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April 8, 2020 6:46 pm at 6:46 pm in reply to: Moshiach is coming this year! #1848356
It is in the Baal Haturim on Shemos Perek 12- posssuk 8 by the son of the Rosh
He writes that before Moshiach we will not be able to leave our homes.April 8, 2020 1:32 am at 1:32 am in reply to: Moshiach is coming this year! #1848206
ummmm….. Did i spend 20 mintes writing up that post for nothing?????April 7, 2020 1:03 am at 1:03 am in reply to: Moshiach is coming this year! #1847873
Hmmmmm…… did I ever say otherwise?April 6, 2020 6:45 pm at 6:45 pm in reply to: Moshiach is coming this year! #1847788
Okay, it looks like I didn’t do my research too well. I remember thinking, when I saw the post, that I’d remembered hearing 400, but I didn’t think too much of it. Perhaps, if we go by the way it is written in Torah without Meforshim it would work, but that would be a little sketchy. However, as many have already stated, That does not detract from the legitimacy of claiming and believing that Moshiach right now. Thanks for the sources for the Baal Haturim. I now have 2 sources – Shemos perek 12 posuk 8, and Bo perek 12 possuk 9. I’ll look them up and see what I get over there. It could be that both of them are true.
Yserbius, I didn’t realize that R’ Chaim would always talk like that about Moshiach. I heard, that he made recent dramatic statements about the Moshiach’s imminence. I heard that others have been discussing it as well.April 1, 2020 10:23 pm at 10:23 pm in reply to: Help! Husband OTD #1846039
What’s the problem with you?! Tens of thousands of people have experienced miraculous recoveries after having visited the Ohel. People here have been giving all sorts of answers that won’t have any visible effect, while I’m the first one that’s mentioned something actually real. It won’t help you to look for the logical and @rational solutions…. In a case such as this we have to think spiritually, meaningfully. Responses based off of what simply make sense to our sechel enoshi aren’t always the most best.
Besides, what is with your use of the term ‘poor lady’? Just because someone is going through a momentarily hard time, they become a nebach case? I think your a ‘poor guy’ dismissing by idea outright. Does someone become labeled a ‘poor lady’ just because stuff aren’t going there way for some time? We make the best out of our situations to help us grow. I think that your labeling her ‘poor’ and ‘unfortunate’ are definitely more offensive then what I wrote. These are challenges, but if you look deeper you see that they’re really opportunities. There is a story with someone that was planning on marrying a shiksa but before he went ahead with his plans, his rabbi convinced him to go by the Rebbe by Sunday dollars to receive a brocha. When his turn came , he told the Rebbe what he was about to do, and the Rebbe told him “I actually envy you”. The man was not expecting such an answer, so he asked the Rebbe to explain. He said that a person’s connection to Hashem is like a ladder and every nisayon, that you encounter brings you up one rung on the ladder. This man’s nisayon would get him incredibly higher. This is indeed enviable!
Every challenge can either be viewed as an obstacle or as a springboard for spiritual growth. This woman is not unfortunate; she is enviable.
Rational, if visiting kivrei tzaddikim is considered mishegassen to you, then you need some serious self – evaluation.March 31, 2020 3:15 am at 3:15 am in reply to: Pesach Divrei Torah #1845094
That is indeed quite a famous and typical vort of the Rebbe – however there are much, much more:
Why does the Baal Haggadah write אחד חכם, אחד רשע, אחד תם, ואחד שאינו יודע לשאול, Putting the Chochom and Rasha together? Won’t the Rasha have a bad influence on the Chochom? The Rebbe answers that, on the contrary, this way the Chochom will be able to influence the Rasha! This teaches us that, we needn’t worry about being influenced by our surroundings; On the contrary, we should initiate to have an influence on our surroundings!
