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  • #1660109

    RSo
    Participant

    So it looks like this thread has finally come to an end.

    I find it telling that when they are forced into a corner, the lubavichers tend to fight back ad hominem and blame it all on jealousy or people just looking for the bad in lubavich. I think I did a pretty good job (humble, aren’t I?) in explaining why rather than us trying to find the bad with them, it’s them who force their views on us and expect us at the very minimum to take it lying down. And once again, no one deigned to comment.

    I wish all participants in this thread the best, and I hope we all come to a better understanding of what Hashem wants from us. I just hope the lubavichers realize that the rest of the world holds that lubavich is a lot further from the truth than they can imagine.

    And if anyone wants to continue to argue the points that we have brought, I’ll happily take the bait!

    #1660121

    ☕ DaasYochid ☕
    Participant

    Lol, SHY.

    Can’t wait for Succos!

    #1660148

    Yeshivishrockstar
    Participant

    I left this thread when my purpose was accomplished – proving that many chabadniks have kefira beliefs in regards to the rebbe (see my many posts proving that.) Yet CS kept excusing them. If she’s willing to give an answer with sources (instead of “thats not what they mean”) I’ll reconsider.

    #1660328

    Sechel HaYashar
    Participant

    “Lol, SHY.

    Can’t wait for Succos!”

    Neither can I. Now, every time it rains I can just eat inside. And no need to be so makpid anymore on not even having a glass of water outside the Sukkah.

    #1660338

    ☕ DaasYochid ☕
    Participant

    Now, every time it rains I can just eat inside.

    Yes, you can follow the Shulchan Aruch at last, also to sleep in the sukkah, and even to eat in the sukkah on Shmini Atzeres! You’re perfectly welcome to be makpid on the water, though.

    #1660347

    🍫Syag Lchochma
    Participant

    SH – awesome post, and thank you for the shout out although I can hardly understand why. I had so little to do with the conversation and the questions I asked fell short of the knowledgeable Halachic discussions to the point where they fell off the radar without ever even being addressed. So can’t imagine I’ve earned any credit, but I have been told that saving one Jew is saving a world so I’ll take it. 🙂

    #1660357

    Neville ChaimBerlin
    Participant

    ” and even to eat in the sukkah on Shmini Atzeres!”

    Lubavitchers actually do eat in the Sukkah on Smini Atzeres.

    #1660453

    ☕ DaasYochid ☕
    Participant

    Lubavitchers actually do eat in the Sukkah on Smini Atzeres.

    See, we found something in common.

    Next you’re gonna tell me that you eat matzah on Pesach…

    #1660460

    Sechel HaYashar
    Participant

    “So can’t imagine I’ve earned any credit, but I have been told that saving one Jew is saving a world so I’ll take it. 🙂”

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    #1660489

    midwesterner
    Participant

    Happy to be in the Gan Eden Club. Not so excited about the pre-boarding though.

    #1660719

    Sechel HaYashar
    Participant

    “Not so excited about the pre-boarding though.”
    Why not? After all, if the Tachlis is the Schar in Gan Eden, then the earlier you get it the better. Btw, nowhere did I say that you were eligible. It was an exclusive offer, to those who qualify.

    #1660761

    RSo
    Participant

    SHY: “Yogayta Umatzasa Taamin”

    Sorry, but you’re not there yet. You still have lubavich pronunciation. I believe most of would say yogaato without the y.

    #1660768

    RSo
    Participant

    SHY: ” And no need to be so makpid anymore on not even having a glass of water outside the Sukkah”

    Sorry again, but that has nothing to do with lubavich. Seems that despite everything you still believe too much of the propaganda that you were force-fed.

    #1660770

    RSo
    Participant

    It seems that we’er all enjoying SHY’s posts, but it’s still telling that nothing is getting answered in a way that any chareidi non-lubavicher will accept the answer. All the answers are based, in the long run, on that’s what the rebbe said. Fine with me for you to accept that, just don’t expect us to.

    #1660782

    ☕️coffee addict
    Participant

    After all, if the Tachlis is the Schar in Gan Eden

    Who said that?

    #1660804

    Sechel HaYashar
    Participant

    “Sorry, but you’re not there yet. You still have lubavich pronunciation. I believe most of would say yogaato without the y.”
    Cut me some slack, I’m still new at this and am trying my hardest to fit in. You’re making me very self conscious.

    #1660809

    ☕ DaasYochid ☕
    Participant

    You’re making me very self conscious.

    Tuck in your shirt

    #1660822

    Sechel HaYashar
    Participant

    “Tuck in your shirt”
    Clearly you don’t know me. Even when I was a Lubavitcher, I was always tucked in.

    #1660824

    RSo
    Participant

    SHY: “After all, if the Tachlis is the Schar in Gan Eden”
    coffeeaddict: “Who said that?”

