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December 21, 2017 6:57 am at 6:57 am in reply to: shalom mordechai is OUT…..BARUCH HASHEM! Its Zos Chanukah #1431176
Amazing to see klal Yisrael celebrating together! If this is how it is when one yid goes free, imagine the simcha when we all go free from golus bkarov!!!
There are women’s responsibilities and mens responsibilities. And we can help each other with our responsibilities but we have Different complimentary contributions to the family unit, just as we do physically. Make and female energies complement each other. And it’s just not smart and untrue you say we’re both the same. We clearly aren’t.
Instead of wanting women to be just like men, which is insulting to wonen how bout celebrating being women?
I think the feminist movement started off well but now it’s vetted way off track. Today we should have a chauvenist movement if anything as it is men who are mocked all the time disrespected and their role devalued.December 20, 2017 10:17 pm at 10:17 pm in reply to: A compliment (or, r”l, an insult) vs a mere statement of fact? #1430777
@blublu because when someone is truly something spiritually it even permeates their physical reality. Like Rachel being described as beautiful -what did physical beauty have to do with being one of the imahos? Rather, she was so spiritually beautiful and atzaddekes, as all our imahos were besides for leah who was at the level of a baalas teshuva, that their beauty radiated and was reflected even physically. Same with the daughters of asher marrying cohanim gedolim. And same with Shaul hamelech – his physical height reflected his spiritual heightDecember 20, 2017 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm in reply to: Explaining to girls that only boys light the Chanukah Menorah #1430808
@rebyidd where do you see I ascribe to that belief? Ie why are you telling me what Joseph believes?
@avik maybe the quote was about her involvement in politics when she was younger? Anyone know what I am taking about?December 20, 2017 11:40 am at 11:40 am in reply to: Explaining to girls that only boys light the Chanukah Menorah #1430784
“Chabadshlucha, I doubt evry much that Golda’s children needed her. She was 71 when she was elected PM. Both of her children were in their 50s.”
Interesting. I have heard this quote several times. But I was referring to younger children in my post.December 20, 2017 11:11 am at 11:11 am in reply to: Explaining to girls that only boys light the Chanukah Menorah #1430722
@rebyidd a servant to men, no such thing. Serving Hashem through fulfilling my role, yesDecember 20, 2017 11:10 am at 11:10 am in reply to: Explaining to girls that only boys light the Chanukah Menorah #1430632
“all the action in mens section – women just spectators from ezras nashim”
Yes the men are able to draw down hamshachos that women d as well, and that’s why they’re the main players in the shul. Afaik, this is to atone for the meraglim who gathered as a congregation for bad. So now they need to gather as a congregation for good to bring down higher levels of Elokus to the world to make up for the lack they created. Similar to woman being granted the mitzvah of challa to make up for Chavas sin.
We weren’t part of the meraglim fiasco so we don’t need Minyan. But we also don’t draw down the same hamshachos men do consequently.
Anyhow yes I wouldn’t invite a not yet frum woman to meet me in shUl because we’re not the main players there. Id invite her to a Shabbos or yt meal in my home, where I’m the main player. Ishto zu baiso.December 20, 2017 10:36 am at 10:36 am in reply to: A compliment (or, r”l, an insult) vs a mere statement of fact? #1430648
Because then his wife can look up to him and it just matches, as she is meant to look up to him (assuming he earns it)December 20, 2017 10:13 am at 10:13 am in reply to: Explaining to girls that only boys light the Chanukah Menorah #1430607
“I’m trying to think about this from a girls perspective. Sh’asanee Kirtzono, mommy doesn’t make kidush, lulav and esrog, all the action in mens section – women just spectators from ezras nashim….I’m sure they feel like second class citizens and all the logic in the world is not going to change that…my simple answer is that men and women have different roles and we’re all supposed to fulfill our tafkid (ask not what your country can do for you but rather…) It’s a huge arduous task in today’s day and age and need to battle herd mentality mores and a value system antithetical to our mission statement. Gotta have emunah that hashem will bring things around to true reality and each will be happy with their place and role”
Well I’m a woman so here. When I was a girl, I didn’t light because that wasnt our minhag.Yes tatte makes kiddush etc. And women have a special yt on rosh chodesh that men don’t have, women don’t work after menorah lighting for half hour while tatte can, most importantly, women make the child Jewish,and have the most influence on the attitude of the kids towards Yiddishkeit.
