Entries in #1040 (15)
R’ Yitzchok Yadgar, who is looked to as a spiritual guide and is revered by thousands of his talmidim and mekuravim in Eretz Yisroel, visits 770 every Tishrei, usually accompanied by mekuravim. * He speaks with us about the importance of traveling to the Rebbe and about the spiritual infusions that one receives during Tishrei in 770. * Also, the early days in Chevel Taanach, his first yechidus with the Rebbe and being appointed the balabus over Iraq.
In the aftermath of World War II the Jewish nation suffered a “Refugee Crisis” with hundreds of thousands of Jews scattered in “Displaced Persons (DP) Camps” looking to find a permanent home * The American Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) stepped up to the plate to supply the physical needs of the Jews, and the Chabad movement partnered with the JDC to ensure that Jews across Europe’s camps have their religious needs met * Part One
Rosh HaShana 5726/1965 by the Rebbe was devoted to the Chabad Chassidim who were held captive behind the Iron Curtain under the oppressive communist regime. Throughout Rosh HaShana there were a number of special behaviors that were different than the usual, in which the Rebbe showed that Russian Jews are never far from his thoughts and that on these fateful days in which the Jewish people are inscribed, he was working to remember them before Hashem
R’ Amram Shatal, shliach in Tel Mond, spent many a Tishrei with the Rebbe. He had special experiences as well as private audiences with the Rebbe in which he was given instructions and saw wonders. He shares his Tishrei experiences with us.
Throughout history Hashem has done—and continues to do—many wondrous things. Indeed, as we say every day in Shmoneh Esrei, “…and for Your wonders and acts of goodness that You do all the time
“Z’miros hayu li chukecha…” (Your statutes have been my songs), Dovid HaMelech says in T’hillim, to describe how the Torah brought joy and solace to his soul while undergoing his many hardships in life. The Gemara states that Hashem admonished him for this statement, and as a result he would forget a basic tenet of Torah Law at a crucial time.
A couple who lived in Eretz Yisroel longed for children. It was already a number of years since they married and they were still childless. All their visits to doctors only caused them to despair even more because the doctors were pessimistic.