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Forum: Gemara - Rambam 08-30-2012, 09:52 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 11,730
Posted By RebLazer
"Picking up learning skills" is not the same as...

"Picking up learning skills" is not the same as learning. Regrettably, too many people, including educators, make that mistake. If I am not mistaken, there is an chiyuv to learn kol haTorah kulo,...
Forum: Torah 08-30-2012, 09:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,063
Posted By RebLazer
Personally, I like Wolf's answers. Another...

Personally, I like Wolf's answers. Another possibility: Miriam uttered her reproach be'derech nevuah -- as a prophetic rebuke, which also dovetails with Wolf's third mehalech (approach).
Forum: Hashkafah 05-16-2010, 09:57 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,470
Posted By RebLazer
For an interesting perspective on this question,...

For an interesting perspective on this question, see: http://www.chabad.org/36423
Forum: The World of Lubavitch 01-18-2010, 01:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,546
Posted By RebLazer
To elaborate on MTC's point. My...

To elaborate on MTC's point.

My understanding is that shluchim invite and encourage Jews to discover their Jewish heritage, in general terms. When a shaliach is encouraging someone to put on...
Forum: Chinuch 01-04-2010, 01:25 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 17,488
Posted By RebLazer
There is always merit in moving, if and when it...

There is always merit in moving, if and when it can ascertained that there is superior chinuch available, and/or a superior Jewish environment.

But if I read your situation correctly, this is not...
Forum: Controversy 12-16-2009, 09:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,662
Posted By RebLazer
Have you not heard of a "government official"...

Have you not heard of a "government official" making a statement? There is nothing strange or unusual about using the word "official" as a noun, and not as an adjective.
Forum: Yiddishkeit 11-12-2009, 12:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,166
Posted By RebLazer
The answer to your question can be found in your...

The answer to your question can be found in your question. "Din" is not always the best thing for a neshama that sinned.
Forum: The Rabbeim & Gedolei Yisroel 08-16-2009, 09:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,862
Posted By RebLazer
Moshe, Your question, as posed, seems to be...

Moshe,
Your question, as posed, seems to be based on a number of false premises.
1. In general, the Rebbe is not regarded as a "posek," per se. Therefore, when approached with halachic questions,...
Forum: Halachah & Minhagim 01-21-2009, 11:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,521
Posted By RebLazer
The source? My mother, ע"ה, who heard it from her...

The source? My mother, ע"ה, who heard it from her mother. :-)

AFAIK, there are a number of behaviors that are discouraged because of their association with someone deceased. Stepping over someone,...
Forum: Lubavitch Dress Code 05-15-2007, 08:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,358
Posted By RebLazer
All the same, many (especially in Chabad) are...

All the same, many (especially in Chabad) are accustomed not to purchase clothing during this period. See:

www.chabad.org/277597
www.dailyhalacha.com/Display.asp?ClipID=875

BTW: "France" was...
Forum: Lubavitch Dress Code 05-15-2007, 05:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,358
Posted By RebLazer
"Just bought" during sefirah!? Asking after...

"Just bought" during sefirah!?

Asking after you already bought... that's an interesting approach.

Do you live in Fance, or planning to travel there any time soon?
Forum: The World of Lubavitch 03-28-2007, 04:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 12,997
Posted By RebLazer
Perhaps the dictum, "Al tifrosh min ha'tzibur"...

Perhaps the dictum, "Al tifrosh min ha'tzibur" ("Do not separate yourself from the community [aka 'herd"')" might apply? In other words, if the widespread practice in one's community is to be...
Forum: Yiddishkeit 12-30-2006, 08:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,235
Posted By RebLazer
Before UM learnt in Chabad, he finished his high...

Before UM learnt in Chabad, he finished his high school in Ner Israel in Toronto.
Forum: Chassidus 12-30-2006, 08:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,700
Posted By RebLazer
T613 is quite correct. Nowhere, in this...

T613 is quite correct.
Nowhere, in this so-called source, does the Rebbe say to teach non-Jews "Shaar HaYichud ve'Emunah."* Aside from this particular blunder, the translation veers away from the...
Forum: The World of Lubavitch 11-19-2006, 11:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,393
Posted By RebLazer
Check out chabad.org. They have an exhaustive...

Check out chabad.org. They have an exhaustive listing of chabad centers.
Forum: Yiddishkeit 11-19-2006, 11:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,495
Posted By RebLazer
The authority of the sages is predicated on the...

The authority of the sages is predicated on the Torah, and therefore, does not, and cannot supercede it. To be sure, the sages have introduced innovations, but those innovations are always within the...
Forum: Chinuch 11-11-2006, 08:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,296
Posted By RebLazer
What about cases when there is no "scientific"...

What about cases when there is no "scientific" cure, and there is some evidence (albeit not conclusive) that an alternative therapy is available?

Shouldn't common sense, and an appreciation of...
Forum: Eretz Yisrael - Israel 10-30-2006, 10:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,727
Posted By RebLazer
Maybe the following links are germane: ...

Maybe the following links are germane:

Chapter 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbznv15JQ5M
Chapter 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cd30pyNZMMc
Chapter 3:...
Forum: Modesty - Tznius 10-30-2006, 10:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 12,006
Posted By RebLazer
Although I cannot provide a specific reference, I...

Although I cannot provide a specific reference, I would suggest that such an individual could find both personal and communal fulfillment through active involvment in one or more of the numerous...
Forum: Hashkafah 10-30-2006, 10:08 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 25,808
Posted By RebLazer
אלוה זה אחד הוא ואינו שנים ולא יתר על שנים אלא...

אלוה זה אחד הוא ואינו שנים ולא יתר על שנים אלא אחד שאין כיחודו אחד מן האחדים הנמצאים בעולם לא אחד כמין שהוא כולל אחדים הרבה ולא אחד כגוף שהוא נחלק למחלקות ולקצוות אלא יחוד שאין יחוד אחר כמותו בעולם...
Forum: Torah 10-26-2006, 01:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,451
Posted By RebLazer
And le'sheetascha, is bayis maleh sefarim, a...

And le'sheetascha, is bayis maleh sefarim, a kleina zach?:confused:
Forum: Lubavitch Dress Code 10-26-2006, 01:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,416
Posted By RebLazer
I am sure that this topic has been discussed...

I am sure that this topic has been discussed before, but to reiterate:
A person's levushim--whether his thoughts, speech and deeds, or his physical garments--affect the person himself. This truism...
Forum: Torah 10-26-2006, 01:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,451
Posted By RebLazer
So? So more people have learnt it! Have you...

So? So more people have learnt it! Have you checked with Kehot about sales stats for this sefer, in both languages? I am willing to bet that you haven't.
Forum: Chassidus 10-23-2006, 11:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 12,638
Posted By RebLazer
Hanagos Yesharos, par. 64.

Hanagos Yesharos, par. 64.
Forum: Chassidus 10-22-2006, 12:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 12,638
Posted By RebLazer
Tzavaas HaRivash סד. פעמים שנופל אדם ממדרגה...

Tzavaas HaRivash
סד. פעמים שנופל אדם ממדרגה מחמת עצמו שהשי"ת יודע שהוא צריך לכך ופעמים העולם גורמים שיפול אדם ממדריגתו והירידה היא לצורך עליה כדי לבוא למדרגה גדולה כמ"ש הוא ינהגנו על מות וכתיב וירד...
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