I don’t understand why people cry for women. We have a very important role, and the men do too!just to explain as some people seem to feel bad for us… If a man saved three kids from going off the Derech by his efforts, he would praise Hashem for giving him the zchus…. Women with their Avodas Hashem, create and imbue a love for Yiddishkeit within their kids so they add ten or so more ovdei Hashem to the Jewish nation! That’s a great task and responsibility and I’m very happy to fulfill it.
Unfortunately our world is a bit confused… I meet Non Jewish women all the time who so regret not having children and just focusing on their career as they were encouraged to do, they missed out and only realized when it was too late.
As Golda Meir once said she regretted being prime minister, because there are lots of men capable for the post, but no one was able to fill in as a mother to her children when they needed her…
I’ve got my rational answer now, thanks for all your help and input :
Of course Hashem could have made an alternate system. But that alternate system would be completely different from without the concept of pain / suffering. It wouldn’t include Allot of things that we like that go with this system such as bad actions /people getting punished, much of kindness, work ethic / lfum tzaara agra. In fact, being that we were created in this system, we couldn’t imagine life outside it!
So instead of wishing for something you don’t even know What you’re wishing for,enjoy all there is from this system, and there is much to enjoy.
As far as the hard times which aren’t fun, when we know the full picture we will appreciate that too.
Hard times push people to look deep inside and bring out their greatest strengths and previously untapped potential. There is much resultant good when dealt with correctly.
In fact, when moshiach comes, we are promised that we will see the full picture and then thank Hashem for all the hard times.
Until then, let’s not waste life because we have a question. We were given a precious little window of time to specs here and make a difference – so let’s be sure to use it!
Lchaim! A freilichen Chanukah!
@joseph let’s just say I’m not posted in America….
Happy to clarify. My list is the list of priorities of where to devote my energies.
Like this :
Hashem (as clarified by the Rebbe and Rabbonim)
Individuals /friends outside community
If I would be in the list, it would mean I devote my energies tiaras serving myself, hence a misuse of my energies. Rather, i need to have energies to devote to all the above so I take care of myself.
True I forgot about the eved knaani. But that is not at all like the American slavery. For example if you knocked out a tooth, he would go free. He had to rest on shabbos with you etc.
The Torah isn’t pro slavery or it wouldn’t be a curse.
Alas syag, you have mistaken my intentions again. I meant to show you no hard feelings, as you have been a bit overly sensitive to my posts. Sorry I keep rubbing you the wrong way:(
Did you notice that every major Jewish event in history ended with 8? Matan Torah 2448. Entering EY 2488
Churban 3338. How bout moshiach 5778.
I actually came across an article written 20 years ago saying how moshiach had to come 5778 and there were a bunch of angry comments that we don’t need to wait till then.
Something based on numbers -I’m not mathematical so didn’t quite get it.
I thought he lost
What about Rav Samuel Auerbach? Isn’t he also big in the litvishe world? And a peer to Rav Shteinman (Curious, I’m a bit clueless here)
@mentch1 the world wasnt create in order for Hashem to give – if He had to give and needed to create us in order to give, than He wouldn’t be perfect cvs.
Rather, once He wanted to create, since He is Tov, and teva hatov lheitiv, Ain ra yored min hashomayim, only good. Even harsh punishments are good – just we prefer to see the good ourselves.That’s the difference between chessed and gevura.
As far as how is it worth it for us? Sometimes, now, we don’t appreciate the suffering, hence noach lo ladam.. But when moshiach comes, we will really see the full purpose of the distressing and what it accomplished, and will tell Hashem oidcha ki anafta bi.
