Uplifting the world in this way is in virtue of “Beis Rabbeinu,” located in the Lower Hemisphere. Beis Rabbeinu is the place from which light shines forth to the rest of the world.
Entries in #1035 (7)
On Rosh HaShana, the Rebbe called for the Chassidim who left Russia that year to come up to the bima and be near him during the blowing of the shofar. Chassidim sensed that at this time, the Rebbe was thinking about the Jews of Russia who were in distress, and was working, spiritually, on their behalf. * 51 years have passed since the Rebbe sent Rabbi Binyamin Katz on a secret mission to the Soviet Union. * He was only 25, but with ingenuity, cleverness and stealth, he was able to outwit the KGB agents who dogged his steps.
One of the most popular speakers on the topic of the Beis HaMikdash is R’ Mordechai Persoff, director of the Midrasha L’Yeda HaMikdash, or as it is known in English, the Mikdash Educational Center. * For twenty-five years he has been making all aspects of the Mikdash accessible to the public. He has many stories that show the deep connection we have to the Mikdash, and that includes those who are not yet religious. * For the month of Av and all year round
Parents divorce and their son lives with his mother for the first six years of his life. At age six, he is to go live with his father, as outlined by the Beis Din at the time of the divorce*. The child refuses. The father states, “If my son doesn’t come live with me, I will no longer support him. That’s what the Shulchan Aruch says.”
When R’ Moshe Freedman arrived on shlichus in the industrial port city of Bahia Blanca, Argentina, he did not receive a warm welcome. * With tremendous work, dedication and hiskashrus to the Rebbe, he overcame all the hardships. * In his thirty years on shlichus, he was mekarev hundreds of Jews with dozens becoming baalei t’shuva. R’ Freedman’s family and mekuravim tell Beis Moshiach about this dynamic shliach who passed away after a serious illness
R’ Gil Barak had a long and winding journey from when he was a party boy to his spiritual search in an Indian ashram, until the night when his neshama was shaken up and he escaped. A short time later he met the Rebbe’s shluchim, learned some Chassidus, and his neshama found peace. * Today, R’ Gil is a psychological counselor who uses Chassidus combined with modern means to convey his messages
Judaism is about our relationship with G-d. All relationships involve our emotions. In the man-G-d relationship, the Torah emphasizes the emotions of ahava-love and yira, generally translated as fear. Indeed, one of the most repeated demands G-d makes of us in His Torah is to fear Him.