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Forum: Teenagers 05-22-2016, 11:18 AM
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Posted By hishtatchus
Not as far as I know, unfortunately. It's...

Not as far as I know, unfortunately. It's actually originally in (old) Yiddish, so the Hebrew itself is a translation.
Forum: Prayers 05-21-2016, 10:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,123
Posted By hishtatchus
Technically one may need permission from their...

Technically one may need permission from their parents to say Kaddish while they are alive.
Forum: Teenagers 05-20-2016, 03:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 10,767
Posted By hishtatchus
Disagree about "never get near addictive...

Disagree about "never get near addictive substance again" in general in connection to addictions.

In the case of inappropriate viewing material, yes - but not because "it's addictive," but because...
Forum: Halachah & Minhagim 05-12-2016, 08:46 PM
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Views: 2,274
Posted By hishtatchus
I don't purport to be an expert on this - far...

I don't purport to be an expert on this - far from it, but might one point be that an Eruv becomes exponentially more complicated in an area where many non-Jews reside? This would obviously not be...
Forum: Moshiach 05-11-2016, 02:05 AM
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Posted By hishtatchus
I figure that: a) The guaranteed happiness ...

I figure that:

a) The guaranteed happiness
b) Getting to serve Hashem the way we're meant to
c) The fact that the Rebbe will be there to guide us through any tough adjustments

...is enough to...
Forum: Discussion on Sichos of 5751-5752 05-05-2016, 11:13 PM
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Posted By hishtatchus
Suggestion: Take the 11.5 minutes to hear the...

Suggestion: Take the 11.5 minutes to hear the WHOLE sicha, not just everyone's favorite excerpts: http://www.chabad.org/therebbe/article_cdo/aid/555021/jewish/27-Nissan-5751-Sicha.htm
Forum: Moshiach 05-04-2016, 05:39 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 19,010
Posted By hishtatchus
Nissan is a great time for Moshiach to come,...

Nissan is a great time for Moshiach to come, fantastic in fact, since now we're in Nissan! But if you'd have asked me in Adar, I'd tell you that Adar is the best time for Moshiach to come.
Forum: Teenagers 05-02-2016, 04:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 10,767
Posted By hishtatchus
Filters etc. are just barriers, and should not be...

Filters etc. are just barriers, and should not be viewed as any more than that. Filters can be overridden, there are cache sites and video downloaders that can be used if one is determined. Other...
Forum: Chassidus 05-01-2016, 04:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,693
Posted By hishtatchus
There may not be kitzurim on each specific sefer...

There may not be kitzurim on each specific sefer at this point, but there is a way to put any Chassidus you learn in context. There are a few relatively recent seforim on Seder Hishtalshelus and the...
Forum: Chassidus 04-27-2016, 08:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,693
Posted By hishtatchus
There seems to be three questions here: 1)...

There seems to be three questions here:

1) Is there a Seder Halimud in general, and especially in Chassidus?

2) Is there an eitzah for zikaron, to remember what you learned so that it's not...
Forum: Modesty - Tznius 04-27-2016, 06:48 PM
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Posted By hishtatchus
Look at the meforshim. I have yet to see an...

Look at the meforshim. I have yet to see an opinion that Kimchis was not being genuinely praised.

I'd love to see a source that hair covering is so that others can see you are married. Your hair...
Forum: Shlichus 04-25-2016, 10:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,497
Posted By hishtatchus
Just to point out for all of those reading this...

Just to point out for all of those reading this thread down the line, that your level of being connected as a half a neshama (i.e. before marriage) cannot be compared to the way you are connected as...
Forum: General 04-25-2016, 09:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,648
Posted By hishtatchus
This certainly doesn't help, but I don't think...

This certainly doesn't help, but I don't think the blame is all on us. "Eisav Sonei Es Yaakov" (the descendants of Esav have an inborn hatred of the sons of Yaakov) is a fact of Torah.

The...
Forum: Modesty - Tznius 04-25-2016, 09:30 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 21,503
Posted By hishtatchus
Kimchis had 7 sons who served as Kohanim Gedolim,...

Kimchis had 7 sons who served as Kohanim Gedolim, that is true. But it is not true that all of the older ones had to die to give that honor to the younger ones! (See Yoma 47, summary here...
Forum: Comments and Feedback 04-19-2016, 09:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,850
Posted By hishtatchus
Thank you very much! :lchaim:

Thank you very much! :lchaim:
Forum: Comments and Feedback 04-19-2016, 09:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,850
Posted By hishtatchus
Tzemach, any chance you can also bring back the...

Tzemach, any chance you can also bring back the Practical Halacha sheets (previously at ChabadTalk.com/go/ph/) from the Melbourne Kollel? Very useful reference material!
Forum: Nissan - Iyar 04-19-2016, 09:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 689
Posted By hishtatchus
I've never heard that rumor, which doesn't mean...

I've never heard that rumor, which doesn't mean anything :) Most wines increase their alcohol content by adding sugar.

Eminent Dry by Kesser is the most basic of wines, with nothing added. That's...
Forum: Nissan - Iyar 04-19-2016, 09:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 641
Posted By hishtatchus
For areas of the house where a flame would be...

For areas of the house where a flame would be dangerous (i.e. under the bed, don't ask how I know) a flashlight is indeed acceptable.

It is our minhag to use a candle. One of the reasons is...
Forum: Nissan - Iyar 04-19-2016, 08:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 801
Posted By hishtatchus
Your bigger problem is starting on time! You...

Your bigger problem is starting on time! You can't begin the seder before Tzeis Hakochavim, which is pretty late in many parts of the world. (There is a complicated procedure which allows Shulchan...
Forum: Nissan - Iyar 04-19-2016, 08:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 893
Posted By hishtatchus
According to R' Chaim No'eh, whose shiurim Chabad...

According to R' Chaim No'eh, whose shiurim Chabad follow, a kezayis is a measure of VOLUME, not of weight. Therefore, a kezayis of matzah is the amount that would displace the same amount of water as...
Forum: Chassidus 04-19-2016, 08:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,787
Posted By hishtatchus
I know this is a very old thread, but posting in...

I know this is a very old thread, but posting in case anyone else has such a need! Rabbi Yaakov Goldstein of Beitar Elit has a project that may be helpful: http://shulchanaruchharav.com
Forum: Comments and Feedback 04-19-2016, 11:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,850
Posted By hishtatchus
Ditto! ChabadTalk made a genuine difference...

Ditto!

ChabadTalk made a genuine difference in my life back in the day, and B"H was a pivotal force in guiding me to make a number of choices which I am reaping the benefits from today (not going...
Forum: Yiddishkeit 03-21-2013, 09:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 37,278
Posted By hishtatchus
Regarding the first half of your question,...

Regarding the first half of your question, Toviah, you have no need to fear. The very same Torah that prohibits us from contacting departed souls also assures us that we will indeed be together in...
Forum: The World of Lubavitch 03-21-2013, 09:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 36,451
Posted By hishtatchus
If this is still relevant, Chassidus.com...

If this is still relevant, Chassidus.com (http://chassidus.com/audio/enign/) has audio of the niggunim, often several renditions, with a historical overview first. This link leads to the English...
Forum: Shidduchim & Marriage 11-17-2011, 11:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,823
Posted By hishtatchus
I know I'm reviving an old thread, but one thing...

I know I'm reviving an old thread, but one thing I want to add:

3 years of being a Baal Teshuva is very "young" in frum years. You can view the transition from non-frum to frum as a sort of...
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