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ASk the Rabbi Query...
#1
On 6 May 2021 I wrote to ASK the Rabbi at Chabad.com the following query:
Date: 05/06/2021
Incident ID: 5359521
What Jews beleive about the coming of the Anointed One?:

Question:
Do Orthadox Jews beleive the following actions preceding  and results of the arrival of the Anointed One by the will of the L-D?
That not only the process of ingathering of Exhiles to Israel will be completed by the anoitned one but that the following will also happen?
1) The rise of the 3rd permenannt Temple on the Temple Mount and the reaappearence of the Ark of the Covenent? {To remove any doubts that this is the L-d handiwork)
2) that not only The Divisions and quarrels among the People of the Book will disappear but that the 12 Tribes and the Priesthood will be reestablished ?
3) That all non Jewish nations will acknowledge the L-D?
4) That all nations and persons who have followed the consul of Esau, Amalek , Hitler et al by being delibertly cruel wicked and tormenting  to  the Jewish Nation by all their words, deeds and thoughts...will receive their punishment from the L-D?

If their is anything I have left out or am mistaken in thinking...please correct me

On 7 May 2021 I received the following Answear:

B"H



Hi 



Please see https://www.chabad.org/332562/ especially the sections The Identity of Moshiach and The Messianic Era.
Please don't hesitate to write back if you have any further questions.
Best wishes,
Simcha Bart
Chabad.org

Other times Id made queries at Ask A Rabbi:
21-July 2019
Question:The L-d and the shedding of innocent blood. according to Wikipedia After the murder of Hur, Aaron was willing rather to take a sin upon himself to make an idol than to cast the burden of an evil deed upon the people if they commit so terrible sin of killing a priest and prophet among them; yet centuries later this act did happen the stoneing death of the prophet/priest Zechariah ben Jehoiada. Likewise is the murder of Naboth by ahab and Jezebel resulting not only in their deaths, but also of their son Jehoram of Israel. Now please correct me if Im mistaken but is the lesson to be learned is that the L-D punishes those who are not just guilty of literaly shedding innocent blood [Zechariah] but also punishes those persons who try to profit from hurting innocent blood [Persons[?] by keeping that which isn't theirs and refusing to restore that which was stolen?
Responce 22/07/2019
Thank you for raising interesting issues. Anyone whom God punishesd must have deserved it on some level. Thus, when for example Jehoram was killed by Jehu, we cane be sure he deserved death for many other reasons {as the Torah attests he was wicked [II Kings 3:2].However, there were some symbolism to the fact that his body was then placed in Naboth's field.
With blessings,
Rabbi David Rosenfeld,
Aish.com


1 Aug 2019
That simple being a Jew in the Land of Israel is not enough..that the threat of Cultural assimilation for Jewish People only be countered by Living the Torah in their daily lives? Examples in the Time of the Prophet Samuel when the People ask for a King to rule over them with the words "..Like Any other nation.'That even Today there are those who want Israel to become a "Modern secularized State [Easu] or those who want Israel to make Peace with the PLO; Iran etc {Ishmael] So the Question to learned: Anywhere they live in order to prevent their children {Sons and daugthers] from following either Easu or Ishmael Jewish Parents [father and mother] must teach their children to live their lives according to the Yoke of the Torah.

Ref: 4850367
Hi ,
You are absolutely right. Were you asking a question too?
All the Best
Rabbi Eliezer Zalmanov
for Chabad.org

On 30 Sept 2019
Incident ID:4902027

Question
Query: Years ago in a non jewish children story book about the wisdom of King Solomon-the Queen of Sheba wished to test him-so she had an exact copy of a bundle of flowers made. Then she asked Solomon which was real? Solomon chose the real flowers because a bee flew to the real flowers. Is this confirmed in Talmud? Also the L-D gave Solomon the gift of a wise and understanding heart-yet he sinned greviously by having too much gold and silver, too many horses and too many wives. Did his heart fail him those three times?

