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As far as I know, there is no halachik criteria for moshiach been yosef, so we have no exact definitive definition of who he will be . The Rambam lays out clear Halachik criteria how to identify Moshiach ben Dovid. Whoever fullfils those criteria will have the Halachik status of moshiach. As far as I am concerned Moshiach could be someone like Rabbi Amnon Yitzchok, although I hope not 😊. In any case, as long as he comes soon.
See Hayom Yom for Tes Teves.
There is an obligation to get drunk until your connection to Hashem is higher than a connection of “Yoda”= knowledge and seichel. So go get yourself completely smashed. But bear in mind that pikuach nefesh is doicheh kol hatorah kulah, so know your limits and make sure you are safe.
Maybe I should start a new thread on whether attacking someone for attacking someone is a viable strategy or not. On the one hand we see that Moshe Rabeinu killed the mitzri attacker and he also reproached the Jew the Jew merely lifted his hand. On the other hand there is a sevara to say that the coffee room rules get to be set by the mods….
Maybe you have too much time on your hands 😊
I got 20 people to keep shabbos by threatening them about another Holocaust. NOT!
Can anyone reference me a shiur about the rules of Dina dmalchusa dina? Because something tells me that that people quote this Halacha to an extreme. It’s become almost like the Joker card. Permitted according to Torah? That’s irrelevant, because dina dmalchusa dina.
Gog and magog could be whatever war is happening at any given time. Moshiach could come every day. Achakloi bchol Yom sheyovoi.On election day I voted for Moshiach because he’s good for the Jews. How about this, instead of people Hocking a tchynik about goig and magoig, we should be focused on our machshavah dibbur and maaseh.
@chabadshlucha. Who was the famous chabad rebetzin that would learn gemara? I think she is mentioned in the previous rebbes memoirs.
A source for a fact that everyone already knows, is the Rambam in his Hakdamah to the Mishneh Torah where he says that there has not been a central authority since the compilation of the Gemara. He says that every Chochom in each respective city has the authority to pasken according to the Gemara as he deems proper.
One of the definitions of troll on Google is a “person who deliberately makes a provocative or inflammatory post online”. It has nothing to do with if you believe in the content of your post or not.
I voted for Grand Rabbi Zalman Leib of Satmar.
I didn’t go through all the posts so I don’t know if it was mentioned that it is known that the Maharsha would refrain from learning on nittel.
Some Jews realized that nittel was an opportune time to cut up toilet paper for all the shabosos of the year.
I recently came across the following witticism. A Chassidic Rabbi was once requested to eulogize Harav Theodore Hershel. The Rabbi eulogized the koifer that he never spoke while wearing Tefillin, he never thought Torah in the bathroom and he never studied Torah on nittel.December 25, 2017 11:55 pm at 11:55 pm in reply to: If Donald Trump were to מְגַיֵּר and become Jewish… #1436446
He’s definitely a secret chossid of Breslev.
@daasyochid. See the note at the most bottom left of the page.
Also, make yourself a coffee (after you finished your cup of tea), take a chelek chof aleph of likkutei sichos and study the third sicha of prashas Terumah as Sechel hayashar suggested before. You don’t even need to learn the whole sicha, just from page168 until the end. You might even enjoy it. Yes, it is a chabad source, but it’s also Torah😏😏
Save the anti chabad vitriol for a different thread. Calm down, take a chill and have a tea. All I am saying is that according to Rambam (and as explained by his son R Avrohom) and most probably according to Rashi, arguably the two greatest Rishonim, the menorah from Torah was diagonal. And therefore there is an insistence by lubavitcher Chassidim to portray it as such. You have a different opinion on the matter? That’s okay with me and also okay to the lubavitchers that I know.
“some other shitos”. namely Rashi and Rambam. You want to decide according to archeological suggestion? Alright. But one thing is definitive. The menorah that we know from Torah was diagonal. Anything else is speculative.
