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I'm a chossid of the Lubavitcher Rebbe


Feb
5
comment Why do we venerate previous generations?
Also @DoubleAA, I think that the Gemarra is stating a general trend - of yeridat hadorot - not a hard-and-fast rule which we can use compare 2 specific Rabbis based on date of birth.
Feb
5
comment Why do we venerate previous generations?
@DoubleAA I'm sorry, but you misunderstood my comment. It seemed clear to me that the gemarra isn't just coming to tell us about the past, but rather to tell us a general trend - including future generations - about Yeridat Hadorot
Feb
5
comment Why do we venerate previous generations?
@DoubleAA What do you mean by Straw man?
Feb
5
comment Why do we venerate previous generations?
But why would we think that these statements made in the Talmud cease to become relevant in later generations?
Feb
3
comment What percentage of Chabad still believes the Rebbe is the Messiah?
let us continue this discussion in chat
Feb
3
comment What percentage of Chabad still believes the Rebbe is the Messiah?
In any case, I clearly explained myself that statistics are irrelevant when history has suggested a clear answer to the question
Feb
3
comment What percentage of Chabad still believes the Rebbe is the Messiah?
@DoubleAA my original answer certainly answer the question. Did you read the title? "What percentage of Chabad still believes the Rebbe is the Messiah?" - no mention of statistics there.
Jan
14
comment Yosef “stretched his height” to conceal Rachel?
I think you'd be stretching it to say that when Rashi says: "stretching his height to conceal her" - he means that he stood on a mound or that she stood in a depression in the ground
Jan
13
comment Yosef “stretched his height” to conceal Rachel?
I don't understand how a 6 year old boy can conceal his mother. Can you explain this?
Jan
13
comment Yosef “stretched his height” to conceal Rachel?
Just want to understand Rashi
Jan
9
comment Which Names of Hashem can/can't we say [in regular conversation]?
I'd be hesitant to call it 'the Kitzur S.A's Minhag' because there are probably other sources.....but to answer your question, yes.
Jan
9
comment Which Names of Hashem can/can't we say [in regular conversation]?
Well, my first question was must it be mispronounced like the other names... but if it does need to be mispronounced then ...well yes, I suppose I'd like to know the 'accepted' mispronounciation. [possibly coined by particlar Rabbanim?]
Jan
9
comment Which Names of Hashem can/can't we say [in regular conversation]?
Hey, it's a serious question, don't make a mockery of this!
Jan
8
comment Where to download Tanach text in digital format
Thanks for that. Extremely useful link.
Jan
6
comment Special occasions where various Chassidim don't say Tachanun
@SethJ : An exhaustive list isn't necessary, however if you know of particular klallim which various Chassidim have regerding not saying Tachanun - that would do. [i.e like the one I mentioned in my question , or like msh210 pointed out about not saying Tachanun in Mincha.
Jan
6
comment Why did the Baba Sali leave Yavneh?
@SethJ You are correct. Just found this video chabad.org/therebbe/livingtorah/player_cdo/aid/1600169/jewish/… of Rabbi Machluf Krispin who is married to the granddaughter of the Baba Sali and gives his first hand testimony of what happened. (from 2:30 minutes of the video and onward)
Jan
1
comment Shiv'a Ushlosh Meyot - mi yodeya?
Indeed, according to my calculation, Noch sent the dove for the third time on the 310th day of the flood - which works out to be the 2nd of Tishrei. ... (regarding @DoubleAA's point - it seems that Rashi is ok with using Cheshvan as 29 days, Kislev as 30 days Tevet - 29 and so on -- see Rashi Bereshit 8:3)
Jan
1
comment Shiv'a Ushlosh Meyot - mi yodeya?
I think this wiki is incorrect. Bereshit 8:13 says that on the 1st of the first month (=Tishrei acc. to R. Eliezer) "the waters dried up from upon the earth, and Noah removed the covering of the ark, and he saw, and behold, the surface of the ground had dried up" - which isn't necessarily connected to the previos pasuk 8:12 concerning how Noah sent a dove for the third time......
Jan
1
comment Removing Yarmulka last when undressing (source)
+1 thanks @Gershon
Dec
30
comment What are Brochos differences of Sefardim and Ashkenazim?
wouldn't you call R Shlomo Ganfried an Ashkenazik posek?