It is possible that a minor action done by a little child should be the final “blow of the hammer” that will bring about the redemption! * At first glance though, how could we be hopeful that another small addition in Torah and Mitzvos will change anything? The Jewish people have been awaiting the coming of Moshiach for thousands of years, and throughout all the generations they have already done a huge quantity of Torah and Mitzvos!
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Yaakov has been away from home for 20 years, living and contending with his uncle Lavan. Yaakov has had a very challenging life and now realizes that he will have to contend with yet another, perhaps even more formidable challenge: his brother Eisav.
“You visited the Itzkowitz family already?” the Rebbe asked the next time we met. “Yes,” I said. “What did you think? Would you want a house like that?” * “When you build a palace up above in heaven, the Master of the Universe will give you a gift down below,” said the Rebbe as he pointed upward with his finger. * In an exclusive interview with Beis Moshiach, Rabbi Nochum Stilerman tells about the kiruvim he had from the Rebbe for over fifteen years. He also reveals the heavenly story with the bracha he received from the Rebbe over sixty years ago, and the closing of a circle three months ago in the Bostoner Rebbe’s beis medrash in Har Nof.
In part 1 of this series, we reviewed the history of satellites, which were invented for military purposes, and discussed many ways in which they are now used for peaceful purposes. We continue our discussion with examples of how satellites are used to save lives from natural disasters and deadly diseases.
Upon the Alter Rebbe’s release from prison, Chassidim rejoiced. Wherever the news reached, the day was established as a holiday. The tension and fear that the Chassidim lived with while waiting for the results of the interrogation disappeared, to be replaced with sighs of relief.
This Shabbos (VaYishlach) is the Shabbos before Yud Tes Kislev – the Rosh HaShana of Chassidus. On this auspicious day we wish each other (see HaYom Yom of 18 Kislev) “Gut Yom Tov, L’shana tova b’limud ha’chassidus v’darkei ha’chassidus teichaseivu v’seichaseimu – Good Yom Tov, may you be written and sealed for a good year in learning Chassidus and the ways of Chassidus.”
The Lubavitcher are … the most disciplined religious group in Europe today as well as the most Orthodox” * Chief Rabbi Herzog Fully Approves the Lubavitcher Shochtim * The Shochtim “received their training at the famous Lubavitz Rabbinical Seminary in Poland, noted for its strict adherence to Jewish tradition” * Fifth Installment
T’fillos have varied sources and differing objectives; our emotional state should always be in sync with the t’filla that we are reciting. This knowledge will help us articulate our t’fillos with the proper kavana (focused intent)
“After the people sitting there said l’chaim, they sang a lot with great fervor from the depths of their hearts and with much joy, with clapping and tremendous enthusiasm. The entire house was filled with joy and light, lofty holiness and jubilation, as though angels on high were singing and dancing with the Chassidim who farbrenged together in unity and brotherly love, in an atmosphere of great holiness.” * From the memoirs of Rabbi Shlomo Galperin a”h, who describes farbrengens that took place in his parents’ home when he was a child.