And there is nothing wrong with saying that Titus’s menorah was incorrect,Haha.
@litvishechossid. If you didn’t get it, I said you should pick on the untucked shirts and straggly beards in a sarcastic manner.And no, it’s not a coded term for meshichistim.lol.😇
I am sorry for so rudely invading your thread and pointing out a fallacy in your post.😊
I need to respond to a few accusations that were made against me. I am definitely not brainwashed. I have never ever made fun of another minhog yisroel. I don’t ever recall blaming the meshichistim for anything on this forum.The only brainwashing that I have detected so far on this thread is senseless hate.
And as far as I recall, Rashi, Rambam and Moshe Rabeinu lived before the Bal Hatanya, so I have to admit that there is Torah outside of Chabad.😊
I was just giving you an eitzah tovah not to mention lack of advancement of technology if you ever get into a discussion with a semi educated non affiliated Jew. That’s all.
@litvishechossid. I was responding to a poster who said that Rabbonim need to reconcile Torah with science. It wasn’t originally meant as a response to your starting post. And once again, I reiterate that advancement of technology or the lack thereof displays no indication with regards to the age of the earth. Educated people have different methods of measuring the age of the earth.
@litvishechossid. I read the article. I’m not sure what your point is. The truth is, you probably don’t have a cogent point to make, so your digging up an article from a few years ago that you found on col. And see Likkutei Amarim chapter 28, 2nd page, the line that starts “zarah”. Have a good night.
There needs to be the word “should” before “pick on the untucked shirts” in my previous post. GN.
@litvichechossid. Let’s stay on the topic. I am saying that according to Rambam and most probably according to Rashi, the branches were diagonal. Also, the popularity of round branches is largely due to the arch of Titus. That’s all. Have a Freilichen Chanukah.
@apukerma. The definition of time is a different discussion. Everyone knows what a day is and knows how to mark the end of a year. I think everyone can agree that time started in it’s complete expression when Adam was created. The question is how was time experienced in the five days before that. But the time as we know it is 5778 years old. It’s not a random guy that got “hung up” on it. It’s the calculation of the Torah.
@litvishechossid. I don’t think anyone here is interested in advocating for the theory of evolution. If you want to understand their point of view, i suggest you ask a scientist that believes in evolution. I just wanted to point out that technology or the lack of it is no indication of a young or old earth. Scientists have totally different methods(and rightly so) in measuring the age of the earth. That’s it.
And I don’t know any lubavitchers that a wage a “fierce holy war” as you describe with regards to this issue. I think you pick on the untucked shirts and straggly beards instead. And perhaps the apikorsus in doing mitzvohs for the sake of bringing moshiach closer.
And one of the reasons the Rebbe felt that is was important that the menorahs be depicted correctly is because it is depicted round- incorrectly on the arch of Titus. A depiction that had an image of a snake and images of avoida Zara.
Rashi says “b’alochson”, diagonal. If you want to convince yourself that it could mean diagonally round- then knock yourself out. As a matter of fact, one of the indications that the Rambam held that the branches were round was that he did not say b’alochson in describing the menorah as Rashi did. But then his manuscript and drawing were publicized. Additionally, R Avraham Ben Harambam says that the branches came out of the center B’yosher-straight explaining that it is based on the drawing of his father. It is possible that the additional menorahs that Shlomo Hamelech built were round. But the Menorahs that the koihen gadol fulfilled the mitzvah with were diagonally straight.