    Actually it is brought that that is indeed the tachlis. Schar mitzva mitzvah means that since Hashem wants us to receive schar (miteva Hatov leheitiv) we should be doing mitzvos with the intention of so to speak “enabling Him” to give us schar. Not so that we should enjoy the schar but that He should be “able” to give us schar, which is what He wants to do. See Amud Ha’avodah (R’ Boruch Kossover) 191a d”h Ben Azai. At least that’s where it is in the older edition that I have. Otzar Hachochmah has a newer edition put out by Bobov that has it on page nun hei.

    It was also once shown to me in Sfas Emes – I think tonight is his yahrtzeit – but I don’t remember where. Perhaps someone can find it for me.

    #1660834

    username123321
    Participant

    @shy. You forgot the main thing – Pesach’s coming up, and now that you’re in Lakewood, you can actually eat real food on Pesach, and you don’t even have to cook it from scratch. You can just go to a store and buy it!!

    But I’ll expect to see you around here more often – now that you don’t have to do Mivtzoyim on Friday afternoon, you can hang out in the coffeeroom instead.

    #1660837

    RSo
    Participant

    SHY: “Clearly you don’t know me. Even when I was a Lubavitcher, I was always tucked in.”

    Clearly you were never a real lubaicher!

    #1660836

    RSo
    Participant

    username: “@shy. You forgot the main thing – Pesach’s coming up, and now that you’re in Lakewood, you can actually eat real food on Pesach, and you don’t even have to cook it from scratch. You can just go to a store and buy it!!”

    Another example of being fed propaganda (although maybe not on Pesach). Many groups won’t eat processed or bought food on Pesach, and it has nothing to do with Lubavich.

    You guys really need to be deprogrammed.

    #1660845

    ☕️coffee addict
    Participant

    Actually it is brought that that is indeed the tachlis. Schar mitzva mitzvah means that since Hashem wants us to receive schar (miteva Hatov leheitiv) we should be doing mitzvos with the intention of so to speak “enabling Him” to give us schar

    But the intention isn’t for the שכר

    #1660859

    Sechel HaYashar
    Participant

    Username,
    It’s really beneath me to talk to a Lubavitcher like you, but in the hope that perhaps my heartfelt words will have an effect, and encourage you to return to Judaism, I’ll address you directly.

    Pesach:
    I believe that the Lubavitcher “Chumros” of Pesach are really Kulos, because by not eating products of other Yidden, whether homemade or processed with a good Hechsher, you’re being Motzi Laz on the Kashrus of other people, and it’s Mechze KeYuhra, as many Gedolim say regarding beards.

    Secondly, before Pesach is Purim, and as I recall from last Purim, and the one before, and the one before, for a good few years, you’re not MeKayem Seudas Purim and Simchas Purim BeHiddur – if at all. For as you surely know, many Lubavitchers, especially Bochurim, instead of having a normal Purim like the rest of Klal Yisrael, go out from house to house, or prison to prison reading Megillah for others, while neglecting their own Purim. I remember once eating a plain bagel in a Prison parking lot somewhere deep in the Florida panhandle to be “Yoitze” Seudas Purim… This is not the way Yidden have celebrated Purim for centuries, and it’s absolutely wrong. I used to not drink at all on Purim so I’d be able to drive to lain Megillah for others, people who weren’t even frum, never mind Yeshivish. It’s a travesty.

    #1660874

    Chochma Derecheretz
    Participant

    Frumkeit. Where being a wiseguy to the next guy passes for piety. Pick your style of hat and yamulke carefully, folks, it matters.

    #1660896

    RSo
    Participant

    Just to clarify my last post. I have said in the past numerous times that if Lubavich stuck to doing their good acts such as their chabad houses in places where they are needed, and, now that you’ve mentioned it, their services to prisoners etc, we would all be saying how fantastic they are.

    But it’s your hashkofos that get us very worried, and just as your actions don’t justify questionable (to say the least) hashkofos, your talking about your actions doesn’t answer the serious concerns that we have.

    #1660894

    RSo
    Participant

    SHY, sad how with all the leitzonus you still can’t seriously answer any of our questions. Not just plain, “Why do you do such-and-such?” questions, but , “How can you claim/believe such-and-such and still think that some of your actions make you better than others?”

    #1662691

    Chossid
    Participant

    I’m sorry for breaking the silence. I said I will respond.

    Chabad chassidus as taught by the earlier rebbes certainly has what to offer to those seeking that line of thought. ”

    There is no difference between the chassidus thought by earlier Rebbeim and the Rebbe it’s all one hemshech and based on each other.

    “But, as your compatriot username pointed out recently, others believe that that is not the line of thought that should be sought,”

    For some reason you always focus on the people that don’t agree with Lubavitch, do you know that so many of your neighbors don’t think like you.
    Day by day there is only more people learn chassidus chabad, not less.
    Only a few days ago a chassidish Yeshiva of about 100 talmidim came to visit a Lubavitcher Yeshiva, and learn chassidus with them.
    A few months ago another Yeshiva came to 770 to visit (as a end of the zman trip) and learn all about Lubavitche and learn chassidus.
    That’s just a few samples.

