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A prophet is someone who speaks in the name of Hashem. Someone who can say, "Hashem told me to say..." However, there are ways that Hashem let's his close ones know things, סוד ה' ליראיו. This is not Nevua, but can be seen as a hint thereof. The Chovos Talmidim describes a level called בני נביאים, alluded to by the Kuzri, in which people nowadays can be ...


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Start again from alef (1). There are chassidim who say the chapter for earlier rebbeim also (eg. on that Rebbe's birthday), and they start again from alef. This is what I see people doing, though I'm not sure if there's any documented source for it.


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1) Can we calculate the date of the Final Redemption? We for sure can't. 2) Since the Alter Rebbe is not a Novi, should we believe him? We can believe him that it is an opportune time for it to perhaps finally happen. 3) How do view this story? The same way all other stories where one predicted it may happen. Remember the story in the Gemara of ...


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In his own words (on video) here in Hebrew with English subtitles (the second half of the video). He states two reasons. 1) Lack of solid Halachic authority to return if he did go to visit, and decreased influence over American Jews and newly arriving Jewish immigrants to America if he stayed in Israel permanently. 2) Concern about sending a message to ...


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According to a number of biographers who have carefully sifted through his writings and researched into private conversations, R. Schneerson never explicitly stated that he was a prophet or the messiah. As Simon Dein has stressed, however, in Lubavitcher Messianism, the Lubavitcher Rebbe made many statements during his life, particularly reiterated by ...


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I don't think you can find it in an online source, but it is a famous and oft quoted remark. It made its way into the Wikipedia article on Satmar. As one can imagine, many were up in arms about this statement which sends to do away with Chasidus more effectively than any contemporary Misnagdim. The Satmar Rebbe is said to have joked that every Chassid ...


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(There was some very vocal opposition to Chabad-Lubavitch a few years ago because some of its members proclaimed theologically-troubling statements about the future of Menachem Mendel Schneurson, its seventh rebbe, after his death. Let's treat that as a separate issue, though it does tie to some of the language used in the early Hassidic movement.) Not ...


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When Pesach started, it cut short sh'loshim (the "thirty days" you speak of).


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The answer to your question is very simple. Someone else wore these new garments prior to the Rabbi wearing them. See Nitei Gavriel Aveilus2 10:12:21.


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Almost every Chasidic court will have most of its male Chasidim (and sometimes entire families) come to the Rebbe for Yom Tov. Belz has over 7,000 families, for example, most of which will try be in Kiryat Belz in Jerusalem for special days. (Source). My guess would be some 30,000 males converging there. While not a clear-cut case of Jewish communities ...


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A Chabad website may offer an answer to parts 2 and 3 of your question. But, above all, the Rebbe loved the People of Israel. It is the signature of his leadership and the enduring hallmark of the students who follow in his footsteps: genuine, boundless and unconditional love to each and every one of our brethren. From the rabbi and the ...


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See Siddur Im D'ach, Shaar Chag HaMatzot; Lekutei Biurim (By Rabbi Hillel Malisov of Paritch), 47b. The Chassidei Umot haOlam derive their animal souls not from the 3 impure klipot, but from the klipat nogah, just like the animal soul of bnei Yisrael. The sheva mitzvot seem to be a rectification for the animal soul. Bnei Yisrael are born automatically with ...


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Iggerot Kodesh, vol. 1, p. 176: בקיצור תניא להצ"צ... פ"ו כתב וז"ל: ג' קליפות הטומאה ואין בהם טוב כלל (ר"ל בעצמותם אבל בבחי' גלות בו יש חיות אלקות ניצוץ מי"ס דעשייה שבתוכו י"ס דיצירה שבתוכו וכו'). וביתר ביאור כתב ... וז"ל: מה שכתב בספר של בינונים דגקה"ט אין בהם טוב כלל, אין הכוונה שאין בהם שום ניצוץ כלל, שהרי אי אפשר להיות קיום שום דבר בלי איזה ניצוץ טוב... ...


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Rabbi, as in my Rav, is referring to ones teacher, their 'Moreh Hora'ah'. The one who instructs them on what to do in practice. Rebbe is a Roshei Teivot for 'Rosh B'nai Yisroel', 'Head of the Jewish People' as in parshat Ki Tisa (Shemot 30:12). This is also brought by Rabbi Nachman Goldschmidt of Techerin in Parparot l'Chochmah, section 111. In midrash and ...



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