Two simple points. Torah deals with ABSOLUTE truths. Conversely, science is the endless study of the universe that is always progressing from one layer of knowledge to the next, hence nothing absolute can be derived about phenomena that happened thousands of years ago. Second, Just as Adam Harishon was created mature it’s very possible that the the universe was created mature. I don’t think technological advancement or the lack of it provides any indication into the age of the world for obvious reasons.December 11, 2017 11:17 am at 11:17 am in reply to: Spiritual Significance of Jerusalem and embassy announcement #1424275
@chabadshlucha if you want to teach chassidus then start a class in Tanya or the like. What your doing is almost exclusively extracting the kabbalastic concepts from chassidus, and no one has a clue what your talking about. Your probably better off teaching raya meheimna and tikkunei Zohar in the coffee room. Seriously.December 10, 2017 6:41 pm at 6:41 pm in reply to: Spiritual Significance of Jerusalem and embassy announcement #1423877
And I want to make a new faction in Judaism. It’s called NETUREI CHABAD. We could even get achmadinijad to pay for a free trip and tour of Iran. Before we come back, we’ll have a lchaim with the Ayatollah and have the zchus to kiss his toes and wish him a long life. And who cares if Bibi the Tziyoini gets mad. Tziyoinimm zaynin nisht yidden! There. I’m done. Good night.December 10, 2017 6:41 pm at 6:41 pm in reply to: Spiritual Significance of Jerusalem and embassy announcement #1423876
And the lubavitcher rebbe crying against giving away an inch of Land? It seems that we would have the confidence to lecture HIM on the REAL chabad shitah. It’s a shame that I wasn’t the Chabad Rebbe instead!December 10, 2017 6:41 pm at 6:41 pm in reply to: Spiritual Significance of Jerusalem and embassy announcement #1423868
And the arabs? We should show that we don’t agree with trump by evacuating all the Jews from Jerusalem because the Rashab Satmar Rav and almost all the Gedolei Yisroel were against the zionists y’mach shmom. And the Jerusalem announcement was just another Zionist ploy.December 10, 2017 6:41 pm at 6:41 pm in reply to: Spiritual Significance of Jerusalem and embassy announcement #1423867
But anyhow, what’s my opinion worth? Everyone here is probably right that Trump did an aveirah by declaring Jerusalem the capital of the Jews.December 10, 2017 6:41 pm at 6:41 pm in reply to: Spiritual Significance of Jerusalem and embassy announcement #1423866
It seems to me that the Jerusalem announcement shows the Arabs that they are not gaining anything on the political front by acting like animals. There will be less terrorism. That’s the spiritual significance.December 10, 2017 6:41 pm at 6:41 pm in reply to: Spiritual Significance of Jerusalem and embassy announcement #1423865
Being that there are so many experts on the chabad rebbes hashkafah, I decided that I’m going to make a kvius to learn chabad hashkafa from the people in the coffee room. No, I don’t mean chabad shlucha. She didn’t yet claim to know the rebbes shitah regarding the embassy. She just wants to share her thoughts(feelings?). I wanna learn from the REAL experts on chabad hashkafa.
Yud tes kislev is an amazing day for all Chabad chassidim and anyone connected to Chabad chassidus and Trump’s announcement l’havdil was amazing. Kiddush Shem Hashem! Yay!! To be sure, there are deios yechidim that didn’t like Trump’s announcement. These are the reporters on CNN etc. One of them is a Jew who has a white beard and if you would ask him he would say that he performs his service lishmah. His name is Wolf Blitzer. I think some people on Yeshiva world news coffee room convinced him.
EditedDecember 4, 2017 11:41 am at 11:41 am in reply to: Where can Israeli Jews escape to in case of emergency? #1417821
In Israel there are potential terrorists and in America there are illegal gun carrying suicidal nutcases. In Israel there are gun carriers on almost every street corner, in America the security guard was armed with a phone to call police. Iran is a threat to Israel. RocketMan is a threat to America. Most important of all, THE GUARDIAN OF OF ISRAEL NEITHER SLEEPS NOR SLUMBERS.
The posts are out of order.
And that year they got rid of chametz on erev shabos, kabbilisticaly symbolic of getting rid of galus and ushering in yom shekulo shabbos.
There is no reason to get back to the chabad issue. I think we can all agree by now that chabad is out of the picture. I’m merely questioning if we should officially cut off another group of Jews. It’s not such a big deal.