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I see what you mean. It’s a good thing you had time to read “this” book
But hey, maybe next time I’ll put all my thoughts into the title, I’m sure the mods wouldn’t mind allowing a 1000 word title. I mean it’s for the sake of being informative.
Winnie- focus to the correct channels
Rebyid-sometimes, you need not judge a book by its cover, sometimes you need to open the book to get the information.
@random- think about it a little and you’ll realize why it’s a very fitting title
No problem Winnie. If that’s what you choose, then your wish is my command…
Winnie- noone said that you will be able to achieve perfection, but is that really what’s missing in our lives, perfection?
Also regarding super-mom, why not just study psychology? Might help with many of the things you mentioned.
@akuperma- again that’s something you can either work on or daven for, or both.
@joseph- I get it but who’s talking about a genie here?
@lightbrite- I can understand the money part, but isn’t that something that can be worked on naturally without having to waste a chance at acquiring a super-power?
Also how would teleporting help you? For some reason I feel the process would make one naseous.
@lightbrite- thats cheap! (pun intended)
plus you asked for 2 powers
@Joseph-why stop at 3
@yekke- how dare you mention that we learn this from Nefesh Hachaim and other sources when clearly it is only stated in Tanya?
I can vouch for CT lawyer. In my basement there is a closet that leads to the land of Narnia. I once went in to the closet to pick out my favorite shirt and landed in a pile of snow with a witch and a lion staring me down. Also there is a window which can teleport me to Mars so I stay away from it. When switching on the circuit breaker a rainbow appeara which leads me to a pot of gold. We too, have railroad tracks and an active train runs in twice a day with extra supplies to brew beer just like at the Coors factory. And we don’t really need to spot wildlife, since we share the space together.
I mean what can you do, not everyone has a nice finished basement. Some of us just deal with these conditions.
Actually all of them started off with “not only did he not hate chabad…”
So can you have a warm home if you are living there as a single person? Would you have to just keep the lights on always so you can feel someone’s there? Especially when you walk in to the house…
One more thing shlucha I actually hate machlokes and division. That is why even more so I feel the need to point these things out since there is a certain group which is a barrier to achdus more than anyone else. It’s funny though how everyone else does get along. I just wish “everyone” got along not just “everyone else”. But with certain mindsets regarding others, and close minded mentality it is just impossible.
Isn’t far Rockaway the 6th town?
“What you describe might be a general problem common to Chabad”
-so Neville was that not a jab at chabad or was that just you being friendly?
Yes Neville you are wrong. There was no editing. I also noticed shluchas comments sitting there for longer than mine. There are different mods on the forum and so far yes all my comments have gone through.
Neville just because I don’t answer all your questions doesn’t mean I can’t, I just choose not to waste too much time on hypocrites.
Shlucha- sorry if the truth hurts. How about you look at some chabad sites, not only col, check the ugly biased articles and hateful comments and then you will understand. And ya the only reason certain litvishe rabbis make it to col is if chabad claims them as “friends of lubavitch”. But on the other hand if you’ll check previous articles, you will see them writing articles about the Gedoilim saying they are very old and their mind isn’t right so you cannot believe what they say, or refer to a Gadol as “that guy” who didn’t reply good shabbos to her son while he was on mivtzoim. And there are many other made up scenarios to incite hate and forward the agenda.
At this point it doesn’t matter, I’m sure you’ve exposed more of what you wanted regarding your mentality on the previous threads and everyone caught on to it including the mods.
The other reason I stand out is because I speak from experience and point things out which are very true. If you ever want, I can send you links to all these articles and comments. And yes they do speak for most lubavitchers, since this rhetoric is used outside of websites as well. But hey, I’m not here to convince you, you know it better than I.
Neville, please. Do me a favor and worry about your own “contributions” to threads. And no, no, I do not worry for being on “thin ice” with the mods. In fact you can see that my many comments get published. Nice try though I will give you credit for that. You attack me to make yourself look good, yet you still take a shot at chabad in your response. Well played.
