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Is the Rebbe from Lubavitch the Moshiach?
I am a bachur from yeshivat Hesder who is now on a trip in Vietnam. I was just sitting in the Beit Chabad and after learning Gemara and Halacha from the Rav, I discussed with him whether the Lubavitcher Rebbe z”l is the Mashiach or not. The list of proofs in the affirmative is long, and I didn’t give the Rav an easy time… I was arguing with him, but in the end I feel I have received my answer. I will list the proofs in short, and then I would greatly appreciate to know what you have to say on this topic. 1. The Rebbe was a descendent of the Maharal from Prague, who was known as a descendent from David Hamelech. 2. The Rebbe learned Torah “like David his father”. The Rebbe’s father z”l was a Rav in the second largest city in Ukraine, who was also a Mekubal and also authored sforim with great Torah depth. 3. The Rebbe was at the forefront to begin the Tshuvah movement. 4. The Rebbe “fought the wars” of Completeness of Torah - by founding Batei Chabad throughout the world; encouraging the Chabad Yeshivot to publish new insights in Torah every number of months; by publishing the largest number of sforim ever by a single person which include great depth and cover all areas of Torah; Completeness of the Jewish nation – The Rebbe was the one who fought against the warped law of “Mi Yehudi”; Completeness of Eretz Yisrael - The Rebbe was the one who begged and warned not to give back even one “foot breath” of Eretz Yisrael. 5. The Rebbe himself strengthened the community when they sang for him “Yechi Adoneinu Moreinu V’Rabeinu Melech Hamoshiach L’olam Va’ed”. 6. When they came to the Baba Sali z”l and asked him whether the Rebbe from Lubavitch is the Moshiach, the Baba Sali stood up and said: “Nu, everything is fitting for him”. 7. The Rebbe called the Beit Knesset in his house at 770 – “Beit Moshiach”! Thank you for your time to answer this question.
Bamidbar - Moshe's Sons
Teaching others over and above one's actual obligation
10 Facts about Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai
During the years he hid in a cave, Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai wrote down the esoteric teachings of the Torah. The Zohar was passed down secretly from generation to generation, until about 700 years ago, it was revealed to the world
Shiurei Torah to Nonreligious
I have the special merit of teaching Torah classes in a less religious area in Bet Shemesh. It occurred to me though, many non-religious people stated attending the lectures , but they attend without a Kippah on their head. I am not sure whether to ask them to cover their head out of respect , or since that request might turn them off from attending, maybe I should let them come even without a head covering?
Mishpatim - Torah and Morality
Moral teachings originate from a Divine source
How many words during a Person's life?
Hi, I was wondering if you could help me with the source of the following teaching. It goes something along the lines that Hashem gave every person a certain amount of words that he will say in his lifetime and if he uses them up sooner he will die sooner but if he saves his words then he will live longer (but words of Torah/Mitzvos aren't included). Are you familiar with that teaching and do you know its source? (I am saying a shiur on Pirkei Avos 1:17 (וְלֹא מָצָאתִי לַגּוּף טוֹב אֶלָּא שְׁתִיקָה) and I would be very grateful to know the source) Thank you
Avraham Fried: Song of the Grasses - Shirat Ha’asavim
Song of the Grasses, Shirat Ha'asavim with English translation. Based on the teachings of Rabbi Nachman of Breslov
Communication: Don’t Talk Down to Children
They have it hard already; we can be scary without even trying
Celebrating Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai’s passing
Why do we celebrate Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai’s passing with so much happiness?
Judaism is the best option for a Jew
How do I explain to my students that Judaism is the best option for a Jew?
Kashering a Microwave for Passover
A question i received while teaching a class on preparing for Passover: Is kashering a microwave from dairy to meat (cleaning it and boiling a glass of water in it till it steams up) sufficient for Passover too? What does covering foods with 2 covers in a microwave do? Is a vacuum conatainer as good as two covers? Does parve food cooked this way change to meaty or milky in such a microwave?
I wanted to ask about downloading songs from YouTube. Singers who want to protect their rights to songs don’t upload them online. Does this mean that a singer who uploaded his song to YouTube automatically grants the public permission to use it, and that anyone can listen to it and enjoy it? Also, does this mean that it is only permissible to download songs that the singer put on his personal channel? Since Torah lectures and lessons are uploaded for teaching purposes and to help the public, is it permissible to download them?
Shavuot - Defining Torah Study
It is evident from the Rambam that the proper fulfillment of the commandment of Torah study involves teaching Torah as well as learning it
New Book: Think Good and It Will Be Good
New Book based on Jewish wisdom and the teachings of Dr. Viktor Frankl
10 Facts about Rabbi Chaim Vital in Honor of His Yohrzeit
Today, the 30th of Nisan is Rabbi Chaim Vital’s Yohrzeit, the preeminent student of The Ari and his Kabbalistic teachings
See Videos Of Rabbi Chaim Vital’s Introduction to Kabbalah on his Yohrzeit
Rabbi Chaim Vital, a foremost Kabbalist and disciple of the Ari Z"l, Rabbi Isaac Luria of Safed passed away on the 30th of Nissan 5,380 1620. Here is a video of his teachings in his memory
What to do when there is a difference in outlook between spouses.
Dear Rabbi, I'm married a number of years and my husband has always been drawn to the Breslov Chassidut. I myself feel no connection to Breslov and have no interest whatsoever in forming a connection with Breslov. My husband claims that he no longer aspires to become a Breslover, however I can see that he still feels very connected to their teachings and their Rabbis. What I'd like to know is how to accept my husband and his interest in Breslov?
How can you know for sure that G-d is here?
• When you have a question, for instance: why does the world orbit around the sun, and you’re trying to find an answer. You can’t say, that the reason the world is in orbit around the sun is because it wants to. You need to come up with a hypothesis that makes logical sense. For example: the world orbits around the sun because the gravity of the sun keeps it in orbit. The reason that it is a good hypothesis, is because it makes logical sense. After you have a hypothesis you need to test it, and then get to a conclusion based on the results. When it comes to god we have a question. how can the world exist? How did it come to be? Their where plenty of hypotheses throughout the generation’s. some logical and most not. When you say that “god” created the world it is not a sound hypothesis because it makes no logical sense. (the only reason god is considered as a good hypothesis is because there is no other logical explanation “yet”), but there are a lot of questions that we didn’t have answers to, and bit by bit we found an answer for them. So how can god be? How does it make any sense that he created the world? How can he be considered a good explanation for the existence of the entire world when it is not even logical that he exists?
Should I agree to my wife?
I have a few questions about educating my children, and would be grateful if you could answer them. I wan to stress that I and my wife are traditional, I’m a little more religious than my wife (but she keeps Shabbat and family purity laws). 1. I took my daughter (soon will be 4) to an introductory dancing class which eventually includes Zumba and belly dancing (everyone there is secular). I saw that my daughter enjoyed it very much and I mentioned it to my wife. Only toward the end of the teenage class, I saw the teacher put on Arabic music and the teenagers danced to it. I really didn’t like it and when I told my wife that, we argued over it a long time. I said I won’t let our daughter go there and she insisted that she will go. What should we do? 2. My wife is a nurse and works in a hospital also on Shabbat night. I get up at dawn and stay in the house until the Torah reading to keep an eye on my children (I don’t have a babysitter and it also costs a lot of money).When my wife comes in the morning, I took the three children to the synagogue several times to hear the Torah reading and pray Mussaf in public, but the children do not want to come with me and if they come, they make noise and it’s difficult to control them. Would it be better to stay at home? Thanks.