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July 29, 2019 3:09 pm at 3:09 pm in reply to: New York State is Denying Access to Education to Anti-Vaxer Students #1767067
Mostly agree but it should be noted that water is also toxic.
Mental health is a very broad subject, what specifically where you looking for ?
I personally think it is not yoshar, it depends on how Halacha defines mechack tous, the reason these credit card companies give these points is a insentive to open and spend with there credit card, not opening and closing cards, and calling up to get one time courtesies etc…..
Hand matza, it is not even close
My comment was only lechumera, why a rishon or the Gemara in this case is not a proof for gebrochs is ok to eat, as the matza they ate and we eat are very different.
Bringing a proof from the Gemara is not relevant in this case as the reason not to eat gebrochs is because we make the matza differently then they used to make ( like a laffa), because we make it so quick and dry there is a possibility that the water and flower where not fully mixed together and when the flower will context water it will rise.February 8, 2018 12:39 am at 12:39 am in reply to: @Chabad Shluchah Please Explain Why Davening To/Betten a Rebbe is Okay #1465284
1 – Please look up shair emunah of the mitteler rebbe,
2 – what do you think betten means ?, when we write to the rebbe we write on the first line Ana liorer rachamim rabim avuri…
3 – you can watch the rebbe give dollars every time someone thanks him for a bracha he gave them, he says don’t thank me thank hashem
You sound more like you have an agenda.
rather then caring about yedishkeit, you are using this for your own stupiditiesFebruary 7, 2018 10:55 pm at 10:55 pm in reply to: @Chabad Shluchah Please Explain Why Davening To/Betten a Rebbe is Okay #1465276
You bring up many points, I will try to answer some ( to many to go through now)
1) when it says atzmus umihus in a guf this is a level of
g-dleness not c”v saying anything like avoday zara, we also say certain expressions about every yid that can be construed that way but that is not what is meant.
2)please look at the story I said above in regards to the rebbe being omniscient it will give you a better idea
3) which ideas specifically of a tzadik is a issue ?
Rashi says “ki hanosi hu ha kol”
4) there is, just like there is Kabala and you can call some a Kabbalist you can call someone who is very learned in Gemara bal nigleh, but that does not mean c”v there there is two…
it is two parts of the same Torah, and someone can be a master of one part and not the other.February 7, 2018 10:38 pm at 10:38 pm in reply to: @Chabad Shluchah Please Explain Why Davening To/Betten a Rebbe is Okay #1465235
Here is another story to make this idea more clear ( there are many similar stories)
Reb Mendel Futerfas was the spiritual mentor of the city of Kfar Chabad in Israel. But in the 1940s, he was imprisoned and finally exiled to Siberia by the Soviet government. His crime: teaching and practicing Judaism.
On his birthday one year in Siberia, Reb Mendel longed to celebrate in the Chasidic manner by gathering with one’s friends, making an account of the past year and good resolutions for the upcoming year, and by having a private audience with the Rebbe.
Reb Mendel’s only “friends” in Siberia were the boorish Cossacks and political prisoners with whom he was exiled. A Chasidic gathering he could not make. But what he could do was to have a private audience with the Rebbe — in his mind.
Reb Mendel made the customary spiritual preparations for the communing of his soul with the Rebbe’s.
He then pictured himself writing a note to the Rebbe with all of his requests for blessings for the coming year. He imagined himself giving the note to the Rebbe and the Rebbe reading the note.
Then, in his mind’s eye, the Rebbe assured him that everything would be well.
Reb Mendel felt encouraged and strengthened.
Years later, when Reb Mendel was released from Siberia, he joined his wife and children who had meanwhile moved to England.
One day, as Reb Mendel perused the correspondence that his wife had received from the Rebbe in his absence, he came across a telegram.
The telegram’s date was the day after Reb Mendel’s birthday, years before. The Rebbe had sent Mrs. Futerfas a telegram to notify her that, “I received your husband’s letter…”
No distance, physical, spiritual, or medical, can separate a Jew from the Rebbe.
