|Name: Adam Kerman||Date: 2009-07-25 23:13:34|
Ive recently been reciting the tikun haklali everyday for awhile, like you said in your video about the Talmud you should think of the tzadikm when learning talmud and etc. Are there any paintings or anything of rebbe nachman himself since ive always wondered what the rebbe has looked like while i recite the tikkun.
I heard he was a tall thin man with a redish beard. There was a fire about him when he spoke
|Name: Yisroel Geller||Date: 2009-04-28 06:50:37|
I'm a ba'al teshuva very attracted to chassidus, and attracted, in particular, to the Bobover (Halberstam) and Skver Rebbes. What pulls me is the niggunim, stories of Admorim, and the general culture. I feel like I'm missing a religious aspect in all of this even though singing these niggunim are for me kodosh. Should I aspire to become a chosid? Or just remain a guest for shabbos at different communities?
Connecting to Tzaddikim is very powerful. When you make a commitment to something, it strengthens you. You haven't fully appreciated and received the light from these Tzaddikim until you become one with them.
|Name: Jonathan Haber||Date: 2009-03-15 16:25:40|
Are there any feuds between any chassidic dynasties?
There are occasionally since they get so large and sometimes this separation from disagreements creates a new dynasty. There are both positive and negatives. It is taught in chassidus that some disputes can save one sect from having divine judgment. If there is disputes here on earth, it may silence those in Heaven.
|Name: Jonathan Haber||Date: 2009-03-10 19:56:53|
What is the difference between Chasidim and Hareidim?
Chassidim follow the traditions of the Baal Shem Tov & their current Rebbe. Charedim just means religious Jews. I personally don't like to define people in general terms. I think we are above this.
|Name: jonathan haber||Date: 2009-02-24 23:30:13|
Why don't Lubavitch rabbis wear shtreimels or spodiks on shabbat or holidays?
In the old days they used too but I understood that the Rebbe saw his movement as one with acceptance and understanding of the times. Through this he would draw in more people then a dress of the older standards. So he chose a hat with the times.
|Name: Michael Marx||Date: 2008-06-01 02:16:59|
how do i get some information on going to uman for rosh hashanah? another member of the comunity here expressed interest in going as well.
In isreal, the biggest travel agent to uman is Derech Tzaddikim and in USA, it is Leibel Berger. Here is his link
|Name: Shalom Berman||Date: 2008-03-18 18:20:52|
What can we learn from the Kotz Rebbe?
The Rebbe was known for his constant search for truth. For the willpower to truly know oneself. To reach total perfection in the aspect of truthfullness.
|Name: joshua .||Date: 2007-12-12 13:47:25|
|Subject:what way do i go|
What should i learn in chassidus. I am just starting out and i am learning some sfas emes? How do i know what i should be...
try to understand the essence of chassidus rather then who is who
and what you have to be once you understand the root you can pick what branches you like and what apples you like
|Name: Yisrael .||Date: 2007-11-20 08:07:32|
|Subject:yeshivish vs chassidish|
What's the difference between yeshivish and
Chassidism has been around since 1750, it was a
movement to save judaism by
bringing out the more spiritiual aspects of the Torah to the common man. Yeshivish is
more of a style, not being chassidic but regular
orthodox with strong ties
to Torah learning
|Name: Yankle .||Date: 2007-11-20 04:30:14|
|Subject:I need a Rebbe|
i am a jew and i need a rabi to go with me all
the time and whom to ask all questions
are you the right one ?
i am a spiritual guide, not a rav for halacha
jewish law questions though I might answer those
|Name: dina .||Date: 2007-11-20 04:28:07|
|Subject:women and uman|
I am a lady and was wondering when I am suposed to go to uman.
women are not supposed to go for rosh hashanah, it is very unmodest to go as breslov isn't even setup to even handle the large amounts of men that come. There are women trips that go together a few times a year. www.breslov.com has info on this
|Name: Yaron .||Date: 2007-11-20 03:34:55|
As you can see, I am starting to go away from Chabad because I no longer
believe in it anymore...in that in order to be mainstream Chabad you must believe in not only the Rebbe as Moshiach, but in his superior intellect
and divinity as well. I am trying to convince other people in chabad to leave as well.
maybe we should talk about this, if you are going away... do it nicely
without any bad thoughts to leave behind. Also, you can move forward unless u pick a new direction. There is also being
chabad and following the bal hatanya as your main rebbe or you could try to change to another chabad group as I am sure there is much to offer in Lubavitch if you were originally taken by it.
|Name: yehudah .||Date: 2007-11-19 06:08:40|
do you have any gedolim pictures on your website
yes, it is in the chassidic section and there is one slide show in the video
|Name: Rod .||Date: 2007-11-19 04:59:09|
|Subject:Finding a Reb|
how do i go about finding a reb?
find someone that inspires you and draws you close to Hashem
|Name: Rachel .||Date: 2007-11-18 07:04:02|
|Subject:Going to Uman|
My husband and I are interested in making a trip to Uman, for a Yom Tov please could you send us info? Is it safe to travel with 2 children 5 & 8 years of age?
