The entire time Yaakov was in exile, he knew that it was not his place, per se, and he proceeded without any interruption, making his way to his true place. Thus, the verse states, “haloch halachta,” using a repetitive expression, indicating that Yaakov did not view his traveling as a one-way trip out of Charan, focusing only on his redemption from Lavan, but as a continual journey, a non-stop round-trip, serving G-d even while in exile [haloch] as a preparation for redemption [halachta].
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The beginning of our parsha relates how Yaakov fled the wrath of his brother and travelled towards Charan. On the way there, he fell asleep and dreamt of a ladder situated on the earth and reaching into the heavens, with angels going up and down the ladder. In his dream, G-d promises him and his descendants the land upon which he was lying. He also promised him that his descendants would be as numerous as the dust of the earth and that the entire world will be blessed through Yaakov and his descendants.
The Lipsker brothers, R’ Chaim Sholom Dovber (Berel) and R’ Shneur Zalman, are an integral part of the 770 scene. They have spent thousands of hours in Beis Chayeinu, from their early childhoods until today. * At a special farbrengen with Beis Moshiach, the two told of the special relationship their father had with the Rebbe, even before the nesius, about childhood games in the courtyard of Beis Chayeinu and near Rebbetzin Chana’s house, about a family yechidus with the Rebbe with special kiruvim, and about the role of gabbai that added a whole new dimension to the special family connection with 770.
As we promised last year, Parshas Mishpatim, 5776, that since we are entering the 25th year of SIP (“Swords into Plowshares”) we will be running a series of articles on the latest developments in this area.