(a slightly different version: Years later, after he was released and united with his family, his wife showed him a strange letter that she had received from the Rebbe. The Rebbe had written her several letters but all were addressed to her and this one was addressed to Rav Mendel although he was in Siberia far from home at the time.
He read it and also at first didn’t understand, until he noticed that the date on the letter was the same as his birthday six years ago, the same day he had imagined his ‘Yechidus’. When he read it again he saw that it
contained answers to all the questions he asked, in the order that he had asked them. The Rebbe was with him.February 7, 2018 10:03 pm at 10:03 pm in reply to: @Chabad Shluchah Please Explain Why Davening To/Betten a Rebbe is Okay #1465234
To the original question
According the the BaH on Sotah 14a, Rabbi Hama son of Hanina says that Moses’ burial site was hidden because God knew he would eventually destroy the temple and exile Israel from the land. If they knew where Moses’ burial site was, they would go to it, alert Moses of the evil decree, ask him to pray for us, and Moses would nullify it.
He proves that Moses was unique in his decree-nullifying ability, citing the sin of the golden calf, and pointing out that of all the righteous people in the generation, Moses alone was approached by God to intervene.
He also remarks that the righteous are even more precious in death than in life, which would exacerbate Moses’ special role.February 7, 2018 10:03 pm at 10:03 pm in reply to: @Chabad Shluchah Please Explain Why Davening To/Betten a Rebbe is Okay #1465233
Your snide comments are uncalled for.
No one says he is all knowing.
Here is a story to give you a better picture.
A men came to the frierdeker rebbe and said his son wants to go to Israel, the frierdiker rebbe answered he should not go.
The son was angry his father asked the rebbe and went anyway, on the way his boat sank.
The father came crying to the rebbe way did you not tell me that the ship will sink, the rebbe answered believe me I did not know the ship will sink, only that his neshama was not meant to go to eretz yisrael.
What the name of the safer
I heard once
that the yisomim of the town would go around collecting money.December 11, 2017 12:08 am at 12:08 am in reply to: Spiritual Significance of Jerusalem and embassy announcement #1423994
According to you, how does all the chariedy parties take part in ” avodah Zara “, instead they fight for shabbos and fight for the curriculum etc..
The point in the end of the day we are all against the idea of secular Zionism but today the best we can do is to try to help the yidden there become shomer Torah u mitzvos and use our power in government to help Elevate the hashkafa of the goverment.
Also Yerushalyim is only important if Torah matters, when the whole Israeli society show a unity in proclaiming that yerushalayim is the heart of yidden and a Jew and yerushlayim cannot be separated , this only can only have a positive affect on overturning the idea of some to totally secularize and separate ch”v yidden from the kedusha of eretz yisraelDecember 10, 2017 8:07 pm at 8:07 pm in reply to: Spiritual Significance of Jerusalem and embassy announcement #1423915
Chabad is still in shita against Zionism
But to clarify a little there is two aspects to that changed after 1948
1 – as Jews we need to support any Jewish community in the world no matter where it is, including eretz Yisrael
2 – 1 – once the yidden have control of eretz Yisrael we have not right to give it away, and giving it away is against Halacha
As it is a gift to every Jew from hashem.
2 – giving away land will only cause more violence, and when an enemy comes and tries to fight even just to steal straw we are Obligated to fight them even on shabbos ( citation needed )
3 – right now the madina as a whole is not fully shomer Torah umitzvos, the best thing we can do is work to change that and make the whole country shomer Torah u mitzvos, with a big enfaces on education of the young children.
( a non expert opinion )
Even Rov moshies p’sak, since then there has been many changes to the milk process and Rabonim who are matier cs have to include new hateirim. Which r’ Moshe may or may have not agreed with.
As a general rule, we do not eat” cholov stam”, I am 99.9 percent sure he would not eat itNovember 19, 2017 11:19 pm at 11:19 pm in reply to: Does “Chasidish” refer to both Satmar and Lubavitch? #1406011
It has nothing to do with accepting someone, you can accpect someone and still know he is not for your son/daughter.