Without meaning to put down anyone else, I can’t help but quote an interesting observation the Rebbe makes regarding the nuschaos in our Haggados. By the section that discusses the hard work that the Yidden suffered, the Alter Rebbe’s Haggada brings down the possuk וימררו את חייהם בעבודה קשה בחומר ובלבנים וכל עבדה בשדה את כל עבודתם אשר עבדו בם בפרך however this possuk appears in no other Haggadah! The Rebbe explains in his haggadah that this possuk must have been included in the Rishonim and Sifri for 2 reasons – 1. The baal Haggadah is obviously trying to detail the hard work that the Yidden had gone through after stating that the
Yidden had gone through a hard time as a general fact. If so, the possuk of ויעבדו מצרים את ישראל בפרך that appears in most Haggados is not sufficient. 2. Chazal (sota 10b) learn from that possuk that the yidden were given easy work and that the word ‘Perech’ is supposed to mean ‘Peh Ruch’. If so the Baal Haggadah couldn’t have brought a proof from that possuk, because that possuk isn’t really talking about hard work!
From here the Rebbe deduces that the possuk of Vayimareru must have been included in the original Haggadah. If so, how exactly did such a mistake make it’s way into almost all of our Haggadahs? The Rebbe answers that the scribes might have abbreviated the pessukim by writing ויעבדו…..בפרך intending the two pessukim which both end with the word “perech” but the printers didn’t realize and only printed the first possuk, which is the one printed in our haggadahs
Once again, I don’t meant to say the others ar wrong but i think the Rebbe’ss Pirush makes alot of sense.March 30, 2020 10:40 pm at 10:40 pm in reply to: Help! Husband OTD #1845045
Visit Lubavitcher Rebbe’s tzion. 226-20 francis lewis blvd. cambria heightsMarch 24, 2020 7:19 pm at 7:19 pm in reply to: Top 10 Jewish songs since 1980. #1842704
1. V’yeidu – by Chassidim
2. Yelchu Mchayil – by Chassidim
3. Odcha Hashem – by Chassidim
4. Ohev Hashem – by Chassidim
5. Shir Mizmor – by Chassidim
6. Korati Bris – by Chassidim
7. Shuva Hashem – by Chassidim
8. Orech Yomim – by Chassidim
9. Mizmor Shir – by Chassidim
10. Hallelu – by ChassidimDecember 27, 2019 12:40 am at 12:40 am in reply to: 20 Kislev in Chabad #1814652
In the sicha of 19 Kislev 5738, the Rebbe clearly mentions this anecdote. Anyone who wishes could simply look it up in Toras Menachem.December 27, 2019 12:26 am at 12:26 am in reply to: 20 Kislev in Chabad #1814650
Avraham: “This story turns “loving all Jews” on its head. To make a holiday celebrating the founder of Chabad’s “rescue”….”
Actually, I don’t find this minhag offensive at all, although I see where you’re mistaken. After all the shame and excommunications that he had to put up with and the lies and false charges that were levied against him by the Misnagdim, one can imagine the utter pain and torture the Alter Rebbe suffered at the hands of this Misnaged to whom he was sent after his supposed freedom. To question the veracity of the stories that are told of the Alter Rebbe as well as the comments he made regarding his stay in the misnaged’s house, is simply atrocious and despicable. These traditions, which are related at great length in the Sichos of our Rebbeim and hold a firm ground in Chabd tradiotion, and someone who claims that these stories and comments are unfounded or unreliable, is essentially taking issue with the whole Chabad mesorah.
I hope that those that proposed these doubts and claims will apologize at the soonest opportunity.October 20, 2019 3:01 pm at 3:01 pm in reply to: Chabad hate on YWN? #1793784
@Yeshivishrockstar2: “There’s a website called “Identifying Chabad” which purports to show that Chabad is a”z.”
