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December 11, 2018 1:41 am at 1:41 am in reply to: The world is in a state of Geula- and don’t misunderstand us! #1641264
Most of your post is utter nonsense and otherwise incomprehensible. Not worth responding to, except for one important point: The newspaper run by Rabbi Pischutz is STILL Anti-Lubavitch. However, Rabbi Lipschutz is drawing a crucial distinction between a movement with questionable behavior/beliefs and an individual who endured suffering and hardship-much of it unfairly. It is irrelevant which “brand” of chassidus he belonged to; a Yid needed help and Rabbi Lipschutz’s goal was to rally Klal Yisroel to obtain that help, despite the fact that he doesn’t agree with that Yid’s hashkafos. (As an important aside, THAT is a shining example of Ahavas Yisroel- I don’t accept his beliefs, but I love him as a Jew and want to help him).December 10, 2018 8:05 am at 8:05 am in reply to: The world is in a state of Geula- and don’t misunderstand us! #1640268
“Do you have a better candidate?””
For ARGUMENT’S SAKE, let’s pretend there is no better candidate. Does that automatically make the Rebbe Moshiach? Maybe there is NO candidate in this Dor. In the previous generation, did anyone point at the “best” candidate and say that that particular individual has to be Moshiach because he is the best candidate? That answer is completely absurd.
In terms of the Ahavas Yisroel business, why is it that many Shluchim in out of town communities are not “gores” the Litvishe Rabonim/institutions in town? Why is it that they are not Makdim Shalom ever? (You MIGHT get a lukewarm response back if YOU are Makdim Shalom)? And I speak from personal experience here….December 3, 2018 12:56 am at 12:56 am in reply to: The world is in a state of Geula- and don’t misunderstand us! #1635591
I have been reading this thread with great interest-first time posting on it.
“The phrase “the Rebbe runs the world” is a simple translation of “Tzaddik Gozer VeHakadosh Baruch Hu Mekayem”. No more and no less. At least that’s how we take it to mean.”
Would you say that other gedolim have the power of “Tzaddik Gozer…?” if yes, then how can it simply be that ” the REBBE runs the world?” What about the other tzaddikim who are gozer? Maybe THEY run the world (Ch”V) And if no, then you have some more explaining to do…February 23, 2018 4:29 am at 4:29 am in reply to: Is the fact that 40% of the public school is Jewish any less of a tragedy #1475384
I am truly horrified by some of the posts here, accusing schools of charging “too much tuition” because “they can.” While there are certainly some schools that take advantage, my experience (running a high school in an out of town community) with my city’s elementary school-as I know is the case with other schools-has been an open door policy. No Jewish students are turned away because of inability to pay. Additionally, tuition for the elementary school grades is a relatively reasonable ten thousand dollars. A very small percentage of the parent body is able to pay even that. The rebbeim are moser nefesh and often dont receive the (meager) paychecks due to them because the school just doesnt have the funds. (Perhaps the schools need to due a better job fundraisng, but that is beyond the discussion here.)And people have the audacity to accuse the schools of charging too much? We need baalebatim to step up and cover the gaps. And we need people to understand that the chinuch of their children is the most important thing one can spend money on, after food, shelter, and clothing. (As an aside, if a school doesnt take a student because they cannot pay the full tuition, that is also a tragedy…)February 12, 2018 8:50 pm at 8:50 pm in reply to: @Chabad Shluchah Please Explain Why Davening To/Betten a Rebbe is Okay #1467520
“What the Rebbe wants of me
Tatte please tell me how my life I should lead”
You keep digging yourself deeper and deeper into a hole. Don’t you see the problem? HELLO? What the rebbe wants of me? What about what Hashem wants of me?
But it seems this is what you have been indoctrinated with since your earliest days so this seems normal to you. And that’s why you think everyone here questioning you and your hashkafos don’t want to know the truth, and are just “out to get you.”February 9, 2018 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm in reply to: @Chabad Shluchah Please Explain Why Davening To/Betten a Rebbe is Okay #1466312
“The fact that when I described some of the things the Rebbe was able to do in a regular basis, someone responded that magic doesn’t prove anything shows me that unfortunately for this fellow, being able to accomplish things above nature he only associates with the power of klipa not kedusha.”
I am “this fellow.” And I stand by what I said. There are stories told about the founder of a different religion and the miracles he performed (and no, I am not comparing that religion and Chabad, so please don’t accuse me of being a hater.) Whether it is klipa or kedusha-doesn’t really matter. What matters is whether the “magician” is a true representative of Hashem and His Torah. The Torah specifically says not to be swayed by miracle workers. And even a broken clock is correct twice a day. I am quite certain there are certain stories of where the rebbe gave a brocha and it wasn’t mekuyam (as is the case by many gedolim/rebbeim). So, I and others will continue not to be impressed by miracles stories. It is a nice bonus if everything else makes sense but it isn’t enough of a merit on it’s own to convince people that the rebbe was the “Nasi Hador” more than any other gadol or tzaddik. Are you even familiar with any other tzaddikim? Everyone else in klal Yisroel believes there rebbe or manhig is “the man,” but they believe there is a number 2, 3 etc. Who else does Chabad believe to be tzaddikim (even in the non Tanya sense) ?