And talk with anybody in any community will tell you, they have similar issues when it comes to shiduchimNovember 19, 2017 6:03 pm at 6:03 pm in reply to: Does “Chasidish” refer to both Satmar and Lubavitch? #1405839
So you heard some shmutz from a few people who unfortunately where hurt,. there are plenty of “geshza” who do not marry geshza, and in every community there are families who feel they can only marry other special families sometimes right sometimes not, and many times it’s a religious consideration, they want there child to have a very chasidisha home, I do not see anything wrong with wanting the best for your child.November 19, 2017 1:31 pm at 1:31 pm in reply to: Does “Chasidish” refer to both Satmar and Lubavitch? #1405765
Sorry, that is a very cynical and untrue.
FYI I am not geshza.November 19, 2017 11:17 am at 11:17 am in reply to: Does “Chasidish” refer to both Satmar and Lubavitch? #1405694
As a Lubavitcher, I agree with syag, although we are chasiddim I usually do not think when people say chadimdim they mean Lubavitchers.
It was meant for the yidden of that time, some where going of the derech because of Greek philosophy, today no one cares or knows Greek philosophy
But it cannot be eaten together
today’s cs is very different then what was by r’ Moshe, it really not comparable there are many new issues that really stretch the boundaries of hetariem, and one would probably not make something similar in there own home.August 17, 2017 11:15 am at 11:15 am in reply to: Anxiety, Bitachon, and Morons (Dah mah shetashiv l'moron) #1341098
The reason the reassurance does not work many times is because it is a lie to this person, that is where the expectance comes in, understanding the danger the person was/is in danger allows the person to deal with reality, I think here is maybe the mistake of thinking that bitachon tells a person to deny reality and just say your safe even thought they are not.
Bitachon has many aspect to it.August 16, 2017 12:07 am at 12:07 am in reply to: Anxiety, Bitachon, and Morons (Dah mah shetashiv l'moron) #1339814
let’s dissect this a little.( disclaimer I did not learn the Mesilas Yeshorim, I only based this on what you wrote)
1 if there is a real danger then the fear is proper and we do not say that he is lacking in bitachon ( although he still needs bitachon in his situation as well)
2 an irrational fear has no place and it antidote is bitachon
Now let’s go to our hypothetical case, the original episode is very rational and a ligitamate reason for anxiety the only problem is the association and unresolved fear/trauma that is causing the anxiety, so saying bitachon iin the straight forward sense is maybe incorrect in this case, although one would need bitachon it would not only be in trusting hashem but also require many steps in resolving the fear/trauma and association.
Also many anxieties are issue with people making it much more complicated, and requires lots of proper actionsAugust 14, 2017 11:22 pm at 11:22 pm in reply to: Anxiety, Bitachon, and Morons (Dah mah shetashiv l'moron) #1339161
Here is an extreme example
A man sees a child fall out of a second floor window, this event does not leave him and he is horrified by what he saw, now when he sees children even next to a closed or gated window he gets nervous. So the root event is logical it is now where he associates these other events that although safe and illogical bring out many of the same feelings.
In real life it usually is more complicatedAugust 13, 2017 10:39 pm at 10:39 pm in reply to: Anxiety, Bitachon, and Morons (Dah mah shetashiv l'moron) #1338122
anxiety in a sense is rational. most anxieties are rooted in real life occurrences, the irrational part is the association later on to other events.
It is not a contradiction one can only heal if they take personal responsibility, yet the fact that one comes from a broken home plays a huge role in there drug addiction, and when the child understands this it can really help them heal.
Also this concept of a broken home damaging a child is said in many places in Torah, here are some of them.
Rosh to Nedarim 66d
Milachim a6July 19, 2017 9:23 am at 9:23 am in reply to: Should we stop bochurim from chilling and drinking beer at a bbqs.🍻🍖 #1320711
I not sure there is a drunk issue but a question of this is what bochurim should do. It is a very pritzusdik
It is not that simple to say the army is against Halacha, you may say kivush haaretz is against Halacha maybe but that is a different discussion.July 10, 2017 11:42 am at 11:42 am in reply to: Yeshiva High School Graduates versus Public High School Graduates #1314170
They could also be failing all yeshiva students who do not learn secular subjects.