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Kol Hakovod!
October 1, 2017 11:30 am

I wish they had handed out booklets like these when I was growing up in CH. My family spoke English although Learned to translate into yiddish I had NO CLUE what I was saying. EVERYONE should give some of their Maasar money to this organization and support the work that they do. Will there be a way to access the booklets online for the rest of us that are no longer in yeshiva?

to 18
September 27, 2017 8:00 pm

Obvs u don’t speak Yiddish.

Also… back2basics is unbelievable, I’m a witness it works

Memories
September 27, 2017 4:17 pm

The language of itself has not done anyone any harm. It was spoken well before those evil murderers were born, and was not invented by them. Yiddish (German) was the mother tongue of so many Jews, and reminds them of old Jewish traditions, family that have passed, childhood, etc.

To #1
September 27, 2017 2:43 pm

Look in hosofos lks chelek 4 where the rebbe discusses the holiness on the Yiddish language

#1 IS AMALEK
September 27, 2017 11:02 am

Stop with the nonsense and don’t try to be the AMALEK who tries to cool off (“מלשון “אשר קרך בדרך) the Jewish nation while they are trying to do a good thing, a thing that hashem and the Rebbe wants.
Everyone else, don’t be nispoel from the AMALEK and continue to learn Yiddish, to be able to learn and understand the Rebbe’s Torah

Yiddish is German
September 27, 2017 10:24 am

How do you say in German “I don’t want to sit and eat”?
Ich will nicht sitzen und essen
How do you say in Yiddish “I don’t want to sit and eat”?
Ich will nicht sitzen und essen
Conclusion: Yiddish is German.

#1 radical Zionist
September 26, 2017 11:57 pm

Is a radical Zionist’s ramblings. He should not be quoting the Rebbe out of context to support claims the Rebbe clearly did not believe in. (As enumerated in other comments).

Grandmother
September 26, 2017 11:13 pm

When I went to Bais Rivka and Beth Yakov, in the 1950s and 1960s, most The girls were s Rashi Novie in English and Jewish American and did not speak Yiddish. We learned chumish and all our other subjects in English and in Jewish. Most of the girls learned how to speak your dish from that. I when I went to you Shiva in the 1950s and 60s, most of my co-students were American and did not know how to speak Jewish. They learned by translating in English and jewish. I am very disappointed that Lubavitch Yeshiva only learned nfhow… Read more »

#1 Pure Apikursas
September 26, 2017 10:46 pm

All the Rabbaim starting from the Baal Shem Tov to The Rebbe spoke and taught in Yiddish. Chassidus of all the Rabbaim were revealed and taught in Yiddish. The Rebbe farbrenged in Yiddish…and you call it a language of a amaleik? ?? It’s a shame and disgrace that people that call themselves chassidim and mekusharim of the Rebbe can’t understand the words of the Rebbe and have to rely on booklets and translators. When I was a Bochur there were many newcomers that begged us to help them learn Yiddish so they shouldn’t have to rely on the translating radios… Read more »

To #1
September 26, 2017 9:49 pm

WOW! Time to start learning!

To 1
September 26, 2017 9:16 pm

You are an ignoramus nincompoop, the Frierdikker Rebbe’s in Likutei Diburim write Yiddish is the Jewish language that will take us out of golus.
Yiddish is a holy Jewish language.
Even if it’s not practical for schools to teach IN Yiddish, schools should at least teach the language and keep it alive.
As for the article itself, I praise your efforts in making the Rebbe’s Torah more accessible to all.

1. Basic assumption is wrong
September 26, 2017 8:48 pm

English is also a “Germanic language.” Stop speaking English too. Just a tiny bit of research would have revealed to you that Jews have been speaking Yiddish since the 11th century, long before the definition of Germany asserted to be an evil regime. You then go on as if you understand kabbala and Chassidus and can suggest when something can be elevated and when something cannot. I think the Baal Shem Tov and te other great Rebbeim and Tzadikim who spoke Yiddish knew more about these matter than you and considered Yiddish special. So did 11 million Jews (most of… Read more »

To 1
September 26, 2017 8:46 pm

You are an ignoramus nincompoop, the Frierdikker Rebbe’s in Likutei Diburim write Yiddish is the Jewish language that will take us out of golus.
Yiddish is a holy Jewish language.
Even if it’s not practical for schools to teach IN Yiddish, schools should at least teach the language and keep it alive.
As for the article itself, I praise your efforts in making the Rebbe’s Torah more accessible to all.

To #1
September 26, 2017 8:43 pm

The Rebbe spoke in Yiddish. End of story.

Australian bochur to comment#1
September 26, 2017 8:11 pm

You’re forgetting that all the rebbeim from the Baal Shem tov till our Rebbe spoke Yiddish. Lubavitcher bochurim these days must be able to learn in Yiddish to learn the Rebbe’s Sichos. Bochurim who have shiurim in Yiddish are able to learn the rebbe’s torah much easier. The “quote” you bring down from the Rebbe: The reason to not give shiurim in Yiddish had nothing to do with German, amalek, kelipa etc. Rather that if bochurim learn everything in a foreign language they may fail to internalise what they have learnt. That’s why a lot of Mesivtas give shiurim while… Read more »

BACK TO BASICS SICHOS
September 26, 2017 7:04 pm

That’s what they are learning from. Give them credit for bochurim being able to learn Sichos and Yiddish.

Nuch a chochom (#1)
September 26, 2017 6:53 pm

If only the rebbe had your advice he for sure would have done things differently but unfortunately because you never shared your wonderful opinion with the rebbe he made the “mistake” of encouraging us to learn yiddish. If only he knew…!

Chossid
September 26, 2017 6:00 pm

#1

Wow, no words…You missed the plot and took a left turn.

#3

He could be the frum Alex Jones?

The Rebbe Spoke In Yiddish
September 26, 2017 5:55 pm

The rebbe’s farbrengens and sichos are in yiddish

Found my son in the picture!
September 26, 2017 5:32 pm

Thank you to the Vaad for organizing these programs for them, it is so important.

Comment 1
September 26, 2017 5:13 pm

Whoa.

Open a radio show maybe?

@1
September 26, 2017 5:12 pm

Besides for some fundamental points in your argument which are flawed, that’s not the point of the article.

They are trying to say how these programs make the Rebbe’s words accessible to all Bochurim, not that everyone has to start speaking Yiddish.

Learning Torah in Yiddish?
September 26, 2017 4:37 pm

Yiddish is not an independent language. It is the Jewish dialect of the German language. The German language has hundreds of dialects, and Yiddish is just one of them. A person who knows only German can easily understand Yiddish. On the other hand, a person who knows only Hebrew cannot understand anything in Yiddish. Many great Rabbis agree that the Germans are the descendants of Amalek. Therefore, Yiddish is the language of Amalek. As shocking as it sounds, the fact is that Yiddish is based on the language of Amalek. Amalek belongs to the three lowest levels of impurity that… Read more »

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