The owner of the website personally admitted to me that his attacks are not only directed against today’s modern Chabad world, but also against the entire Chassidic movement as well as the earlier Kabbalists such as the Arizal etc. How could you quote such a hateful writer? are you insinuating that you share his views? how could you even say that he raises “valid points”? Do you identify as a sympathizer of his? I would appreciate if you clarify yourself. Thanks.October 20, 2019 1:04 pm at 1:04 pm in reply to: Chabad hate on YWN? #1793750
Hey, where do you see influences of idol worship in Chabad?October 18, 2019 1:24 am at 1:24 am in reply to: Chabad hate on YWN? #1793445
Oh wow, is your father still alive? Does he remember Rav Pinchus Hirschprung?October 17, 2019 2:37 am at 2:37 am in reply to: Chabad hate on YWN? #1793298
In a talk which is printed in Likutei sichos chelek beis on p. 513, The Lubavitcher Rebbe said as follows:
“I was asked how It’s possibles to say “arise and rejoice those who dwell in the dust” regarding my Father-in-law the Rebbe, that he will redeem us. After all, It is known that fist Moshiach will come and the Techiyas Hameisim will occur. If so how can one possibly say that the Rebbe is moshiach?
in resolution: although, Moshiach will first come and then Techiyas Hameisim will happen, this is only in regards to the general public however the very special ones will come back to life before Moshiach comesin the same veindfghy as is explained in stories brought down in shas as well as midrashim including Avoda Zara 10b.”October 17, 2019 2:33 am at 2:33 am in reply to: Chabad hate on YWN? #1793297
ehhhhh……. What’s going on here? Moshiach can’t come from the dead?
Has the non lubavitc world gone beserk?
perhaps i should be dan l’kaf zchus and assume that you guys didn’t
properly study the Gemara on Sanhedrin 98b, or the Abarbanel (ישועות משיחו פרק א) , or the many other commentaries that explain the possibility of Moshiach rising from the dead.July 4, 2019 2:54 pm at 2:54 pm in reply to: See It For Yourself #1752725
Yeshivishrockstar: “So: Defend Chabad: Is the Rebbe the Moshiach: YES OR NO?”
Of course I believe that the Rebbe is moshiach and so does every other Lubavitcher believe so, even if their scared to announce it. I already mentioned the incident with Rabbi Shloime Cunin, on the thread titled “when did Chabad become a kiruv-oriented Chassidus?”, and how he announced in front of a large crowd of Lubavitchers, seemingly unaware of the cameras that videoing the speech: “The Rebbe runs the world, and he will take us out of golus”. In that video, we see how even the Head Shliach of California acknowledges that the Rebbe is Moshiach. There is nothing wrong with saying that and we have many halachic sources to back up our claim, including the many sichos where the rebbe iterates that all the nesiim of Chabad where the Moshiach of their generation.
You saw in the video yourself how Rabbi Wagner brings down sources from many sichos of the Rebbe, where the Rebbe pretty clearly hints to the fact that he’s Moshiach. Are you insinuating that the Rebbe was wrong?July 4, 2019 2:24 pm at 2:24 pm in reply to: When did Chabad become a Kiruv oriented Chassidus? #1752699
Yeshivishrockstar: “Read CHabadtalk. But its out of date.” I googled Chabadtalk and visited their site and it doesn’t seem to exist anymore. There is something, however, called the ChabadTalk Podcast by Tzvi Freeman, and it seems to be very Kosher, and i enjoy the author’s articles on Chabad.org. definitely nothing disrespectful over there.
” just read the articles on Crownheightsinfo and Collive by Rav Menashe Kleins petira”
No article regarding Rav Menashe Klein was posted on Crown Heights Info but this is what i found on Collive.
“shame it’s a shame. we have no leaders left in this world”
“Erev Rosh Hashana
Is it 29 Elul in Eretz Yisroel when he passed away?
If so he shares a special day with the Tzemach Tzedek……”
“Baruch Dayan Haemes…”
All of these comments were made by Lubavitchers expressing their sympathy over the passing of this Gadol. While mentioning his life story, Collive naturally mentions the negative stance he had against Chabad, being that this article was posted on a Chabad site – Is there a problem with that? And yes, a couple of the comments on the bottom expressed their disappointment that collive mentioned that aspect of his life, being that they felt that it wasn’t right to publicize that on the day of his petira. Is there a problem with that?
“read the comments on Crownheightsinfo in regards to Rav Yisroel Belsky’s comments on meshichistim.”
Besides for comment #1, #2, and #15, all 37 comments on the page are either expressing their sympathy and pain upon hearing about his death, or berating the aforementioned comments, for their stupidity, so why are you trying to make it sound as if the whole Lubavitch as if all the comments were against him?