    “Furthermore, many people look at the situation in lubavich today and believe that all of the movement’s faults (SOME examples: lack of tznius, davening past the zman, unfiltered internet) are a direct result of lubavich concentrating on limud hachassidus and their obsession with Mashiach.”

    Can I ask you the question, how do you blame the problem of the litvish and chassidish have on the lack of tzius and daven after the zman, unfiltered internet???
    Would you blame it on the Torah they learn all day???
    Just because the yeddin do aveiros, that is a rayeh that the Torah is wrong C’s”v? Would you say such?

    It has no connection to chassidus and moshiach, Aderabeh chassidus and moshiach, is the reason why chabad is growing by the hundreds, and the reason why Lubavitche is still so successful even after 25 years of gimmul tamus.

    The reason why there is a lack of tzius, is simply because there is a yetzer horah in the world that is very strong, which interferes you from doing what you learn is right.

    “They therefore conclude that it is a lot safer to keep away from chabad and their chassidus and to decline what it may have to offer.”

    They are entitled to their opinion.
    But the fact is people that learn chabad chassidus only are moisif and grow in their yeddishkeit, not Cv”s the opposite. Check the statistics.

    “Your rebbe spent “nights sitting with people in yechidus”, but how many nights a year was that? It wasn’t every night, and it was rarely if ever during the day.”

    Are you asking a question or stating a fact?
    Yechidus was for the first 20 year then it pretty much stopped, out of lack of time, and this was most nights of the week.
    Then later in the last years he stood for hours, sometimes 7 hours straight during the day, and gave out dollars and gave brochois to thousands of people. Yes even chassidisher people.

    “Did you know that there are other rebbes who spent every day and every night worrying about Klal Yisroel helping them individually and as a klal? And they don’t take money for it either. ”

    I wasn’t trying to compare the money, but now that you mention it. Yes it’s very possible, and probably are some that don’t take money.

    And I just find it funny, when there is advertisement of kupas hoeir etc. That say that this godol or Rebbe will be davaning for only 150 names Al tenai that give a x amount of money. I don’t know if it’s the Rebbe or the gabboim, but it’s quite funny.

    “It’s not as if your rebbe didn’t get money from others for his own projects.”

    He did get money. But the brochois and advice and time he sat with people wasn’t Al tenai you gave him money. Adrebe at the end of some yechidus he gave money.

    “There were big donors who gave money to lubavich and it was this money that was used by your rebbe at Sunday’s dollars, or to finance Likutei Sichos etc.”
    It was given by two Lubavitcher gevirim. No one else.

    “It is shoved down our throats by your incessant propaganda machine! Wherever we go we see posters claiming your rebbe is Mashiach and/or how we can call a number and get answers to all our questions via the igros, ”

    I’m sorry you feel that way.
    But I can agree that this moshiach and igrus thing is just garbage the Rebbe never said to do these stuff.
    But it doesn’t give you an excuse to bad mouth people and say loshen horoah.

    “Sichat Hashavua, in our shules where we didn’t ask for them”

    I don’t get the problem with this.
    But why does this pamphlet bother you more than any other pamphlets and advertisements put on tables in shul.
    It just has a good vort on the parsha.

    “Even this thread was started by CS giving us an unbid explanation of how lubavich is right that we are in a state of Geulah. No one asked her for her views but she felt “compelled” to tell us all about it. ”

    Again I totally agree with you on this point.
    It’s wrong.

    “Then when we push back and argue that it is a bunch of garbage and point out why we can’t take lubavich seriously we are accused of looking for ways to badmouth lubavich!’

    Again it’s not an excuse.
    But I would understand you if the arguments was just on her point. But for some reason everyone just starts bringing up other made up problems, nothing to do with her topic.
    That’s why I just see it as bad mouthing Lubavitche .
    We should all be carful of saying loshen horoah.
    “כל המספר לשן הרע כאילו כפר בעיקר”
    We should focus on אהבת ישראל and אחדות ישראל.

    “I am not a Litvak, but I have been disgusted to hear people say “Shach yemach shmoi” on more than one, and more than ten occasions.”

    I never heard a single Lubavitcher saying that, I don’t where your hearing this from.

    “and they are mechanech kids that way too, kids who don’t even know who Rav Shach was.”
    Where do you even get such info from?
    I never heard this in my life, I never heard of Rav Shach as a kid till I listened to the Rebbes Farbrengens. And the same is with the rest of Lubavitche.
    So i don’t know where in the world you get such stuff from.

    edited for Kavod haTorah

    #1662692

    Chossid
    Participant

    Found some time to answer.

    “Chossid, no, I have never learned the sichah dealing with not sleeping in the sukkah, ”

    Then that shows you are not interested in understanding, rather….. Any sincere person when he doesn’t understand a concept he goes and learns the einyen before he comes up with a opinion. Seriously.
    Just because some concepts are new to you, it doesn’t mean it’s wrong.
    Don’t get me wrong, you don’t necessarily need to agree, but you can’t just mock the shita. You could expect it as a shita but you don’t have to agree.

