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Wednesday, 17 Iyyar, 5779
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    Dear Artscroll, Here’s the Answer

    Daf Yomi learners from the Artscroll Gemara were left with an open question on Wednesday. The answer is given by the Rebbe... Full Story, Video

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    Nunu
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    Nunu

    Not everyone is going to embrace the ideals we like. It would be nice if they brought the rebbe but let’s face it, it ain’t all that dandy. Are we always keen to mention litfishe gedolin in our seforim..?, no need to make a fuss. Life is tough, but a helmet.

    yehuda
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    yehuda

    I don’t believe that art scroll brings down any of the Rebbe’s explanations or sichos in any of the gemorahs or in their chumash.

    hello
    Guest
    hello

    it aint the first time

    Soinei chabad
    Guest
    Soinei chabad

    Why is it surprising that they didn’t add it in?

    Chabad
    Guest
    Chabad

    How can we expect them to quote the Rebbe when we never quote other Gedolim besides the Rebbe

    open your eyes
    Guest
    open your eyes

    they are not the only ones its all over the place big deal who cares grow up have you just אנדעקט אמריקה
    if you care publish your own
    how about it

    Rony greenberg
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    Rony greenberg

    They repeatedly ignore all Lubavitch writings, shame on them

    Huh?
    Guest
    Huh?

    Do Lubavitch seforim quote the ha’aros of Rav Moshe and Rav Elyashiv?

    Ridiculous
    Guest
    Ridiculous

    Let’s face it, we generally don’t get any mention, they hold were koforim

    very nice
    Guest
    very nice

    Thank you! But there is a more tactful way of expressing this point. You could have expressed more ahavas yisroel when writing the loshon in the article

    seems petty
    Guest
    seems petty

    such a big deal?

    Reb Zalman
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    Reb Zalman

    I was learning Chitas and I noticed a similar difference between Artscroll and the Kehot Chumash. Parshas Korach. First Posuk. Korach challenged Moshe Rabeinu with a Talis made of pure Techailes and no tzitizis strings. According to the Artscroll “Korach attempted to convince the people that the laws taught them by Moses were illogical… product of his imagination… appointing Aaron… Also without Divine saction.” The Kehot Chumash “by this they (Korach, Doson and Aviram) meant to imply that since all the people are holy, there is no need for special leaders”. I find that the Artscroll wasn’t able to pinpoint… Read more »

    big deal
    Guest
    big deal

    artsctrol write’s the the פירוש הכי פשוט
    the rebbe’s biur is on a deeper level, and it is not the job of a pirush like artscrol to quote every deep biur, they are just explaining pshat.

    inaccurate
    Guest
    inaccurate

    Rebbe’s marriage 1928
    Met him JUST by the chassena
    etc.

    To number 1
    Guest
    To number 1

    This point is wrong. Our seforim and publications are for us, we are not the base to promote any other gedolim or seforim etc. Artscroll (& others) claim they print for the entire klal Yisroel, if so there is no reason two omit any sefer or posek.

    Thank You Rabbi Garelik
    Guest
    Thank You Rabbi Garelik

    Your class is so very interesting. The story about the Rebbe’s wedding is fascinating. Very worth watching!

    total censorship
    Guest
    total censorship

    Those in the know (as I am) know that artscroll has an almost total censorship of any of the Rebbe’s torah A group of learned shluchim and chassidim met with Rabbi Sherman years ago, due to the fact that many chabad houses go buy artscroll products, even at the meeting he was not forthcoming only saying he simply doesn’t have access to sforim A big supporter of theirs, also one who is close to Chabad told me he asked him about it and Rabbi S basically said chabad is exaggerating, and that Artscroll does in fact quote the Rebbe. In… Read more »

    art scroll
    Guest
    art scroll

    I am not here to defend art scroll, but I think this is the wrong example. If a great percentage of lubavitch ourselves, are not familiar with all the sichos, how do we expect others to know more. I have no idea if art scroll discriminate or not, but this would not be an example.
    Lets not get carried away here.