“SO anyone who knows the emes: Chabad’s “Ahavas Yisrael” is only as long as they don’t attack chabad.” ????? Of course we love everyone, even when they attack us, but that doesn’t change the fact that we’re disappointed with them….. Where does #15’s comment imply that he doesn’t love Rav Yisroel. How does saying “He went against YOUR Rebbe and your fine with posting an article about him?!” imply that the writer doesn’t love rav yisroel? I love Rav Yisroel, and I love you too, even if my comments to you sound harsh sometimes….July 4, 2019 1:05 pm at 1:05 pm in reply to: Yiddish at Siyum hashas #1752672
Avi k: “DC, you are also wrong. It comes from Belarus.”
Nope, it comes from Russia, and this a ridiculous argument to have, as you can easily look up these facts on the Internet. I would refer you to Wikipedia though, and then you’ll tell me what you think….July 4, 2019 1:01 pm at 1:01 pm in reply to: When did Chabad become a Kiruv oriented Chassidus? #1752667
Yseigel: “In all my years of going to gatherings, hearing rabbonim in the Chabad community…. I have never seen such views as expressed by many individuals here speaking in the name of Chabad”
Well obviously, because the views being expressed here are the not the type that you find by a traditional ‘Chasidic Gathering’. There, they probably talk about Chassidishkeit and Hiskashrus and different ideas related to the concept of being a Chossid, whereas the topics under discussion here belong in an entirely different spectrum. The fact that you didn’t hear these ideas being expressed at the Farbrengens you went to, does not imply that the rabonim don’t agree with what I’m saying.
In any event, it’s a known fact that there are many things that Chabad Shluchim just wouldn’t say in public because of the controversy it would arouse. Case in point, the time that Rabbi Shlome Cunin, head Shliach of California, said – apparently unaware of the cameras: “The Rebbe runs the world, and he will take us out of golus”. There is a video of this event that went around on different sites, and it just goes to show that Shluchim really believe many things that they just won’t say in public, but now just may not be the time to elaborate….
“At any rate I’d absolutely love to have a conversation with some of these individuals in order to try and set some things straight”
It’s ironic that you’re telling ME that you would like to set things straight, as if you have a better idea of the inner workings of Chabad than me, a Lubavitcher Chossid for many years. Let’s just say that Chabad and their ideologies are a little more complicated than you think, and not everything about Chabad is limited to all the nonsense that you hear in your local Litvishe shtiebel.
At any rate, It’s good to know that you attend Chasidic gatherings – keep it up…. Who knows, perhaps they’ll even turn you into a mentsh some day….July 4, 2019 8:44 am at 8:44 am in reply to: Does Rav Chaim Kanievsky shlita prohibit men from shaving their beards? #1752432
Nevillechaimberlin: “As a side note, glad to see your trolling career has forced you to look into the Mishnah Berurah. That’s something most Lubavitchers wouldn’t do.”
If i would get a nickel for every lie you make….. I would have enough money to buy YWN and kick you off of CR. What i find most ironic is the fact that you seem to roll stuff off your proverbial tongue as if you have you actually know what your talking about. How ’bout you stop just posting whatever your stomach tell you, and actually get to work before you start posting your nonsense in public. I wish I would have enough time to rebut all of your statements but I just don’t have the time or patience.
I’m not sure what you mean by “something most Lubavitchers wouldn’t do”. It seems like you aren’t that familiar (to put it mildly) with the way it works in today’s Chabad curriculum. It is a known fact that many times when there is no ALter Rebbe Shulchan Aruch, Chabad paskins like the Mishna Berura. I clearly remember getting learning it back in Yeshiva and even getting tested on it….
“I’m pretty sure I’ve heard Chabadniks call it misnagdish” Pretty sure??? Is this another one of your fantasies? Buddy, it’s time to get e-du-c-a-t-e-d….
“Is this going to be another schism between the crazy new-age Chabadniks and the “real” Chabadniks?”
Huh????? now I’m totally lost… please explain yourself instead of just rambling.