    “I have learnt repeatedly the Rambam that so many lubavichers quote as “proof” that your rebbe was/is Mashiach, and I have listened to it being intentionally mistranslated and misexplained many, many, many times. ”

    Ok I said before I’m not well versed in the concept of Moshiach, all I could say is that the Rebbe never tried proving who moshiach is from the rambam, it’s just some meshchistim, and CS, no one else on this group claimed it. And believing the Rebbe is moshiach is not at all kfirah. (Like we all came to the conclusion earlier).

    “You go on the attack with me here but you still don’t give an iota of explanation as to how the Rambam’s criteria point anywhere near the lubavicher rebbe. I don’t mind you attacking me. ”

    I never argued with you about moshiach so i don’t know what you are referring to “attacking you”.

    “In fact when you attack me and you avoid addressing the issues, as you have done in this post of yours, it just proves to me that you don’t have what to answer. But you’re not alone. No lubavicher does.”

    To my knowledge all your issues I responded to. But you kept quiet after I responded to you regarding if he Rebbe made up the concept of nossi hador, and Sheva mitzvos is “Stam mishigasim”. So maybe just keep your comment to yourself.
    And no one answered (besids you on 2 questions, which I’m not satisfied with, just don’t have the time to type up pages of chassidus) on the topic of reason for mitzvos. Don’t worry you don’t have to I will fall asleep with and answer.

    And I think username also responded to you. So I don’t know what you mean “no Lubavitcher does”.

    I think the core problem is that you don’t even hold that the Lubavitcher Rebbe is a man deomar, so you just mock everything he says. And you just say this “It’s all boich sevoros built on air and baseless claims made by your rebbe.” First you have zero respect for a talmid chochom, not even to mention a tzadik, Bal ruach hakodesh, and mofsim.
    I wonder why you hold of the people you make your shitas from, more then the Rebbe, which so much of klal Yisrael held of him, and must of chassidishe world agrees with, that he is (at least) a man deomar. Not even mentioning how many thousands of them learn chassidus chabad and come to chabad Farbrengens, and go to the Rebbes ohel, and some come full fledge Lubavitchers.

    And you just disregard him. Maybe it’s just that you like yourself and whoever agrees with your shita you hold of, and whoever doesn’t fit with your shita, you just degrade him and say it’s “boich svoros”.

    And know regarding what you say that no one outside Lubavitche agrees with.

    Let say no one agrees.
    I will say again, each kreis fallows their Rebbe or rov, even if no one else agrees with him. You don’t have to agree with the Rebbe, but you absolutely have no right to put him down. Does everyone hold of the heter of shaving your beard? Or just one man deomar said the heter and those who follow him shave, even though the whole chassidish world doesn’t agree with him.
    Get it straight, not every shita Lubavitche has (and same with everyone else), has to have a haskomoh from the world.

    “Have you been paying attention? How many times have I stated and repeated that I have nothing against different minhogim and hashkofos? What irks me and many others is the claim that lubavich minhogim and hashkofos are at the pinnacle of the Torah world, when so many of the justifications given for them are meaningless and at times outright lies.”

    First you stated many times that you do have problems with our hashkofa, second if it doesn’t fit with the “Torah world”, why don’t you have a problem? And who is bechlal the “Torah world”, and who made up this concept?

    I would like to say, you can’t convince a person (non Lubavitcher) that is not interested in understanding to start agreeing with Lubavitch if he is just clueless of who the Rebbe is, what Lubavitche is, what’s chabads hashkofa, to start believing everything that Chabad says. Just like you can’t convince a goiy the whole concept of mitzvos and yomim toivim, if he doesn’t know who Hashem is and the Torah. The same is with any shita of someone, you won’t agree with his shita unless you know that he is a talmid chochom, and man deomar. The same is with Lubavitch and the Rebbe, (I don’t know why in the world CS opened this thread, and what her agenda is, and half the things she says are just made up, and not what the Rebbe said). Anyone who is sincere, and wants to understand what Lubavitche and the Rebbe is, and only way to do it, is to learn what it is, learn chabad Torah, learn the Rebbes Torah.

    And I personally think it will change your opinion. You won’t be the first one, thousands before you did it, and currently now thousands are learning the Rebbes Torah and chassidus chabad. And I can promise you, and you can ask any of them what they think of it.
    (Btw half of Lubavitche are balei tshuava, and people that originally were from different kreisin.)

    So before you do that you should be quiet.
    Case closed.

    #1662693

    Chossid
    Participant

    Rso:
    How do you make sense out of these two contradicting comments?

    Rso (response to DY)
    “He’s right. They are still saying that we should do mitzvos because that will bring Mashiach and since that is what  Hashem wants we are “helping Him out”. We are saying that we should do mitzvos ONLY because He told us to.

    The difference sounds fine but it is actually major.”