    Art Scroll
    Guest
    Art Scroll

    Perhaps they don’t learn chasidus or just don’t know Yiddish .

    number #20
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    number #20

    what you wrote is incorrect.
    art scroll what contacted by lubavitcher chasidim
    (i know who) and offered to give them the info.
    at first thy tried to say we only write pashut pshat
    put it was pointed out to them biorim from the rebbe that are poshut pshat put thy did not want to put in from the rebbe!!!

    chagigah daf 13 amud 1 note 1
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    chagigah daf 13 amud 1 note 1

    Artscroll does quote Tanya.
    Are we as chassidim looking to stick it to anyone that doesn’t quote the Rebbe? We finished Nazir, make a siyum at a farbrengan and invite R Sherman, repeat the Rebbe’s answer. Artscroll is not a Chabad organization. They don’t become Pasul because of this.

    a interesting
    Guest
    a interesting

    thing i saw

    the masecte shevuos was dedicated by michael gross in honor of a number of people in the end he writes in honor of the lubavitcher rebbe.

    in the beginig of every gemara of artscrool thy write in honor of who the gemara was printed
    even if the gemara was printed in honor of a long list thy write the whole list

    by gemara shevuos no list to be found
    just a interesting thing

    What is the reason?
    Guest
    What is the reason?

    What can be the reason they don’t want to mention the rabbi ?
    Lest think why ?
    There is something behind everything

    The story about the Chumash - a few additional details
    Guest
    The story about the Chumash - a few additional details

    The original Artscroll Chumash does not have one quote from the Rebbe, even though there are literally hundreds of Gedolim (and ketanim) quoted there. When they published the first one or two volumes of their Chumash with Rashi, Lubavitchers met and asked how it was possible not to quote the Rebbe when there is so much of the Rebbe’s work on Rashi. They gave Sherman the Rebbe’s Biurim L’pirush Rashi al Hatorah and in the last two volumes (Bamidbar and Devarim) there are a couple of places where those Biurim are quoted – but on the page it does not… Read more »

    "It takes two to tango"
    Guest
    "It takes two to tango"

    If you want Artscroll to quote the Rebbe, maybe Kehos can quote the Vilna Gaon or other, non-Chassidish Gedolim. There may be questions left but there are times when you need another POV. There are 70 facets to the Torah… not just the one.

    The artscroll does quote the Rebbe
    Guest
    The artscroll does quote the Rebbe

    The Hebrew artscroll on the last Daf of Boba Kama, answers one of their questions with the Rebbe’s answer, and they put the name as Toras Menachem.

    to number 2
    Guest
    to number 2

    In the artscroll on Sefer Shmuel they bring the sicha on the story of Chana and Eili Hakohen. I guess they couldnt resist such a beautiful Sicha

    To "5 and "8 There is a big difference
    Guest
    To "5 and "8 There is a big difference

    Your comment that we don’t either mentions their gedolim is simple. Kehot in their mission statement is about disseminating the teachings of the rebbe’s of Chabad. that why you wont find anything else.
    If artscroll would say clearly thaqt they are about disseminating the teachings of litvishe gedolim then I would swallow their ignoring chassidus and the rebbe’s teachings. But they profess to cover the entire gamut of torah sources and they are for klal yisroel. It therefore is a blatant anti chabad attitude that is so clear int heir omission of chassidus chabad and the rebbe specifically.

    Artscroll does bring down the Rebbes Sichos
    Guest
    Artscroll does bring down the Rebbes Sichos

    I have bee n recently learning the Rubin Edition Na”ch from Artscroll and many time it brings down Likutei Sichos and Sichos Kodesh stating their name as is.
    I reached out to Rabbi Nosson Scherman and he confirmed that these commentaries are indeed from the Rebbe.
    I’m not sure if there used to be a bias and now its not there or there never was a bias but in the above sforim mentioned the Rebbes commentaries are brought down many times.

    was a q in chumash
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    was a q in chumash

    i believe there was a source in artscroll chumash that a local rebbe in ohelei torah wrote to them that the source is really the rebbe, and i’m not sure if they changed it, but we have to be mekadash chabad and get the rebbe into their books too. chabad is mainstream judasim all over, just a matter of time… but we have to put our noses into the gemara more and the sfarim more, more batei medrashim should open in crown heights besides yagdil torah which is great, we need more people learning young and old-too often i don’t… Read more »

    steinsaltz
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    steinsaltz

    one solution is go use the steinsaltz, he has the rebbe’s bracho. i believe similar issues, saw similar complaint on the mesivta set,,, anyhow its time for a chabad shas if the steinsalt doesn’t do the job-i haven’t learned it that much in any case, we need to see more chabadniks to put down their facebook and col and go learn kvius itim, in the shuls and batei midrashim, we need more places to learn and more learning… go learn

    what!
    Guest
    what!