P.S sorry if I sounded harsh. I just get frustrated when people publicize untrue facts.July 3, 2019 10:28 pm at 10:28 pm in reply to: When did Chabad become a Kiruv oriented Chassidus? #1752437
LA boy: Oh sorry, I misunderstood you. I thought you were referring to bashing gedolim and other sects – that is what we were discussing when I mentioned col and the other sites, as nevillechaimberlin stated: “Chabad forums are 99% a bash-fest on other yidden, primarily gedolim.” and then later he presented examples of sites that bash other yidden and gedolim: “CrownHeightsInfo, ChabadInfo, Collive, The Anti Tzemach, etc…”
That’s what I was responding to, when I posted a rebuttal.July 3, 2019 9:02 pm at 9:02 pm in reply to: Is Harry Potter kosher #1752408
Yeshivaaron: “I’m an open minded person, but my Rebbe, Menachem Mendel Schneerson Z”L taught me ….”
He is NOT your Rebbe. refer to this week’s Ami Magazine pg. 87July 3, 2019 7:27 pm at 7:27 pm in reply to: When did Chabad become a Kiruv oriented Chassidus? #1752395
nevillechaimberlin: Don’t forget that the Anti Tzemach was formed in response to a previous blog called the MentalBlog, a site published by the controversial Tzemach Atlas who started the blog as a platform to spread false information regarding Chabad, and for a while, it gained notoriety among Chabad circles as well as others as a dangerous propaganda site. The owner has since closed the blog and according to some, he eventually went off the derech r”l although I myself am not actually sure what happened to him afterwards. His final words before he closed shop were: “I don’t understand why I am still writing this blog. A better question, why am I still a Jew? I don’t find myself at home with my people. The internal dialogue with G-d is exhausted. The alienation is complete . . .THE END
“I sign off, thank you for all.”
In response, a presumed Lubavitcher by the alias of “hirsheltzig” started his own blog which is known as “The Anti Tzemach”, a site which was originally intended to be a counter – attack against all of TA’s claims. While, of course, the motives behind his having published the site, do not justify the gross content, nevertheless, it is worthwhile to bear in mind that the site was formulated merely as a response to an already existing site which had gained a name as a hogwash promoting platform.
יחeNowJuly 3, 2019 7:06 pm at 7:06 pm in reply to: When did Chabad become a Kiruv oriented Chassidus? #1752372
LA boy: Interesting, because I used to visit that site every day for a few years and i never came across anything disrespectful against other communities. It may be that every once in a while they write something bad, but i haven’t seen it ever, so it’s probably not to such a great extent.
And I believe that the reason why the site was placed under cherem was not due to the reasons you mentioned, but because of others which aren’t necessarily relevant to post here but if you see or find anything disturbing than you should probably Email the editors and let them take care of it – they might do something, but I’m just wondering if these stories you posted as ‘examples’ are based of what you heard from others or what you yourself saw….July 2, 2019 10:02 pm at 10:02 pm in reply to: When did Chabad become a Kiruv oriented Chassidus? #1751712
nevillechaimberlin: “People have brought up Chabad forums many times in the past; I’m not sure why you reserved the strategy of denial until now. CrownHeightsInfo, ChabadInfo, Collive, The Anti Tzemach, etc…”
Alright let’s get this rebuttal started:
Crownheightsinfo: They don’t seem to have any forum, just articles about stuff going in Crown Heights and Lubavitch. I just went through five pages of posts and I did not find one article regarding Litvishers or other Chassidic sects.
ChabadInfo: They don’t have any sort of forum, and the only thing you will find there are loads of yidishe news items about goings-on in Lubavitch, inspirational videos, etc. By the comments section, they write: “only proper comments will be allowed” – something that YWN doesn’t post by their comments section. I just took a quick skim of the first page and didn’t find anything inappropriate. Additionally i believe that this comments section is solely for the site owners to view and they are never posted publicly.
Collive: no forum at all, respectful comments, and has no history whatsoever of bashing or the like.