    And…

    “Actually it is brought that that is indeed the tachlis. Schar mitzva mitzvah means that since Hashem wants us to receive schar (miteva Hatov leheitiv) we should be doing mitzvos with the intention of so to speak “enabling Him” to give us schar. Not so that we should enjoy the schar but that He should be “able” to give us schar, which is what He wants to do.”

    Do we do mitzvas just for Hashems rotzion, or we do for a tachlis? And do we help him out to bring the schar or not?

    And you say this after your earlier comment.

    The difference sounds fine but it is actually major.”

    Please explain.

    #1662695

    Chossid
    Participant

    You don’t need to respond. I think it’s worthless.
    And waste of time. Until you want to open up a safer and learn the a subject and check the facts, before you come to conclusions.

    #1662751

    CS
    Participant

    Chossid

    Approaching yud shvat abs bosi lgani how is it that you, who consider yourself a chossid (as evident by your username) are ignorant on the topic of moshiach and Geula? As you yourself say? Don’t you know that’s the whole Koch of the Rebbe??

    And then you follow that admission a few posts with this “gem”:
    ” (I don’t know why in the world CS opened this thread, and what her agenda is, and half the things she says are just made up, and not what the Rebbe said). ”

    I opened the thread because I do obsess over the TOPIC of moshiach and Geula (not necessarily about the Rebbe being moshiach, there is so much on the topic without that and I did not have that in mind starting the thread at all) as anyone who aspires to be the Rebbe’s chossid should. And I saw on some comments on this forum that people think when we say the world is in a state of Geula (which the Rebbe said many times sorry you’re uneducated) that we mean this halachically. So I thought I would clarify what it meant.

    Btw attacking fellow lubavitchers as “crazy” or “extreme” etc when they are clearly based on what the Rebbe says is a very silly thing to do for several reasons.

    I would advise you to educate yourself on moshiach and Geula especially as you consider yourself to be a chossid, before making silly statements due to your own ignorance.

    #1663099

    RSo
    Participant

    Wow, Chossid, long post, but I read it all and am about to respond. I’m only pointing out how long it is in case I accidentally miss a question of yours that I should answer. If that happens it will only because it’s hard to keep track of everything. So here goes.

    Re not having learnt the sicha about not sleeping in a sukkah: “Then that shows you are not interested in understanding, rather….. Any sincere person when he doesn’t understand a concept he goes and learns the einyen before he comes up with a opinion. Seriously.”
    No. I was very interested, but before I even knew there was a sicha on the topic, when I was first mocked for sleeping in the sukkah (yes, it’s true), I was explained why one shouldn’t. And I have had it explained to me many times by many different lubavichers – some just wanting to justify their not sleeping in the sukkah, and others trying to convince me of the error of my ways – and I have also had it explained to me in this very forum, where it was discussed for a lenthy period of time. I have no need to learn the sicha, as I rely on lubavichers as to what it says.

    ” the Rebbe never tried proving who moshiach is from the rambam, it’s just some meshchistim, and CS, no one else on this group claimed it. And believing the Rebbe is moshiach is not at all kfirah.”
    Maybe your rebbe didn’t try to prove from the Rambam who Mashiach is, but he certainly gave tacit approval to all those who did use the Rambam to “prove” that he was Mashiach. I think we have concluded that you are too young to remember pre-Gimmel Tammuz, but those of us who are old enough and, like myself, often mixed in lubavich circles (I still do, but to a far lesser extent), heard and saw lubavitch propaganda using the Rambam to prove that very point. To blame it on “some” meshichistim (and CS) is actually to blame their views on the rebbe himself, because although there were times when he voiced his disapproval, there were many times when he did not, and that led them to assuming that they were right. For example, what about that chassidishe woman who gave a tambourine with Yechi, or something like it, to the rebbe? Yes, the rebbe told her he would give it to Mashiach when he came, but the rebbe accepted it and didn’t tell her not to be stupid. It’s actions like this that led to Meshichism.
    And to say that we all agree that it’s not kefira, is not so simple. For 2000 years the standard Jewish argument against you-know-who being the messiah is that he is dead. Now we say that that was just a made-up excuse. Furthermore, those who misuse the Rambam and the Gemoro in Sanhedrin to justify their right to claim that the rebbe is Mashiach, are distorting Chazal and a Rishonim. Does that not constitute apikorsus, which is a first cousin of kefira?

    I can see that if I address every point in one post it will be far too long, so I’ll stop this post here and continue in a new post.

    #1663145

    RSo
    Participant

    CS wrote to Chossid: “I would advise you to educate yourself on moshiach and Geula especially as you consider yourself to be a chossid, before making silly statements due to your own ignorance”

    That sounds so much like what Chossid wrote to me!

    It would be helpful if you guys came up with a standardized lubavich view so that we could know what exactly we are meant to attack 🙂

    #1663144

    RSo
    Participant

    I just realized that I had completely omitted replying to the earlier longer post of Chossid. The one that the mods censored because of “Kavod haTorah”, so here goes. (Btw how does one get to be a mod and read all the censored stuff?)

