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Forum: Hashkafah 04-26-2010, 09:41 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 13,528
Posted By Maskil
Yes, Slifkin denies Kabbolo. It's not a...

Yes, Slifkin denies Kabbolo. It's not a denunciation, it's just a fact. The comment is not baseless at all.
Forum: Farbrengen 04-13-2010, 06:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 11,121
Posted By Maskil
I had been told that the author ("Jacob Isaacs")...

I had been told that the author ("Jacob Isaacs") was Gershon Kranzler.

I was also told that a pseudonym was used because it was originally contemplated that the series would be a collaborative...
Forum: Chassidus 01-24-2010, 09:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,655
Posted By Maskil
I think that's the main distinction between...

I think that's the main distinction between Chabad and the RamChal's derech. Chabad says that it is ultimately #1. The Ramchal says it's 2,3,4.
Forum: Chassidus 12-14-2009, 09:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,070
Posted By Maskil
Both? What publications by the Rebbe before...

Both?
What publications by the Rebbe before Tof-Sin-Yud would the FR have been talking about?
Forum: The World of Lubavitch 07-09-2009, 09:32 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,748
Posted By Maskil
Notwithstanding the sarcastic tone of that...

Notwithstanding the sarcastic tone of that comment, I know of three or four people who are fairly "high up" in Lubavitch mosdos in the USA who are familiar with this site and look at it with some...
Forum: Modesty - Tznius 07-09-2009, 01:25 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 84,467
Posted By Maskil
That is unbelievable. Literally. I, on the other...

That is unbelievable. Literally. I, on the other hand, have trouble thinking of a case where it hasn't caused problems...

Oh, unless you were being sarcastic. I can't tell.
Forum: The World of Lubavitch 07-09-2009, 01:21 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,748
Posted By Maskil
Something worth considering: The information...

Something worth considering:

The information is out there. There are no secrets. So whatever Chillul Hashem resulting from dissemination has already occured in most cases. It could be that the...
Forum: Torah 05-21-2009, 09:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,643
Posted By Maskil
For what it's worth, I believe that is a common...

For what it's worth, I believe that is a common but incorrect reading of the Rambam in the Yad.

The Rambam was people learning in order to acquire Kesser Torah, (the inyan of Hilchos T"T Perek...
Forum: Pious Fraud 02-26-2009, 11:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 14,451
Posted By Maskil
Rabbi Bechhofer, As an alternative reading...

Rabbi Bechhofer,

As an alternative reading of Chabad Chassidus to the letter you quote in your class, I suggest you learn The Biyur to the Maamor "V'lo Sashbis Melach" found in Likutei Torah,...
Forum: Lubavitch Derech 01-05-2009, 12:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,149
Posted By Maskil
-Men have a Chiyuv. -Women do not. ...

-Men have a Chiyuv.
-Women do not.
-According to the Rambam, it is ossur for a man to teach his daughter Torah She'Baal Peh.
-However you wish to understand the practical application of this...
Forum: Lubavitch Derech 01-05-2009, 10:49 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,149
Posted By Maskil
Looking back on my post, I realize I was too...

Looking back on my post, I realize I was too harsh. I am sorry for that.

My point is still valid. Putting to the side whether you feel it is permitted for women to learn Shas and...
Forum: Lubavitch Derech 01-05-2009, 10:06 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,149
Posted By Maskil
What a waste of posts. Don't be ridiculous. It's...

What a waste of posts. Don't be ridiculous. It's not a stereotype, it's a halacha. Generally, and validly, it is men who learn Shas with Rishonim and Acharonim. T613 made a valid point. Don't go...
Forum: Lubavitch Derech 01-04-2009, 09:02 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 13,905
Posted By Maskil
I don't think you meant to call the Rebbe's...

I don't think you meant to call the Rebbe's Sichos "simple". That could be interpreted as a tad insulting.

My guess is that you meant to recommend a Library of pure (Chabad) Chassidus, and Likutei...
Forum: Prayers 12-25-2008, 10:04 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 10,841
Posted By Maskil
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_IC1swogp6gc/SVKLp8xf82I/...

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_IC1swogp6gc/SVKLp8xf82I/AAAAAAAAC2s/BVZjhe-Capg/s1600-h/ScannedImage-10.jpg

The text in the grey box is relevant to this thread.
Forum: Chassidus 12-02-2007, 03:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,653
Posted By Maskil
The English closed captioning translation...

The English closed captioning translation mistranslates a phrase the rebbe uses repeatedly. The Rebbe tells R'Ashlag "Nahara Nahara Upashtei" as ""May you spread ever wider" or something to that...
Forum: Lubavitch Derech 11-28-2007, 10:21 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,460
Posted By Maskil
Punkt Farkert. Au contraire. I think you need to...

Punkt Farkert. Au contraire. I think you need to provide proof that someone may not call himself a chossid despite the fact that he follows and lives by the teachings of the Baal Shem Tov if he...
Forum: Lubavitch Derech 11-28-2007, 02:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,460
Posted By Maskil
It can also mean looking for one, while following...

It can also mean looking for one, while following the principles of Chassidus: Ahavas Yisroel, Ahavas Hashem, Ahavas Hatorah.
Forum: Lubavitch Derech 11-28-2007, 11:59 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,460
Posted By Maskil
Only when people use the term "Chossid" as in...

Only when people use the term "Chossid" as in "Chossid of the ____ Rebbe" does Chossid mean follower of one Rebbe.

But that is not the only thing Chossid MEANS. The word Chossid can also mean a...
Forum: Prayers 09-17-2007, 09:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,142
Posted By Maskil
Right. I thought I would do more than hint. :)

Right. I thought I would do more than hint. :)
Forum: Prayers 09-17-2007, 09:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,142
Posted By Maskil
The reason being that Minhag Ashkenaz only...

The reason being that Minhag Ashkenaz only accepted the Tzfas Minhag of Kabolas Shabbos (from Lechu Neranena up until Borchu) reluctantly, and on condition that it be led from the Bima so that it...
Forum: Prayers 09-17-2007, 07:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,142
Posted By Maskil
Just to be clear: It has been the standard...

Just to be clear: It has been the standard Ashkenazi minhag to have the chazan daven from the front of the shul, separate from the bima. Those shuls that have the chazan daven from the bima in the...
Forum: Prayers 09-16-2007, 01:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,142
Posted By Maskil
The reform/conservative/church concern is about...

The reform/conservative/church concern is about having the bima in the front, not about the baal tefilla davening from the bima in the middle, which is the Sefardi minhag.
Forum: Torah 09-16-2007, 01:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,476
Posted By Maskil
I noticed that none of the Litvish shuls had them...

I noticed that none of the Litvish shuls had them out. I think they hold that the pruzbul need only be done at the end of the shemitta year.
Forum: The World of Lubavitch 07-15-2007, 03:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,019
Posted By Maskil
I like the screen name: Israel Over. I...

I like the screen name: Israel Over.

I agree.
Forum: Seforim & Personalities 07-02-2007, 02:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,308
Posted By Maskil
nu nu, if all chassidim had was the sefer, there...

nu nu, if all chassidim had was the sefer, there might be relevance to the SR's view. But six subsequent doros of Rebbeim continued to promote and expand and explain and magnify the Tanya's words,...
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