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  • in reply to: Confusion on Lubavitch. #2025063
    koltov7
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    Dovid melech yisrael chai vkayam

    in reply to: Short Skirts #2009651
    koltov7
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    Every neshama is chelek elokah mmal mamesh. The eibishter wants the mitzvah of every single yid – regardless of dress. Chag sameach and may we all be together in yerushalayim tekaf umeyad mamesh right now.

    in reply to: Cheilek Eloak Mima’al #2003308
    koltov7
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    Just want to share,

    Mishpacha magazine put out a wonderful hour long interview today with well known chabad-lubavitch speaker Rabbi YY Jacobson. Rabbi YY is great here as usual, enjoy!!!

    in reply to: Cheilek Eloak Mima’al #2003089
    koltov7
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    There are numerous gaonim and rishonim who write in kabbalah. When these holy tzaddikim wrote wrote these seforim over a millenia ago, did they also “severly disrupt torah philosophy???

    As of today chai elul 5781, the birthday of the the baal shem tov and the alter rebbe ,

    The derech of the Baal shem tov is going on three hundred years strong of utilizing kabbalah to strenghten yiddishkeit. Remaining naive and desperately trying to prevent chassidus from reaching the hearts of yidden is an actually an attempt to disrupt toras chaim.

    in reply to: Cheilek Eloak Mima’al #2002842
    koltov7
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    The alter rebbe writes in Tanya iggeret Hateshuvah Chapter 5 (with additional sources provided)

    כִּי הִנֵּה, פְּשַׁט הַכָּתוּב מַה שֶּׁכָּתוּב “וַיִּפַּח”, הוּא לְהוֹרוֹת לָנוּ, כְּמוֹ שֶׁעַל דֶּרֶךְ מָשָׁל כְּשֶׁהָאָדָם נוֹפֵחַ לְאֵיזֶה מָקוֹם,

    אִם יֵשׁ אֵיזֶה דָבָר חוֹצֵץ וּמַפְסִיק בֵּינְתַיִים אֵין הֶבֶל הַנּוֹפֵחַ עוֹלֶה וּמַגִּיעַ כְּלָל לְאוֹתוֹ מָקוֹם,

    כָּכָה מַמָּשׁ, אִם יֵשׁ דָּבָר חוֹצֵץ וּמַפְסִיק בֵּין גּוּף הָאָדָם לִבְחִינַת הֶבֶל הָעֶלְיוֹן.

    אַךְ בֶּאֱמֶת, אֵין שׁוּם דָּבָר גַּשְׁמִי וְרוּחָנִי חוֹצֵץ לְפָנָיו יִתְבָּרֵךְ,

    כִּי “הֲלֹא אֶת הַשָּׁמַיִם וְאֶת הָאָרֶץ אֲנִי מָלֵא”,
    (ירמיהו 23:24) .
    וּ”מְלֹא כָל הָאָרֶץ כְּבוֹדוֹ”,
    (6:3 ישעיהו)
    וְ”לֵית אֲתַר פָּנוּי מִינֵּיהּ”,
    (51 תקוני הזהר)
    “בַּשָּׁמַיִם מִמַּעַל וְעַל הָאָרֶץ מִתָּחַת אֵין עוֹד”,
    (4:39 דברים ).

    וְ”אִיהוּ מְמַלֵּא כָּל עָלְמִין וְכוּ'”,
    (זהר ג’ 225)

    אֶלָּא כְּמוֹ שֶׁכָּתוּב בִּישַׁעְיָה: “כִּי אִם עֲווֹנוֹתֵיכֶם הָיוּ מַבְדִּילִים בֵּינֵיכֶם לְבֵין אֱלֹקֵיכֶם”.

    וְהַטַּעַם, לְפִי שֶׁהֵם נֶגֶד רָצוֹן הָעֶלְיוֹן בָּרוּךְ־הוּא הַמְחַיֶּה אֶת הַכֹּל,

    כְּמוֹ שֶׁכָּתוּב: “כֹּל אֲשֶׁר חָפֵץ ה’ עָשָׂה בַּשָּׁמַיִם וּבָאָרֶץ”

    (135:6 תהילים).

    (וּכְמוֹ שֶׁנִּתְבָּאֵר לְעֵיל, שֶׁהוּא מְקוֹר הַשְׁפָּעַת שֵׁם הַוָיָ’, וְנִרְמָז בְּקוֹצוֹ שֶׁל יוּ”ד).

    in reply to: Cheilek Eloak Mima’al #2002641
    koltov7
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    The Shiurim bTanya (available in english) is the best way to get a good start in learning chassidus (can also be purchased used on ebay). There are plenty of shiurim to be utilized on torah anytime, youtube, via google search etc…

    in reply to: Cheilek Eloak Mima’al #2002631
    koltov7
    Participant

    Want to add that in addition to kabbalah seforim of the holy rishoinim, the kabbalah seforim of our gaonim are also left out of the general curriculum.

