Entries in #1020 (9)
We have spent much of the year discussing the Mitzva of Hakhel, the Mivtza campaign of Hakhel, and its connection to the Parsha and Yomim Tovim. In this week’s column I would like to address a basic question that is raised in regards to the Mitzva of Hakhel.
A family with three young children arrived shortly before Pesach three years ago on a distant island to open a Chabad House and encountered quite a few challenges. Since then, they are working to prepare the island for Moshiach.
R’ Michi Yosefi, a lecturer at Bar Ilan University and a sought after speaker in Eretz Yisroel and around the world on the psycho-spiritual approach of the Torah of the Baal Shem Tov, in an exclusive interview with Beis Moshiach. * Chabad Chassidus touches the deepest places of the soul and provides a superior counterpoint to western psychology. * About the therapeutic dimension innovated by the Alter Rebbe – connecting a person to his essential powers and revealing the path to accessing them. * About the difference between psychology of Chabad Chassidus and western teachings. * About the Rebbe’s psychology – the Rebbe provides the simplest person with the tools to handle life’s challenges. * About the challenge of our generation: to transform the “lights of Tohu” of Chassidus into the “vessels of Tikkun” of the world of therapy
Ever since the first sin, when Adam and Chava partook of the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge, our world is a veritable mix of good and bad intertwined. Of course Torah and k’dusha are absolute in their goodness, but all worldly aspects which are not exclusively holy, but have a physical element, contain the potential for bad as well. As the well-known adage says, too much of a good thing is also not good. This applies not to Torah and Mitzvos, for of these one can never get enough. Anything worldly, on the other hand, as good as it may be, in excess, can be detrimental
Without a supportive community, a handful of avreichim established a Chassidic school for children living on the settlements in the Chof HaCarmel region. How did they begin this project? And what did they do when the regional council head “advised” them “to go to B’nei Brak”? And what about the principal who jumped into the sea [literally] for his students? A fascinating story about this growing educational community.
One of the many commandments in this week’s parsha, which is replete with Mitzvos, is the prohibition against theft. The Talmud (Sanhedrin 86a), cited by Rashi, points out that the earlier commandment against theft contained within the so-called “Ten Commandments” (in the Book of Shmos) actually refers to kidnapping, which is a capital crime akin to murder. In this week’s version, the prohibition against theft refers specifically to theft of money or property.
A thrilling and moving story of a baby girl struggling for her very life, trust in Alm-ghty G-d, and faith in the amazing answers of the Rebbe, Melech HaMoshiach, which strengthened the child’s parents during those difficult days. R’ Mendy Horvitz and his wife, Miriam, reveal for the first time the chaotic events surrounding their daughter’s illness and eventual recovery
It was many nights already that Sarah, Yair’s mother, did not sleep well. Disturbing thoughts constantly raced through her mind. She was very worried. Yair, her dear son, was far from home. He was enlisted in the US army.