Beis Moshiach presents Chapter 4 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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Yaakov summoned all his sons to give them his final blessings before he was ready to leave this world. These blessings were not just good wishes but they were also pregnant with prophetic allusions to their futures.
We can’t show you a picture of the shliach we interviewed and nor can we tell you his name. But even Saudi princes know about his work with Jews in the United Arab Emirates. * He shared what he has been doing for over six years under a heavy veil of secrecy, in a place where it is dangerous to even put up a Chabad House sign.
We may not use Hashem’s holy names for secular purposes. Any descriptions that are unique to Hashem, such as Melech HaKavod (Honored King), or L’eila mikol birchasa v’shirasa ([He is] beyond all the blessings and hymns) may not be ascribed to human beings, such as ministers, kings, judges and the like.
This Shabbos we read Parshas VaYechi. It is the first Shabbos Chazak of the year and in this parsha the B’nei Yisroel received the Brachos from Yaakov Avinu. There is a famous story brought in HaYom Yom (18 Teves) in connection to Parshas VaYechi
R’ Yossi Pogatch is a fascinating person who combines broad Torah knowledge with expertise in electrical and robotic engineering. * In his work with the biggest car companies in the world, he is often away from home, traveling to distant locales across the world. Since he became a Chabad Chassid, he started viewing his travels in a different light, in which every trip is a shlichus. * He told Beis Moshiach the very interesting story of his life and work.
The tremendous hustle and bustle of Manhattan did not faze the two bachurim who stood that day, in the summer of 1979, on Seventh Avenue near a Mitzva Tank. They invited Jewish passersby to enter the tank and put on t’fillin.
Why did the Rebbe, at age 15, stand silently near his mother when it was suggested that he go to Lubavitch? When did the Rebbe walk with his mother in Crown Heights? Why did the Rebbe say that his mother’s slippers should be placed on his desk? * A compilation of stories about the mitzva of honoring parents as exemplified by the Rebbe. * Presented for 28 Teives, Rebbetzin Chana’s birthday.