Wednesday, January 18, 2023

How to Fight the Chasidim -Parshas Vaeiro

R Yitzchok Volozhiner Zt"l advised his Talmidim who were entering the Rabbinate,  how to deal with the new  movements that have sprung up in Judaism. (Chasidim) He advised  them with the advice he heard from his father (R.Chaim Volozhiner zt"l)

R. Chaim said that it is forbidden to fight them publicly. 
Open warfare, all it does, is it strengthens the opponents. (no point to do so)
R. Chaim also warned that those who harass them (the Chasidim) will not survive.

R. Yitzchok proved his father's point from the frog in מצרים that started as a single frog and the more they kept hitting it, the more frogs kept multiplying.

My personal & humble understanding in R. Chaim is,  If one has different opinions and השקפות than yours, even if you believe God & the Gedolim are on your side, you may argue and try to prove to him intellectually why you are in the right and he is in the wrong.

You may not, however, attack, bully, harass etc. him for having different השקפות than yours even if you are sure that you are right and he is wrong.


1 comment:

  1. Mr. Daniel Byman said:

    “...roughly half of Palestinians say it
    [suicide bombing] is at least sometimes justified...”

    SOURCE: Al Qaeda, the Islamic State,
    and the Global Jihadist Movement: What Everyone
    Needs to Know
    (chapter 3, page 56)
    by Daniel Byman, Oxford University Press, year 2015,
    ISBN: 019021726X (paperback) ISBN: 9780190217266
    (paperback) ISBN: 0190217251 ISBN: 9780190217259


    Mr. Dennis Prager said:

    “According to Pew Research, approximately
    10 percent of world Muslims have a favorable
    opinion of the Islamic State and terror against
    civilians. That's more than 100 million people.”

    SOURCE: The World Is Getting Worse
    But This Time America Won't Save It

    by Dennis Prager, 2016 March 8,
    seen in Jewish World Review


    The Myth of the Tiny
    Radical Muslim Minority

    (a YouTube video by Mr. Ben Shapiro)


    Where Are the Moderate Muslims?
    (a YouTube video by Mr. Hussein Aboubakr and Prager U)

    Pittsburgh Synagogue Massacre Aftermath:

    Time Magazine vs Truth:

    Who are the Palestinians?

    How Torah Can Defeat Terrorism:

    Did Captain Kirk believe in negotiating with terrorists?

    How to Pray for Tzahal-IDF:

    Rambam Rejected Childless Messiah:

    Was Daniel an Orthodox Jew?


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