Entries in #1026 (8)
Rabbi Professor Yaakov Friedman is a Lubavitcher Chassid from Bayit Vegan in Yerushalayim. He is a leading scientist in Eretz Yisroel in the field of mathematics and physics, and is a trailblazer for whom the most advanced testing facility in the world is available whenever he wants, for his experiments. Today he is a top lecturer at Machon Lev where he combines mathematics, physics, and Likkutei Torah in his classes.
If one had to find a common theme in this parsha, it is that the Jewish people complained to Moshe. Some complained about their inability to bring the Paschal offering and others complained about the Manna and the lack of meat. Some just complained for the sake of complaining.
They saw that we davened for hours, loved to farbreng and did mivtzaim. We went surfing, skateboarding, played instruments and then in the middle of it all we would pull out a maamer of the Rebbe and fly with it. They were enchanted,” says Rabbi Mendy Levy. * The story of the educational revolution based in Ramat Gan
Among the advice that the Rebbe gave to strengthen one’s bitachon was the suggestion to study Chassidus áùåôé, in great abundance. In general, when a person possesses a certain character trait which is somewhat flawed and which he would like to improve and perfect, studying a part of Torah which discusses the proper form of conduct in that trait, over time, will cause one too see a change for the good.
The familiar, beloved scent of chocolate hit my nostrils as I walked into the Pralina boutique shop in Kfar Chabad. Looking around, I saw trays of pralines … chocolate … chocolate … and more chocolate … white and brown. Chess, dominoes and chocolate; packages tastefully designed.
In 1951 a fire broke out in a synagogue in Rome, Italy, where Jewish refugees prayed. The fire destroyed their Sefer Torah and other religious articles, such as Taleisim and Tefillin * Since Lubavitch was known for taking care of Jewish Refugees, even if they were not Lubavitchers, they contacted the Rebbe and asked for help * In this special Shavuos installment we see the Rebbe’s involvement in this matter, and the partnership with the American Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) to ensure that the refugees have all their needs.
R’ Avrohom Meir Alkabetz (a descendant of Rabbi Shlomo Alkabetz, the author of “Lecha Dodi”) is a baal t’shuva and a devoted Chassid of the Rebbe. Mr. Alkabetz lives in Belgium and works in the diamond trade. He asks for the Rebbe’s advice and bracha for every business decision.