Answears:
Thu, Oct 3, 2019 at 10:50 Am
Hey ,
This story is found in the compilation of stories from Chaim Nachman Bialik [Veyehi Hayom]. It is not found inthe Talmud or other Midrashim.
I am not sure where the story originated. While the Targum Sheni to Esther does list a bunch of riddles posed by the Queen of Sheba, this is not one of them.
Let me know if you need any more information.
Have a great day!
Thu, Oct 3, 2019 at 11:00 AM
And yes, his heart was led astry by those things. He assumed that he would be impervious to their guiles and charms, but he was mistaken. G-d was showing him that a person should never assume themselves to be above sinning or getting corrupted.

Replies from Mendel Adelman Chabad.com

relATED LINK https://www.jewishpress.com/judaism/jewi...021/08/11/

Qery sent of 7-21-2021 ASk A Rabbi Aish Torah
Question:
>
> King Soloman had 1,000 WivesConcubines. Yet he had only about 2-3 children.
> Please correct me if Im wrong but is the implication that because he had too
> many wives, he was blessed with Too few children?
>
> Shalom ;
> Thank you for your interesting question.
Many wives were just concubines. The wives and concubines not always had
> children, so that they remain beautiful. Also as with Abraham, he had
> numerous wives, but the main one was Sarah, and her child Yitzchak is what
> is considered his progeny. Similarly, the descendants of Shlomo were
> considered only those from his main royal wives – (source: “Redak” Genesis
> 25:1).
>
Have a wonderful day!
We hope this has been helpful. With blessings for success,
Rabbi P. Waldman
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#2
related to following query https://www.myjewishlearning.com/article...chapter-4/
I wish to share the following:

6/5/2021 I recently wrote to Ask A rabbi chabad website with the following Query:Query is arrogance and pride the root of rebellion against the L-d?
Examples: A scholar studies Holy Texts for so long he forgets to live the spirit and the meaning of the texts and prides himself on how much he Knows... or an another example one of the first pacts between Abraham and the L-D was circumsion...indeed there is one story of a mother who took this to heart see /the story The-Nazi-Accomplice-in-the-Circumcision yet the Knesset had to produce a film defending circumcision because there is a movement to ban it in europe which would of course adversally effect the last living rements of European Jewry. Is it man arrogance to think he van overturn a decree of the L-d simply by oratory or Legislative fiat? How can a devout Jewish person prevent arrogance or pride from dominating their lives?

6/10/2021 the reply
ב"ה

Hi

Great question.

Arrogance and pride are indeed considered an insurmountable obstacle to connecting with G-dliness, to which reason and logic are powerless to combat.

You rightly point out that even a Torah scholar is not immune to this problem, and in fact, can be quite susceptible to it.

Here are two different insightful articles that discuss this general issue and methods to combat it..
https://www.chabad.org/2283
https://www.chabad.org/1159067

Please let me know if you have any further questions.

All the best,

Mendel Fogelman
Chabad.org

On June 14, 2021 I sent the following query
On a question of the way of Living the Torah ina persons life-does the Torah explain the difference between one is is in Zealus for the Torah such as the Priest Pinchas and one who is a fanatic in their observence? for example a galat torah scholar who happenes to be Anti-Zionist so deeply he will not look at a picture of Jerusalem western wall on the grounds that if he did it would be an endorsement of Zionisam-well he becomes very ill; at the hospital his life is stabilized and he will live as long as he follows doctors orders. However when he finds out the physician is visting from Tel Aviv-he refuses to take any proscribed medicine and dies proudly proclaiming that his body has never been defiled By mediicne given by a heretic. Now of Course for the record this is a fictional story.

On June 22, 2021 the reply:
B"H

Hi

Thank you for your question.

Without commenting on the specific hypothetical you presented, the Lubavitcher Rebbe explains that when it comes to zealotry, the motivation of the zealot are a major factor in determining whether it is a good thing or not. "The true zealot is an utterly selfless individual—one who is concerned only about the relationship between G‑d and His people, with no thought for his own feelings on the matter. The moment his personal prejudices and inclinations are involved, he ceases to be a zealot." (www.chabad.org/4071544) See also www.chabad.org/2995

One Chassidic master pointed out that with regards to Pinchas, it says "he picked up a spear", and explained that only a person who does not carry a spear (and only picks it up in a time of need) can be said to be acting in the spirit of Pinchas. If a person is one who carries the spear in his hand looking for those to poke then his zealotry is not of pure motivation.

