The principal manifestation and revelation of “And G-d appeared to him” will take place with the true and complete redemption through Moshiach Tzidkeinu. But this should not be seen as a remote, distant event
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The case of the missing Yemenite children has again made the headlines. The hope is that in light of the government’s support on the issue, it will finally be investigated in a more serious manner. The Beis Moshiach Magazine took the opportunity to conduct an exclusive interview with several Anash families of Yemenite origin, who spoke with us about the personal tragedies they experienced during those early years of the modern Jewish state and the unsuccessful attempts to snatch their children. We also shed new light on what the Rebbe, Melech HaMoshiach said on this issue: how many children were actually kidnapped, how this case was connected to the Yossele Schumacher affair, whether religious Jews were involved, and whether it’s still possible to find these missing children.
How can we say that Moshiach has already been revealed if the world remains as it is? In truth, the revelation of Moshiach does not mean that the Redemption has begun. The advent of Moshiach and the Redemption itself are in fact two separate – though closely related – stages. After being revealed initially, Moshiach will be concealed for a short time and then be revealed again to lead us to the Redemption. * Chapter Fourteen of Rabbi Shloma Majeski’s Likkutei Mekoros.
Nothing prepared Zecharia and Mushky Landau, a young couple in Kfar Chabad, for the challenge that changed their lives. Nothing on their baby’s angelic face foretold his future. * What do you tell the family? How do you contend with the stares? How do you maintain normal family life? * Zecharia tells Beis Moshiach about their special needs child
One of our children was bothered by something and I suggested he write to the Rebbe. He wrote, and the clear answer amazed him and us. The Rebbe wrote a letter to a child who went to 770 for Pesach and said, surely when he returned home he shared the experiences he had in 770 with his friends and held a farbrengen. * Mrs. Chana Margolios relates about her family’s trip to the Rebbe for Hakhel
Whenever I told my story, there were people who repeated the Chassidic aphorism - the Rebbe does not remain a debtor. I did not understand why the Rebbe owes us anything when he arranged everything for us in the best possible way, our flights and our terrific apartment. I myself did not realize what miracle was on the way. * R’ Mendy Hartman tells about his trip to the Rebbe
The Rebbe’s beis midrash is crowded, even though the thousands of guests who packed the room during Tishrei already went home. There are still the Chassidim who live in Crown Heights and they are gathered for the Rebbe’s weekly Shabbos farbrengen.
“When the Rebbe Rashab (Rabbi Sholom Dovber Schneersohn, the fifth Lubavitcher Rebbe) was a little boy of about four or five years of age, he entered the room of his grandfather, the Tzemach Tzedek (Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneersohn, the third Lubavitcher Rebbe), and with tears in his eyes he asked his grandfather why Hashem revealed Himself to Avraham but not to us. His grandfather answered him, ‘When a Jew who is a tzaddik decides at the age of 99 to circumcise himself, he deserves that Hashem should reveal Himself to him.’”
Parents often support their grown children by helping them with monthly expenditures, covering a down payment on a house, paying for the expenses of a simcha (happy occasion)—such as the bris of a newborn grandson, new-baby paraphernalia—and other such gifts. Are the children obligated to pay maaser (lit., “a tenth”; refers to the practice of tithing earnings for charity) on the money they receive?
That’s what I wrote on a note that was sent to all the members of the group during the Mishnayos class. The note was written in code, of course, so that not every boy would understand what it said. But I can tell you, only you, what it meant.