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Re: Ask a Lubavitcher Anything
« Reply #2960 on: July 19, 2023, 10:27:51 AM »
Seems pretty clear that the Rebbe would, so isn't that what counts? :)

Not sure where you are getting any such clarity from

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Re: Ask a Lubavitcher Anything
« Reply #2961 on: July 19, 2023, 11:08:36 AM »
Not sure where you are getting any such clarity from
From that sefer. It says that he would make siyumem and only sometimes eat meat then, as to not make the whole inyan of not eating meat "kal".

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Re: Ask a Lubavitcher Anything
« Reply #2962 on: July 19, 2023, 12:46:49 PM »
From that sefer. It says that he would make siyumem and only sometimes eat meat then, as to not make the whole inyan of not eating meat "kal".
It's referring to the Rebbe rashab. And the implication is that he would not eat meat

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Re: Ask a Lubavitcher Anything
« Reply #2963 on: July 19, 2023, 12:52:18 PM »
Save your time, I don't answer PM. Post it in the forum and a dedicated DDF'er will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Re: Ask a Lubavitcher Anything
« Reply #2964 on: July 19, 2023, 12:59:24 PM »
Did the Rebbe purposely not want the central Chabad office to provide funding for shluchim?

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Re: Ask a Lubavitcher Anything
« Reply #2965 on: July 19, 2023, 12:59:50 PM »
Did the Rebbe purposely not want the central Chabad office to provide funding for shluchim?
With what money? lol
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Re: Ask a Lubavitcher Anything
« Reply #2966 on: July 19, 2023, 01:01:05 PM »
With what money? lol
Ok let me rephrase - did he not want to have a central office to raise money for shluchim?

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Re: Ask a Lubavitcher Anything
« Reply #2967 on: July 19, 2023, 01:08:38 PM »
Ok let me rephrase - did he not want to have a central office to raise money for shluchim?
imagine the chaos if that were the case

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Re: Ask a Lubavitcher Anything
« Reply #2968 on: July 19, 2023, 01:29:26 PM »
imagine the chaos if that were the case
Imagine how much of the current funding would never be raised with such a setup
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Re: Ask a Lubavitcher Anything
« Reply #2969 on: July 19, 2023, 01:49:35 PM »
Imagine how much of the current funding would never be raised with such a setup
Meaning to say people won't want to donate unless it's going to a specific place like by the mishkan?
That still shouldn't affect them from donating to a specific place.

Also when it comes to an organization how does it work with the income is predetermined at the beginning of the year? Maybe this belongs in the hashkafah thread
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Re: Ask a Lubavitcher Anything
« Reply #2970 on: July 19, 2023, 02:15:39 PM »
Ok let me rephrase - did he not want to have a central office to raise money for shluchim?

Yes. I don't know if the "policy" is outlined anywhere, but it certainly aligns with the Rebbe's approach in general, which is to empower each individual. When each community is self-funded, by definition it will be self-sustaining. It also requires and empowers the shluchim to have to sustain their community, and when the community in turn is invested in the shlichus, that further strengthens it. If Shluchim got funded from HQ, shlichus would be more like a 9-5 job than a life mission.

ETA: The Rebbe did contribute to causes, events, and institutions to encourage, launch, or support them, sometimes from his personal funds, and sometimes from Merkos funds (Merkos is the organization that (mostly) oversees shlichus). It was rare for the Rebbe or Merkos to bankroll an entire campaign. The exception being Merkos Shlichus (AFAIK), and even that is not entirely funded by Merkos these days.
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Re: Ask a Lubavitcher Anything
« Reply #2971 on: July 19, 2023, 02:34:57 PM »
Meaning to say people won't want to donate unless it's going to a specific place like by the mishkan?
That still shouldn't affect them from donating to a specific place.

Also when it comes to an organization how does it work with the income is predetermined at the beginning of the year? Maybe this belongs in the hashkafah thread
Several things to consider, if there's a central org providing funding the mindset of the shluchim would  subconsciously become limited to the funding HQ will send them, secondly nothing can replace the power of 6500 fundraisers all over the world, reaching donors HQ would've never reached, and in many cases giving local donors a local return on investment.

I have no data to support either of those
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Re: Ask a Lubavitcher Anything
« Reply #2972 on: July 19, 2023, 09:17:37 PM »
when the community in turn is invested in the shlichus, that further strengthens it.

From a letter of the Rebbe on this point -
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... to add a further point, although it might appear rather strange to a businessman. This is that one of the aims of Lubavitch is to involve the maximum number of Jews in its activities, and I mean to involve them as partners in such activities. Such partners can be of two kinds: Those that are qualified to teach and to influence others and work side by side with Lubavitch activists, and those who are not so qualified, or who are too busy, etc., and instead are able to contribute financially towards the Lubavitch activities, making them equal partners with the activists...

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Re: Ask a Lubavitcher Anything
« Reply #2973 on: July 20, 2023, 09:47:27 PM »
@koplonko I found some Israeli Lubavitcher Torah journals discussing the question on the sicha from הנחשלים אחריך. The first answer presented is exactly what you said here!
Specific people that said "היש ה בקרבנו" were spat out, not other reshaim. Based on rashi shmos 17:8

See this:


and an interesting expansion on it here:






They both seem to have missed the medrash about dan, and not only that Rashi himself brings it down in יחזקאל טז:



There was a follow up with a much more comprehensive analysis, will post it blín when I have a chance.

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Re: Ask a Lubavitcher Anything
« Reply #2974 on: July 20, 2023, 09:57:35 PM »
@koplonko I found some Israeli Lubavitcher Torah journals discussing the question on the sicha from הנחשלים אחריך. The first answer presented is exactly what you said here!

They both seem to have missed the medrash about dan, and not only that Rashi himself brings it down in יחזקאל טז:
Thanks! I think another nekuda is the lashon פולטן, which is לשון הווה, meaning that they were spat out and came back, spat and came back

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Re: Ask a Lubavitcher Anything
« Reply #2975 on: July 21, 2023, 12:46:42 AM »
There was a follow up with a much more comprehensive analysis, will post it blín when I have a chance.
Very nice job here with the right מר״מ. I donít buy his whole pesel idea, and didnít follow everything he said. Bottom line for me is the other shita in the medrash.





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Re: Ask a Lubavitcher Anything
« Reply #2976 on: August 02, 2023, 10:40:43 AM »
Why do Lubavitchers have such large tefilin?

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Re: Ask a Lubavitcher Anything
« Reply #2977 on: August 02, 2023, 10:46:51 AM »
Why do Lubavitchers have such large tefilin?
Why do you have such small teffilin?

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Re: Ask a Lubavitcher Anything
« Reply #2978 on: August 02, 2023, 10:56:01 AM »
Why do Lubavitchers have such large tefilin?

אצבעיים על אצבעיים.

Did you see http://forum.otzar.org/viewtopic.php?t=23696
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Re: Ask a Lubavitcher Anything
« Reply #2979 on: August 02, 2023, 10:57:51 AM »
Did you see http://forum.otzar.org/viewtopic.php?t=23696
I did not, looks very interesting will check it out. Thanks!