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Re: Ask a Lubavitcher Anything
« Reply #2760 on: May 23, 2023, 10:34:45 PM »
One more question about the dollars:
My father got a dollar 30-40 years ago not sure exactly that was unfortunately lost (stolen), could verify an approximate date though, is there a picture of every occasion when the Rabbi gave out the dollars? If yes is there a way to get them?
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Re: Ask a Lubavitcher Anything
« Reply #2761 on: May 23, 2023, 10:38:44 PM »
One more question about the dollars:
My father got a dollar 30-40 years ago not sure exactly that was unfortunately lost (stolen), could verify an approximate date though, is there a picture of every occasion when the Rabbi gave out the dollars? If yes is there a way to get them?
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Re: Ask a Lubavitcher Anything
« Reply #2762 on: May 31, 2023, 01:38:27 AM »
Anyone know if there is a כלל on why the שלחן ערוך הרב would have something in parentheses? (Iím specifically trying to understand the last הלכה in סימן ק״ט.)

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Re: Ask a Lubavitcher Anything
« Reply #2763 on: May 31, 2023, 09:40:58 AM »
Anyone know if there is a כלל on why the שלחן ערוך הרב would have something in parentheses? (Iím specifically trying to understand the last הלכה in סימן ק״ט.)
When it's not directly relevant to the part before is how I see them usually. Just something that is related somehow.

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Re: Ask a Lubavitcher Anything
« Reply #2764 on: May 31, 2023, 09:56:37 AM »
Anyone know if there is a כלל on why the שלחן ערוך הרב would have something in parentheses? (Iím specifically trying to understand the last הלכה in סימן ק״ט.)
See here
https://www.hamichlol.org.il/%D7%A9%D7%95%D7%9C%D7%97%D7%9F_%D7%A2%D7%A8%D7%95%D7%9A_%D7%94%D7%A8%D7%91

No simple answer.
Either it was the alter rebbe's brother (what he heard from the alter rebbe)
Or printing errors
Or the alter rebbe 'wasn't sure' (and planned to get back to it)
The ketzos hashulchan says there are five possibilities.
Either way there is no one answer for all.

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Re: Ask a Lubavitcher Anything
« Reply #2765 on: May 31, 2023, 10:00:39 AM »


(Iím specifically trying to understand the last הלכה in סימן ק״ט.)

What's your question on this piece?
 Maybe someone here can try to help you understand better.

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Re: Ask a Lubavitcher Anything
« Reply #2766 on: May 31, 2023, 11:15:52 AM »

What's your question on this piece?
 Maybe someone here can try to help you understand better.
Donít have a question on it. Was just wondering specifically why itís in parentheses. Was also surprised that the תהלה לדוד doesnít seem to be aware of it, and was wondering if it had to do with that.

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Re: Ask a Lubavitcher Anything
« Reply #2767 on: May 31, 2023, 11:18:33 AM »
See here
https://www.hamichlol.org.il/%D7%A9%D7%95%D7%9C%D7%97%D7%9F_%D7%A2%D7%A8%D7%95%D7%9A_%D7%94%D7%A8%D7%91

No simple answer.
Either it was the alter rebbe's brother (what he heard from the alter rebbe)
Or printing errors
Or the alter rebbe 'wasn't sure' (and planned to get back to it)
The ketzos hashulchan says there are five possibilities.
Either way there is no one answer for all.
Thanks!
This may explain why the תהלה לדוד would perhaps argue on it, which I donít think he generally does.

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Re: Ask a Lubavitcher Anything
« Reply #2768 on: June 15, 2023, 07:33:20 PM »
What is the oldest nisach Ari shul in America?

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Re: Ask a Lubavitcher Anything
« Reply #2769 on: June 15, 2023, 07:46:15 PM »
What is the oldest nisach Ari shul in America?

Try looking here. Seems like you'll have to read through chapter 26.
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Re: Ask a Lubavitcher Anything
« Reply #2770 on: June 15, 2023, 08:18:39 PM »
Try looking here. Seems like you'll have to read through chapter 26.

Nice read.

Apparently there was an Agudas Chabad owned building at 169 Henry St in Manhattan that has a Chabad (& Homel) shul
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Re: Ask a Lubavitcher Anything
« Reply #2771 on: June 15, 2023, 09:10:23 PM »
Nice read.

Apparently there was an Agudas Chabad owned building at 169 Henry St in Manhattan that has a Chabad (& Homel) shul

I think Levin is a good story teller (of things he has researched). I find the introduction to each volume of igros a very good read. Puts things in context.
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Re: Ask a Lubavitcher Anything
« Reply #2772 on: June 15, 2023, 09:15:08 PM »
Try looking here. Seems like you'll have to read through chapter 26.

A shortcut might be to just call the library and ask Rabbi Berel Levin.
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Re: Ask a Lubavitcher Anything
« Reply #2773 on: June 18, 2023, 04:37:48 PM »
Does "The Gehza thing" [sic] keep you up at night? Ask away.
Interesting factor: my wife is Gezha, but real Litvak.

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Re: Ask a Lubavitcher Anything
« Reply #2774 on: June 18, 2023, 08:02:32 PM »
Interesting factor: my wife is Gezha, but real Litvak.

Can't splash too much private stuff here, but if that traumatized you, feel free to pm me.

The Alter Rebbe himself was real Litvak.
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Re: Ask a Lubavitcher Anything
« Reply #2775 on: June 18, 2023, 11:48:02 PM »
The Alter Rebbe himself was real Litvak.
That was brave.
You may want to opt in the witness protection program...

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Re: Ask a Lubavitcher Anything
« Reply #2776 on: June 19, 2023, 12:28:56 AM »
The Alter Rebbe himself was real Litvak.
that is how he was called by the talmeday hamagid.

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Re: Ask a Lubavitcher Anything
« Reply #2777 on: June 19, 2023, 08:46:42 AM »
Apologies if this has been answered before.

Did the Rebbe write the English letters himself? Or did he dictate them to someone in Yiddish, who transcribed to English?

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Re: Ask a Lubavitcher Anything
« Reply #2778 on: June 19, 2023, 09:37:22 AM »
Apologies if this has been answered before.

Did the Rebbe write the English letters himself?
No idea, but he spoke fluent English and Yiddish among many other languages, so I don't see why not?
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Re: Ask a Lubavitcher Anything
« Reply #2779 on: June 19, 2023, 10:37:47 AM »
Apologies if this has been answered before.

Did the Rebbe write the English letters himself? Or did he dictate them to someone in Yiddish, who transcribed to English?

FWIU, and there are others here who can correct me, the Rebbe gave Rabbi Nissan Mindel the answer, who then transcribed the letter, which was then edited by the Rebbe. IINM, if the Rebbe signed the letter, the letter was edited by the Rebbe before it was sent (sometimes retyped entirely, and sometimes the same letter with the Rebbe's handwritten edits). If it was signed by "mazkirus", it was the secretariat writing the answer they had received verbally from the Rebbe.

The sheer amount of correspondence the Rebbe had boggles the mind.

ETA: https://collive.com/process-behind-rebbes-letters/