    “There is no difference between the chassidus thought by earlier Rebbeim and the Rebbe it’s all one hemshech and based on each other.”
    It’s easy to say that, but for those of us who have seen what we believe are perversions of chabad, and of hashkofo, in the chassidus of the most recent rebbe, it’s impossible to believe that it’s all one hemshech and based on each other.

    “For some reason you always focus on the people that don’t agree with Lubavitch, do you know that so many of your neighbors don’t think like you.
    Day by day there is only more people learn chassidus chabad, not less”
    Yes, a lot of my neighbors, don’t agree with me. But a lot do. And “day by day” there are more people who learn Rav Shach’s Torah and who hold of his shitos, who learn the Satmarer Rebbe’s Torah and hold of his shitos, who hold of Rav Kook’s Torah and hold of his shitos, yet lubavich does not believe in any of the above-quoted shitos.
    And btw, “day by day” there are more and more people who, lehavdil infinite havodolos, are mechalel Shabbos and are kofrim. Numbers don’t mean anything if the numbers are based on a distorted view of the Torah. Sh”Tz had thousands and thousands of followers in an era where there were no electronic communicaions, but he was wrong and extremely dangerous.
    To prove a shito as acceptable you have to prove that it is based on the Torah and be able to refute any objections to it based on the Torah.

    “Can I ask you the question, how do you blame the problem of the litvish and chassidish have on the lack of tzius and daven after the zman, unfiltered internet??? Would you blame it on the Torah they learn all day???Just because the yeddin do aveiros, that is a rayeh that the Torah is wrong C’s”v? Would you say such?”
    I’m not clear what you mean in that first sentence, but to address what I think you are saying later, no I wouldn’t blame it on the Torah they learn. But I would blame it on a movement, and the leader/s of a movement, who ignored breaches in the standards of old, and concentrated on other things. Just as, I believe, you would blame a lack of erlichkeit on a fictional group of people who concentrate on not eating chodosh but don’t care about making a chilul Hashem with shoddy business practices. (I am seriously not alluding to anyone here. I was just trying to come up with an example which I assume you would agree with.)

    “And I just find it funny, when there is advertisement of kupas hoeir etc. That say that this godol or Rebbe will be davaning for only 150 names Al tenai that give a x amount of money. I don’t know if it’s the Rebbe or the gabboim, but it’s quite funny.”
    I am not a fan of that either, but it seems obvious to me that they are doing it to help people in need. So it’s a lot like giving tzedoko at menas sheyichyeh bni. If the ends are worthy, and the means aren’t actually wrong, it’s ok. Do you remember that lubavich had a millionaire’s club whom the rebbe would address separately? Each person there had to commit to give a million dollars over a certain time frame. They were treated differently than the average chossid by your rebbe, but he obviously saw that it was necessary to raise the money for whatever purpose he used it for, and that justified the means.

    “why does this pamphlet [Sichat Hashavua] bother you more than any other pamphlets and advertisements put on tables in shul”
    It doesn’t. But it is just another example of how we are force-fed lubavich at every turn. If it was just Sichat Hashavua without all the other propaganda I wouldn’t care at all. Actually, there is one thing I don’t like about it, and that’s the way there’s a picture of your rebbe on each issue. None of the other pamphlets have pictures of their “gadol” on them. Why do you need this so much?

    “I never heard a single Lubavitcher saying that [Shach yemach shmoi], I don’t where your hearing this from.”
    I have heard it so many times that I have to conclude that you are not getting out enough in your own circles.

    “and they are mechanech kids that way too, kids who don’t even know who Rav Shach was.”
    Where do you even get such info from?”
    From lubavicher kids. I have told you before that I have lubavicher family. I also have lubavicher neighbors, and lubavicher acquaintances.

    #1663130

    RSo
    Participant

    Chossid asked for clarification on how on the one hand I can say that one should not perform mitzvos for the sake of bringing Mashiach, while in a later post I wrote that it’s brought in seforim (Amud Ha’avodah et al) that one should perform mitzvos in order to “enable” kevayochol Hashem to give us sechar.

    I’m surprised that it took this long for anyone to point that out, as when I wrote it I wondered if/when it would be asked.

    The way I understand it the difference is that Chazal tell us “schar mitzva, mitzva” and seforim therefore explain it the way they understand it on a higher and deeper level. Nowhere, that I know of, do Chazal make a statement that has led to gedolei olam of earlier generations – the Amud Ha’avodah was a contemporary of the Baal Shem Tov – saying that one should perform mitzvos in order to bring Mashiach.

    Of course, it’s only “that I know of” and I am willing to be corrected.

    Btw, Chossid, you wrote “You don’t need to respond. I think it’s worthless.
    And waste of time. Until you want to open up a safer and learn the a subject and check the facts, before you come to conclusions”

    I have opened a “safer” (I like the way you spell that) and I have learned the subject and checked the facts. So that is why I have come to my conclusions. They may be wrong, but I’ll need you or someone else to show me why.

