THE PREVIOUS REBBE of Chabad Lubavitch, Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn 1880 1950 said, When we remind ourselves of the sayings of old, it enlivens us That is to say, the expressions used through the generations in Lubavitch are permeated with a life and a holy energy In them is preserved an entire culture, a lifestyle, and a place of genuine warmth for they come from a time and a place when people truly cared for one another LubavitchSpeak is a fascinating dictionary of words, sayings and colloquialisms used by generations of Chabad Lubavitcher Chasidim to express the most important concepts and contents of their unique culture which has been so influential on modern Judaism It is a language which has evolved through 200 years of pious and dedicated service to G d, and includes the terminology of the Chasidic gathering farbrengen , the synagogue shul , the seminary yeshiva , and even Lubavitch street language, the day to day talk of Lubavitcher Chasidim, young and old, male and female, past and present The one is familiar with LubavitchSpeak, the better one will appreciate the Lubavitch lifestyle and its holiness For, to know a culture, you must first understand its language....
|Title||:||LubavitchSpeak: A Dictionary of Chabad-Lubavitch Chasidism: Words, Sayings and Colloquialisms|
|Publisher||:||Albion Andalus Books Second Edition edition July 27, 2015|
|Number of Pages||:||182 pages|
|File Size||:||679 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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LubavitchSpeak: A Dictionary of Chabad-Lubavitch Chasidism: Words, Sayings and Colloquialisms Reviews
Rabbi Dalfin is always awesome...and this is a great addition to our colllection of his holy works!
I bought this book to supplement my collection of Yiddish sayings and proverbs, and secondarily to understand the Chabad-Lubavitch movement better. As for the first, all of the Yiddish is transliterated; there are nothing in Hebrew letters, which would have been very helpful if you are interested in learning Yiddish. What I learned about the Chabad-Lubavitch movement is alarming. The author is thoroughly within the movement, but it does not take long to realize that Chabad-Lubavitch has all the characteristics of the worst of cults: idolatry of the leaders, mind control, isolation of members, distrust of the individual's own good sense over the directions of the rebbes, etc., and plenty of phrases used to "reproof" those who do not conform. Most of the entries illustrate and support these tenets of the movement; very few are morally helpful; there is even a great deal of encouragement toward alcoholism. The evidence is all there, and it does not take long to notice the pattern in every entry.