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I'm a chossid of the Lubavitcher Rebbe


Oct
29
comment Do Chasidim avoid wearing ties?
@DoubleAA in any case from the gist of my answer it is clear that your intentions will only help when we're talking about a 'neutral' object not a forbidden one. As I said above: in hachi nami: for those that say it's ossur- it's ossur! But if you insist, i'll edit out the bit about Chukas Akum
Oct
29
comment Do Chasidim avoid wearing ties?
Are you saying that If you follow the Gra, then it's ossur to wear a tie? Something tells me this is wrong because i've seen religious Jews who follow the Gra and wear ties.
Oct
29
comment Do Chasidim avoid wearing ties?
@DoubleAA: did you see Shalom's comment: "But R' Moshe Feinstein writes that American clothing styles are all about looking good (or trying?) and therefore not "senseless.
Oct
29
comment Do Chasidim avoid wearing ties?
Excuse me? the whole basis of my answer was that ties are NOT formally forbidden but rather based on svoro/speculation. I tried reading the Gra but I don't think I fully understood it. In any case I didn't see any clear reference to ties. So no, I WAS NOT talking about a real issur deoraita. (Are you saying that it's mefurash in the Gra that wearing a tie is an issur deoraita??)
Oct
29
comment Do Chasidim avoid wearing ties?
@DoubleAA There are Rabbis which say that internet is forbidden. If someone comes along and says: "wait a sec, but I only want to use it for a daily Torah shiur" - is this making a mockery of the halachik system?
Oct
29
comment Do Chasidim avoid wearing ties?
You wouldn't pasken whether a tie is Chukos Hagoyim from a possuk, but rather from a Svoro like: 'it's a useless garment so which goyim wear, so therefore we shouldn't be wearing it' which is exactly what i'm been saying all along. In any case i'd like to see the tshuva you're referring to.
Oct
29
comment Do Chasidim avoid wearing ties?
What i'm trying to say is that if there was a clear-cut halacha of Chukos HaGoyim - then there would be an outright issur and nobody would wear ties
Oct
29
comment Do Chasidim avoid wearing ties?
So THOSE people shouldn't/don't wear ties (like I said in my answer)
Oct
29
comment Do Chasidim avoid wearing ties?
@Double AA :Which Tanna says that ties are Chukos Hagoyim?? The fact that many great Rabbis wear them is proof enough for me that it is not really 'Chukos Hagoyim' but only similar to it. For THIS I can say it depends on the wearer's intensions. If the tie had Shatnes in it however - then intensions wouldn't help ;)
Oct
28
comment Chabad custom of not allowing water to touch matzah on Pesach
I don't know of any... but I would take the Alter Rebbe's word for it.
Oct
27
comment Tish'a Ushloshim Umatayim - mi yodeya?
+1 why would this have been downvoted??
Oct
26
comment Neither from a thread to a shoe strap
I didn't see the other (duplicate) question. Before I submit a question I always look if similar ones are out there.. and nothing similar showed up
Oct
22
comment impure animals: present, future, past
+1 thanks @Michoel
Oct
21
comment What is Rashi proving with words in different languages
@seth one more thing: did the Jews who left Egypt speak Afriki, Persion and Greek ? If not - why would the Torah contain these languages?
Oct
21
comment What is Rashi proving with words in different languages
@seth also, apart from 'YGar Sahadutah' - which is a direct quote of Lavan - which other words are not Lashon HaKodesh?
Oct
21
comment What is Rashi proving with words in different languages
@seth so how do you answer this question: What is Rashi proving with words in different languages???
Oct
20
comment Am I allowed to wear a towel as a belt/scarf outside an Eiruv on Shabbos?
@avi, If both ends (= all 4 corners) of the towel are hanging in front of you (as apposed to draping one end behind your back) then I doesn't need tzitzis. (just like a collared shirt!)
Oct
20
comment Wearing a deceased's shoes
as there are no other better answers I'll mark this as the accepted answer
Oct
20
comment Controling a nervous habit picking fingernails on shabbat
'tapping your fingers' is actually quite a good suggestion
Oct
11
comment close (male) relatives going to the mikvah together
actually, the main thing I wanted to find out with this question was an explanation why many people are not careful about this.