    #1663125

    RSo
    Participant

    (coninuation 2)
    Chossid: “And who is bechlal the “Torah world”, and who made up this concept?”
    The truth is that I had originally used the term “chareidim” but because I have seen lubavichers recoil at that term being used to describe them (and, to be honest, there are many lubavichers that I know that I would hesitate to call chareidim) i changed it to “the Torah world”.
    So who are they? All chareidim who believe that to do things against halocho without a valid halocho source, is perverting the Torah.
    You may note that in general I haven’t attacked lubavich for davening past zman tefilla, and this is because there have been gedolei olam of past generations who have sanctioned this if the davening was preceded by hours of proper preparation, and I believe that that’s where it started in lubavich as well. (I HAVE said that it is a problem in lubavich, but this is because I continue to see how it is abused by many people who treat davening with a minyan and zman tefilla as a joke.) But what I strongly object to is statements like, “We don’t believe in zman tefilla.” Yes, I have been told that on more than one occasion. That is a perversion of the Torah.

    “So before you do that [i.e. learn the lubavicher rebbe’s chassidus] you should be quiet.
    Case closed.”
    Does that mean that I’m not allowed to argue? That is really powerful!
    But just in case there are others who don’t considered the case against me closed, what about Rav Shach’s Torah. How many lubavichers learn Avi Ezri with the idea that they might understand his ways and shitos? Do you? (Oh! I forgot that I can’t address you because the case is closed.)
    Futhermore, it’s not like I initiated an attack on, say, Satmar, that you can say to me that I should learn Al Hageulah V’al Hatemurah before I argue with him. I am arguing against lubavich who have been forcing their rebbe’s chassidus and shitos down my own throat for decades. If lubavichers tell me their shitos/hashkofos without me asking them to, and I argue with them, they then can’t turn around and tell me that before I argue with them I should learn their rebbe’s words inside. Don’t start and you won’t be attacked!

    #1663110

    RSo
    Participant

    (continuation 1))
    Chossid: “But you kept quiet after I responded to you regarding if he Rebbe made up the concept of nossi hador, and Sheva mitzvos is “Stam mishigasim”.”
    Are you talking to me. I certainly did not keep quiet in regards to replies pertaining to either of these topics.
    1. I proved how the title nassi hador was invented by your rebbe and applied (at least by implication) to himself. Saying that it’s just a different version of tzaddik hador, or the like, is simply not true. We can have a number of people in the same generation referred to as tzaddik hador, or gadol hador, or mofes hador, but there is only one reference to nassi hador, and that is lubavitch. So he is clearly at the top of the pile.
    2, I proved time and again FROM THE RAMBAM’S OWN WORDS how getting a goy to keep 7 mitzvos without a kabbolo in front of three erliche Yidden is worthless, and no one was able to refute or rebut that.
    So how can you say that I kept quiet on those topics?

    ” And you just say this “It’s all boich sevoros built on air and baseless claims made by your rebbe.” First you have zero respect for a talmid chochom, not even to mention a tzadik, Bal ruach hakodesh, and mofsim.”
    Firstly, I don’t say that everything he said is boich sevoros. But I do say it about his crooked lomdus about not sleeping in the sukkah.
    As far as “respect for a talmid chochom, not to mention a tzadik”, I have no less respect for him that 99% (no exaggeration there) of lubavich has for Rav Shach.
    “Bal ruach hakodesh” – I don’t believe that.
    “Mofsim” – I don’t believe that either. In any case. lubavich never believed in using mofsim to prove someone’s worth. What changed? And furthermore – and NO, I’m not comparing – S”Tz also performed “mofsim”. I don’t recall any source that someone has to respect someone merely becaue they perform mofsim. If there is a source for it I would be interested to see it (even without a connectionn to this thread).

    “Does everyone hold of the heter of shaving your beard? Or just one man deomar said the heter”
    Are you seriously suggesting that there is only one man de’omar who is mattir shaving?

    “Get it straight, not every shita Lubavitche has (and same with everyone else), has to have a haskomoh from the world”
    And you write this despite in the very next paragraph quoting me repeating myself for the umpteenth time how I have no problem with different minhogim and hashkafos?!
    But to return directly to your point, it’s not as simple as you make it. Every group has the right to their own shitos and hashkofos AS LONG AS THEY DON’T PERVERT THE TORAH. You do hagbah differently, you have your own customs of dress, you have a seder chassidus. Who cares? You’re entitled to do that. But it’s when lubavichers pervert the Torah that we object strenuously.
    For example, as I have said a number of times, I don’t care that you don’t sleep in the sukkah (and there have been claims made that some other groups don’t either). But to pervert the pshat of mitztaer, coupled with the result that those who don’t sleep in the sukkah are actually on a higher level than those who do, is totally unacceptable.
    You can’t expect other people to accept your shitos/hashkofos if according to basic pshat they go against Halocho and the only justification for them is a sevoro that your rebbe made up that is not acceptable to anyone else.