Wtp+1 also they found in the Cairo geniza a drawing of the Rambam of the Menorah and it is diagonal
Wow it’s fun to be part of a thread where we can all agree at least respectfully hear and learn from each other. Some pointers :
@gaon thanks allot. I’m sure that is another way of understanding it, and there are shiviim panim laTorah. However that being said, I can’t say to the fellow that what he said is incorrect because I remember learning it myself and is definitely a part of Torah just another facet. Assuming based on kabbola. Haven’t seen it in some time though so can’t remember it clearly enough to answer all questions on it. I think the posuk Norah alila al bnei Adam tied in. This means Hashem makes awesome libels / set ups against man. I note that isn’t helpful without the full picture. I’ll try to look it up.
@dy maybe he’ll go for it and regardless its a great mashal thanks!!
Only problem is that Hashem isn’t limited – He can create a satisfying and just system of He wanted.
So ultimately it does boil down to emuna- at least to new I haven’t found a purely rational answer yet as wtp said as well
And obviously it’s impossible to fully understand Hashem, but up to the point of Atzilus at least, there’s allot He’s given us to be able to understand so we can learn and grow abs follow in His Ways.
Wow gaon thanks for that! I admit I don’t know the source offhand, I definitely didn’t tell him that, it wouldn’t have helped anyway, he told me he learned that. And as I have the concept before, and also with regards to chet haegel, that it was kind of a set up so bnei Yisrael could attain the level of Baalei teshuva which is higher than tzaddikim, I wasn’t going to tell him it’s not true. He learned it himself, and I’ve heard it to. I would love to see the source inside (could be I originally saw it in a maamar but it’s been some time.) I’ll ask around and try to get back. Shame sechel hayashar isn’t here to help. If anyone else knows it please fill us inDecember 11, 2017 7:34 pm at 7:34 pm in reply to: Spiritual Significance of Jerusalem and embassy announcement #1424542
I found it but couldn’t copy and paste. If you’d like to see it yourself, search זוהר ישחק ילעג למו ירושליםDecember 11, 2017 7:33 pm at 7:33 pm in reply to: Spiritual Significance of Jerusalem and embassy announcement #1424538
But to elaborate, apparently Yerushalayim is the issue that the nations will clash about right before moshiach comes. Anyone know the exact Targum Yonasan excerpt that discusses it?
I just heard a fascinating Zohar on this embassy topic- on the posuk yoshev bashomayim yischak yilag amo, which is that up till now Hashem exacted punishment from our enemies from behind closed curtains above. However, by the end of days, basketball will redress all souls of wicked people in current leaders of nations – and they will gather together in a place where the nations meet (hello, the UN!) and they will start out trying to conceal their agenda by discussing if we have legal rights over Yerushalayim. However in the end their real meaning will come out, but they won’t succeed because Hashem will mock them.
I would love to see the source for this inside, also if anyone has any other Yerushalayim moshiach nevuos/ mefarshim to share im all ears!!December 11, 2017 4:00 pm at 4:00 pm in reply to: Spiritual Significance of Jerusalem and embassy announcement #1424500
@syag sorry about the post above. The formatting here does make it difficult for me to proofread, so sorry about that. Im really not syag. I start off talking to people as peers. But if I get called not sober, too kabbalistic, or having too much Derech eretz towards Torah, for no clear reason, then I sometimes feel like were on different planets and maybe I need to explain what to me is basics. I’m really sorry if that comes off as condescending, it truly isn’t meant to be!! Honestly. And once I start explaining basics, there will be things explained that are really basic to you as well. I get that. But I don’t always know where it is that I lost you. And to me, audience means the people in taking to. It can be my friends for that matter. Afaik is not a condescending term.
Refuah sheleima! Try getting more sleep!!! Also make green tea and put in fresh garlic lemon juice and ginger . Your can add honey. Doesn’t taste amazing but good for under the weather stuff. And if you’re throwing up try just living in BRITAIN Bananas rice apples toast. Less likely to be thrown up. Good luck!!
@chochom +1 plus I find the fact that there is even such a question surprising. For me, I go about my day listening out for the shofar, and looking at world events there’s a good chance moshiach will come this year! Gotta live with the times, people!
I’m understanding a whole new level to Shir hamaalos hayinu kcholmim. It seems there are some who will wake up the the reality that’s been building up for awhile only once moshiach is already here. As trump would say, sad.