@shlucha- as I said before I certainly do not take issue with chabad minhagim and definitely not with the Rebbe. Quite the contrary. I dont care if you quote chassidus and I understand that you want others to believe your ways. One of the issues when you or any other lubavitcher tries to “teach” someone chabad torah, they do it in such a way as to belittle everyone else and to persuade you and “prove” to you, why their Torah way is the correct one. Thats why it bothers me. And no, it wasnt just some lubavitcher that “offended” me, it is the general nowadays lubavitch mindset. Just check any chabad website, and I can give you links for any of this to back it up, just yesterday I saw various articles on various chabad sites, and such vile hatred in the articles and comments. You know what, dont expect me to learn from a lubavitcher, when they freely refer to the GR”A as “eliyahu from vilna”! Or put yimach sh’mo for Rav shach and say that he has “faded away”, or laugh at the Chazon Ish comparing him to a little lubavitch kid learning Tanya that they are on the same level! Or an article on Maran Shteinman Zt”l writing that he was old and the mind wasnt right? And writing thats the difference between a Rav and a Rebbe.
The list goes on and on how regular low lives think they can mock and say whatever they want on litvishe Gedolim and other Chassidishe Rebbeim, This is what the problem is. Check any chabad site and look at comments which will speak for themselves. And when almost all the comments are similar, you cannot give the excuse that its only individuals. The fact that the sites even publish those articles and approve those comments is disgusting. This is also daily talk in crown heights, farbrengen, shabbos table, etc.
And I ask you to show me just ONE other group that acts the same way. There are none. Even Satmar which is very extreme is closer to Litvishers and everyone else than chabad is. Why all the hate? Enough already.
And I am not hateful for pointing these things out. And I am not saying its “every” lubavitchers mindset, but yes, most. It made me sick to my stomach seeing those comments and articles which I only gave a mere few examples of.
@daas- I didn’t say he is, just not sure how fond of us he really is.
@neville-well, since “you” are not familiar then it must mean noone is. I forgot that you know everything, I should have scaled it based on your familiarity.
– The only way for a nation and its people to stay truly free is to have two sides of the media voicing their opinions. It keeps the land in a balance. I am not a Trump hater but I am very aware of many alarming things hes said or has displayed. Once a leader achieves one part of the media to be silenced, then propaganda is born. He’s already shown he has no problem retweeting anti semitic tweets such as the one at hillary clinton with the dollar bills in the background and Jewish star on top of it. Oh ya, it was a “sheriffs” star I forgot. And there are many other examples such as a campaign ad with nazi soldiers in the background(look it up). It was a “printing error”.
Also the free use of jewish stereotypical terms to a room full of Jews at the coalition. ” You wont vote for me because you like to control your politicians with your money?” Wow did he really say that?
Remember also that the Germans didnt “turn” in one day. It started with silencing the media, and then the propaganda, and ultimately final control of the country and its people. Just keep in mind that if ever someone spirals out of control, the right is always the more dangerous side. Even in Germany didnt many Jews enthusiastically vote for the new “leader”? Again, not comparing chas V’Shalom, just reminding to keep alert and remember the Government quickly forget about anyone they dont need anymore. Check the warning in Pirkei Avos.
Besides, Not once did I attack anyone in that comment. I was just stating facts and if the truth hurts then it does. And you know what, I really dont need to see what you had to say about any Gadol Hador since on the chabad websites you can find enough articles on Litvishe Gedoilim with many “nice” comments putting the respectful title of “yimach sh’mo” before they write his name that get easily approved onto the site. So am I hateful for pointing these things out! If so, then I guess I’m just a hateful person.
@Bitul- You know what old friend, you really need to read my comments rather then scan them and then rant on and on. Firstly, what argument should I have against lubavitch gog u’magog? I dont need an “argument” just open up a Tanach and youll get your answer, besides for the fact that I already mentioned that source in my previous comments.
“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”
-False propaganda? This clearly shows you have no intellectual understanding on what the argument was even about. Who was talking about the PRESENT DAY menorah in 770 ? Its clear as day that they use a straight branch menorah. Noone disputes that. Show me once where I mentioned 770 menorah present day!
“or you didn’t notice the second menorah which was straight”
-What second menorah? Have you ever even been to 770!Menorah for those whos minhag is curved? lol cute.
I was referring to the EARLIER years where the menorah had curved branches and check COL recent article “Recording of the Rebbe crying” link removed and you will see the menorah by the amud was clearly not straight, rather ROUND branches. And later years it became 90 degree angle including the chanukah menorah, and then became straight branches. So you, my friend, are the false accuser.
