Entries in #1023 (7)
The “Vaada LeDovrei Ivrit” is an organization that has been spreading the wellsprings for nearly fifty years among thousands of Israelis who live in Metropolitan New York. R’ Shraga Zalmanov started the organization and runs it till today. He became aware of the fact that hundreds and even thousands of Israelis who live in New York feel the strain of leaving Eretz Yisroel or have problems acclimating in America. Many of them were used to living religious or traditional lives back home and find it hard to integrate into Jewish institutions in the US, whether because of the language barrier or differences in mentality and culture. R’ Zalmanov decided to fill the need and reach out to these people and has done so successfully.
Studying Torah is something that practically everybody can do, but as always, the Bitachon way of life presents a unique perspective on the relationship between one studying Torah and the Torah being studied. The way of learning Torah which is most discouraged is studying in a way that there is an emotional chasm between the subject matter and the one learning.
The Chassidic persona of the mashgiach and mashpia, the Chassid R’ Moshe Naparstek a”h, is engraved in the hearts and souls of thousands of students, who spent time under his influence during his over forty years in the Chabad yeshiva in Kfar Chabad. They viewed him as a p’nimius’dike Chassid, a wonderful mashpia, and a wise Chassid whose big heart was always open to them. * Along with the “hats” of mashgiach and mashpia, he also wore the hat of a farmer and every day he spent hours in the esrog orchards in Kfar Chabad, as the Rebbe told him to do. * Portrait of a Chassid
One of the first projects of the Rebbe in Israel was the establishment of a vocational youth village in Kfar Chabad, which included various schools where students learned a trade * In this week’s installment we discover the beginning of this project, the Rebbe’s conditions, the people who tried to derail the project, and the agreement between the JDC and Chabad to sponsor this project * Part One
Suzy waited excitedly at the airport in Lud. She scanned the passengers coming out, pushing carts laden with their suitcases as they looked out for relatives who came to meet them.