Anti Tzemach: this indeed is a disrespectful site, you may be have a valid claim against this one, but nevertheless, there is nothing concrete against it for the following reasons:
First of all, unlike YWN this blog is manned by only one person who goes by the pseudonym of “hirscheltzig”, and not necessarily is he a Lubavitcher anyway. Nobody knows who he is and he may just be a random person pretending to be a Lubavitcher in order to make Lubavitch look bad. additionally, if you look in the comments section, you’ll see that everyone attacks him for his radical views. No one agrees with him.
So my words to you are: please don’t just denigrate others without a proper basis to your claims.July 2, 2019 9:31 pm at 9:31 pm in reply to: Yiddish at Siyum hashas #1751598
Zahavasdad: “Chabad might be the largest chassidic group and they are from Galacia, not Oberland”
Milhouse: “ZD, Chabad comes from Litte, not Galicia. ”
Okay, you guys are both wrong – Chabad comes from Russia, and as a Lubavitcher chossid, i think my opinion counts the most. You guys ought to brush up on your Chassidic history trivia before you start posting your false information on public forums….July 2, 2019 9:30 pm at 9:30 pm in reply to: Less than 50% of Sephardim don Tefillin. #1751481
Milhouse: “fewer than 50% of Chabadniks put on tefillin”
??????July 1, 2019 5:06 pm at 5:06 pm in reply to: Chabad hate on YWN? #1750083
It seems that the main complaint against my post is that it is not the mods’ job to censor and fact check every post before its approved.
To clarify, my intention was not that the mods are responsible to investigate and research every comment to determine whether it’s true or not, rather that if they see something that is not worded respectfully or contains some gross untruths, they should be considerate enough – and it may even be their responsibility – not to allow them from going through when it’s obvious that their opinion will be attacked, and we’ve seen instances in which mods did not allow a comment to go through, because of the vulgarity it contained.
So why, in heaven’s name, when people word grossly despicable things about the Rebbe, does YWN not stand up in his honor?????April 22, 2019 6:16 pm at 6:16 pm in reply to: The world is in a state of Geula- and don’t misunderstand us! #1718322
coffe addict : “I just learned this גמרא in ראש השנה regarding צדיקים, בנונין, and רשעים that בנונים are people who are 50/50 How does the בעל התניא answer this?”
Lol. u obv didnt actually learn the Tanya inside, cuz if u did, u wouldn’t have asked that question! the whole reason the Baal hatanya discusses the idea of a beinoni is after he quotes that gemara. he then asks several questions on that gemara, proving that we have to learn it differently. in subsequent perakim he resolves these difficulties by reeinterpreting the gemara to fit with his oopinion.
please, please, before you ask questions based off of things u heard, first look up the source iself, cuz many times the answers to you questions are right there in the topic of discussion itself. \
as for your anticipated answer of Abaye looking at himself as a beinoni, the alter rebbe actually disproves that possible answer by saying that it doesnt make sense that abaye who was such a big tzadik that “lo psik pumya m’girsei” could make such a mistake as to call himself a beinoni. being humble is only when there is some basis to the perspective that u are trying to present, not when you grossly misrepresent an outlook on yourself to present yourself in a completely different realm than reality. abaye’s statement of being a beinoni only serves as a support to the alter rebbe’s opinion.April 17, 2019 9:04 pm at 9:04 pm in reply to: Joining Chabad #1717182
LerntmiTayrah: “As per the gedoilim, anyone who says yechi is clearly an apikoires”
I guess these “gedolim” also hold that rebbi akiva – who said regarding bar kochba ‘Din Hu MAlka Meshicha” – is also an apikores.
and i guess that dvei d’rav yanai ,dvei d’rav chisdai, and dvei d’rav menachem ben chizkiyah are also apikorsim for calling their rebbeim moshiach as it says in Sanhedrin 98b.September 26, 2018 6:10 pm at 6:10 pm in reply to: Lubavitch Hats #1596310
for more info on this subject, please refer to the attached (completely harmless) link or maybe not
note to mods- can you please post neville’s attempted comment? im extremely curious to see what he tried writing.