We need to chap arein as many mitzvos as possible now because the game is almost up! And then we won’t have the chance to make the same impact anymore…
Yeah that would def make senseDecember 11, 2017 2:33 pm at 2:33 pm in reply to: [Fiction] A Nazi attempting to unleash a biological weapon in Israel #1424468
@redleg cvs! Yaakov a bonus, bichir haavos, did not do something wrong!! There are answers how it goes with the lav against marrying two sisters but he did something right, not wrong.
Another answer is that mitzvos were optional Hiddurim which the avos of course kept unless they conflicted with sheva mitzvos bnei noach which was incumbent on them at the time. Of course this changed with matan Torah.
He married them because he otherwise would have broken 1 of the 7. I remember it being that he had promised Rachel he would Mary her although can’t remember how that was one i of the seven right now…. Unless I’m mixing things up.
Actually I think it was that it is mutar for a Ben noach to marry two sisters from different mothers, and since he had promised to marry Rachel, he couldn’t break his word for the sake of a chumraDecember 11, 2017 2:29 pm at 2:29 pm in reply to: Spiritual Significance of Jerusalem and embassy announcement #1424453
Thanks @mdd1 so can I add without being called lofty or drunk, that many sources such as Targum Yonasan and the Zohar to wrote two offhand discuss nations conflict over Yerushalayim being the immediate precursor to Moshiach s coming? Above Eva hear more?December 11, 2017 1:11 pm at 1:11 pm in reply to: Spiritual Significance of Jerusalem and embassy announcement #1424379
@jdf007 we are in agreement. You must have read just two posts of mine on previous Rebbeim aand jumped to conclusions.
@putdownthegun I wouldn’t mind if there is an interest but that wasn’t my intention here. I was just sharing about of the excitement going on in my circles and the coolness about it. I didn’t think it would sound Chinese. In fact I Bdavka left out the Ma and Ban details so as not to be heavy on kabbola.
Not sure what was so Chinese :/ lol
@avrammd no Cvs, like you said Hashem is not deceptive. There really was a plan a. However what I said still stands. Sounds like you never heard of the concept before. So I guess it could be another discussion if you want. I may need hypo on up the sources though, so is this only foreign to avrammd? Abs others can fill in?December 11, 2017 11:46 am at 11:46 am in reply to: A Couple of Reminders From Your Friendly Moderators… #1424305
Thanks 🙂 is there a word counter?
Thanks for the responses.
@770chavad @readynow those are great answers to the question why do people suffer. But this isn’t his question. His question was that Hashem created this system. He couldve created it differently.
And we already discussed that the pain comes in a a result of sinning. But he knows that Hashem set up Adam and Chava for chet etz hadaas so really He wanted the system to work this way. So he’s wondering why He chose such a system?
@daasyochid @littlefroggie what you say is true. But it’s so hard to see someone waste his life because he has a question. I wish I could answer him.
I have pondered this question myself and have an answer, but like I said it’s more emuna based so I don’t think it’ll work for him.
@Joseph I guess sort of lol. When I was in high school, whenever I thought of a question, I would not rest tool I got a satisfactory answer. When I left high school I was surprised to see most of the questions that come my way are ones I had myself or never had to begin with because the basis of the difficulty that was the basis for it, was clear to me. So it is funnily enough, a bit rare to find myself at a loss for words to answer this fellow in a way he can accept.December 11, 2017 9:40 am at 9:40 am in reply to: Spiritual Significance of Jerusalem and embassy announcement #1424224
Tzedaka asa hkbh shepizran bein haumos.
What was the purpose? We need to refine the whole world, so first we started off in eretz Yisrael to serve as a lighthouse for the whole world and elevate the whole world from the. Then there came a time when we had to leave and spread out through all the nations. In every country, there are different cultural norms, and through us living there, we use the norms and characteristics of the country and society we love in for Hashem, through Torah and mitzvos, and that’s how we elevate every part of the world.
For example, it’s halacha that we use the business norms of the country to complete transactions etc.
Now we can see that were more spread out then every before. And we have used every culture for Hashem.
So even the lowest places of the world have been refined by now.
