From Chapter Five of Rabbi Shloma Majeski’s Likkutei Mekoros Vol. 2.
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Under a barrage of stones and Molotov cocktails, outbreaks of violence, stabbings and attacks on a daily basis, the shluchim of the Rebbe operate with mesirus nefesh in one of the most dangerous parts of the world. * R’ Yosef Nachshon, shliach in Chevron, gives us a glimpse into what it is like to work in the Chevron area. * About Mivtza T’fillin for every soldier, the hurdles, the miracles and wonders, and about the special connection to Avraham Asher Hasano Hy”d
The fascinating personal story of Amitai Schiff, who was caught in the net of missionaries and himself became a missionary who entrapped other Jews, until the day he discovered the truth.
Chassidus explains that all Mitzvos are the Ratzon-Will of Hashem1. As such, it is understood that Mitzvos don’t need to be logical. If they were manmade they would need to be logical, but since Mitzvos stem from a source completely beyond any sphere of understanding, Hashem’s Will, they transcend logic. Nonetheless, Mitzvos do have some reasons and explanations that relate to us, a logic based species. However, it is vital to be aware that these explanations are only auxiliary to what the Mitzvos truly are
Is it better to give a series of lectures or should each shiur be self-contained? Should you teach from a text? What is the right balance between explaining in-depth and covering ground? What topic should you pick when starting a new Chassidus shiur? * Principles, advice and examples, to intensify Mivtza Hakhel by giving shiurim in Chassidus.
Even then, only two years since he accepted the Chabad leadership, the Rebbe had acquired a reputation as a wise, warm person to whom chinuch (Jewish education) was dear to his heart
Once the JDC agreed to support the Chabad activities in Morocco, the question was how fast should Chabad expand * The JDC wanted Chabad to focus on opening a Central Yeshiva and training teachers, while Chabad expanded with schools across the country * What was the Rebbe’s view on this? * What was the JDC reaction to Chabad’s “straying into the military zone”