    Therefore,

    To formulate opinions and an outlook towards such concepts as expressed by fellow yidden without any solid background is equivalent to just hearing and believing hearsay = loshon hara as it is called


    @the
    entire YWN coffee room 😉

    Please google search for these Tanya shiurim by Rav Chaim Malinowitz ZTL (editor of Artscroll Shas), the rav really does give a good start into actually knowing just even something of a background regarding chassidus.

    in reply to: Cheilek Eloak Mima’al #2002575
    koltov7
    Participant

    The previous post states “litvaks.. in general”. Really? You think that includes Vilna Gaon, Rav Chaim Volozhin, and The Chofetz Chaim etc. These gedolim all write down kabbalah at least in refererence for the klal to be machhezek themselves within their provided context.

    With this in mind these holy tzaddikim present their views with open available references and followed to printed the sources publicly. They are many instances of litvishe gedolim maintaining good terms with the chabad rebbeim over the years for example (Third rebbe/Rav Chaim Volozhin – Fifth rebbe/The Chofetz Chaim – Seventh rebbe / Rav Moshe Feinstein)

    The basis of the OP is lacking mention of sources kabbalah and/or chassidus, such a critique is obviously baseless. This is a consistent habit of those who have no expereince in such matters. This means the numerous rishonim who write on kabbalah as well.

    So again,

    Rav Chaim Malinowitz ZTL (editor of Artscroll shas) happens to give shiur in the first chapters of Tanya. With a simple google search they can be found. The rav also gives a yud tes kislev shiur that can be found on youtube.

    As far as kefirah, just in Tanya itself there is a chapter titled shaare yichud vhamenuah dedicated to the theme. Please let that be implicit enough, context aside.

    To have disagreements thats fine, but to perpetuate hatred within klal yisroel for leisure is a rotten way to live.

    וְדָרַשְׁתָּ֧ וְחָקַרְתָּ֛ וְשָׁאַלְתָּ֖ הֵיטֵ֑ב וְהִנֵּ֤ה אֱמֶת֙ נָכ֣וֹן הַדָּבָ֔ר נֶעֶשְׂתָ֛ה הַתּוֹעֵבָ֥ה הַזֹּ֖את בְּקִרְבֶּֽךָ׃

    (דברים טו:יג)

    in reply to: Cheilek Eloak Mima’al #2002458
    koltov7
    Participant

    וְדָרַשְׁתָּ֧ וְחָקַרְתָּ֛ וְשָׁאַלְתָּ֖ הֵיטֵ֑ב וְהִנֵּ֤ה אֱמֶת֙ נָכ֣וֹן הַדָּבָ֔ר נֶעֶשְׂתָ֛ה הַתּוֹעֵבָ֥ה הַזֹּ֖את בְּקִרְבֶּֽךָ׃

    (דברים טו:יג)

    you shall investigate and inquire and interrogate thoroughly. If it is true, the fact is established—that abhorrent thing was perpetrated in your midst

    Historically speaking, all of the accusations towards chabad have resulted in more free advertising. The irony is, litvaks dont even learn kabbalah in general let alone chassidus, and yet without even this basic level of investigation those who criticize simply remain naïve.

    Rav Chaim Malinowitz ZTL (editor of Artscroll shas) actually gives a shiur on the first chapters of Tanya for those who want to educate themselves with an already verified source.

    in reply to: 40th Siyum Harambam This Sunday!!! #1982189
    koltov7
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    The siyumim are being held this sunday gimmel tammuz!!!

    May we be zoche to celebrate all together in the holy land!!!

    Everyone should have a beautiful shabbos kodesh!!!

    🙂

    in reply to: 40th Siyum Harambam This Sunday!!! #1982093
    koltov7
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    To highlight the end of that famous vort, a pasuk from yeshaya hanavi: “ki lo machshivosai machshviseichem”

    To be clear again:

    Learn for the sake of learning because the abishter commanded us to learn torah. Thats all its very simple. If a person (can and) wants to learn all the seforim in the world to come up with an “understanding” in their own head, please and do so lishmah!!!!!

    Everyone is always invited to celebrate the siyum harambam on gimmel tammuz. May we, shas klal yisroel, celebrate this one and all siyumim hatorah from now on together in our holy land 🙂

    in reply to: 40th Siyum Harambam This Sunday!!! #1981636
    koltov7
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    Everyone is welcome to celebrate!!!

    The daily learning of Mishneh Torah is instituted by the Lubavitcher Rebbe for many reasons. Two points are: Yidden should seek to in general learn lishmah. This limud of RMBM does provide some light on the entire 613, making the work unique in this regard.

    The lishmah here occurs automatically since the learning is specifically not for the sake of finding psak. It is simply learning for the sake of the learning 🙂

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