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Re: Ask a Lubavitcher Anything
« Reply #760 on: October 14, 2021, 12:26:35 PM »
Do they match that painting?

Someone once showed me a very blurry copy of a picture. I couldn't really tell much from it. It should be noted that the Friediker Rebbe was said to look very much like his grandfather, to the extent that upon his visit to EY in 1929 a chossid who saw the Rebbe Maharash fainted when he saw the Friediker Rebbe, thinking that he just saw the Rebbe Maharash in flesh and blood years after the histalkus.
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Re: Ask a Lubavitcher Anything
« Reply #761 on: October 14, 2021, 12:31:58 PM »
Someone once showed me a very blurry copy of a picture. I couldn't really tell much from it. It should be noted that the Friediker Rebbe was said to look very much like his grandfather, to the extent that upon his visit to EY in 1929 a chossid who saw the Rebbe Maharash fainted when he saw the Friediker Rebbe, thinking that he just saw the Rebbe Maharash in flesh and blood years after the histalkus.

I remember very similar, and would not say the painting particularly resembles any photos of the FR that I remember seeing, from around 1929 or any other years.

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Re: Ask a Lubavitcher Anything
« Reply #764 on: October 15, 2021, 03:04:35 PM »
There isn't any portrait of the Mitela Rebbe either. In fact there are almost zero pictures of any of the talmidei Baal shem for generations, probably up to the time of WW1. The fact that Lubavitch do have portraits of two of their Rebbes - the Alter Rebbe and the Tzemach- is very remarkable.

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Re: Ask a Lubavitcher Anything
« Reply #765 on: November 11, 2021, 12:30:53 AM »
n00b here, but is the chidon always such an unorganized mess?
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Re: Ask a Lubavitcher Anything
« Reply #766 on: November 18, 2021, 12:13:40 AM »
n00b here, but is the chidon always such an unorganized mess?
Yes, probably has to do with the person who is running it

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Re: Ask a Lubavitcher Anything
« Reply #767 on: November 18, 2021, 12:27:26 AM »
Yes, probably has to do with the person who is running it
Funny, someone else PMd me that it was never this bad before.
So...which is it?
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Re: Ask a Lubavitcher Anything
« Reply #768 on: November 18, 2021, 05:02:31 PM »
Funny, someone else PMd me that it was never this bad before.
So...which is it?
So other years it was unorganized just not as bad as this year? Or other years was organized and this year its unorganized?

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Re: Ask a Lubavitcher Anything
« Reply #769 on: November 22, 2021, 03:45:31 PM »
I've been waiting over 5 years with bated breath for someone to say that!
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Re: Ask a Lubavitcher Anything
« Reply #770 on: November 23, 2021, 08:27:35 AM »
Rav Avigdor Miller on Chabad Farbrengens

Q:
How can you contract the hatred of the am ha'aretz towards the talmidei chachamim?

A:
One way is to show them affection and to honor them.  Another way is to bribe them with certain forms of good times and happiness in order to make them want to come.

Now I'll explain how each one of these is being used.

Affection and honor. If you're mechabed every person, if you honor every man, he cannot help being bribed by you. You show affection for him, you treat him with respect, and thatís the first step to being mikareiv him.

A second way is to bribe him with good times.  Now this is what Lubavitch does when they make an encounter of college people with Lubavitch Ė ďAn Encounter With Chabad,Ē they call it.

So you might think that the college boys and girls come carrying philosophical books under their arms and Chabad comes to greet them with sefarim like Chizuk Emunah and Kuzari and Moreh Nevuchim and there's a philosophical encounter.  No, itís nothing like that.  Hereís the encounter.  They all sit together and they hear a tune sung, a niggun.  And as a result of this niggun, there are a number of people who have come over and become ba'alei teshuvah.

Now, it may seem silly to you but that's how people are.  If you would come head-on in an intellectual collision with these people, you've accomplished nothing because they don't have any sense anyhow.  Don't think college people have sense.  How do you think they became bums?  They yielded to their environment.  He went to college and all around him is nothing but overalls and barbarianism so he yielded to them.  Now they're in Lubavitch and they're listening to a niggun and so they're overwhelmed by emotion and they yield this way. Emotion is a very big factor. 

And therefore there are ways of bribing people and getting them to like you and that may overcome to some extent this barrier of hatred. If you try to win over Jews, you could win them over.

Now this doesn't mean that you shouldn't use intellectual explanations for people.  But don't rely on this alone because it's not effective in itself.  You must show friendship.  You must show character.  You must show idealism.  And then that person may listen to your intellectual approach too. And then he can become sympathetic to your cause.

TAPE # 27
Feelings don't care about your facts

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Re: Ask a Lubavitcher Anything
« Reply #771 on: November 24, 2021, 05:08:49 PM »
Even if the nurses will squirt most of it onto the floor, it's still worth sharing if even one drop is injected into the prince.
I see what you did there. Perfect timing ;)