July 4, 2018 9:30 pm at 9:30 pm #1552523
The mitzvah of pesach sheni disproves that. They were rewarded for demanding lama nigara?
That wasn’t a demand.July 4, 2018 9:30 pm at 9:30 pm #1552524
That was the Rebbe’s fervent wish.
That’s a gross understatement. It was said as a certainty.July 4, 2018 9:30 pm at 9:30 pm #1552525
In any case Im not looking to prove how great the Rebbe is our the nevuos he said that came true –
That’s a really bad idea to call his predictions nevuah. If his predictions were nevuah, he was a navi sheker ch”v, because some did not come true, most notably the immediate arrival of Moshiach.July 4, 2018 10:05 pm at 10:05 pm #1552530
Wow, that is harsh, it seems like you take what Lubavitchers say very personally! However I don’t think it gives you a right to stoop to that level!
Just wondering, have you ever been to a frabengen and heard that (I have never been to one so I don’t know, and did you hear that from adults (everything you said above) straight to your face, I’ve never heard any of that but I don’t hang around them too muchJuly 4, 2018 10:27 pm at 10:27 pm #1552533
coffeeaddict- “Just wondering, have you ever been to a frabengen and heard that (I have never been to one so I don’t know”
-Yes, coffeeaddict, and yes to the rest of your questions. Exactly, you havent been around them enough so thats why you dont know and buy into their propaganda of how everyone is out to get them. I dont blame you though. I wish this werent the case, but yes, I do know this personally and have been close enough to experience all of that. I think most people who are aware of this know exactly what I am talking about.
But when you point out these bad characteristics you are labeled, a hater, a snag, a sonei lubavitch, chabad hater, misnaged, worthless litvak, and so on you get the point. Also take note that I did not attack, merely pointed out their faults. But you just cant win.July 4, 2018 11:13 pm at 11:13 pm #1552545
This is what gets me and lefi aniyas daati is the source of so much of the problem: CS writing about the rebbe’s nevuos.
They were not nevuos! In order to be nevuah it has to fit certain criteria and pass certain test (see Rambam Hilchos Yesodei Hatorah 7). Yes we believe in Ruach Hakodesh but not everyone who claims to have that does. And then there are some clever people who predict events that are going to happen due to a study of past and current events. That is not nevuah. To claim it is is to lower the standard of nevuah.
Unfortunately there is no nevuah nowadays and the only one who says there is is lubvatich, and guess who they say it about…
Just for our records, can you cite any authorittive lubavicth text published before 1950 that refers to nevuah in regards to the first six Lubavitch rebbes, the Maggid of Mezerich or the Besh”t? Why is it only about the last rebbe that we hear that he was a navi, or when he himself refers to his father-in-law as a navi?July 5, 2018 1:58 am at 1:58 am #1552612
icemelter – or should I say litvishechossid? Your unique but oft repeated rant gave you away. I thought it was one username per poster.July 16, 2018 3:48 pm at 3:48 pm #1558669
wow! 107 posts about moshiach and geula! we are almost there, get ready!August 16, 2018 6:19 pm at 6:19 pm #1575770
Wow, Rso – and i thought that icemelters rants were bad…August 16, 2018 8:38 pm at 8:38 pm #1575854
“I thought it was one username per poster.”
What in the world gave you that idea?August 17, 2018 9:09 am at 9:09 am #1575923
Bitul wrote: Wow, Rso – and i thought that icemelters rants were bad…
I honestly don’t see that it was a rant. Just a statement of what I believe to be facts and a request for justification for ignoring those facts.August 17, 2018 4:26 pm at 4:26 pm #1576145
I apologize for not being clear enough – i was not referring to your last post about lefi anniyas daati. I was referring to post #1552495 in which you blatantly say that the Rebbe was WRONG because he said 25 years ago that Moshiach Is Here and he hasn’t come yet. That is very disrespectful and I’m surprised that CR mods allowed such impudence to be publicized. The Coffee Room should not be allowed to be used as a way of advocating an Anti-Chabad agenda.
Obviously, you misunderstood the Rebbe’s talk of Chof Ches Nissan and the Sukkos Farbrengen of 5747 where the rebbe says that he has done all he could and that now it is up to us.
