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  • in reply to: Lev Tahor and other frum cults- and don’t misunderstand me #1628660
    Ysiegel
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    It’s just too bad that all the real Lubavitchers aren’t here to defend themselves, since they don’t have smartphones (nor internet, the majority of them), and those that do certainly don’t use them to browse such nonsensical forums as this one…

    The real Lubavitchers are busy discussing Tosfos and what the Maharsha is mechadesh in the sugiya etc etc…

    So a few silly people who call themselves Lubavitcher are attempting to defend a movement they themselves hardly belong to, and the rest of you are using their fabricated nonsense as sort of ground for your spewing of hate against a movement you are hardly truly familiar with?!

    Case in point: would the Lubavitchers here tell me the difference between Nacha yud daled and Nacha caf hei?

    That one was easy… How about the vort of Pada Beshalom chaf vav?

    Which is higher, David Avdi, or Yom Hasheini?

    For the non Lubavitchers, I can personally meet you up with as many Lubavitchers as you have acquaintances who can teach you a thing or two on Torah learning, some of whom are baki in Gemara-Rashi-Tosfos by heart (literally you can give them a page number and they’ll explain the Tosfos in great depth as though they had just come out of a shiyur), Beis Yosef, Taz, Magen Avraham, Shulchan Aruch (again I emphasise, by heart), and THEN Shulchan Aruch HaRav.

    Yes, some I know are baki in Mishna Brura as well, and I know of some who became rabbis of Sfardi shuls, so they began learning R’ Ovadya’s work as well.

    And so on and so on…. Go look for those who represent Lubavitch/Chabad not by arguing childishly online, but who are so busy in either shlichus or Torah study that they have no time nor any good reason to do otherwise.

    in reply to: Parsheh of the Week Interpretation #1616934
    Ysiegel
    Participant

    Very nice thread! Are additions from others welcome?

    in reply to: Looking to sell a between 100-250 used Excellent condition seforim #1607816
    Ysiegel
    Participant

    I’m sorry, I really wasn’t clear.
    I meant that this guy has no clear identity. If anyone is interested in what he’s selling, they’ll surely contact him. Many people will have no issue exchanging personal contact info in order to make a purchase (phone number, email, etc.), and consequently may even go as far as to send him money in the hopes of receiving the promised goods.

    I really don’t intend to jump to conclusions, only that it is a fairly common thing that people online will do all of the above as a sham to get naive buyers’ $$$. That’s all I’m saying…

    in reply to: Looking to sell a between 100-250 used Excellent condition seforim #1607665
    Ysiegel
    Participant

    Has no one thus far made note of the fact that a user whose username is made up of random numbers and letters (suspicious), with *no* other posts prior to this one (very suspicious), is asking if anyone wants to carry out a monetary transaction online (extremely suspicious), especially in a way which warrants the exchange of private details (i.e. in order to find out more about what he’s selling)(red flags abound!)???

    in reply to: What do you do to stay healthy when you travel? #1604030
    Ysiegel
    Participant

    Best tip you’ll get: sleep well!!! Low sleep = weak immune system. Great way of getting a virus is to not sleep. Especially when travelling this is important to keep in mind since you’re always trying to get things done.

    in reply to: Lubavitch Hats #1604029
    Ysiegel
    Participant

    As a Lubavitcher I and a plethora of *serious* Chabad rabbis am/are adamant about bochurim tucking in their shirts. My Rosh Yeshiva (and mashpia for that matter–that’s Chabad jargon for the Lubavitchers in the house) will often stop bochurim even as they walk into the zal and ask them why their shirt is untucked.

    When my own hat started looking old and worn out (I simply did not have money for a new one), my hat somehow “disappeared”. I went berserk looking for it, but in the end I was left with no choice but to ask my parents to help me pay for a new one (over a year later I found the hat in the teachers’ lounge while helping a rav with something there…).

    Yes, a Lubavitcher bochur needs to look appropriate *especially* when travelling around outside of yeshiva. The Rebbe’s chassidim need to present themselves with respect.

    But the tie thing I think will fall into what some people are saying here about being too “megusham”–that is, making too big a deal over physical appearance.

    That being said, I strongly hold that in the right circumstances, it would be absolute shtus (d’leumas zeh –more Chabad jargon…) not to wear even a tie if it were deemed appropriate to the bochur or chossid’s role thereof.

    A shliach I know wears a tie, and even asks one of the chassidim in his kehilla to do so to make sure that the mekuravim there don’t feel out of place amongst the other chaassidim who don’t wear one.

