The very resolution to do so immediately brings about the reward, the advent of the redemption, this very instant. * Final entry of Chapter Five of Rabbi Shloma Majeski’s Likkutei Mekoros Vol. 2. (Underlined text is the compiler’s emphasis.)
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Parshas P’kudei is the culmination of Seifer Shmos. In the Hakhel year of 5748 there was a special siyum seifer Torah that took place in 770 that week. It was a seifer Torah donated by shluchim around the world, in honor of the memory of Rebbetzin Chaya Mushka who had just passed away the previous month. During the Farbrengen on Shabbos, the Rebbe spoke of the significance of the Siyum Seifer Torah and connected it to the year of Hakhel.
R’ Refael (Fole) Wilschansky’s refined face did not disclose the tremendous suffering he endured in life. * From his childhood in underground yeshivos in Kursk and Berditchev, escaping a Soviet orphanage and his wanderings during World War II. * He finally left Russia in 1947 and was one of the first Chassidim to arrive in Paris, where he served the public and helped many refugees by direct instructions of the Rebbe Rayatz. * Part I
To always be happy (one of the indicators of Bitachon) can be challenging at times. Constant progression is a common human trait, whether in Torah study, business, mivtzaim projects or the like. No one wants to be at a standstill; people generally wish to grow and move up and ahead