When the Rebbe says that moshiach is here, it obviously means that moshiach has come already, and all we have to do is improve in our middos, and then we’ll merit his final and complete revelation. It is not a contradiction to say that moshiach is here, alive, and waiting for us to merit his coming. We see at the end of all the Rebbe’s sichos kodesh that-depending on the context-ends off with something along the lines of “and may we merit his complete and speedy redemption now in our days, Amen” (to which the Chassidim would respond with a thunderous “amen”) . It seems like a contradiction: how could the rebbe say that moshiach has come and then wish that he come soon?? obviously it’s too separate concepts- Moshiach has already arrived and once we do enough (the Rebbe outlines in many of his sichos that the way to do so is by spreading Yiddishkeit to all four corners of the world) we will merit his complete redemption.
If something is still not understood by you, then let me know.August 19, 2018 7:33 am at 7:33 am #1576332
In every generation there is a living moshiach, as per the Lubavitch pamphlets of my youth. The Rebbe died. Ergo, as per official Lubavitch belief of 30-35 years ago, it must be someone else. To say it’s still the Rebbe is to say that Lubavitch belief of 30-35 years ago was completely wrong and the Lubavitchers of that generation promulgated sheker.August 19, 2018 7:33 am at 7:33 am #1576334
@icemelter….. how many farbrengens have you gone to? Clearly many more than me to have witnessed and heard all of the above.August 19, 2018 7:33 am at 7:33 am #1576377
How can someone misunderstand one of the rebbes sichos without having heard it?August 19, 2018 7:33 am at 7:33 am #1576378
Btw the rambam says a navi will get up in the times of gog and magog ro explain it all so we can do teshuva.August 19, 2018 7:33 am at 7:33 am #1576379
I would rather say that we are in a state of milchemes gog and magog.August 19, 2018 8:42 am at 8:42 am #1576335
Bitul-“That is very disrespectful and I’m surprised that CR mods allowed such impudence to be publicized. The Coffee Room should not be allowed to be used as a way of advocating an Anti-Chabad agenda.”
Look who’s talking about disrespectful after bashing every litvish gadol he can in previous topics posted. You cry about the CR as a place for advocating anti chabad? I think the mods enforce the comments even more than they should.
Edited – I don’t know how many times we need to edit your vitriol before you understand that it will not be posted. You will not change their website by complaining about it here, perhaps for your own well being you should stop reading it. -29August 19, 2018 9:30 am at 9:30 am #1576407
Bitul: “When the Rebbe says that moshiach is here, it obviously means that moshiach has come already, and all we have to do is improve in our middos, and then we’ll merit his final and complete revelation.”
Where did you find a source that differentiates between his “coming” and his “revelation”? We say Ani Maamin about “bi’as Hamashiach”, and I cannot recall every hearing about Mashiach’s supposed revelation except from invented Lubavich sources.
So I stand by what I wrote, without meaning disrespect to anyone. If the Lubaviteher rebbe said Mashiach has come, he was wrong.
Don’t you believe that the Satmar rebbe was wrong when he said that the Torah of teh Bsh”t was forgotten? Is that disrespectful?August 19, 2018 10:04 pm at 10:04 pm #1576642
The rules of nevua are clear. If you say a bad prophecy and it doesn’t’ come true, then it doesn’t mean you’re a false prophet. If you say a good prophecy and it doesn’t come true, you don’t get to qualify it and say “he meant this but now it’s up to us to finish it”. No beis hamikdash today, we’re still in golus, and the rules of golus apply. Even die-hard Lubavitchers will agree that we’re still in galus and that there’s no beis hamikdash, even if they view 770 as the beis hamikdosh in golus.
You’re a false prophet. The Rambam is rather clear on that. The Rebbe predicted multiple times moshiach was coming in the 80’s. So if you call him a navi, he’s a navi sheker.
The answer is given in the book of Jeremiah. Jeremiah had been prophesying national disaster. The people had drifted from their religious vocation, and the result would be defeat and exile. It was a difficult and demoralizing message for people to hear. A false prophet arose, Hananiah son of Azzur, preaching the opposite. Babylon, Israel’s enemy, would soon be defeated. Within two years the crisis would be over. Jeremiah knew that it was not so, and that Hananiah was telling the people what they wanted to hear, not what they needed to hear. He addressed the assembled people:
He said, “Amen! May the Lord do so! May the Lord fulfill the words you have prophesied by bringing the articles of the Lord’s house and all the exiles back to this place from Babylon. Nevertheless, listen to what I have to say in your hearing and in the hearing of all the people: From early times the prophets who preceded you and me have prophesied war, disaster and plague against many countries and great kingdoms. But the prophet who prophesies peace will be recognized as one truly sent by the Lord only if his prediction comes true.”