Are you for real?August 17, 2018 4:26 pm at 4:26 pm in reply to: The world is in a state of Geula- and don’t misunderstand us! #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 16, 2018 6:19 pm at 6:19 pm in reply to: The world is in a state of Geula- and don’t misunderstand us! #1575770
Wow, Rso – and i thought that icemelters rants were bad…April 29, 2018 9:54 pm at 9:54 pm in reply to: Carlebach niggunim #1513204
In Chabad, we like to take his songs and change the words a little bit to make fun of him…
“Esah Einai El HeHarim, MeAyin Yovo Ezri”
(i lift my eyes to the mountains, from whence will my help cometh?)
and we switch it to “Esah Einai El Ezras Nashim, MeAyin Yovo Esti”
(i lift my eyes to the Womens’ Section, From Where Will Esti Come?)April 7, 2018 9:02 pm at 9:02 pm in reply to: Chabad Minhag #1503268
Chabad houses do not spit during aleinu because we dont want to disgust the non – frum congregants and maybe be merachek them from tefillah. otherwise all chabad communities spit during aleinu to show our contempt for the nations that pray and bow to non-existent deities.March 2, 2018 12:53 am at 12:53 am in reply to: Are the nazis really descendants of Amalek #1479774
Well, according to sender zeyv, author of aleph shin ten lost quotes a gemara that says thet the blood lines on the gid hanasheh of a chazir are the same lines as that of the lines of amalek. The author then goes on to fictionalize of the last of amaleks descendents who are nazis and decendants of bogdan chmelicki ym”h.February 23, 2018 4:51 pm at 4:51 pm in reply to: If we could live on Mars… #1475591
I would be the first Chabad Shliach there on Mars ( : – would that be a Dirah bitachtonim or a dirah bielyonim (because Mars is higher)?February 23, 2018 12:01 am at 12:01 am in reply to: I See Joseph Everywhere #1475371
not fair only mods could use emojis!January 14, 2018 6:21 pm at 6:21 pm in reply to: KlutzKashos #1449258
Cool, I’ve never heard of self publishing before…. so someone could be an author, publisher, and store owner and then could write a book, publish it, and then sell it in his store!January 6, 2018 6:49 pm at 6:49 pm in reply to: Gog umagog #1443732
What do you expect us to do? Extol and sing praise to your gedolim with every fiber of our being?
Yes, we begin our comments with “not only did he not hate chabad” because most gedolim and even other Rebbeim opposed Chabad, so the fact that he did not hate chabad is something worthy of mention. You are seriously looking for things to pick on by surfing the web for some nasty comment against litvishers.
Wouldn’t be surprised if you google “Rav Shach ym”s and “chabad is the best” or something like that so you could use it as proof that chabad puts down others in order to make themselves look superior. Stop looking for things to fuss over…January 6, 2018 6:48 pm at 6:48 pm in reply to: Gog umagog #1443654
As Lubavitcher chassidim we follow our rebbe’s directives and teachings; he told us that the holocaust was not a punishment or some way to tell the yidden that we need to do teshuvah.January 5, 2018 4:34 pm at 4:34 pm in reply to: Gog umagog #1443652
It’s incredible though, how successful you are at stirring up arguments on every thread that chabadshlucha starts or participates in. Can’t you just leave us lubavitchers alone?January 5, 2018 2:40 am at 2:40 am in reply to: Gog umagog #1443270
You are so stuck in your own bubble, that you take the greatest offense at the smallest stupid comment written by some bored Lubavitcher. Get out there and educate yourself instead instead of sitting by your device, shooting out venemous comments about Chabad.
Out of 20+ comments regarding the recent departure of harav shteinman zt”l, there was not one negative comment. All of them were all praising him for his great attributes and improvements that he made in this world. So stop accusing us of disrespecting your gedolim,
@neville Chaim Berlin
Thank you for standing up for the truth and counter attacking
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Attacking someone for attacking someone is not a strategyJanuary 2, 2018 8:48 pm at 8:48 pm in reply to: Gog umagog #1441377
Gee, you never stop; it’s not even funny…
You say that you choose to ignore my comment… and then you go on to do just the opposite!
