Entries in #1027 (8)
They started as Chabad Houses with local programs and as they became successful and grew, they became a Chabad community with a shul, minyanim, shiurim, Chabad schools, etc. * How did it happen? What is the secret to turning a Chabad House into a full-fledged Chabad community? What are the challenges a shliach faces when he suddenly finds himself running a Chabad community
If they gave me a million rubles I would not go back to exile in Shymkent, but the merit of being in the exile of Shymkent I wouldn’t sell for a million rubles.” That is what the Chassid, R’ Chaim Elozor Gorelik, “Lozor der Melamed,” said when looking back upon his long and difficult exile. * Grandchildren tell about their grandfather
Much has been said about the spies Moshe sent to scout the Land of Israel at the request of the Jewish people. Moshe asked them to survey the land, its strengths and weaknesses. Upon their return, they gave a mixed report. First they described the virtues of the land. They then described how powerful the inhabitants were and how fortified their cities were. These words were clearly intended to frighten the Jewish people.
The knowledge that there is a higher power which controls this world is not just meant to guide our lives in the mundane world of commerce and regular routines; it is also applicable to our observance of Torah and Mitzvos. This is seen clearly in the Mitzvah of tzitzis, a mitzvah that was given to serve as a constant reminder of our obligations to Hashem, even amidst all the distractions provided by the coarse and materialistic world around us
A dollar that the Rebbe gave for the birth of a child amazingly and miraculously reached that child, who was then a rabbinical student on shlichus in Miami, Florida. The Rebbe inquires about a child’s studies and surprisingly asks him an [un]expected question three times. And why did the Rebbe mention the name of a bachur in the middle of a farbrengen after he didn’t get an answer to his question? Three stories from the chassid, Rabbi Berel Pachter
Who doesn’t know the musical Piamenta family, famous for spreading the wellsprings through music? This time, we are not referring to the brothers, Yossi a”h and Avi, but to R’ Avi and his son Yehuda. Yehuda follows in his father’s footsteps and plays the flute. * We asked them to tell us about the father-son shlichus, each from his perspective. * Shlichus through music