If you have any further questions, please let us know.


All the best,
Rabbi Shlomie Deren
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#3
On 6/22/2021 I wrote to Aish.Torah ASk a rabbi the following query:
I was wondering-if anyone sinned and did not repent would they counted as one who has forfeited his place in heaven by publicly transgressing the law? examples would include those who lead others into sin such as Jonadab who took after Balaam's and Ahitophel {Heresy of Peor (explioting the Israelites weakness and providing the means of committing incest) and of those in power doing such actions by persecuting the defenseless {Amnon comitting incest}; tormenting the innocent by actions such as using the Torah to satisy their cruel narrow minded outlook; and again those in power who saved themselves from Israel oppressors by not protecting the defenseless by giving into the oppressors demands such as members of the community to be killed; destroying Jewish settlements and giving away the L-d gift of the Lands of Israel? Please correct me if I am wrong..and what can prevent a Jewish person from committing such sins?

On 6/27/2021 I received the following reply:

Thank you for contacting us.  I am not totally clear as to what you're asking.  Can you please clarify?

With blessings from Jerusalem,
Rabbi Yoni Miller
Aish.com


)n 6/28/2021 clarification
I wondered if those who committed Sinful actions against the Torah and their fellow Jews  be examples: such as giving Evil Consel to others on how to commit sins; or preventing devout Jews from practacting circumsicion or studying Torah; or colloracting with whose who opress Jews by giving over the innocent jews so they can stay alive; or even marrying Non-Jewish Spouses so that any children will not only be not Jewish; they would not be circumsived or even known the Torah; the
Talmund, the Oral law..by these examples of rebelling the Torah and refusing to repent of their actions would they counted as one who has forfeited his place in heaven by publicly transgressing the law?

On 6/30/2021 received a reply
The things you speak of are grave and harmful. Every single instance must  be judged on its own and at the end of the day only the One True Judge in Heaven knows a person's place in the world to come.
>
> With blessings from Jerusalem,
>
> Rabbi Yoni Miller
> Aish.com

from Noone PS of interest According to the Babylon Talmud: "And Thou should not associate with a sinner:....And so we find with Amnon, who associated with Jonadab, the son of Shim'ah, David's brother; and Jonadab was a very sensible man--sensible in wickedness, as it is written [Jer. Iv .22]: Wise are they to do evil." According to others, it is meant that one shall not associate with the wicked,even to study the Torah."[https://books.google.com/books?id=HeifAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA41&dq=Nathan+of+Babylon++on+Jonadab&hl=en&newbks=1&newbks_redir=0&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjcnZ6H2dTxAhVDV80KHcHwC58Q6AF6BAgGEAI#v=onepage&q=Nathan%20of%20Babylon%20%20on%20Jonadab&f=false Babylon Talmud "Tract Aboth"..p.41]
On Goverment reforms see https://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/...spx/311624


To Ask a Rabbi at Chabad.
Date: 07/05/2021 
Incident ID: 5397699
Of the Torah and curses:
Question:
In regard to the speaking of curse on someone -does the Torah warn against speaking them? Example King David uttered curses aginst Ahitophel and Joab. The Curses on Ahitophel  were fulfilled but the curses on Joab rebounded back onto David descendants instead of Joabs. Please correct me if Im wrong but is the inference that curses (even when merited) should not be spoken of(or even thought of) least they come back to the person who has uttered them?

