The dynamic between rav and talmid illustrates the function of bittul. It is specifically through the bittul of the talmid that he becomes a vessel to receive the teachings of the rav. • Beis Moshiach presents Part 1 of the maamer the Rebbe MH”M delivered on Yud Shvat 5717, in accordance with the custom established by the Rebbe to review each year a section of the Rebbe Rayatz’s maamer Basi L’Gani of 5710. • This year we focus on the seventh section of the profound and foundational Chassidic discourse.
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When Yoseph, viceroy of Egypt, accuses his brothers of spying, takes Shimon hostage and demands that they bring him their youngest brother, Benyamin, the brothers realized that their suffering was retribution for their sin of selling Yoseph into slavery.
Beis Moshiach spoke with Chassidim who were in 770 when the s’farim episode ended in victory for the Rebbe and the Chassidim. We also spoke with Chassidim in Eretz Yisroel whose hearts were in Beis Chayeinu. * About the yechidus for members of Aguch, the bombshell at the 12 Tammuz farbrengen 5745, and the ongoing shock at the five farbrengens where the Rebbe referred to the theft of the s’farim. About the beginning of the court case on 19 Kislev, the Rebbe’s trips to the Ohel all the days of the trial, and the tremendous tension until the news was out – Didan Natzach!
This upcoming week we will all be celebrating the Yom Tov of Hey Teves. It is a special day of “Didan Natzach” for the Rebbe and the entire avoda of our generation. This year is the 30th anniversary of the original “hey Teves” victory in 5747, and as Chazal say (Avos 5:22) “שלושים לכח בן – when one turns 30, he attains full strength,” may we use this special day for additional strength in our Hiskashrus and dedication to our Avoda in bringing the Geula.
The mitzvah of hachzakas Torah (supporting Torah learning) is independent of our general obligation of giving tz’daka (charity). It is greater than any other form of tz’daka and includes supporting even a wealthy talmid chacham (Torah scholar) so they can learn with peace of mind free of financial worry. In addition to monetary support, the mitzvah includes providing them with food, coffee, electricity, s’farim (holy books) and any assistance their families may need. Even though charitable giving is usually capped at twenty percent of a person’s earnings, the amount of money contributed to the cause of hachzakas Torah is not restricted.
Why are children associated more with faith in Moshiach to the point that they are called “My anointed ones”? What is the added value to children educated to believe in Moshiach in contrast to those taught to fulfill Torah and mitzvos without any mention of the concept of Moshiach? How do you educate children in a practical way to live Moshiach? For the answer to these and other questions, we turn to Rabbi Sholom Dovber Wolff, mashpia in Yeshivas Chassidei Chabad – Tzfas and author of the seifer “Inyano Shel Moshiach.”
Adir Naim is the spokesman for the Israeli fire department in the southern region. He is a firefighter who spent a week fighting the recent fires in Eretz Yisroel. His friends and relatives only know him by his first name, Adir, but he has two additional names: Menachem Mendel. * Between putting out fires and updating the press, Adir told Beis Moshiach about the story of his miraculous birth thirty-six years ago.
The Rashag on leaving Europe: “the immigration should proceed illegally if necessary” * The response: “You can be sure that the JDC is doing everything it can” * Rabbi Gorodetzki: Establishing a Mikvah in Brunoy “is considered as most urgent” * The JDC on Rabbi Gorodetzki: “by the very nature of his persistence, personality, and superior intelligence, he has developed an extreme shrewdness” * Seventh Installment