A person might come and complain: This is “wild talk”! You are making claims that are historically unprecedented! How will the world react?! * Likewise with regard to the world’s argument that “they eulogized and embalmed him.”
Since I was a young bachur and I didn’t know how to be subtle and beat around the bush, I went up to the rabbi and said, “I don’t understand. You’re a rav, you’re a Torah scholar. You know better. How can you let them get away with this?” * A transcript of a farbrengen held in Morristown, New Jersey in late MarCheshvan 5753, with Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak “Fitzy” Lipskier, of blessed memory. * Part 1
The Lukova-Volborz Rebbe z”l passed away on 4 Sivan 5761/2001. The ties between the Admur and the Chabad Rebbeim began over sixty years ago when the Rebbe Rayatz appointed him as his shliach in Brazil. * He moved, upon the Rebbe’s instructions, to B’nei Brak and disseminated the s’farim of his ancestors. * Over the years, he saw the Rebbe on a number of occasions. * Shai Gefen tells us of the background of the Admur of Lukova-Volborz and about his ties with the Rebbe as well as with the Chabad Chassidim.
All of existence is derived from Torah. This is why the Torah has the power to control reality and even to change and establish a new reality within the parameters of the world. * About tax payments and how the Rogatchover understood it. * The aguna about whom kosher witnesses testified that her husband died and why the Tzemach Tzedek did not permit her to remarry. * Presented for Shavuos – Z’man Mattan Toraseinu.
We sat with R’ Yaakov Moshe Spitzer, one of the leaders in the Sanz-Klausenberg community, and his son, R’ Yonasan Spitzer, shliach in moshav Mata. * How R’ Yonasan became a Lubavitcher Chassid. * What the Klausenberger Rebbe had to say about the Rebbe, about Lubavitch, and about shlichus. * Part 2 of 2
When a Jew has a problem that bothers him, especially if he is on shlichus and there is a problem that interferes with his shlichus, this is an auspicious time to ask for the Geula, to daven and hope with utmost bitachon that it will all work out.
What is the connection between the end of VaYikra and the beginning of BaMidbar? The very last verse of VaYikra, which summarizes the idea that the commandments of the Torah were given to Moses and the Jewish people at Mount Sinai. How does this theme tie in with the idea of no substitution and counting?
This is the first and only elementary school yeshiva in the United States which continues to operate during the summer months. The children are happy to be learning in a school that insists upon following the Rebbe’s horaos. * This school, which opened a few years ago with just thirty children, has become a significant educational institute with nearly three hundred talmidim!
For many years, R’ Shabtai Weintraub (a.k.a. Shai Gefen) enjoyed a close connection with Rabbi Yaakov Yosef z”l, who passed away on 2 Iyar. * Recollections and stories of a great supporter of the Rebbe.
His ongoing influence is reminiscent of the process by which plants reproduce, forming seedlings which mature into plants, which in turn produce a third generation of seedlings, ad infinitum – this process of continually affecting the world reflects the full sense of the Rebbe’s Rayatz’s eternal life, “hu ba’chayim.”
Suddenly, the world discovers that even in the tranquility of New England, a city with no “occupation forces” or roadblocks, Muslim jihadists blow up innocent children. The victims were simple citizens, whose only crime was being on the wrong side of the global map. From the viewpoint of radical Islam, anything outside of its realm becomes a target for wholesale slaughter. These extremists see murder as a justifiable means to an end and a way of life, and it makes no difference whether we’re talking about Tel Aviv or Boston.
Highlights of the life of the Baal Koreh in the Rebbe’s minyan, R’ Mordechai Shusterman. * He owned the Ezra/Balshan publishing house, and the Rebbe Rayatz called him “my printer.” * About his childhood in the wandering Yeshivas Tomchei T’mimim, learning a trade and mesirus nefesh for Torah and mitzvos in Russia. * Marking his passing on 22 Iyar 5755.