Where do we really see that the world is ready for Hashem to reveal Himself in it with moshiach? When even the lowest elements of the world align themselves with what Hashem wants.
Trump is not exactly a refined person. He is the epitome of edom. And he Represents that Edom has finally been refined. We can see this from his age when he was elected – he was 70, 7 months, 7 days old in the year 5777. Lots of seven there.
Seven times ten shows us that the world has been refined.
We just saw this last week, When he declared, on yud tes Kislev no less, that Yerushalayim belongs to the Yiddin.
He did this against all odds, with allot of counter pressure, and even the Israelis didn’t mind either way.
This shows us that even the lowest elements are coming in line with Hashem’s Ratzon.
With such an event, let’s make sure to praise Hashem, and not make the mistake of Chizkiyahu melech Yehudis, who would have been moshiach but didn’t sing shira.
This teaches us that when we acknowledge our personal miracles, it brings moshiach closer.
So lets do that and go to Chanukah, the yom Tov of light in this spirit, lighting up the world around us.
There’s more cool stuff and I’ll be happy to share if you want.December 11, 2017 9:38 am at 9:38 am in reply to: Spiritual Significance of Jerusalem and embassy announcement #1424188
Already in 5751-5752, shnos niflaos arenu and bakol, the Rebbe told us that the world as a whole is ready for moshiach and if we look at the world in that way, we will see it. Then came the miraculous events. Such as the fall of communism without any bloodshed, the miraculous Gulf war, etc, and the world has continued on the path towards moshiach. Now I’ll share the concepts from the sicha of vayeshev 5752 which is the most recent one we have because by the next year the Rebbe couldn’t speak anymore as the stroke followed shortly after.
This past week was parshas vayeshev and it’s just incredible what’s going on.this source I looked up myself, there are other sources being quoted as well, also from that week, but I haven’t managed to finish learning inside yet so I’ll leave it out for now.December 11, 2017 9:37 am at 9:37 am in reply to: Spiritual Significance of Jerusalem and embassy announcement #1424178
One more concept – some numbers. 7 represents the normal working order of creation and the world. That’s why there were seven days of creation, representing the seven emotive sefiros of each world. There are also seven days of the week for the same reason. Everything of the world is composed of 7, six sides and depth.
10- represents sheleimus, completion. 100 even more so.
So any number times ten represents the completion of that conceptDecember 11, 2017 9:00 am at 9:00 am in reply to: Spiritual Significance of Jerusalem and embassy announcement #1424162
OK I’m back. So here’s starters :
Yaakov and esav were both given missions in refining the world : Yaakov was meant to be Ish ohel- the kollel man,
And esav was meant to be Ish sodeh- the man on the ground, the businessmen, worldly people who refine the world from within. Both are necessary and needed. Esav’s mission demanded allot more spiritual power, as he needed to elevate the world from within, without getting pulled down, and so he had a greater potential.
Unfortunately, with his bechira chofshis, he chose to waste his great potential and fall very low, and that’s why Yaakov wanted to give him a brachos transfusion – to wake him up and reset him on his path.
Rivkah though saw that he would take any kochos he was given and use it for bad, so she got Yaakov to get the brachos.
Yaakov then fled to Lavan and stayed on the right path, even in the darkness of Lavan and charan- charon af shel olam, and when he successfully completed his mission, he went to meet up with Esav to see if he had completed his.
Alas, the messengers returned and told him, banu el achicha – you think he’s your brother, but, el esav- he’s still esav harasha. He has not done his mission so we can’t have moshiach yet.
Ever since, Yaakov and his descendents, us, have been given both missions, to be the yoshev ohel as well as the Ish sodeh.
When we finish refining the world, as well as esav, that’s when moshiach can come.
I know you’re thinking what does this have to do with anything? I’m giving you the background concepts so you can understand the significance of what is going on.so just bear with me 🙂December 11, 2017 7:47 am at 7:47 am in reply to: Spiritual Significance of Jerusalem and embassy announcement #1424112
@ziongate I’m glad he came closer to Yiddishkeit in the eve, thanks for informing me.
So lots of cool things going on. If you want a source for anything I say please feel free to ask.
