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Forum: General 05-03-2013, 01:05 PM
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Posted By Toviah
Thank you.

Giving up my search for spiritual revelations such as some of the ancient prophets had is very difficult for me. I have spent so many years searching for Hashem's contenance-- bells and whistles...
Forum: Yiddishkeit 03-06-2013, 07:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 38,021
Posted By Toviah
Contact with the departed

I know that the Torah probits going to a psychic or a seance. But why? What is specifically wrong with doing that?

I've always wanted to know for certain is that even if someone you love passes...
Forum: General 01-19-2013, 10:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 5,688
Posted By Toviah
More on an old question I asked about angels

After many long years of trying to experience Hashem's presence through intense davening, meditation, visiting sacred Jewish sites and other means, i have since learned that Hashem can not only be...
Forum: Yiddishkeit 12-04-2012, 11:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,431
Posted By Toviah
source of quote

Lead a supernatural life and G‑d will provide the miracles.

« Previous The Inexplicable
(http://www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/146485/jewish/The-Inexplicable.htm)
Next »...
Forum: Yiddishkeit 12-04-2012, 10:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,431
Posted By Toviah
From Tzvi Freeman of the Chabad organization. ...

From Tzvi Freeman of the Chabad organization. Number 45
Forum: Yiddishkeit 12-03-2012, 12:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,431
Posted By Toviah
To Have or Have Not Expectations From Hashem

The Rebbe (0f blessed memory) in his writings says "Live a supernatural life and Hashem will provide miracles."

Rabbi Nachman, on the other hand, says "have your aspirations but no expectations."...
Forum: General 11-12-2011, 08:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,435
Posted By Toviah
dump

I feel very badly that I, perhaps, have committed a sin against Hashem. I have said several tehillim begging Hashem to forgive me -- do I need to do more to ease my soul? This is the situation:
...
Forum: The World of Lubavitch 07-29-2011, 02:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 5,908
Posted By Toviah
The Highest Praise of Hasidism from an Indian Yogi

I have never read a better compliment about the Hasidic way to reach Hashem then this. This yogi answers a question about the Hasidic way to meditation. He says there is a better way than...
Forum: General 05-10-2011, 09:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,450
Posted By Toviah
Saddened by the response but it probably is true

"The problem is that in all of your spiritual pursuits, you are not truly searching for Hashem, but you are searching for yourself. You are serving your own desire to feel and experience God.
That...
Forum: General 05-08-2011, 07:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,450
Posted By Toviah
Thank you

I appreciate your compassionate reply.

This Meshulum guy who responded previous to your reply shows a mean spirit by not answering a seeker's sincere question and, instead, digs up the past in...
Forum: General 05-08-2011, 04:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,450
Posted By Toviah
Has Hashem Ever Responded to You?

Shalom:

I have sat and davened and meditated in deserted woods like the old Hasidim did. I have sat and davened and meditated in the darkness of a 100-year-old shteble of a shul on the Lower East...
Forum: General 03-09-2011, 11:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,432
Posted By Toviah
The Ari and Eliyahu Hanavi

I just read a story where the Ari was approached by Eliyahu Hanavi and told he should go to Israel to pass on his kabbalah knowledge because he did not have long to live.

Was this right of Eliyahu...
Forum: General 01-02-2011, 03:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 11,016
Posted By Toviah
[quote=Meshulam;166997]I don't know why you would...

[quote=Meshulam;166997]I don't know why you would come to a Chabad site and tell such a terrible joke...

I first of all want to thank you and everyone else for a lively, thoughtful, informative...
Forum: General 01-02-2011, 12:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 11,016
Posted By Toviah
Just one last thought and I'll let you go -- but...

Just one last thought and I'll let you go -- but I will return -- G-D willing -- with more provoking questions to wake you up.

All religions have a piece of the truth about Hashem, but no...
Forum: General 01-02-2011, 12:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 11,016
Posted By Toviah
Hmmmmmm

I can only imagine if the Baal Shem Tov lived in a time of computers, what an attack he would sustain for trying to do things differently -- his method, by the way, ultimately proving to be the best,...
Forum: General 01-02-2011, 11:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 11,016
Posted By Toviah
There are so many ideas from ancient Persia,...

There are so many ideas from ancient Persia, Babylonia, ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome still inherent in many Jewish beliefs, that a book could be written on Pagan influences in Judaism. But you...
Forum: General 01-02-2011, 09:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 11,016
Posted By Toviah
More on stones

What does anyone do with a segula? The stone was the size of a marble. I would carry it with me as a reminder of Hashem's protection. It is not stone worship. It is similar to why Jews kiss the...
Forum: General 01-01-2011, 10:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 11,016
Posted By Toviah
So what's wrong with sacred stones?

[quote=Meshulam;166975]1. There is a huge difference between the practical kabbalah that has been at the center of disputes between legitimate Jewish authorities, and the purely non-Jewish nonsense...
Forum: General 12-31-2010, 12:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 11,016
Posted By Toviah
Practical Kabbalah vs "Black Magic"

If anyone has the time to read this, I would love to hear comments from the wise men (and women?) of Chabad.


For more than forty years I have devoted myself to both a serious ...
Forum: General 12-30-2010, 07:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,035
Posted By Toviah
Well, the Baal Shem Tov I'm not quite there yet. ...

Well, the Baal Shem Tov I'm not quite there yet.
Rebbe Schneerson -- he helped to perform a miracle healing for me, but I don't have his level of holiness, either.
Rebbe Nachman? I'm not in his...
Forum: General 12-30-2010, 05:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,035
Posted By Toviah
[quote=danzinger;166956]“ There shall not be...

[quote=danzinger;166956]“
There shall not be found amongst you one who passes his son and his daughter through fire [a form of idol worship], nor one who practices divination, nor interprets...
Forum: General 12-30-2010, 01:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,035
Posted By Toviah
Thanks for asking. My problem is that although I...

Thanks for asking. My problem is that although I daven three times a day seven days a week, I don't feel that deep emotional connection. Something is lacking. I pray because I owe Hashem...
Forum: General 12-30-2010, 09:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,035
Posted By Toviah
Jewish mysticism vs magick

I understand completely that Jewish mysticism based on Kabbalah is different than much of the mysticism practiced by other cultures and religions. Kabbalah is simply the soul of Torah and a deeper...
Forum: General 12-29-2010, 09:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,926
Posted By Toviah
Sitting in shul alone

Thank you all for your replies. The reason i try to connect with a Malach is that it feels safer than standing before Hashem -- if that were even possible. I would probably instantly burn up from...
Forum: General 12-28-2010, 07:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,926
Posted By Toviah
Hoping for a Malach (Angel) to Appear

For years, I have hoped and wished to have a supernatural experience in which a Malach appeared or, maybe, some other shaliach (messenger) from Shemayim. I am, in short, a phenomonenist, which, in...
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