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I’ve always been led to understand that the reason for not saying tachanun on certain days is because the speciality of the day achieves what tachanun would normally achieve (same idea of why we don’t blow shofar when Rosh Hashana is on shabbos because shabbos achieves what shofar would have). So by chassidim there are lots of special days that are holy enough that tachanun isn’t needed.
Also, there is a concept that because there are only a few REAL tzaddikim, (as in never do any aveiros and dont have a yetzer hara) then Hashem had to spread them out through all the generations so there would be people to keep the world in existence for. so when a tzaddik is called a gadol hador, it can be saying that he is a person in the generation that in his zechus, Hashem keeps the world in existence.
Of course I will ask a rav what to do, i was just curious about people’s opinions on the subject.
AAQ you are definitely raising good points!!
So if next year i find i really do need to have it for 2 weeks, can i take advantage of this opportunity to pay less? is it as if the company are agreeing to let me pay less because they know that they will be closed? or is it plain dishonest?
Something that i think a lot of people took is that everything can change in an instant and even though we may think we are in control of a situation, Hashem can change everything!!
And people definitely need to appreciate the Yeshivas and Schools big time!
I dont have a source but i once heard that because they never got sick in those days, and they had weak immune system, even a simple sneeze caused them to die.November 22, 2021 4:06 pm at 4:06 pm in reply to: Is homework for our children actually important? Does it make any difference? #2032241
I think there should be a small amount of homework if there is more than a day between each time you have the subject so the kid remembers it, or if they didn’t finish what they were meant to do in school.
there is one fleishig restaurant, a few fleishig takeaways, and a few milchig restaurantS. There are also a bunch of shops
Manchester England is really growing, there are lots of different types of yidden and depending where you live is quite insulated. There are a bunch of schools and shuls to choose from, but not a lot of restaurants 🙁
My name is interestingly enough aramaic. I found it in targum unkelus. I think you can spell it with an alef or a hey which changes the meaning, a hey is hebrew and an alef is aramaic. none of my siblings have english names and some of them are complicated, but only my parents have for some reason.
FYI im not making this up… The Rebbe himself applied this to the Frierdiker Rebbe and so we know that it applies to him as well
Thanks for the compliment
Just to clarify in case people didnt get it: i’m not a mishechist, the killed vs dying thing, i heard from a family member who is, so they were talking from what they know and i was passing that on. i also never said that the Rebbe didnt pass away. last time i checked Yaakov Avinu is buried in mearas hamachpela, but his legacy still lives on. I never compared the Rebbe to Eliyahu Hanavi who didnt pass away.
and of course all these concepts can apply to other Rebbes and Tzaddikim, just happens to be that this thread is on Lubavitch.
Also i think it is a real shame that a lot of people’s impression of lubavitch is from these crazies who are really a minority but they are so loud, that other people go unnoticed.
From what i understand (which might not be very much) is that there are 2 opinions regarding who can be Mashiach. 1 is that a person who is not alive cant be Mashiach and another is that a person who was killed cant be Mashiach and that, i believe, is one of the places the difference in opinion comes from, since the Rebbe wasnt killed, people think he can be Mashiach. (i’m not a mishechist, i heard this from a family member who is)
Also a lot of time when people say the Rebbe is alive, they dont necessarily mean it literally, they are saying that just because the Rebbe isnt physically with us it doesnt mean he has stopped guiding us and leading us. its a bit similar to the concept of Yaakov Avinu lo Meis, we can still be mekushar to the Rebbe etc
Its possible that because men are generally out of the house most of the day they arent always involved in the day to day details of the household so an emphasis is put on halacha in girls schools more because they are the ones who will need to decide what to do on the spot eg hilchos shabbos, if the husband is in shul and the wife is preparing the meal and a shaila comes up she needs to know what to do and other things like that. of course men should learn all halachos relevant to them but maybe it is felt that they dont need to be so familiar with things that wont be relevant to them.
When the maskilim wanted to spread their ideas around, they didnt publish books telling everyone their philosophy, they printed “innocent” books, that planted ideas and questions in the minds of their readers. Im not saying that there isnt a such a thing as a non jewish book that is ok but you really cant know what ideas you/your family can pick up…
Its a cute idea but if you really want to give the Rebbe a birthday present, you can do some extra learning in honour of it.
Your birthday is the day that Hashem decided that the world cant go on without you. The Rebbe instituted the 10 birthday minhagim to acknowledge this.
If anyone is interested, they are:
1. Make a farbrengen
2. make a shehechyanu
3. men have an aliya
4. say your new kapitel
5. daven with extra kavana
6. give extra tzedaka
7. say over a maamar
8. learn something extra
9. make a cheshbon hanefesh
10. reach out to another jew.