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Re: Ask a Lubavitcher Anything
« Reply #2900 on: June 26, 2023, 03:42:58 PM »
LMAO so I JUST found out that there will be a lot of not frum people there and they want explanations done by me. less than 60min to wedding.

If anyone wants to see an embarrassing chuppa swing by 770 in a couple hours

@Yehuda57 You available for hire to write some corny jokes and inspiring words?

4:30 Chuppa? I'll try to come for the show.
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Re: Ask a Lubavitcher Anything
« Reply #2901 on: June 26, 2023, 04:17:26 PM »
4:30 Chuppa? I'll try to come for the show.
530 I hope 😬
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Re: Ask a Lubavitcher Anything
« Reply #2902 on: June 26, 2023, 04:36:42 PM »
LMAO so I JUST found out that there will be a lot of not frum people there and they want explanations done by me. less than 60min to wedding.

If anyone wants to see an embarrassing chuppa swing by 770 in a couple hours

@Yehuda57 You available for hire to write some corny jokes and inspiring words?

Some say that as holy and solemn as the Chupah is, it is not an appropriate time/place for jokes. Others say to lighten up, dude.

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Re: Ask a Lubavitcher Anything
« Reply #2903 on: June 26, 2023, 05:35:29 PM »
Corny joke count: 1
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Re: Ask a Lubavitcher Anything
« Reply #2904 on: June 26, 2023, 05:47:29 PM »
Corny joke count: 1

Need to specify if it is fresh or stale corn

they want explanations done by me.

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Re: Ask a Lubavitcher Anything
« Reply #2905 on: June 26, 2023, 06:39:43 PM »
530 I hope 😬

Wrong thread. This might belong in @Dan's fuzzy math thread.



Or was that 60 minutes to Kabolas Ponim. Kind of misleading when referring to an emcee job which is at the chuppa.
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Re: Ask a Lubavitcher Anything
« Reply #2906 on: June 26, 2023, 07:52:51 PM »
Wrong thread. This might belong in @Dan's fuzzy math thread.



Or was that 60 minutes to Kabolas Ponim. Kind of misleading when referring to an emcee job which is at the chuppa.
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Re: Ask a Lubavitcher Anything
« Reply #2907 on: June 26, 2023, 08:15:06 PM »
I'm doing it Tuesday imyh.
less than 60min to wedding.
Reminds me of a story :P
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Re: Ask a Lubavitcher Anything
« Reply #2908 on: June 26, 2023, 11:24:05 PM »
Corny joke count: 1

What was the final tally?

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Re: Ask a Lubavitcher Anything
« Reply #2909 on: June 27, 2023, 08:35:21 AM »
What was the final tally?
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Re: Ask a Lubavitcher Anything
« Reply #2910 on: July 04, 2023, 07:24:30 PM »
Do non Lubavitchers believe there is a significance in getting him to put on tefilin more than a different mitzva? Say krias Shema maybe.

I didn't read the question properly and thought you were asking why tefillin is significant, and didn't realize you were asking *non Lubavitchers* and wrote this response. Even seeing my mistake, I'm posting here in case it is of interest to anyone.


This could be a lengthy answer, but for starters:

A) when we put tefillin on with someone they say shema (first parsha. If they have time and/or can read, they might do all 3). And some, albeit not that common, will put on tzitzis with the person as well.

B) Yes, there is a special emphasis placed on tefilin over other mitzvahs. The Rebbe started numerous campaigns, or mivtzoim, the first was tefillin. See here for a primer: https://www.chabad.org/therebbe/article_cdo/aid/62228/jewish/10-Point-Mitzvah-Campaign.htm

C) Mivtzah tefillin was started before the 6 day war. Quoting the pasuk, וראו כל עמי הארץ כי שם ה' נקרא עליך ויראו ממך, which The braisa says is referring to tefillin shel Rosh, the Rebbe said putting on tefilin with people, especially soldiers, would strike fear into the enemy and bring yeshuah to the yidden. For a more detailed read of the history, see here: https://derher.org/wp-content/uploads/56-Iyar-5777-06.pdf

D) The Rebbe also made mention that tefillin is unique in that if a head wears tefillin even just one time it changes the person into a different category. (which is why Lubavitchers make a big deal when putting on tefilin with someone for the first time, calling them a "Karkafta", from the term "Karkafta d'lo monach tefillin.)

