Afterwards I began to think to myself: I do not know this lady who wrote the letter to me, nor does she know me. She has merely heard of my name, and sought advice from me, etc. If so, what is the intent of this chain letter coming to my attention?! Eventually I concluded that the purpose is to utilize this approach for the sake of holiness. * On publicizing the words of the Chida and the Radak on bringing about the redemption
Entries in #1043 (7)
The Frierdiker Rebbe’s Phone Call to the Chairman of the JDC * The Rashag’s efforts in securing funds for the 800 Chabad Chassidim who escaped Russia and were en-route to Poland * “Sometimes they have extra special expenses, such as they had last week in connection with the arresting of a group of 38 people” * Also: The list of the Chabad Chassidim who left Russia which lists Rebbetzin Chana, and her “Emigrant Card” * Third Installment
We have B”H had a very successful Shnas Hakhel and Tishrei. It is time to start a new series for this year. While I was considering what the series should be about, I recalled a story I heard last Tishrei from Rabbi Akiva Wagner, Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshivas Lubavitch in Toronto.
At the entrance to Kfar Chabad, on a small hilltop, among pine and eucalyptus trees, is a large building which doesn’t quite fit into the pastoral surroundings. The building was used as a hostel for immigrant families who arrived in Eretz Yisroel from the United States, Western and Eastern Europe. Many irreligious families that made aliya went to this Chabad hostel where they met religious Jews for the first time in their lives. Here they absorbed the light of Torah and got a taste of holiness. * Nosson Avrohom visited the historic building and spoke with many of the people who worked there.