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Forum: Torah 12-30-2010, 10:49 PM
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Posted By mvakeshet
you mean like the big picture? the theme?

you mean like the big picture? the theme?
Forum: Torah 12-30-2010, 12:18 AM
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Posted By mvakeshet
I always thought they were considered drash. Live...

I always thought they were considered drash. Live and learn!
Forum: Torah 12-29-2010, 11:55 PM
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Posted By mvakeshet
Wink and the answer? So you mean everything else...

and the answer?

So you mean everything else as in other meforshim on shir hashirim, or rashi on other parts of tanach?

Do they even purport to bring pshat?

So what's their attitude?
...
Forum: Torah 12-27-2010, 07:38 PM
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Posted By mvakeshet
I always thought it applied equally to all of...

I always thought it applied equally to all of Tanach. Correct me if I am wrong.


Interesting. Was not aware of that. Thank you.

What do you mean by true? In what sense?
Forum: Torah 12-27-2010, 07:34 PM
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Posted By mvakeshet
I think generally, as far as I know, most of shir...

I think generally, as far as I know, most of shir hashirim is considered a moshol, or metaphor.

Understanding something by explaining the metaphor can not be called literal.

I know artscroll...
Forum: Farbrengen 12-27-2010, 07:29 PM
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Posted By mvakeshet
For Jews, this day is has no special significance...

For Jews, this day is has no special significance whatsoever. It likely should stay that way.[/quote]

No special positive significance.

But isn't there tumah associated with the solstice? Or...
Forum: Torah 12-27-2010, 07:14 PM
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Posted By mvakeshet
shir hashirim

Is it a fair statement to say that shir hashirim is an exception to the axiom that "ain hamikroh yotzai midei peshuto"?

If you will say that its most literal understanding is as Rashi explains,...
Forum: Hashkafah 11-22-2010, 01:07 AM
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Posted By mvakeshet
sacred relationships

I once heard a popular author and speaker who is not chabad (or any chassidus, for that matter) but often draws upon chassidus make this (sweeping) hashkafic statement:

Only relationships are...
Forum: Seforim & Personalities 10-05-2010, 06:12 PM
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Posted By mvakeshet
I know this is a bit off topic, but recently a...

I know this is a bit off topic, but recently a jewish publication for children printed a serialized cartoon on the back of there magazine about a story involving a manuscript that the Alter Rebbe...
Forum: Chassidus 10-05-2010, 04:22 PM
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Posted By mvakeshet
I thought so too.

I thought so too.
Forum: General 09-19-2010, 12:35 PM
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Posted By mvakeshet
I'm not exactly sure what you are asking here?...

I'm not exactly sure what you are asking here? Are you asking how the Torah helps us solve seemingly unsolvable dilemmas?

Or are you asking what the Torah has to say about seemingly meaningless...
Forum: General 09-12-2010, 04:47 PM
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Posted By mvakeshet
Philip, your post brings to mind 2 quotes from...

Philip, your post brings to mind 2 quotes from the Mishna.

1. One whose good deed exceed his wisdom, his wisdom will endure. But anyone whose wisdom exceeds his good deeds, his wisdom will not...
Forum: General 08-26-2010, 10:16 AM
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Posted By mvakeshet
[quote=Shmully;165065]Let me clarify, Mevakeshet:...

[quote=Shmully;165065]Let me clarify, Mevakeshet: I meant to say that in addition to Torah Or (quoted by Torah613), this statement is discussed elsewhere in Chassidus at length.

After Torah613...
Forum: General 08-25-2010, 12:02 AM
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Posted By mvakeshet
Can you tell me if I'm on target at all? We...

Can you tell me if I'm on target at all?

We praise Hashem for giving us the ability, through doing His commandments, to draw down holiness and experience His essence.
Forum: General 08-24-2010, 06:00 PM
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Posted By mvakeshet
Thank you! Now I'm gonna attempt to...

Thank you!

Now I'm gonna attempt to decipher that...
Forum: General 08-24-2010, 02:49 PM
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Posted By mvakeshet
Thanks for the elaboration of T613's succint...

Thanks for the elaboration of T613's succint reference. (t613: thanks for the succint reference :knockedou)

So ukdoshim refers to our neshamos, and the phrase is saying that... what?

That our...
Forum: General 08-22-2010, 11:14 PM
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Posted By mvakeshet
Is this a chabad sefer? Is it an actual siddur,...

Is this a chabad sefer? Is it an actual siddur, or a compilation of commentary?

(I tried searching for it on google, and came up with nothing, other than this thread and another one on...
Forum: General 08-22-2010, 08:26 AM
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Posted By mvakeshet
Nu? Any "others"?

Nu? Any "others"?
Forum: General 08-19-2010, 01:15 PM
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Posted By mvakeshet
So according to pshat, what does the phrase mean?...

So according to pshat, what does the phrase mean? Is it just a statement of fact?

Also, do you mean mlochim (kings) or malochim (angels)?
Forum: General 08-19-2010, 10:54 AM
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Posted By mvakeshet
Holy ones praise Him daily?

I was wondering if there was a chassidic interpretation of the words "ukedoshim bchol yom yehalelucha selah", in shemonah esrei.

The words intrigue me, likely because I never learned their true...
Forum: Moshiach 08-15-2010, 12:38 PM
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Posted By mvakeshet
ditto.

ditto.
Forum: General 06-23-2010, 08:07 AM
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Posted By mvakeshet
= towers

= towers
Forum: Chassidus 03-21-2010, 12:39 AM
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Posted By mvakeshet
The above is a mistake. Mods- please delete. ...

The above is a mistake. Mods- please delete.

Of course we do. G-d created us.


This is not an answer just a comment. Neis is a term as it relates to nature.


Not necessarily. False or...
Forum: Chassidus 03-21-2010, 12:22 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,082
Posted By mvakeshet
Not necessarily false and not necessarily...

Not necessarily false and not necessarily rejected.
Forum: Torah 03-10-2010, 12:04 AM
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Posted By mvakeshet
I figured that much. But from my trip to my local...

I figured that much. But from my trip to my local judaica store, I've noticed that Lubavitch has put out more than one...


Thanks for sharing.


I like this one too!


Does the Rebbe's...
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