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I'm a chossid of the Lubavitcher Rebbe


May
12
comment Do a mitzva for mashiach?
Tips the balance of the world to merit...deliverance and salvation - is another way of saying Mashiach
May
9
comment Who is the last prophet in Judaism?
@msh210 Actually Rambam says this explicitly: see Rambam Hilchot Tshuva Ch 9 Halach2: ... because the king who will arise from David's descendants will be a greater master of knowledge than Solomon and a great prophet, close to the level of Moses, our teacher...
Apr
23
comment Chabad custom of not allowing water to touch matzah on Pesach
No probs, if I find another source for this I'll post it here bli neder
Apr
9
comment Relations with messianists
No never seen. Could you provide one?
Apr
9
comment Relations with messianists
hmm lots of Rabbis say that the belief is 'dangerously wrong' and other similar comments, but I have yet to see one source for this from Chazal/Shulchan Aruch. On the contrary - [as R. Soloveichik mentioned in his letter - ] there are many sources which reference the possibility of such a belief namely:the "Gemara in Sanhedrin, the Zohar, Abarbanel, Kisvei Arizal, S’dei Chemed, and other sources"... so where are the halachic sources which reject this??
Apr
9
comment Relations with messianists
@DoubleAA Furthermore it is clear that he opposed actions that "besmirch and damage the Lubavitch movement" - so I guess that would include boycotts etc like those mentioned in ms210's comments on the question
Apr
9
comment Relations with messianists
@DoubleAA I was referring to the historic context of the letter. [I don't exactly know the all the details here - but I'm pretty sure that] it came at a time when a professor by the name of Burger was trying hard to get organizations to boycott Chabad/mishechistim. According to the wikipedia article which you mentioned - the letter also seems to come a short time after the Rabbinical Council of America approved a resolution which seems to place a mishechist outside orthodox Judaism.
Apr
9
comment Relations with messianists
@Fred could you kindly post a link to that letter. Strange though: if what you are saying is true - being that the original letter was publicized in the Jewish Press - wouldn't you think that R. Soloveichik himself would have made a formal and public denouncing of the 'forged' letter?
Apr
9
comment Relations with messianists
would you mind posting a link to the Rambam's letter which you mentioned. I'd be interested to see that. Thanks.
Apr
9
comment Relations with messianists
@Fred do you have a source for your comment that the letter was forged?? The copy of the letter clearly shows R. Soloveichik's signature.
Apr
9
comment Relations with messianists
@DoubleAA : In my answer I clearly noted (in bold!) that R. Soloveichik himself disagreed with this belief - so I am dismayed at the way that you imply that I somehow misconstrued his words or stance on the matter, but in any case - that was not the subject of the answer which I posted. My point was bring an answer to the original question concerning interactions with mishichists. The context of R. Soloveichik's letter was answer to certain arising hava-aminas to deal with mishechistim differently - which R. Soloveichik strongly disagreed with - which CERTAINLY fits the the question.
Apr
9
comment Relations with messianists
@Fred, my understanding is that both mishechist and 'anti-mishechist' believe that the Rebbe is Bchehzkat mashiach. The basic difference between them is that the mishechistim are more vocal about this belief. [but I think this discussion veers away from the initial question]
Apr
9
comment Relations with messianists
@Daniel Being that the meaning of a mishechist is someone that belieives that the Rebbe is still BChezkat Mashiach (as Ariel and HodofHod pointed out) ... I think that before asking how to deal with this 'problem' - you should first bring a source from Chazal / Shulchan Aruch that such a belief is actually a problem
Feb
26
comment Chumash with Rashi and Siftei Chachamim
@HachamGabriel I have no problem with Mikraot Gedolot (Chas VShalom), my intention was to find a sefer which on one hand included Siftei Chachamim and on the other was light-weight - where a thin sefer will cover a whole book of Chumash (like the many publications which include Chumash,Onkelos and Rashi with Ikar Siftei Chachamim)
Feb
11
comment What percentage of Chabad still believes the Rebbe is the Messiah?
@DoubleAA : That is my EXACT intent in using the letter (ie to stop people from claiming/implying that it is kfira). YOU YOURSELF implied that it was kfira with your heterodox tag and Seth took the liberty to compare it to christianity (Chas VChalila) and to call it a 'serious problem' Hopefully with the letter in mind people will stop doing this, but with rather say: "hey, that's their belief, I don't agree with it at all, but I'll live and let live"
Feb
10
comment Stirah: is snow good or bad in Judaism?
I think you could have made this into a real question with a little effort
Feb
9
comment What percentage of Chabad still believes the Rebbe is the Messiah?
@SethJ Mainstream Chabad (not only 'Mishechists") also believe that the Rebbe is still Nosi HaDor and Moshiach She-ba-dor. Furthermore, regarding the 'serious problem' you refer to .... did you see this letter from Rabbi Aharon soloveichik hezbos.blogspot.co.il/2012/09/… ?? Stop trying to condemn thousands of pious and G-d fearing Jews!!
Feb
9
comment Why can we not say the names of certain angels aloud?
I'm pretty sure that any angel name which is also a human name (from Tanach) can be pronounced. Example: Z'Vadyah Yishmreini ViChayeini - on Rosh Chodesh after hallel
Feb
9
comment Can you leave a sieve in your sink on Shabbos?
the sieve's purpose is to prevent the 'debris' from clogging up pipes - not for selecting. Also, in order for there to be a problem of selection there first must be a mixture ('Ta-ah-rovet') of things for one to select. What would the 'mixture' be here?
Feb
5
comment Why do we venerate previous generations?
@nikmasi (just to make this clear) I was not trying to critisize you in my original comment [like others have suggested]. Rather, [on the basis of my understanding of the Gemara sources - that they refer to future generation trend as well] - I was just wondering why these sources wouldn't help in answering your question.