To answer Joseph, yes this comes from the Rebbe’s sichos where he references sources from all over Torah. And @rso this is one of the many ways we are guided by the Rebbe till today.
Will tell you some of the cool things when I get back from teaching iyhDecember 10, 2017 7:07 pm at 7:07 pm in reply to: Spiritual Significance of Jerusalem and embassy announcement #1423849
Now the Rebbe obviously agreed with all the above. And the Rebbe never referred to eretz Yisrael as medinat Yisrael, only eretz Yisrael. But the Rebbe was now dealing with the aftermath – the state did exist – and Hashem wanted it to exist – every war has been a miraculous occurrence.
So now we have Yiddin living in eretz Yisrael, able to practice Yiddishkeit to a degree that they had not been able to before. Should a state have been established? No.
But now that it was, we need to hold onto it for two reasons :
1) even if it wasnt eretz Yisrael but just a Jewish settlement elsewhere, as in nehardea way back when, Jewish lives must be defended. We see every time we even talk about giving away land, the Arabs see us as weak, and it endangers Jewish lives. That’s how the intifadas happened.
This point of the Rebbe has been proved time add time again.
2) its not just any land, its eretz Hakodesh. And now that so many Yiddin have been enabled to live there by miracles, it is completely wrong to think of giving it away,as at the end of the day, it’s our land.
3) now that we are living there, we must do everything we can to merit living there.
And the Rebbe sent shluchim there, over 800 by now, even asked not yet frum commanders etc. to help create more Yiddishkeit and Jewish atmosphere in various ways –
For example, the Rebbe once asked a high ranking officer what the soldiers do in their spare time. He answered they read newspapers. The Rebbe asked him to get Jewish reading material available on the bases so soldiers can look at them in their spare time. This is one story out of many,such attention to detail.
The fact is today, that ironically zionism has been transformed, and although the founder of zionism, hertzel, had originally wanted all Jews to convert to Christianity rl, and only came up with zionism afterwards when he saw that wouldn’t happen,today’s most ardent Zionists are frum. Lol hertzel would be turning in his grave.
And even the not yet frum Jews keep many more mitzvos than their not yet frum counterparts in chutz laaretz.
But this is all background to what I wanted to discuss in this thread. To be continued tomorrow iyhDecember 10, 2017 6:41 pm at 6:41 pm in reply to: Does Judaism recognize *marriage* between a man and a woman who are not Jewish? #1423861
What I meant was yes as in they cannot commit adultery, as Joseph said. But no, as far as being two halves of one neshama neshama reconnecting – like a Jewish marriageDecember 10, 2017 4:58 pm at 4:58 pm in reply to: Spiritual Significance of Jerusalem and embassy announcement #1423843
Oh I see there was some interest. Firstly, I see there is confusion with regards to the Rebbeim’s shita against. Zionism. So I’ll clarify. Apparently, the Rebbe Rasha was the strongest anti Zionist for his time, he wrote a strongly worded letter against them. This is because zionism was meant to replace torah and mitzvos with a national identity.
As the Rebbe Rashab said, the Zionist organizationally of bilu, which stands for beis Yaakov lchu vnelcha, if they would’ve added the end of the Posuk in, bor Hashem, then I wouldn’t have a problem with it.
There was an attempt on the Rebbe’s life by Zionists.
The Frierdiker Rebbe, his son, also continued along these lines, and was bitterly disappointed with the establishment of the state of Israel because it was an opportune time for the Geula that year, after the chevlei moshiach of the holocaust, but instead of the geula, we were given a state – not worth it. The Frierdiker Rebbe davka got American citizenship around then, in his Shabbos clothes, and even got it videoed in color, to show how much he rejected this state exchange for the Geula.December 10, 2017 11:04 am at 11:04 am in reply to: Does Judaism recognize *marriage* between a man and a woman who are not Jewish? #1423300
It depends on how you define marriage.