    (to be continued)

    #1663190

    Do the right thing
    Participant

    Although I don’t agree at all with the Meshichistim. And it might be extremely problematic. To say the least.
    I just want to address one thing here. And this goes for BOTH. Lubavitchers and Non Lubavitchers.
    This is a quote from Rabbi Avigdor Millers, question and answers:
    Its online at: torasavigdor.org
    Q:
    Is there one main leader of Klal Yisroel today?
    A:
    That’s not for me to say. But what I can say is that we do have leaders today. Boruch Hashem, we have leaders.

    But I must tell you that I disagree with the attitude of being mivatel, of putting down, someone else’s gadol. No; I disagree with that attitude. Gedolim can be here and Gedolim can be there, and we have to appreciate all of them. Your Gadol doesn’t have to be the only Gadol.

    And even though there might be a machlokes, a disagreement, between them; yes, there may be a machlokes between them, but we should stay out of it. It’s fire! Worse than fire! We shouldn’t say a word. Not a word! So if Rav Shach, let’s say, and the Lubavitcher Rebbe may have sichsuchim, some arguments; I don’t know if they have, but if they have some sichsuchim, it’s none of our business. It’s the fire of Gehenim to open up your mouth. Keep your mouth closed. It’s a tragic mistake to mix in.

    And the wisest way is to say nothing at all, and to have the greatest derech eretz the greatest respect, for all those people who are recognized. After all, the Lubavitcher Rebbi is recognized by many people. And Rav Shach is recognized by many people. So we should keep our mouths closed and recognize both of them. That’s the way we should follow.
    TAPE # 901 (January 1993)

    #1663196

    ☕ DaasYochid ☕
    Participant

    There were many gedolim who disagreed with Rav Avigdor Miller zt”l on many things. This is one of them.

    #1663219

    RSo
    Participant

    Do the right thing, you’re heart is definitely in the right place, but what happens when a person believes that someone has gone beyond the boundaries of the Torah? Do we then say, well, he has lots and lots of followers so we should stay out of the discussion?

    If that were true how would anyone have known which side to take when Sh”Tz came on the scene (again, I’m not comparing, just illustrating a point)?

    Despite the greatness of Rav Avigdor Miller z”l, I think DaasYochid put it very nicely.

    #1663256

    ☕️coffee addict
    Participant

    “I am not a Litvak, but I have been disgusted to hear people say “Shach yemach shmoi” on more than one, and more than ten occasions.”

    I never heard a single Lubavitcher saying that, I don’t where your hearing this from.

    “and they are mechanech kids that way too, kids who don’t even know who Rav Shach was.”
    Where do you even get such info from?
    I never heard this in my life, I never heard of Rav Shach as a kid till I listened to the Rebbes Farbrengens. And the same is with the rest of Lubavitche.
    So i don’t know where in the world you get such stuff from.”

    Must be you were born within the past 20 years to not know who RAV Shach זצ״ל was until you heard about him in a farbregen

    My experience with Rav Shach and a Lubavitcher in my Yeshiva was that whenever his name was mentioned the Lubavitcher conspicuously raised his middle finger

    And the reason you probably never heard of Rav Shach is because why would anyone tell you about someone who discredited your משיח

    #1663698

    RSo
    Participant

    coffeeaddict: “RAV Shach שליט״א”

    Did you write that by mistake, or are you a closet Litvishe meshichist?

    #1663753

    CS
    Participant

    Coming from yud shvat I just wanted to apologise to chossid. I wasnt in a very gracious mood and your post irked me. I should have waited to respond until I could come from a place of ahavas yisrael instead of from annoyance. I’m sure the Rebbe didn’t approve my post. So I wanted to apologise for that. You have said some very good things.

    #1663755

    🍫Syag Lchochma
    Participant

    How do you think HKB”H felt about it?

    #1663759

    ☕️coffee addict
    Participant

    Rso

    Lol צדיקים במיתתם קרואים חיים

    But anyways it was a typo

    #1663757

    CS
    Participant

    Syag I would say the same because this is my derech. However if I was in a derech that stressed kanaus above all else for example, it could be Hashem would be fine with it…

    That’s why having our Rabbanim and Rebbeim to guide us on our Avodas Hashem is helpful and necessary

    #1663762

    ☕️coffee addict
    Participant

    To 29 (and probably 100 too)

    You couldn’t change שליט״א to זצ”ל?

    😔

    I was busy driving and talking on the phone while drinking coffee and modding. It went right over my head.

    #1663763

    RSo
    Participant

    CS, I believe Syag’s question went totally over your head… and that is part of the problem.

    #1663770

    RSo
    Participant

    coffeeaddict: “To 29 (and probably 100 too)
    You couldn’t change שליט״א to זצ”ל?”

    Give them a break. How are they meant to know in this thread who is a shlita and who a zatzal? 🙂

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