~ Thanks, Rachel
It is safe if you travel with a GROUP, I wouldn't travel alone. You should phone Leible Berger of Boro Park, and Jewish travel agencies about groups for Pesach time or special events. You also have to consider the weather, housing, Kosher foods and other essentials.
|Name: Chassid .||Date: 2007-11-18 04:41:55|
|Subject:Kamarno Rebbes today|
I am interested in knowing more about the Komarno
Dynasty - can you assist?
there is 2 kamarner rebbes in israel and one
yeshiva. Most of the current
rebbes hold by previous kamarners very strongly
|Name: Yitzi .||Date: 2007-11-17 19:30:18|
How does one start to be Breslov? Indeed how does one become anything? At what point can one call them self Breslov? What is the first few steps to
be Breslov? If someone tells me they are Breslov, what is the first thing
that should come to mind that I think they should do that defines them as Breslov? What is the most important yet simplistic thing that defines a
Breslov rather than as a Satmar or Nadvorna for example? Other than
Rebbes, what? What about Zionism? Are Breslov for, or against? Or do
Breslov abstain from the whole argument? Well when I think Breslov, I
think Joy. Does Breslov study? Sorry for all the questions.
Breslov holds stongly that living in Eretz Yisael is benificial for the
soul, we are totally against zionism as are all chassidim but this doesn't mean they are not for living in Israel. Breslov=hisbodidus
If you hold totally by the Rebbe then you are Breslov. I think you might fit
that criteria.Breslov studies shulchan oruch, gemarah mostly Connecting to the Tzaddik in ones life is very important. There are
breslovers who don't really connect at all and then there are some that
think they do but really don't. You should always make your connections to
Tzaddikim real ones. where are you living again. Have you ever been to a chassidish tish?
|Name: Ahron Blank||Date: 2007-11-17 18:55:14|
|Subject:Rebbe's Far Away|
Thank you. Dont want to sound silly but once I find a tzaddik how does
one get close to them if I'm not in the same
country? Apart from
phonecalls - is there any other way (tapes/ seforim) -I guess most
dont have email access?
through prayer to Hashem, reading the sefarim,
most have some trails of
their avodas Hashem. You can also setup phone
calls with chassidim to get
the lastest information and Torah's.
|Name: Alan .||Date: 2007-11-17 18:37:18|
|Subject:Close to Tzaddikim|
How can one have a strong kesher with a tzaddik who lives in another country and who may not have written many accessible seforim?
thank you for your time,
Being close can be a
spiritual thing, baring no distance
|Name: Simcha .||Date: 2007-11-17 18:15:21|
|Subject:Rabbi's this generation|
I am breslov. Is it important to be close to Rabbi's in this generation?
Yes, you should connect but if you consider yourself 100% breslov, you have
to still maintain that first and formost but we must always search for the
Tzaddikim of our generation and to be close to
them. This comes direct from Rebbe Nachman.
|Name: newbie m||Date: 2007-11-15 23:41:57|
|Subject:Breslov Chassidim in usa|
Where can I meet up with good Breslover Chassidim to learn from?
This is a problem in america, being breslov. There just isn't too many
really good ones as they usually come to Israel. Dovid Sears has a good rep. There
might be a few more closet breslovers around then you realize, daven to meet
the right people.
|Name: Andra S||Date: 2007-11-15 23:23:11|
|Subject:How often can I ask|
How often can I ask you my spiritual questions?
you can't expect to find a person who will answer questions daily or even
weekly. The Rebbes answer with a few sentences and you are supposed to
evaluate that sentence for a week or more. To talk to someone often and ask
many things means that you won't value any of what they say in the end. I have no problems with many questions but you have to keep it at a normal pace.
|Name: Shimon Levi||Date: 2007-11-15 22:36:16|
|Subject:Should I be Lubavitch|
(i know these are probly dumb questions.) my uncle is a lubuvitcher
> rabbi does that mean i have to be lubuvitcher? becuase chasidism really
> interested me.
no you don't have to be lub. Rather, Just be Yourself! It is always good to make some connection to the things are ancestors cherished. So on the side, learn something like the Tanya sometime.
|Name: Shimon Levi||Date: 2007-11-15 22:19:19|
|Subject:Rebbe or Rabbi or Reb|
and what if any is the differnece between a rabbi, Reb and rebbe? is it like english and yidish?
In practical life, a Rabbi is someone with smicha generally who in some way leads others in Judaism but this doesn't have to be the case.
A Rebbe is someone who leads a chassidic group and guides people spiritually. A Reb, well, he can be cool and make neat kiruv sites, lol