Jeremiah makes a fundamental distinction between good news and bad. It is easy to prophesy disaster. If the prophecy comes true, then you have spoken the truth. If it does not, then you can say: G‑d relented and forgave. A negative prophecy cannot be refuted – but a positive one can. If the good foreseen comes to pass, then the prophecy is true. If it does not, then you cannot say, ‘G‑d changed His mind’ because G‑d does not retract from a promise He has made of good, or peace, or return.
It is therefore only when the prophet offers a positive vision that he can be tested.August 21, 2018 6:37 am at 6:37 am #1578111
we have been in a period of geula for 100 years
but your portrayal that things are wonderful is way off
things are terrible
people struggle horribly, you must be young and not married to see everyone as being so richAugust 21, 2018 10:16 am at 10:16 am #1578189
How do these threads keep happening? Chabad can’t blame us for starting this one.
CS: Nobody is misunderstanding anyone. We all know that when Lubavitchers make vague references to Moshiach, they’re talking about the Rebbe and making hints that their fellow Meshichists will pick up on. You assume these references go over our heads; you’re wrong. It’s a mistake to assume all non-Lubavitchers are as unaware as the people you deal with in kiruv.
I can only imagine, at this point, that the reason you keep making these posts is to either convince a few less-learned passerby’s, or to purposefully elicit a disproportionately angry response from certain anti-Chabad posters in order to appear as the more moderate side. As I hope you can understand, neither of those motivations is going to be particularly welcomed here. This is a forum for frum people, not people who need or want Chabad kiruv.August 21, 2018 11:00 am at 11:00 am #1578222
why does everyone get all bent out of shape when a meshichist pops up and shares the party line in the cr?August 21, 2018 1:53 pm at 1:53 pm #1578383
Rav Aharaon Kotler z”l and Rav Shach zt”l were both rather clear on the subject. The litvish view comes not from ignorance but from knowledge.August 21, 2018 2:28 pm at 2:28 pm #1578369
@apush- It’s more about the way they’re attempting to make it mainstream by pushing it over and over, not so much the fact that they’re cuckoo for believing a dead Rebbe is Moshiach.August 21, 2018 4:36 pm at 4:36 pm #1578445
“why does everyone get all bent out of shape when a meshichist pops up and shares the party line in the cr?”
As Toi basically said, it’s not that they’re coming here and saying “I’m a Meshichist, here’s why…”
Certain posters are basically insulting the intelligence of all non-Lubavitchers by trying to convince to that we’re misinterpreting every Meshichist statement they make. The cat’s out of the bag and they need to get over it. I know I’m going to catch flack for this, but I’m going to say it anyway: comfortably frum people don’t like being spoken to like they’re kiruv-cases. Chabadniks need to learn how to talk to other frum people. Whenever we give advice in the CR on how we would prefer to be spoken to, it goes completely ignored.August 21, 2018 4:37 pm at 4:37 pm #1578458August 21, 2018 7:00 pm at 7:00 pm #1578479
It is Time for TruthParticipant
Rabban Yochanan Ben Zakkai
“If you should happen to be holding a sapling in your hand when they tell you that the Messiah has arrived, first plant the sapling and then go out and greet the Messiah.”
Is Moshiach really coming closer
because people are messing up more than ever?August 21, 2018 7:00 pm at 7:00 pm #1578483
It is Time for TruthParticipant
If Chazal say that ,say,Iran’s conduct is a signpost for Moshiach then it proves this is Emes . Nevertheless, we still may not be zoche to it, depending on our behavior as a Jewish nationAugust 22, 2018 11:53 pm at 11:53 pm #1579020
The Rambam is rather clear. Once someone dies, they are no longer eligible. Claiming the Rambam meant only killed not dies is kind of laughable, especially since the Chasam Sofer says quite clearly Rambam meant either or. Claiming the Rebbe didn’t die is also laughable. We all saw footage of the funeral. Plus I know one of the people who transported the body from the hospital. Tight chain of custody. No yechi chanting will change that.
There’s a list of self-declared Moshiach candidates throughout the years- Yoshke, Shabsai Tzvi, Jacob Frank, R’ MM Shneerson, et al. Each time people say “this one is different”, he isn’t.August 22, 2018 11:53 pm at 11:53 pm #1579021
Addendum- the Rashab (as quoted in Brisker Rav Volume III in the section on Zionism) makes it quite clear that we should not hasten the geula but wait for it to come.August 22, 2018 11:54 pm at 11:54 pm #1579022
129 posts on the topic of moshiach and geula. WOW, for sure very close to geula
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