    Why are we even giving any attention to date yogi the Feb be said in mem chess that’s it’s “tachliss hasIna ageints the 6th Feb be. You can also ask about art scroll in many other cases for example gemora megila daf 7 when it says Raba shechted R zera the only explanation possible is the rebbes look what theye say

    To 18
    Guest
    To 18

    Ok let’s be “fair”
    They market their books to Chabad. Constantly sending flyers etc to Chabad houses offering discounts.
    Over the years numerous Chabad rabbis and supporters have complained that they do not bring down a thing from the Rebbi and Chabad. There is even a huge scholar (rabbi MZ) who was “assigned” to provide them with sources.
    And guess what??
    Of course. They continue to completely boycott and sensor Chabad
    To be honest everytime I go into a Chabad house and see a stone Chumash my heart falls.
    They dont deserve to be on a Chabad house.
    Period

    Berel
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    Berel

    Artscroll’s omitting the Rebbe’s Torah is a blight on their otherwise excellent work. But FYI: they do bring a very geshmake vort from the Rebbe in their translation to Navi Shoftim at the end of the story of “Pilegesh B’giva”. They cite to “L’kutei Sichos,” though most readers would have no idea how to find this vort in the vast material of L”S. M’inyan L’inyan, I heard from a someone who heard from the baal hama’ase, that the Rebbe sent a congratulatory note to R’ Frankel, from the Frankel Rambam, for his monumental work on the Rambam. This despite his… Read more »

    classic artscroll
    Guest
    classic artscroll

    check out what they write about ויפח באפיו נשמת חיים
    they write in the stone chumash that “one who exhales, exhales from within” (zohar). Funny thing is that I don’t know anyone who saw that in the Zohar. The Rebbe says he couldn’t find it, but they did!
    What about saying “Zohar cited in Tanya”?

    It’s all part of litvish censorship. See this for another example: http://www.goldwasserstory.blogspot.com

    To #8 and #25
    Guest
    To #8 and #25

    How many Lubavitcher moisdois have you walked in and there is artscroll seforim and how may litvishe moisdois have you walked in and there are Chabad Seforim. They claim as others have said they are printing for everyone apparently not…. Bottom line: This is a business. BH there are now two great shul chumashim that Chabad has produced as a result of omitting the rebbe. Hopefully more in the future.

    to # 5
    Guest
    to # 5

    your question is simply answered – that they will not quote the Rebbe (besides in Tanach-Rubin edition) but the money they got from Chabad Houses is kosher for them. I worked with them and know them very well

    The issue
    Guest
    The issue

    The issue is here totally different. They don’t have to quote from the Rebbe but when you get to a piece of gemore that is hard to undesrtand and you can only say it brings it down just because it is said by the same people that were previously mentioned whit out a connection and you can’t find another explanation and here you have an answer which connects even the end of the mesechte that makes you wonder if they omitted it because it is so unique that will open the eyes of thousands of learners to see the greatness… Read more »

    a lot of artscroll chabad quotes listed above
    Guest
    a lot of artscroll chabad quotes listed above

    There are so many examples listed above in the comments of artscroll quoting chabad, that those who say otherwise are obviously ignorant. Kehos is basically barely catching up.

    Calm down
    Guest
    Calm down

    Did anyone actually contact Artscroll to let them know about this chiddush of the Rebbe? Maybe they will include it in future editions of the Artscroll Gemarah of Nazir. I’m really sick and tired of all these complaints against Artscroll regarding inclusion (or lack thereof) of Chabad material. One of the earlier commenters called them “Sonei Lubavitch”. I’m not sure how that comment was allowed to be posted, seeing that it is outright derogatory Lashon Hara and really doesn’t help anything. Is it a shame that Artscroll act stubborn in their approach to this? Certainly, but please, Chabad has such… Read more »

    Why all the hostility?
    Guest
    Why all the hostility?

    My thought on reading the article was, how nice, what a great idea of Rabbi Garelik to make this shiur.

    I don’t understand why the comments are so full of hostility. I don’t remember the Rebbe ever telling us ahavas yisroel doesn’t apply to the litvishen.

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