Entries in #1009 (10)
In this week’s Torah portion we learn about the commandments of building the Mishkan and its’ vessels as well as the garments of the Kohanim and the Kohen Gadol. The commandment to build the Mishkan is an eternal one, as the main commandment is to build a home for Hashem inside each and every Jew. As our sages say on the Pasuk (Truma 25:8) “And they shall make Me a sanctuary and I will dwell in their midst,” “The verse does not say, ‘and I will dwell within it,’ but ‘and I will dwell within them,’ within each and every one of them.”
The East Coast of the US has just pulled out of a major blizzard and Eretz Yisroel and Europe have been grappling with cold and nasty weather. Beis Moshiach went to see how shluchim deal with ongoing freezing weather. R’ Zalman Zaklos, shliach and rav of the city Novosibirsk, told us of Chassidic life in the Siberian cold. How do they get used to extreme cold? How do they draw people out of their homes when it is minus forty outside? And how do the locals prevent their car engines from freezing?
One of the special things about the Ohr Menachem school for girls in Tzfas is how they are taught to connect to the Rebbe through writing to him via the Igros Kodesh. This starts with the principal, Mrs. Nechama Navon, continues with the staff of supervisors and teachers, and on to the parents and students themselves. * How is this done? What positive influence does this have? How do the professionals from the Education Ministry react? * An interview with Mrs. Navon
R’ Yisroel Yitzchok Zalmanov was the secretary of the Vaad of Kfar Chabad, he served in the navy, he was a shochet and one of the first settlers in Kfar Chabad, and one of the first activists in Tzeirei Chabad in Eretz Yisroel. Every night he walked the streets of the Kfar and lit the streetlights, demonstrating to all who saw him the aphorism, “A Chassid is a lamplighter.” * Presented to mark his passing on 10 Adar I
Among the directives that the Rebbe gave us in the area of strengthening Bitachon in Hashem was the instruction to study abundant Chassidus. There were those who the Rebbe instructed to study Shaar HaBitachon, some were directed to learn Chapter 23 in T ’hillim, others were advised to contemplate the content of the beginning of Chapter 41 in Tanya, and still others were told to meditate on the concept of Hashem’s Hashgacha Pratis and of Hashem’s kindness
Join us on a captivating journey, crossing continents and generations. * We will travel from Chevron to Lubavitch, observe hiskashrus and bravery during the war and the revolution. * We will learn about giving, about bracha and purity. * In a touching interview, Rebbetzin Sima Ashkenazi talks about her mother, Mrs. Yaffa Wolpo a”h
The Kohen Gadol was required to wear eight priestly garments. One of them was the tzitz, a golden plate, placed on the High Priest’s forehead, on which was engraved the words “Holy to G-d.”
The year 5717 was a breakthrough year for the Lubavitch schools in Melbourne. In earlier chapters we read about the efforts to open Beis Rivka even before Rosh HaShana, and in the coming chapters we will hear about the development of the new school for girls.
There was tremendous excitement in the Grabovsky home in the Ukraine. Suitcases were piled in the living room and the driver outside was beeping, waiting for Vladimir to come out. The parents tearfully said goodbye and wished him luck in Eretz Yisroel.