These radical upheavals, these tumultuous changes, which have a direct impact on the majority of the world’s population, are taking place in silence and tranquility, something that has no precedent in the entire history of mankind
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It has been some years now already that the chinuch world has been addressing the question of how to deal with the problem of the Internet and Smartphone addiction. Teachers, professional therapists and the best minds in high-tech have offered various solutions. * We used to have to deal with text messages on the old cell phones, while today, any hand-held device can be a danger and a slippery slope to the depths of destructive worlds. * Beis Moshiach spoke with Rabbi Zev Crombie who has degrees in psychology and criminology, who presents the proper approach to addressing the problem of the Internet. * The answer to virtual addiction. It’s not what you thought
The most moving thing of all is seeing how the children absorb the experience of being in 770. We thought the kids would be excited by the plane trip and new sights, but they actually internalized all the moments of k’dusha. * R’ Yechiel Kupchik relates
In a letter that I wrote to the Rebbe on the last day, I wrote: Thank you! Thank you for bestowing the merit upon me and my family, thank you for the hashpaos, thank you for the wonderful hospitality for us all. Thank you for all we got in the Hakhel year.
We came to say thank you to the Rebbe. It is healthy for body and soul to go to the Rebbe. It’s a wonderful experience for the children and parents and the family unit. Why should someone spend thousands of dollars and go to a beis midrash in New York? Are battei midrash lacking in Eretz Yisroel? There is only one “Beis Rabbeinu Sh’B’Bavel,” and it will be transported by clouds to Yerushalayim, as promised. Until then, we all go to the Rebbe! * Uri and Inbal Ceitlin relate
One of many conveniences of a modern kitchen is the increasingly popular warming drawer, which functions as a separate unit or as part of a cooking range. Some warming drawers actually operate as slow-cookers (raw food can be inserted and will be ready to eat many hours later). There are specific issues with slow cookers that are beyond the scope of our current discussion; warming drawers that are also slow cookers have their own set of rules.
This Shabbos is Parshas Toldos. The word “Toldos” means children. There is nothing more important to parents than the health, growth and success of their children. Having Yiddishe and Chassidishe nachas is the biggest bracha a parent wishes for. Chazal tell us, “A person is envious of everyone with the exception of his child or student (a spiritual child).” Why we are we not jealous of our children and students even though they might be cleverer or more talented than we are?
For decades, the gaon Rav Yisroel Grossman a”h was the rosh yeshiva in yeshivos Tomchei T’mimim, at first in Lud, then in Kfar Chabad and Migdal HaEmek. He merited to have thousands of talmidim. * R’ Grossman had yechidus twice and was encouraged by the Rebbe to publish his s’farim. * He was a model of a man of Torah, man of halacha, a refined Chassid, and an outstanding man of chesed who helped many. * The special bond between R’ Grossman and the Rebbe and Chabad.
We met in shul, as usual, in the afternoon. In the winter, when the sun sets so early, Mincha and Maariv are davened soon after the end of the school day. Right after school, we rush home to put down our briefcases and from there we go to shul for Mincha and Maariv.