Unrelated, but I think that you and SY have given a dochek answer to our question of Atzmus Umahus. If you say that everyone has it and it’s just that the rebbe has it in a more practical sense because he has reached the level of a tzaddik acording to Tanya, then the rebbe should have made that clear in a Sicha. but even if your explanation is correct, how do you explain why there is no new rebbe today? Was the heintege rebbe more kadosh than the frierdiker rebbe?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 #1465230
The rebbe was chosen by Hashem? Care to explain?
Also, the fact that someone can do “magic” doesn’t prove anything….
“1. I don’t know the other considerations. This is the one I was told about.
2. The opinion of the two leading members of the YTY Hanhallah were split with one wanting to stay with the “colored shirts” and the other wanting the change. That’s why they went to Rabbi Harris.
3. Ask Rabbi Harris. He made the decision.”
I dont believe the above is factually accurate.
1. The only consideration was that being a “colored shirt” yeshiva in Brooklyn was giving people the impression that it wasn’t a serious place and they were therefore not attracting the “better” boys.
2. They were all in agreement that the white shirt policy was necessary, but didn’t want to institute it without first getting it “approved” by the Hanhallah in Queens. The Rosh HaYeshiva zt”l never stressed white shirts, so they wanted to speak it over.
3. The Queens Roshei Yeshiva told them that they weren’t so excited about the idea, but weren’t going to stop them if they felt it was necessary for the continued success of the Yeshiva.February 6, 2018 1:48 pm at 1:48 pm in reply to: @Chabad Shluchah Please Explain Why Davening To/Betten a Rebbe is Okay #1463243
” And for the reference, questions to Cunin can be addressed to him, I don’t work for him.”
Do you disagree with what he said in the video? Or are you afraid to answer that?
You say you dont daven to the rebbe, but you still ask him for Brachos-from his picture, no less (At least that is what CS said). That is a lot different than going to a tzaddik’s kever and davening to Hashem in the zechus of that tzaddik (or possibly asking the tzaddik to intercede on your behalf).February 6, 2018 1:35 pm at 1:35 pm in reply to: @Chabad Shluchah Please Explain Why Davening To/Betten a Rebbe is Okay #1463240
Very simple question: Just about every sect of Yiddishkeit, whether chassidishe or litvish (the term “misnaged” isnt used anymore today, as many litvishe gedolim have close relationships with, and respect for, many Chassidishe rabbonim) has a leader that they adore and revere. And that is a tremendous thing. But they all believe that there are other people who are gedolim as well and whose words and opinions they respect as being Daas Torah. Chabad also has (had?) a leader they respect and adore. Great. Who is number 2? Is there any other gadol from any other sect that is respected in Chabad circles?February 6, 2018 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm in reply to: @Chabad Shluchah Please Explain Why Davening To/Betten a Rebbe is Okay #1463204
You still haven’t explained the Cunin video.
Also, can you provide an example of where misnagdim are metame sheretz?February 5, 2018 10:32 pm at 10:32 pm in reply to: @Chabad Shluchah Please Explain Why Davening To/Betten a Rebbe is Okay #1462923
Been following this thread with interest.
1. Would like top see a coherent defense or denouncement of the Rabbi Cunin video.
2. One can ask for a bracha from a litvishe Gadol/Rosh Yeshiva, provided that individual is alive. So comparing the two would not be accurate….
In terms of the hat issue-JFK was the first president in history not to wear a hat in public. He went out on a limb, trying to create a new fad. It caught on, but that does not take away from the inherent chashivus of wearing a head covering.People wore hats for thousands of years. That is why we wear hats even though it is not the current “style”.July 29, 2008 1:36 am at 1:36 am in reply to: Terrible side effects of the bungalow colony movement #619748
It amazes me what low opinion most of you have of your fellow Jews! I went to the country until my youngest had to go to camp. Then I couldn’t afford to rent a bungallow and to send 2 boys to sleepaway camp. I wasn’t naive about what my husband was doing I TRUSTED him. Remember trust? Yes, there will be some men and some women who will do what they shouldn’t, but if you can’t trust them now, what says you can trust them when you are in the city. A man or woman could always be “working late”. As for women sitting in circles talking lashon hara, do you think that if they were in the city it wouldn’t happen? If a person wants to do bad, the place wouldn’t stop them.
Some of you should maybe learn how to see the better in people. I am by nature very cynical but you guys have low minds. Get your minds out of the gutter! Take care of yourself and don’t go make forums like this into your own “lashon hara circles”
Dear Just Me,
Of course women should be able t trust their husbands. Most husbands are doing the right thing. But you as a woman do not necessarily understand the nisyonos men face. Don’t belittle it. As for the women, the bottom line is that a bungalow colony setting is far more conducive to gossip circles than the city. In the city we cannot set up chairs in middle of coney island ave and sit down to relax.