Among the many advertisements on the notice board at the entrance to the building, a small, simple sign caught my attention. It was written with a thick black marker, “You are invited to a Chassidishe farbrengen to mark Yud-Beis, Yud-Gimmel Tammuz, the day of the Geula of the Rebbe Rayatz from prison. It will take place, G-d willing, in the Shikun HaOlim in the Marina shul on Rechov Chabad at 8:00.
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How do we stay strong 22 years after Gimmel Tammuz? And what is the significance of this day? How do we handle the challenges of the times and how do we teach our children about hiskashrus to the Rebbe? * Rabbi Moshe Kornwitz, rosh mesivta and mashpia in the Chabad yeshiva in Natzrat Ilit, in a fascinating farbrengen for Gimmel Tammuz
Twenty-two years have passed since we last saw the Rebbe. Many ask how we can be truly mekushar under these circumstances. * Let us go back many decades to life behind the Iron Curtain where many Chassidim were trapped without a direct connection to the Rebbe, where the bond of love and longing connected them and melted any iron curtain that threatened to separate between them and the Rebbe. * Presented for Gimmel Tammuz
About the shlichus of Rabbi Dovid (Dudu) Lider, director of the Chabad House for Israeli tourists in Melbourne. He tells about the shluchim in the early years who were guided closely by the Rebbe. He himself went on shlichus in 5764. * Within a short time he was able to double and then triple their activities and now he is about to complete a new, three story building. * The story of a shliach with incredible stories to share, whose shlichus exemplifies “chai v’kayam”
R’ Michoel’s artwork is sold all over the world as unique creations that depict the world of Torah and mitzvos in bas-relief mosaics. * Few know the famous artist’s personal story. He became involved with Chabad in the 70’s and received detailed guidance from the Rebbe regarding his art. * In a fascinating conversation with Beis Moshiach, R’ Michoel tells about the inspiration he got from the Rebbe and about the artistic ideas that he derives from sichos and maamarim
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. * Part 2
This Shabbos (Korach) is Gimmel Tammuz. Those two words bring out a lot of mixed emotions by Chassidim. Whatever your Hashkafa or thoughts are, everyone agrees that it is a day of Cheshbon Ha’nefesh about our Hiskashrus to the Rebbe.
Rabbi Yitzchok Drazin, shliach of the Rebbe to University of California, Berkeley, works with Jewish students. He learns Chassidus with them and hosts them in his home. He is the one they turn to for all Jewish matters. Even the students’ parents know R’ Drazin and know that if G-d forbid a problem arises, they can talk to him.