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awarded  Curious
Jun
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awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
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revised Shisha - mi yodeya?
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Jun
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awarded  Necromancer
Jun
3
comment Mesorah of the Lubavitcher Rebbe
Ah, that is true, thanks! Well, if the chain is made up of people who they just "learned from," that ought to be very easy, but if the chain is more of "rebbe to rebbe" (i.e., mentor to mentor) than we're back to the Baal Shem Tov, I think.
Jun
3
comment Mesorah of the Lubavitcher Rebbe
Out of curiousity, why ask about Lubavitch? Your question is really about the Baal Shem Tov's mesorah, right?
May
19
awarded  Nice Answer
May
19
awarded  Taxonomist
Apr
30
awarded  Necromancer
Apr
17
revised Are the works of Maimonides treated as divinely inspired?
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Mar
3
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Why was Rabbi Yitzchok Alfasi known as the Rif - rather than the Ria? (הרי"ף - רבי יצחק אלפסי)
Mar
2
comment What's wrong with “we want moshiach now”?
Was R' Shimon referring to the demand, or to the repetition?
Feb
28
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Why was Rabbi Yitzchok Alfasi known as the Rif - rather than the Ria? (הרי"ף - רבי יצחק אלפסי)
Feb
28
comment How many Oreos in a kezayis?
@DoubleAA Actually, I'm so stringent that I don't eat Oreos. Except special runs. :D And then I make sure to eat at least 30. Cause I'm so stringent.
Feb
28
comment How many Oreos in a kezayis?
@DoubleAA Basically, yes. Mishna Berura and "most poskim."
Feb
28
answered How many Oreos in a kezayis?
Feb
26
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Why was Rabbi Yitzchok Alfasi known as the Rif - rather than the Ria? (הרי"ף - רבי יצחק אלפסי)
Feb
23
comment Is there a Kabbalistic source for not walking with one's hands behind one's back?
@YEZ I haven't seen a definite source in the Arizal (the Ben Ish Chai doesn't cite one AFAICT), so while I trust the Ben Ish Chai of course, I brought an older definite (i.e., "clearly defined") transmission "chain link." Does it make the idea more reliable? No, I'd agree with you that it probably does not. If you want to, feel free to remove that part; I concede that it doesn't add much.
Feb
23
comment Is there a Kabbalistic source for not walking with one's hands behind one's back?
@YEZ The point was to give an example of this idea prior to the Ben Ish Chai, as well as a prominent Torah personality being careful about it. Unless you mean to say that the (Previous) Lubavitcher Rebbe isn't reliable enough. So yes, if that's your assumption, then the story is not a reliable example of this idea predating the Ben Ish Chai. (Imagine someone using the Zohar to say that a concept preceded, say, the Ramban. If you accept the Zohar as being from the Rashbi, the answer stands. Otherwise not.) So just like everything in Judaism, it depends on whether you rely on the transmission.
Feb
23
revised Is there a Kabbalistic source for not walking with one's hands behind one's back?
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