You have no good attack to bring up about gog umagog and lubavitch so instead you bring up old arguments such as the menorah (which you’ll probably still be talking about by Pesach). By the way, I spoke to a few friends who were in crown heights for Chanukah and they all told me that the menorah in 770 was straight, so either you’re just trying to spread false propaganda or you didn’t notice the second menorah which was straight and the curved one was simply for those who have the Minhag of having curved.
About that incident about the gadol hador comment, you shouldn’t really judge without having seen the comment first. Besides, if I quoted all the times that mods had to step in to warn you, I would be fast asleep by the 18th comment.
And about the word limit frustration… okay let’s help you understand step by step. It may just seem that some comments are too long but really they’re not and they just look too long because there are 2 spaces between each paragraph (a well know writing tactic that you clearly haven’t picked up on yet). In addition to simply looking nicer it also makes it easier to read. If you ever need to check if your comment is passed the word limit then you can copy and paste it onto Word to see how many words it is. Your welcome.January 1, 2018 10:05 pm at 10:05 pm in reply to: Gog umagog #1440792
Here you go again, trying to start another machlokes… pls stop cuz no one enjoys it.
A father wrote into the chazon ish zt”l that his bochur was in shidduchim and he was worried that the girl wouldn’t like his beard…
The chazon ish responded “If the young lady is bothered by the fact that your son wears a beard, then that is a sign that she is not the right match for your bochur”December 20, 2017 10:29 pm at 10:29 pm in reply to: Chanuka Menorah #1430967
Okay, litvishe chossid we got the point: you started this thread as a subtle way to launch a surprise attack on Chabad under the mods’ noses (or was it?)
why wasn’t this topic put under the category of “rants” (because that’s all it’s turned into) ?December 20, 2017 10:25 pm at 10:25 pm in reply to: Chanuka Menorah #1430919
Not only have you not allowed me to present my argument , but then you framed me to make as if i tried berating the gadol hador. Even my subsequent comment, explaining how the previous one wasn’t a beratement and the person i was referring to is not the gadol hador, was not posted.
Following is the Daas Torah of Maran HaGaon Rav Aharon Yehuda Leib Shteinman zt’l Regarding GROWING A BEARD
Emulate Other Bochurim or Disregard Them?
Maran HaRav Shteinman was recently asked by a number of yeshiva bochurim: “The rest of the bochurim in my yeshiva do not grow their beards. Should I follow their example or not?”
To each of them he replied that they should disregard their colleagues’ conduct.
• To one bochur he quoted the Mishna in Ediyos (5:6): “Better to be called a shoteh your entire life than to be a rasha even once.”
• To another he responded even more sharply: “If everyone around you is eating chazir, is that a reason for you to eat it as well?!”
• To a third he said: “No one ever lost anything from growing a beard!”
Maran HaRav Shteinman was once approached by a bochur who followed the opinion of the Mechaber, that one may cut his hair between Lag Ba’Omer and Shavuos. “Most of the bochurim in my yeshiva do not cut their hair until the yemei hagbalah,” he said. “Since I follow the Mechaber’s opinion, may I shave my beard before that time?”
“Any method you use to shave your beard will be problematic,” Maran HaRav Shteinman replied. “Using an electric shaver may involve an issur de’oraysa. Even using shaving cream is not acceptable, as some say this involves the issur of lo yilbash.”
Some claim that growing a beard demonstrates arrogance, as if he thinks he is perfect.
“It is still better to grow a beard,” Maran HaRav Shteinman once commented. “This will protect a person spiritually to a certain extent.”
Maran HaRav Shteinman further remarked: “The reason it was once common for yeshiva bochurim to shave is because the issur involved was not widely known.”
פרי חיים ממרן הרב שטיינמן , שופר ארגון להפצת יהדות, צוות שופר גנזי המלך, כו תמוז תשע”בDecember 19, 2017 7:36 pm at 7:36 pm in reply to: Chanuka Menorah #1430355
I tried saying something in my defense but mods did not allow comment to be posted.
Trying to publicly berate the gadol hador is not a defense.