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R’ Shmuel and Chaya Notik arrived in Kenya a few years ago and immediately began their outreach work. They have already set up a preschool, a shul, a kosher kitchen, and developed ties with the local community as well as hundreds of Jews who live in Kenya for business reasons. * Shlichus in a challenging country
Many Jewish communities have dedicated this week to the Mitzvah of Gemilus Chassadim, acts of loving kindness, referring, specifically, to making interest free loans to those in need, which appears in this week’s parsha.
This Shabbos, Parshas Mishpatim, marks the beginning of the 25th year of Swords into Plowshares—the era which was inaugurated by the announcement of the heads of state of the major world powers, meeting at the United Nations, that they would no longer fight with each other but instead would cooperate with each other and use their resources to build a better world for the benefit of all mankind. Indeed, they would redirect and transform their military resources and technology for peaceful uses. This change in international relations, based on a fundamental change of attitude, was identified by the Rebbe Melech HaMoshiach as the beginning of the fulfillment of the prophecy of Isaiah that in the Era of Moshiach the nations of the world would “beat their swords into plowshares
Anecdotes that illustrate the special relationship that the chazan of 770, and shadar for Tomchei T’mimim, R’ Mordechai Dov Teleshevsky had with the Rebbeim. * Presented for the day of his yahrtzait, 25 Shvat
Mrs. Yaffa Wolpo, who passed away a few weeks ago, had an amazing miracle with the Rebbe. Her family opened to a series of answers in the Igros Kodesh which gave her the strength to handle her challenges.
Discussions about Bitachon most often revolve around techniques to strengthen Bitachon, how to apply Bitachon to various situations, and examples of people who excelled in this lofty midda. Often however, there exist basic and fundamental hindrances to practicing Bitachon in Hashem properly.
I gently pressed on the red button on the new video camera, improved my position facing the camera and began to say, “It’s nice to meet you. I am Shneur and next to me are my friends, Avrumi and Sruli. We are conducting a special experiment with this time machine we invented and hope we will be successful!”