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Dear Rabbi Portnoy:

We live in a chassidish area of Brooklyn and I keep noticing many chassidish young men who are clearly slipping in their religious practice.

Many times I think of approaching them, but I’m not sure that I will help things — and perhaps I might even unintentionally say the wrong things and accomplish the exact opposite of what I’d like to do.

Should I try? What would you recommend I say or do?? And finally, is there any type of training I can get to help me help them?

I look forward to your response.

Thank you.

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