Btw thanks for the heads up for long comments, didnt know you were part of the moderator team. And no, mods didnt warn me they just rightfully and respectfully asked me to tone it down, and I’m sure many of them agree with me which is why I have many comments posted. (look I put a double space in there just for you)
And that’s all well and good that you only stay within your own mindset, except for the fact that you get offended if/when other dont mention chabad sources, claim that it proves everyone hates you, non stop bashing of others/misnagdim by your farbrengens and shabbos tables as if it’s a mitzvah to do so, and use the fact that others were happy for rubashkin being released as a “proof” that everyone needs chabad. Why always make everything about yourself is my question? There is no other yiddishe group that does that. And why all the hypocrisy? For example even the menorah in 770 by the chazan had round branches in the earlier years and there are pics and videos. So why campaign against everyone as if it’s the difference between eating kosher or treif? Can you not understand there are 70 panim l’Torah and Elu v’Elu divrei Eloikim Chaim! I am not trying to attack or stir anything I wish there would be complete achdus that is why I care so much. But how could there if you separate yourselves from klal yisroel, believe that your way is the right way (which is fine) but also the ONLY way for everyone else as well. And please don’t try to convince me otherwise since I speak from experience and I also pointed many things out on previous comments
You ask me about Joseph, Joseph is a mole and his sole purpose is to stir up anger. I choose to ignore him rather than support his cause and entertain him.
Also before you accuse me of only trying to attack lubavitch and that I should contribute Torah, if you haven’t noticed, most of my comments include Torah views and opinions outside of chabad. Including the Menorah and many other topics which I actually emailed a big chabad Rabbi with sources about the menorah shape and I am yet to hear back if ever. Just to put it straight once and for all in a nice way, I have no problem with chabad, and I love the Lubavitcher Rebbe. The only things that I and many others dislike, which actually has nothing to do with the Rebbe, is the attitude of lubavitchers that you cannot/don’t want to learn Torah or seforim from other Gedolim, not mention them in any of your talks/farbrengens, display an arrogance about your opinions and expect everyone to agree with you.
@shlucha-I will ignore bituls comment since he should first consider curbing his own attacks which were quite clearly displayed on other threads where even moderators had to step in and warn him about attacking Gedolim.
I’m not out to attack lubavitch at all. There are just certain attitudes that sometimes need to be addressed. Btw did you only start learning hayom Yom? You seem too educated to skip a basic daily learning.
In general I know that from conversations I’ve had or heard with lubavitchers, they will sometimes toss up a subject and pretend they just heard about it in order for others to sort of accept what they have to say, rather then doing it in a way as if they are coming to teach you. If you want to know why I am upset at certain things you can read my previous comment/threads, look at articles on col including their hateful comments which get approved much easier than on YWN, or hear daily talk in crown heights.
@mods what are you saying over the limit? Are you aware of all the other super long comments here? I replied to everyone. Should I just break it up to a few posts what the point? I think whatever mod is sitting there for the last few days has a biased agenda! When you want you let comments through which consist of 2 pages!
Shlucha- either you are really naive or just pretending not to have heard of these things so that others will accept it. I’m sure you heard all of these ideas since it is basic chabad talk.
“Also I’ve heard the holocaust being referred to as chevlei moshiach, could that be gog umagog too?”
-I wonder where you happened to “hear” that since that is a chabad opinion. It also happens to be a very “clear” opinion. You also mention jacobson who is a chabad Rabbi so that pretty much strengthens the fact that you are spreading around chabad views of the matter. I have no problem with it but why act as if you “happened” to hear something when it’s obvious all these ideas come from within your own derech.
Regarding that opinion I also urge to check what the Ben Ish Chai had to say about it. I think there was a similar view actually.
Also aren’t gog and Magog actual Kings that will fight one another?
Let’s say the current events unfolding are as if Trump (EDOM) tries to get a piece of Jerusalem, do you think everything will happen this quietly and no big wars? Also isn’t gog to be killed and buried in Israel?
That’s usually how it works. But some will argue that for sure it’s only a spiritual war. Who knows. Obviously that’s best case scenario that no Jews would be impacted.
Is it really not allowed to go through the western wall tunnels? They go under the Mikdash?
It’s a pretty known topic in chabad since they always argue about what gog umagog is in contrast to the Navi and Talmud that sicha is always their main point. But hey if you never knew then you never knew…
That’s old news. Are you really claiming to have just found out about that sicha or just a smooth way introduce it to this forum?
Didnt it have a semi circle base and 3 legs or something like that?
Canada Goose worth the thousand bucks? Will you really not feel cold? Kept you warm at -40? Wow you sure you werent in siberia at the time?
@baltimoremaven- ya they seem like a good idea but how would they know for sure what the begadim looked like, or how the menorah looked, also don’t you have to be spiritually pure to make the keilim? Do they claim these will be used in the 3rd Beis Hamikdash? Wasn’t the menorah on 3 legs and not steps?
