“After a performance at a jail, one of the inmates who is behind bars for a series of thefts came over to me and said, ‘I admire you. At home I have all your CD’s, the videos, books, and also all your silver and gold items …’”
One of the most important functions carried out in the Mishkan (the portable Sanctuary in the desert) and later in the Beis HaMikdash (the Holy Temple) was the lighting of the Menorah, the seven branched candelabrum. The primary objective was to extend the light of the Sanctuary where G-d was revealed to the entire world. It would not suffice for there to be a single place on Earth that reflects the Divine reality; the ultimate objective is that the entire world will be illuminated by and bask in Divine light. This, indeed, is the very rationale for the creation of the world and which will be realized in the imminent Age of Redemption.
Someone anonymous, who has been inciting many Chabad Chassidim for some time now, including veteran shluchim, has been exposed this week thanks to Beis Moshiach’s reporter who was sent to conduct an interview about a successful Chabad House in Eretz Yisroel. The reporter left behind a running video camera and when he returned to retrieve it, he discovered that the camera had documented a secret meeting in the middle of the night between the veteran shliach and a very senior figure in the frum/Chabad world. * This rare documentary rips the mask off his face and reveals the despicable tactics of the anonymous inciter who uses the images of Rabbanim and Chassidim and various cover stories to carry out his nefarious plans. * Zalman Tzorfati brings the complete story in an exclusive expose – “and there was a turnabout … and the Jews prevailed .
This Shabbos (Tetzaveh) is Shabbos Zachor, when we remember what Amalek did to the Jewish people when they left Mitzrayim and our responsibility to destroy Amalek. While we cannot physically destroy Amalek until the time of Moshiach, we can still fight the klipa of Amalek.
In the fourth installment of this series we presented a letter from 1947 which discusses the first steps of the Beth Rivkah girls’ School which was established in France for the children of the refugees, the first Chabad girls’ school in the European continent. In this ninth installment we return to the story of Beth Rivkah in France, and the support of the American Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) to this project. This installment covers the 1950’s plans for the teachers’ seminary, and the 1960’s expansion
As Purim approaches, a time when people have the custom to dress up in costume, we spoke with Rabbi Yoni Fein, who lectures on chinuch topics and is a veteran educator, NLP practitioner and psychotherapist, to learn about the masks children wear, and not only on Purim. * When is a costume not a good thing? When is it a red flag? How should we respond to costumes and what should we do when a child does not want to dress up?
All my friends are already preparing their costumes for the contest at the school’s Purim party. I am still deciding. To be more precise, I am still looking for what to dress up as. What is the problem, you wonder? Do I lack ideas for costumes?
The Story of Miriam Horenstein: “It was a very hard job to take away the child from Mr. Kumala, because the latter … gave us a false address, trying to hide the child in order to prevent the possibility of her going away from him … It was clear that Mr. Kumala intended to abuse the whole matter for the purpose of a real blackmail executed as well on us, as on the child’s family abroad … The child is in good health and very satisfied of the change of her situation” * Saving a Life