07/08/2021 the Answear:
ב"ה
Hi 
Great question.
The Torah most certainly warns us not to curse others. This is considered to be one of the 613 commandments of the Torah, as you can see here..
https://www.chabad.org/961942
What is the reason for this commandment?
1) According to Maimonides (in the above link), this is part of the Torah's concern for the development of our character. In addition to the shame and pain that a person might feel when being cursed by another, even cursing so quietly that no one can hear it is prohibited, to prevent us from "becoming accustomed to getting angry."
2) According to Sefer HaChinuch (Mitzvah 231), in addition to the above reason, perhaps it could also be said that there is some effect on the person being cursed, and therefore the Torah commands us not to harm people through our words just as it commands us not to harm people people through our hands etc.
However, there does not appear to be any commentary that suggests that the reason for this commandment is due to the possibility of the curse rebounding back to the person who said it.
Why?
On the one hand, the notion of a curse rebounding back is a true concept and is stated explicitly in our holy writings (Proverbs 26:2.. https://www.chabad.org/16397) and brought down as well in the Talmud (Sanhedrin 48b) with regards to the story which you referenced of King David cursing Joab.
On the other hand, this applies only by an undeserved curse. This is stated explicitly both in the verse quoted above, and in Rashi's commentary to the Talmud cited above as well. With regards , however, to a curse which is deserved at some level, it would not rebound back to the person saying it (whether it has any effect at all on the person being cursed is a matter of dispute between Maimonides and Sefer HaChinuch, as mentioned earlier, and is also discussed in the Talmud in Tractate Makkot 11a with regards to exiled accidental murderers praying for the death of the high priest).
Note:
In the specific case of Kind David cursing Joab, the commentaries note that the curse was only able to rebound also due to another additional factor - that King Solomon accepted it upon himself, as you can see in I Kings 2:30-31 and in Rashi there. Something interesting to investigate further as to why this was necessary..
https://www.chabad.org/15886
Hope this is helpful.
All the best,
Mendel Fogelman
Chabad.org

query sent 7-9-2021
One argument of Anti-Zionist Jews is that the non-Jewish Nations are bound by the three Oaths to care for Jewish Communites outside Israel...yet in 2016 The United Nations passed a resoluton that Zionist was a form of racism [thanks to Obumas Neutral action that allowed the notion to pass]. Now please correct me if Im wrong but since the UN Vote gives Iran the "Moral" right to proceed against ZIonism/ and invetiablly Jews as well...have the non Jewish Nations finally broken their part of the three Oaths to Protect Jews?
reply 7-9-2021
B"H
Hi
The Holocaust was the greatest violation of the 3 oaths (even if one were to follow the view that the oaths were ever binding upon the Jewish people).
Please don't hesitate to write back if you have any further questions.
Best wishes,
Simcha Bart
Chabad.org


Background on The three Oaths
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three_Oaths
Observation 80 years ago was the great Shoah in Europe against European Jews
Now its the Arab/african.asian against Jew Communities After 72 years the Arabs/Muslins are "winning" the war against the Jews...Striiping them of any legal righs...taking property with just compensation....killing men and forcing Jewish women into "marraiges" with non Jewish men against their will... Jews of Iran, Tunisa,, Morroco, Algeria, Lebanon...et all take heed of the fate of thy breathen of Iraq and Yemen....Heed the word of the L-d...Stay in Egypt and die or Go Up to Israel and live as Jews....Again the Three Oaths are being broken.....

PS on 12-August 2021 I sent the following Query to ASk A Rabbi at Chabadd regarding the Three Oaths:
Please correct me if Im wrong but ever since 2016 when the USA refused to veto a United Nations resolution condemming Zionism and the Nations of the World thus gave Iran the moral backing to procede against Zionism and Jewish communities-is it my iminagation but ever since the last two years are the Nations of the World again violating the Three Oaths between Jewish Nation and gentile Nations especially the pledge not to persecute Jewish Communites? Examples In Europe the rements of Jewish communites are subject to harresment by Anti ZIonist/Jewish Groups; in the Arab/Muslin states of AFrica and the Middle East 95% of Jewish communites have been subject {since 1948] to daily persecution and and order to live have been forced to go up to Israel ? That the other Western countries have also engaged in their our persecutions of Jewish communites--boycott Jewish goods from Israel; equating ZIonism with racism; harrasing persons who are pro-Israel but giving cart blanche to persons whose only goal in life is to destory ISrael and Jews {For example anything from giving them freedom of speech to lecture at Western Colleges to sending nations representavies attending the inauarguation of the Butcher of Theran/Haman in Iran) putting Pressure on Israel to let their swon enemies live alside Jew Communites....the Shoah was the greatest violation of the 3 oatsh..and now it seems that nearly 82 years after the outbreak of the Shoah (1 Sepember 1939)...the world Nations are again starting a world Wide Persecution of Jewish Communites...?