So another question. If kosel is the retaining wall, does that mean the Beis Hamikdash actually stood on it? Would that mean it is part of the Bayis and cannot be touched as some believe?December 31, 2017 6:26 am at 6:26 am in reply to: Keeping Mental Illness A Secret In Shidduchim🤕 🤒🤐👰🤵 #1439620
would one consider “controlled” OCD/Tourettes, anger issues, hot head, ticks, argumentative, non clinical depression, general sadness etc.. mental disorders that should be disclosed? Or are those things obvious and should not need a “formal” introduction to scare the potential shidduch off?
btw always consider how you would handle it if it were in reverse. Would you be able to deal with these issues? Many times people can accept and overlook certain issues without a problem if they are ok with the rest of “you”. Things do need to be disclosed beforehand if they might cause an issue. There should be ways of disclosing in more casual manner rather than scaring someone off especially if disclosed by a shadchan.December 30, 2017 8:47 pm at 8:47 pm in reply to: What does a Chamsa symbolize in Orthodox judiasm? ✋ #1439540
Neville- check the Aish article regarding Moshe Rabbeinu. Also check other reliable Jewish sources. They are pretty easy to find on this topic.
It could be a thing in middle eastern areas since thats where it originated? Thats where bnei Yisroel came from? And if taken from Jews by Islam then it all makes sense since they were living in the same areas?
Besides its likely a Kabbalistic thing.December 30, 2017 6:58 pm at 6:58 pm in reply to: What does a Chamsa symbolize in Orthodox judiasm? ✋ #1439494
@joseph-Islam came after Judaism so they can call whatever they copied from us however they want.
So IDF is a symbol of avoda zara now is it? Id like to see you in a situation being threatened by an arab with an israeli soldier standing by. I wonder who you would call for help or if you would refrain from anyone condoning “avoda zara”.
IDF is a nationalistic symbol and obviously Hashem wanted Israel to exist since HE himself battled and won Israels wars.December 30, 2017 6:17 pm at 6:17 pm in reply to: What does a Chamsa symbolize in Orthodox judiasm? ✋ #1439441
I’m pretty sure it’s not avodah Zara especially since these things are sold at some of the holiest sites in Israel. Probably Rabbonim and ones in charge of maintaining the sites wouldn’t allow it since they do have control over these things and what is sold there. Besides, before speaking about something you know nothing about do some research and check aish or other sites to see what they have to say about it.
Canada goose? Arc’teryx?December 28, 2017 5:47 am at 5:47 am in reply to: New Details About Ger That Got Married And Is Now A Rebbe #1438522
@satmarboy-why even bring this up most people havent heard of this.December 25, 2017 7:15 pm at 7:15 pm in reply to: It’s illegal to have a pet lion in a lot of places. #1436370
I just learned chumash right before nittel chazos! Yes! no bittul Torah here.December 24, 2017 12:25 pm at 12:25 pm in reply to: shalom mordechai is OUT…..BARUCH HASHEM! Its Zos Chanukah #1434512
@joseph- isn’t vayakam melech chadash not so good?December 23, 2017 8:45 pm at 8:45 pm in reply to: shalom mordechai is OUT…..BARUCH HASHEM! Its Zos Chanukah #1434206
@daasyochid- why do you dispute it to be a significant day for jewish people? Look at the achdus no?
either black, gray or silver. also helps if its a honda or toyota. sometimes nissan.
@770- all of them were round and in windows! (gasp)
-So why do they make such a big deal to others to follow the straight branches? Which makes it hard to believe that “all” of them were round not just some if any. Especially when this is made such a big deal of, why would any lubavitcher specifically get a curved branch menorah. Are you implying that they follow that opinion? Maybe the fact that they were in the window meant these people werent lubavitch and therefore had curved branch menorahs lol. But hey if thats what you observed then it is what it is.
@Uber-“If the 2 Batei Mikdash had different menorahs, then clearly they are both kasher, so how can one of them be “wrong”?”
Besides noone really knows for sure how the menorah looked since those details arent clearly stated in the known Torah. For whatever reason klal Yisrael always depicted the Menorah as curved branches so it must count for something. I heard a chabad rabbi explaining the topic and one of his defense was “if they found a tefiillin in an old geniza that had 5 sections on the batim does that make it the right way?”
Honestly I’m not sure how thats the same comparison when pretty much all the Menorahs portrayed throughout the years are curved branches and practically none straight. But again the point is noone knows for sure these are all opinions. Its just that for some people their opinions are to be considered as facts and noone can view it differently.