    One last example: JJ Hecht was a secretary of the Rebbe, and one whose role involved dealing with the most high-class officials; essentially he was like the Rebbe’s embassador/spokesperson. Well, the guy was poor like no other, yet he took enormous sums of money as loans in order to buy the most expensive top-hat (as was considered high class at the time–you can see it in the videos) and most high class suit. He reasoned (correctly) that as someone representing the Rebbe he has to look accordingly.

    Now how is it that he allowed himself to wear such expensive clothes as a chassid? Isn’t it megusham??? So if you wear it with your own appearance in mind then that would be true. But he was clearly doing so for a higher purpose and therefore did not fall into risk…

    Thus is it that I assert, that indeed Lubavitchers need to look as dignified as possible, within the appropriate boundaries, especially in the eyes of those to whom we are representing the Rebbe.

    *Standing ovation*

    in reply to: Would you marry someone like this? #1598509
    Ysiegel
    Participant

    WomanoutsideBrooklyn: Thank you for the explanation. I now realize that looking through the thread may have answered my question automatically..

    DaasYochid: from what I gather from WomanoutsideBrooklyn’s explanation and from the actual name of the disease, it appears that this disease only develops later on in life and shows no sign of existing beforehand.

    In other words, perhaps the parents were carriers, but in the child it won’t be picked up by tests because it needs to be developed before it’s picked up by tests…

    Not sure if I am correct but that is what it seems to me…

    in reply to: Would you marry someone like this? #1598022
    Ysiegel
    Participant

    Doesn’t the religious community in America have Dor Yesharim? In Israel it’s something that NO ONE goes on shidduchim before doing. They basically test you for all these diseases, keep the results secret, and you can ask to match up the results of any couple, (usually it’s done even before the first meeting) and see if there is a significant risk in any of these diseases…

    in reply to: Kaparos Chilul Hashem #1592048
    Ysiegel
    Participant

    If the world realizes that tefillin is made of real leather and start protesting its use and creation as a result, would then tefillin also be considered a chilul Hashem?

    in reply to: men going to mikvah on shabbos #1584237
    Ysiegel
    Participant

    Aside from Borer, what issue could there be with a filter being turned on?

    You’re not causing it to work harder (lichora) by using the mikveh. I can think of no other svara that would cause it to render the mikveh unfit for use for Shabbos…

    in reply to: men going to mikvah on shabbos #1582634
    Ysiegel
    Participant

    I thoughts I should mention that there is a famous psak of the Baal Hatanya (one of a number of psaks that he famously made, one being the use of polished steel knives for shechita) is the use of a heating system for a mikveh on Shabbos.

    *Without going into too much detail*, it is essentially based on the source of the issur itself: gzeirat haambatyaot, the decree of the bathhouses. Since in the hanhaga of Chassidim to toivel, the actual reason for the gzeira (mentioned explicitly as part of the gzeira) is not at all relevant, therefore there is no reason to prohibit it.

    This explains why in many Chassidic communities there isnin fsct heating in the mikveh on Shabbos.

    Filter is not a problem here because bepashtus there is no borer (what would the ochel be in this case…?)

    in reply to: What Brocha Are Strawberry’s? #1560723
    Ysiegel
    Participant

    The frozen ones still need a hechsher, and may generally be used only for blending (as it often states on the hechsher).

    The fact itself that they are frozen is not what makes them allowed to be eaten.

    in reply to: Poll: platonic relationships #1556524
    Ysiegel
    Participant

    Toi: it demonstrates how a woman’s nature is inherent, as well as that of a man. People can act differently on the outside, but inherently a woman is still a woman and a guy will (perhaps not to consciously) see her as such.

    in reply to: Poll: platonic relationships #1556349
    Ysiegel
    Participant

    I have a lot to say on this subject, but for now I’ll share a story I heard from R’ Manis Friedman, dean of Beis Chana (for Baalei tshuva girls).
    Basically there was a girl learning there once who was totally unkept; she very much neglected herself and it was crudely obvious.

    Well she had a lot of issues that she needed to discuss with someone so finally one day she arranges to speak with the rav. Upon entering his office, she makes to close the door behind her, but of course R’ Manis says to her to leave it open. She looks at him questioningly, and he explains that “a man and a woman shouldn’t be in a room together alone.”
    When she heard that she began crying uncontrollably, explaining to him once she regained her composure that this was the first time she remembered being treated like a woman…

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