Entries in #1030 (9)
The Frierdiker Rebbe was released on Yud Bais Tamuz 5687 (July 12, 1927). In the archives of the American Joint Distribution Committee there are interesting documents discussing the arrest of the Frierdiker Rebbe, and what the JDC thinks was the cause of his arrest
After his year on k’vutza, Rabbi Shneur Zalman Raskin planned to travel to Florida to learn in the local smicha program. However, Divine Providence brought him on shlichus to Vienna, Austria, where he established the ‘Chai Club’ organization for young people on the ‘Beis HaLevi’ campus.
Balak, the Moabite king, hired Bilam, the Heathen prophet, to curse the Jewish people. Balak sent messengers to Bilam, promising him great honor and everything he would care to ask for. Bilam replied: “If Balak will give me his houseful of silver and gold, I cannot transgress the word of G-d…”
For over forty years, R’ Yaakov (Yankele) Gloiberman has been at the forefront of Chabad askanus in Eretz Yisroel. He is in contact with Admurim and rabbanim as well as businessmen and corporate giants, with the elite of Israel’s security apparatus and the leaders of the national sports teams. He never misses an opportunity to convey messages of Judaism. When asked for the key to getting through to these exclusive people, he said one word, heart
One of the most common questions regarding bitachon is: what is the balance between bitachon in Hashem and performing the necessary Hishtadlus? Where does one end and the other begin?
Why did the Baal Shem Tov call down the Samech-Mem himself and why did the Samech-Mem become alarmed when five tzaddikim convened in an abandoned house on the edge of a tiny village? * What is the segula to hasten the Geula and why did R’ Boruch of Mezhibuzh’s stomach turn every morning? * What did the Yid of Peshischa learn from the gentile? * A compilation of stories about tzaddikim who did so much to hasten the Geula and to raise the Sh’china up from the dust. * From the book U’Meivee Goel
In recent years, we have seen an enormous number of miracles from the Rebbe to the point that sometimes we don’t even appreciate them. Like the Mitteler Rebbe’s daughter said, “By my father, miracles rolled about and nobody wanted to pick them up.” But occasionally we come across a miracle story that is so incredible that even we, who are used to miracles, go crazy over it