In addition to the place, the time of the proclamation about “they shall beat their swords into plowshares” is connected to the activities of Nasi Doreinu, the Rebbe, my father in-law, Moshiach of the generation. * From Chapter Five of Rabbi Shloma Majeski’s Likkutei Mekoros Vol. 2. (Underlined text is the compiler’s emphasis.)
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This week’s Torah portion begins with the Mitzva of the “Machatzis Hashekel - half Shekel” that each Jewish person donated to the Beis HaMikdash.
R’ Asher Cherkasky with his flowing gray beard along with his olive green uniform catches people’s attention wherever he goes. R’ Asher, who is part of the Chassidic community in Dnepropetrovsk, made a big Kiddush Hashem throughout southern Ukraine by fighting the pro-Russian separatists who took over the Crimean peninsula. * Today he is a member of the city council after being elected by 100% of the votes. * “A story like his could only happen in the birthplace of the Rebbe,” says shliach, Rabbi Shmuel Kaminetzky
I remember that day more than any other day from my childhood. I was a little second grader. During recess I liked sitting near the booth of the school guard, located near the entrance to the school. During that particular recess the radio was blasting and its noise carried into the horizon under the summer sun that beat down too strongly. Then came the 10:00 news and the newsreader announced sadly that “The Lubavitcher Rebbe
In recent years, girls and women studying for a career has become a growing phenomenon. By necessity, this comes at the expense of the children, now and in the future. * If a woman is developing a career, she is not at home for most of the hours of the day and is not raising her children and the damage is enormous. * What does the Rebbe say about this? When can a woman go out to work and when not? How does one set an order of priorities in daily life?
In Australia the school year begins in February, so right after Tishrei 5717 R’ Zalman began preparing for the new school year, and also began thinking ahead about a suitable building for Beis Rivka two years down the road.
The JDC sent a representative to spend a month in Morocco, visiting every village and city where Chabad had schools * The Shluchim have “devotion and self-sacrifice unmatched by any other organization” * Rabbi Michoel Lipsker’s discussions in the Police station * Rabbi Shlomo Matusof’s trips on donkeys * Chabad Policy: “No Boy is Refused” * What was the Rebbe’s view on the JDC recommendations? * Part Six
When the teacher made an announcement in class about a costume party with the theme of Yemos HaMoshiach, I was so excited! Images went through my mind of colorful costumes and original ideas. I so badly wanted to have the best costume for our Purim Katan party. And when the teacher said there would be valuable prizes, I was determined to do everything I could to win.