 
 
 
 

Post Thu, Jan 14 2021, 9:41 am
Fab4 wrote:
I voted yes but really it's other. We don't have the unpainted bit, we have a nice 'im eshcochech' in the hallway. Opposite the door, the cut out one in big silver lettering.


And as poster above me said, my whole house is practically a zecher lechurban,with chipped paint by the skirting boards etc 😀

Eta: we're not chassidish.
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Miri1




 
 
 
 

Post Thu, Jan 14 2021, 9:42 am
Yes, when we painted our front entrance we left out a large square of a specific dimension.
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Flip Flops




 
 
 
 

Post Thu, Jan 14 2021, 9:44 am
I've seen people put a I'm eshkacheich sign on the area that is left unpainted. It doesn't cover the whole thing (that would be missing the point:) but it does make it look nicer and perhaps more "intentional" if you get me.
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Blessing1




 
 
 
 

Post Thu, Jan 14 2021, 9:48 am
I think zecher l'chorben only applies when you own your home.
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Ema of 4




 
 
 
 

Post Thu, Jan 14 2021, 9:56 am
Hashem_n_Farfel wrote:
What I mean is this unpainted part of the house. We leave it uncovered. My husband takes off the paint and makes sure it’s the right dimensions (idk about that)

Anybody else do this? Or do you cover it with something?

And no idk what people do when they move out.

I don’t notice it in other chasidish homes, however.

My whole house is zecher lchorban 😂 between the damage the kids have done and the shoddy work the contractor did....
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chanchy123




 
 
 
 

Post Thu, Jan 14 2021, 9:58 am
Our walls are white plaster so leaving a square unpainted wouldn’t make a difference, we have a large אם אשכחך
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chanchy123




 
 
 
 

Post Thu, Jan 14 2021, 10:00 am
Ema of 4 wrote:
My whole house is zecher lchorban 😂 between the damage the kids have done and the shoddy work the contractor did....

That’s what my mother used to say about it our house growing up. Fast forward a couple of decades and my parents house is so immaculate and put together.
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nchr




 
 
 
 

Post Thu, Jan 14 2021, 10:12 am
Yes, we have one.
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corolla




 
 
 
 

Post Thu, Jan 14 2021, 10:18 am
I'm Chabad and this was never done. Nobody I know does it either. We should be focusing on building the new beis hamikdash instead of finding more ways (than there already are) to mourn the old one.
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LovesHashem




 
 
 
 

Post Thu, Jan 14 2021, 10:23 am
Every apartment I've lived in in Israel has one.
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Ema of 4




 
 
 
 

Post Thu, Jan 14 2021, 10:23 am
chanchy123 wrote:
That’s what my mother used to say about it our house growing up. Fast forward a couple of decades and my parents house is so immaculate and put together.

My house is neat and put together....it’s just the walls have writing in them, paint is chipping, carpet needs to be replaced....
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mommy9




 
 
 
 

Post Thu, Jan 14 2021, 10:28 am
This is one of the ways there already are
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