E) My grandfather once asked the Rebbe why tefillin (on someone else's behalf), the Rebbe gave the above reason, plus a second reason - watch the full story here: https://www.chabad.org/therebbe/livingtorah/player_cdo/aid/3706101/jewish/The-Full-Picture.htm

or read it here: https://www.chabad.org/therebbe/article_cdo/aid/133500/jewish/Why-Tefillin.htm


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Re: Ask a Lubavitcher Anything
« Reply #2911 on: July 04, 2023, 10:02:44 PM »

I didn't read the question properly and thought you were asking why tefillin is significant, and didn't realize you were asking *non Lubavitchers* and wrote this response. Even seeing my mistake, I'm posting here in case it is of interest to anyone.


This could be a lengthy answer, but for starters:

A) when we put tefillin on with someone they say shema (first parsha. If they have time and/or can read, they might do all 3). And some, albeit not that common, will put on tzitzis with the person as well.

B) Yes, there is a special emphasis placed on tefilin over other mitzvahs. The Rebbe started numerous campaigns, or mivtzoim, the first was tefillin. See here for a primer: https://www.chabad.org/therebbe/article_cdo/aid/62228/jewish/10-Point-Mitzvah-Campaign.htm

C) Mivtzah tefillin was started before the 6 day war. Quoting the pasuk, וראו כל עמי הארץ כי שם ה' נקרא עליך ויראו ממך, which The braisa says is referring to tefillin shel Rosh, the Rebbe said putting on tefilin with people, especially soldiers, would strike fear into the enemy and bring yeshuah to the yidden. For a more detailed read of the history, see here: https://derher.org/wp-content/uploads/56-Iyar-5777-06.pdf

D) The Rebbe also made mention that tefillin is unique in that if a head wears tefillin even just one time it changes the person into a different category. (which is why Lubavitchers make a big deal when putting on tefilin with someone for the first time, calling them a "Karkafta", from the term "Karkafta d'lo monach tefillin.)

E) My grandfather once asked the Rebbe why tefillin (on someone else's behalf), the Rebbe gave the above reason, plus a second reason - watch the full story here: https://www.chabad.org/therebbe/livingtorah/player_cdo/aid/3706101/jewish/The-Full-Picture.htm

or read it here: https://www.chabad.org/therebbe/article_cdo/aid/133500/jewish/Why-Tefillin.htm
I always thought it was because תפילין is one of the mitzvos that is stated in that zchus כי תבאו אל הארץ.

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Re: Ask a Lubavitcher Anything
« Reply #2912 on: July 05, 2023, 12:07:39 AM »


E) My grandfather once asked the Rebbe why tefillin (on someone else's behalf), the Rebbe gave the above reason, plus a second reason - watch the full story here: https://www.chabad.org/therebbe/livingtorah/player_cdo/aid/3706101/jewish/The-Full-Picture.htm

or read it here: https://www.chabad.org/therebbe/article_cdo/aid/133500/jewish/Why-Tefillin.htm
Wow, what a story! Thank you.

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Re: Ask a Lubavitcher Anything
« Reply #2913 on: July 05, 2023, 10:55:32 AM »
Do Lubavitchers carry a kvort water with them for the person to wash before he puts on Tefillin/Shema?