On 12 August 2021 I received a reply
B"H

Hi ,

As terrible as these things are, I think it is bit overreaching to compare it to the Holocaust. Now that was a violation of the oaths. But a UN resolution and the accompanying attacks, I think is a bit of a stretch. Now, this doesn't mean that the nations will not be held liable for all the pain and suffering that this has caused. But to include it in one breath with the Holocaust, just because of what might happen - I believe cheapens the Holocaust. Just as a kid running into the house and saying I am starving, cheapens the lives and suffering of children who are actually dying from hunger...

Please don't hesitate to write back if I can be of any further help.

Best wishes,

Simcha Bart
Chabad.org





query sent of 7-21-2021 ASk A Rabbi Aish Torah
Question:
>
> King Soloman had 1,000 WivesConcubines. Yet he had only about 2-3 children.
> Please correct me if Im wrong but is the implication that because he had too
> many wives, he was blessed with Too few children?
>
> Shalom ;
> Thank you for your interesting question.
Many wives were just concubines. The wives and concubines not always had
> children, so that they remain beautiful. Also as with Abraham, he had
> numerous wives, but the main one was Sarah, and her child Yitzchak is what
> is considered his progeny. Similarly, the descendants of Shlomo were
> considered only those from his main royal wives – (source: “Redak” Genesis
> 25:1).
>
Have a wonderful day!
We hope this has been helpful. With blessings for success,
Rabbi P. Waldman


Date: 07/21/2021
Incident ID: 5403927
Punishments from the L-D?:

Question:
Wondering about Punishments in this life and the afterlife from the L-D? Examples
1) Amnon {similar to his brother Absalom) punished for incest and violating family Purity. Absalom ended up the 7th circle of Gehenna. Yet like Absalom King David wept over Amnon (only twice instead of 8 times for absalom) Did Amnon end up in the 2nd Circle of Gehenna?
2) Titus was after his death broght together again judged and scattered again. Modern Haman Hitler and his underlings {Goering; Borman; Goebbels, Eichmann et al) were also cremated and their ashes scattered. Would they be subject to same punishment as Titus?
3) Today modern Hamans plot the destruction of the Jewish nation with their greedy eyes; lying tongues and evil hearts -trusting in their arrogance and weapons (yet against the Will of the L-d). Will they and their supporters be judged sevenfold for daring wage violence and cruelty against the L-d Nation {Jews)? (IF Im wrong in any assumpations please correct me)

07/23/2021 a reply from Mendel Abelman of Chabad Ask A Rabbi

B"H
Hi
Unfortunately, I could not find any hard sources for your questions, so all we have is speculation.
1) It is very possible that Amnon ended up in the second circle of Gehenna. That makes a lot of sense.
2) Again, we cannot know, but I would imagine that a similar punishment, or worse, is being suffered by them.
3) There is a story in the Talmud about Rabbi Meir. He had some evil neighbors. He prayed that they should be punished for their sins. His wife, Beruriah, said to him: "why pray that they should be punished? Pray that they repent!"
See https://www.chabad.org/library/article_c...ruriah.htm.
So, we do not pray that they be punished, but rather that they change for the better.
Let me know if you need any more information.
Have a great weekend!


Query Date 28 July 2021:
Fictional query: Two Jewish Communities have been feuding between each other each claiming that the one is True Torah and the other are heretics. In order to prevent physical violence an arbrotator is appointed to medicate-both claiments use the Torah and Rabbanic authorites to base their cases...AS in case of Heirs quarreling over an estate {the will of the deceased parent whould explain how estate is devided]. Now in this case of one side victory might bright the losing case [Torah/Rabbanic] authorites to disrepute. Now in this case as the L-d is very much alive should the Arbrotator rule that as the L-d Is the Supreme Judge of Man...the decision of who was right and who was wrong must be judged by the L-d and not by man?