Lol maybe I will open a thread. But not now. Got go to a farbrengen 🙂
Lol daas yochid, is an amazing day :):)
Yeah I’ve been monitoring. Thanks for the mention. I had half a mind to open a thread on the significance of the embassy announcement on yud tes Kislev but I figured you can all use a break from me now after that long thread 😉
Also it’s worldwide so there is nowhere to run tu. I think if you want to move to the safest place, move to eretz Yisrael, were there is an extra measure of hashgocha protis. “Eretz asher einei Hashem Elokecha ba mereishis hashana ad acharis shana.”
In the past we knew this posuk but it seemed a bit incongruous with reality because we always hear of terrorist attacks. But now we see clearly how so many plots fail over there, abs how cvs, even when it is successful, they usually only manage to wound people, abs if cvs more than that, it is very few people. Contrast that with the rest of the world where one attack kills dozens of people.
I was thinking along these lines several years ago. If I wasnt on shlichus I would do the above myself
There is a posuk in tehillim, kapitl tzaddik, “ki elef shonim beiynecha kyom…”
Based on this, I think it is kabbola but may be a medrash that learn that just as Hashem created the world in six days with the seventh being shabbos, so too the world. Every day corresponds to a thousand years. The last millennium is moshiach which is shabbos.
But we don’t take Shabbos in at shkiah exactly, we light beforehand. So moshiach must arrive before then, and as noted we are currently erev shabbos after chatzos if you do the Mah.
As far as the possibility of another world: our chachomim in the gemara tell us that after this last millennium of 7000, no one knows what will be.
So whoever got scared, no worries till the year 7000, and in general no need to fear, as “ain ra yored min hashomayim” abs “Teva Hatov lhaitiv” so no matter what it is, it will be in our best interest
I have enjoyed your posts and questions- you have been unbiased and open to understanding. I think your last post of the three part post, was addressed by my posts last night.
The middle one I agreed with immediately.
Now the first one.
“1. The rebuilding of Yeshivos, Baitai Chinuch, and Bais Yaacov’s is no less an expression of Avavas Yisroel for every Yid then sending Shluchim.”
” It was (and is) and disagreement regarding what you is the best meathod of Harbatzas Torah.”
Not really. Both are necessary. Many leaders of klal yisroel focused on a specific segment of klal yisroel and engaged in one or the other.The Rebbe, as Nossi hador, was responsible for the wellbeing of every Jew, so engaged in both our whatever was necessary.
“2.Demanding Halachic proofs against Mashichist beliefs is besides the point. If you make an error regarding a Halacha in Shulchan Aruch or Ramabam that’s one thing. But let’s say you believe in something for which there is no direct positive evidence and insist that it is your religious duty to believe so based on personal feelings, revelations, miricles, etc. You have just legitimized the revelation narrative of every world religion and cult.”
If a missionary confuses you with his proof and gets you to understand that Torah is cvs wrong, so you would agree to go by this new understanding and believe in AZ cvs because something in Torah doesn’t make sense?
Obviously not. The difference is Yiddishkeit is true, everything else takes a point of Yiddishkeit and mixes in garbage. So you can usually convince an open-minded person to this effect.but the basis of Yiddishkeit needs to be emuna.
The proof we have as lubavitchers is that the Rebbe was a tzadik continuing a line all the way up to the Baal Shem Tov. If you say that we can’t believe something the Rebbe said, then how can we believe anything he says? And the frierdiker Rebbe says,as he was his successor? Etc until the Baal Shem Tov? And as these people were holy tzaddikim, how can you believe any Torah authority? Maybe they’re wrong too? May as well just be a tzeduki or reject torah altogether cvs.
That’s the problem with this rationale. So we don’t understand everything. But the facts are the facts. Moshe emess vsoraso emess.
@3. I take personal offense at the statement made by CS that the Vilna Gaon saw the Alter Rebbe of Lubavich through a key hole, realized that if he would meet him he would have become a chossid and ran away. But this is just a symptom of the above stated problem.”
I didn’t make it up or I would get your personal offense, this is a story I watched the descendent of the Vilna Gaon’s top talmid say is the tradition passed down through the family. Admittedly, knowing the greatness of the Gra, it is a bit shocking, and is not our version.
But people seemed more interested in hearing non lubavitch sources. Maybe take it up with the one who said it.