Chapter Five focused on citing sources to answer the question: Where do we find that the Rebbe told us to publicize the identity of Moshiach? There we showed how, in fact, the Rebbe did more than that; he personally publicized in the media who is the Moshiach in our generation: “The Rebbe, my father-in-law, the nasi of our generation, is the Moshiach of our generation.” Chapter Six now explores the original sources where the Rebbe asserts that Moshiach’s name is Menachem, and more particuarlly, Moshiach’s names are Menachem Mendel, which is the gematria of “Tzemach Tzedek.”
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This Shabbos (VaYikra) is the first Shabbos of Adar Sheini. This is the month that we actually celebrate and give thanks to Hashem for the miraculous deliverance during the time of the Purim story. It is well known that the miracles of Purim were in the merit of the birthday of Moshe Rabbeinu.
The Torah, in this week’s parsha, speaks of one who must atone in the event he may have committed a transgression but is unsure. He must bring an asham-a guilt offering. Although there was neither intention nor malice, nevertheless the Torah demands that he make atonement for the mere possibility that he had transgressed.
The lack of secular studies in the Chabad schools in Morocco was a thorny issue between the JDC and Chabad since the beginning * On Chabad: “They work honestly, cleanly, devotedly and sincerely” * Rabbi Gorodetsky: “It would be impossible at this stage to persuade the Rebbe to change his views” on secular studies * For Chabad this is “a matter of fundamental principle dictated by the Rebbe, and their overseas representatives, whether it be Rabbi Gorodetzki or anyone else, are bound by it * Part Eight
When starting to work on part two of the life of R’ Refael Wilschansky, about his work for the Lubavitch European Office known as the “Lishka,” I came up against a wall, for R’ Refael was a first class keeper of secrets. Upon his passing, he took with him nearly all the secrets. It was only with great effort that I managed to extract a few crumbs about his great work.
The Chassid R Yehuda (Yudel) Chein was known to be extraordinarily hospitable. Although he lived in Nevel, a town full of Chassidim and men great in Torah, Chassidus and Ahavas Yisroel, R’ Yudel surpassed them all.
How to respond to questions asked during a shiur. * For which questions do you need to prepare and what do you do when you don ’t know the answer? * What sort of learning hastens the Geula? * Principles, advice and examples to promote Mivtza Hakhel when giving shiurim in Chassidus to the “outside.” * Fifth article in a series
Erev Shabbos. The home of R’ Zev of Zbarizh was hustling and bustling. The rebbetzin rushed around in the kitchen while the Rebbe did his physical and spiritual preparations for the coming of the Shabbos Queen. Suddenly, in the midst of the commotion, there was a knocking at the door.