Answear Date 28 July 2021
Ref. No. 5406669
B"H
Hi ,
Hard to respond to a hypothetical question, especially when so many details would be required to fully understand the situation. But in general terms, halachic disputes must always be resolved by humans, without intervention from Above.
All the best,
Rabbi Eliezer Zalmanov
for Chabad.org

From Noone Saw this on Sabbath
https://www.chabad.org/parshah/article_c...r-Look.htm

On 15 august 2021 sent the following Query to Ask A Rabbi at Chabad:
Date: 08/15/2021
Incident ID: 5416437
Puzzeled about a Jewish action during the Shoah:
(In Shoah survivors memoir) I read that in a Concentration Camp Jews formed a Beth-din to put the L-d on trial for failing to protect the Jewish People. I am puzzeled as to why they chose this action when 1} the Prophet Samuel reproved Saul that "The Glory of Israel neither retracts nor repents, for he is not man that he should repent> {Also the responces of Elihu and the L-d to Job about how the L-d actions are unknowable to man) now my puzzlement is why man would dare try to judge the the L-d's unknowable actions when the Shoah was laregely done by mankind of his own free will to do an evil crusade aganist the L-d and the Jewish People?

On 16 August 2021 I received the following reply:
B"H
Hi ,
We are not in a position to judge people who were suffering the most unimaginable tortures daily. We cannot know their mental state at the time, nor can we in any way examine their actions. This is why our sages caution us do not judge someone until one is in their place.
May it never happen that we find ourselves in a situation similar to theirs.
Yet, we can learn from them, that despite the terrible suffering they never dismissed G-d - He was a real presence in their lives and experience.
Please don't hesitate to write back if I can be of any further help.
Best wishes,

Simcha Bart
Chabad.org

Query-sent to Chabad Ask A Rabbi
Date: 08/22/2021
Incident ID: 5419803
Query regard religion (Torah) in a individual Jews life:

Question:
The Torah is the book upon which a devout Jewish person lives their life...yet I feel compeled to ask the following queries:
If there is case where an Orthdox Jew has to repremand a secular Jew-must the person who gives the repremand try not to be self rightious as the circumstances of the secular oriented Jew may have been that they did not grow up in Torah oriented family? Also even when a Jewish person follows the Torah they must not use it in non religious pursuit of greed-such as cynially using religion to simply advance themselves in pursuit of wealth or power?

Responce received 25 August 2021:
B"H
Hi ,
Thank you for your question.
It seems that you are writing based on an experience you had. Is this the case? If yes, would you mind sharing more details?
1 - The purpose of reprimanding, is to help a person to do the right thing. As such, anything that comes on the way of that, by making the listener less likely to accept the reprimand must be avoided.
2 - That is correct. The Torah should not be used in the pursuit of personal gain.
If you have any further questions, please let us know.
With best wishes for a happy, healthy and sweet New Year,
Rabbi Shlomie Deren
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#4
Observation
One source of tension between Religious and secular in ISrael  is Universal drafting of religious students into the miltiary
The True Source of Religious-Secular Tension in Israel: The Arrogance of Ben-Gurion (and now Naftali Bennett) | Matzav.com

Confirmation [in 2013] Bennet & Lapid & universal Draft against Netnahayu see https://achduthalev.org/smotrich-bennet-...a-divorce/

In fact this is a very old issue
ASA - JewishEncyclopedia.com

the more things seem to change..the more they are the same
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#5
(07-02-2021, 01:30 PM)Nooone wrote: Observation
One source of tension between Religious and secular in ISrael  is Universal drafting of religious students into the miltiary
The True Source of Religious-Secular Tension in Israel: The Arrogance of Ben-Gurion (and now Naftali Bennett) | Matzav.com

Observation - One source of tension is a person who posts material from a website that insults and demeans Jews and expressions of Judaism that differ from their own.  You should be ashamed of yourself.
בקש שלום ורדפהו
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