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Re: Ask a Lubavitcher Anything
« Reply #2915 on: July 06, 2023, 12:52:11 PM »
I always thought it was because תפילין is one of the mitzvos that is stated in that zchus כי תבאו אל הארץ.
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Re: Ask a Lubavitcher Anything
« Reply #2916 on: July 10, 2023, 07:04:13 PM »
I feel like this video answers a lot of questions about the Rebbe / Lubavitch. Once you know how the Rebbe views another Jew, אידך פירושא הוא

https://youtu.be/uI9uXaRgcZ0

If the video is too long for you:

https://twitter.com/JEMediaOrg/status/1678528418588000256

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Re: Ask a Lubavitcher Anything
« Reply #2917 on: July 10, 2023, 11:06:01 PM »
I feel like this video answers a lot of questions about the Rebbe / Lubavitch. Once you know how the Rebbe views another Jew, אידך פירושא הוא

https://youtu.be/uI9uXaRgcZ0

If the video is too long for you:

https://twitter.com/JEMediaOrg/status/1678528418588000256
Nice write up about that:
https://www.koltorah.org/halachah/miriam-bat-bilgah-a-revolutionary-approach-of-the-lubavitcher-rebbe-by-rabbi-chaim-jachter

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Re: Ask a Lubavitcher Anything
« Reply #2918 on: July 11, 2023, 05:36:51 AM »
I was surprised to search and find NO reference to Ruvi New or his album except myself (in the inspiration for tragic times thread). Can it be that DDF doesn't know this album exists? Must be everyone here loves the album so much that there was never a need to mention it. Agav, it is the only recent album I heard on which I like every song. (One before that was vHavieinu 4.)

Back to the subject: Ruvi New wrote a song about it. I know it is the three weeks so I'll just post the lyrics. He got Benny Freidman to sing on it, not surpring considering he was produced by the Marcus's.
https://www.jyrics.com/lyrics/night-a-soul-was-saved/

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NIGHT A SOUL WAS SAVED- Benny Friedman- Composed By Bentzi Marcus, Lyrics By Ruvi New- Storm The World

The Temple lay in ruins, it’s Holiness defiled
Victim to the madness of a world gone wild
Standing near the altar, not afraid to be seen
She lashes out and strikes it, her words are so obscene.

“Hungry wolf, how Israel’s wealth you devour
Yet you don’t stand by them in their most troubled hour”
She’s the daughter of Bilgah and wife of a Greek
She’d abandoned her people, she despises the weak.

CHORUS 1:
Punished by the priests, shunned from Above
She traded her people for a forbidden love
Decrying the altar, did she have no shame?
Now forever tarnished was the Bilgah name
Decrying the altar, did she have no shame?
Now forever tarnished was the Bilgah name.

Many years have passed
And thousands have appeared
To sit before and hear the voice
of a leader so revered,
But they were all surprised at the Rebbe’s words
He had someone else in mind
To stand up for this daughter of Bilgah
To set things right.

The people of your time thought you had strayed
But you pounded the Altar, to defend the betrayed
The voice of compassion, for a woman who dared
To show her own people, that she really cared.

CHORUS 2:
Punished by the Priests, shunned from Above
At last there was one who had only words of love
For two thousand years she carried her shame
How she longed for someone to liberate her name.
Roaming through time, had this tortured soul
Nowhere to rest, nowhere to hide, no words to console
Roaming through time, had this tortured soul
Nowhere to rest, nowhere to hide, no words to console.

Punished by the Priests, shunned from Above
At last there was one who had only words of love
Her time had come now, to enter Heaven’s gates
From those words of comfort, the night a soul was saved,
Her time had come now, to enter Heaven’s gates
From those words of comfort, the night a soul was saved
Her time had come now, to enter Heaven’s gates
From those words of comfort, the night a soul was saved.
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Re: Ask a Lubavitcher Anything
« Reply #2919 on: July 11, 2023, 07:51:10 AM »
In the sicha about Miriam bas Bilga, the Rebbe talks about how the ענני הכבוד, that all Jews were encompassed inside even the רשעים.

Anyone know if there is a source for that? Rashi tells us by הנחלשים אחריך that it refers to the sinners that the ענני הכבוד spat out. Wondering if there are perhaps conflicting medrashim about this.