Beis Moshiach presents Section 5 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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Moshe, the liberator of the Jewish nation from Egyptian bondage, was in mortal danger from the time he was born. Pharaoh ordered the Egyptians to throw all newborn males into the Nile. When Moshe was born, his parents hid him for three months and then placed him in a basket to float to hoped-for safety on the Nile River.
They wear knitted yarmulkes, jeans and T-shirts, but are well-versed in maamarei Chassidus, farbreng on auspicious days in the Chabad calendar, daven from a T’hillas Hashem Siddur, observe some Chabad customs, and what interests them is avodas Hashem in t’filla, closeness to the Creator and refining their middos. * The phenomenon: meet the students from Zionist-Chassidic yeshivos, a new strain of religious-Zionist youth, who have spiritual ambitions and find in Chassidus the answers that they seek. * We met with Chassidim from this demographic and at a spontaneous farbrengen we asked them about the impact of Chassidus, about hiskashrus to the Rebbe and going to him, about crossing lines and why Chabad specifically.
This past summer, we lost a special Chassid, R’ Yosef Lebenharz, who grew up in an apartment that faced the infamous Lubyanka, headquarters of the Moscow secret police. Farbrengens with the great Chassidim were hosted in his home, which is how R’ Yosef absorbed the Chassidic passion that was with him all his life.
In our Parsha (Shmos), the Torah tells us (2:23): “Now it came to pass in those many days that the king of Egypt died, and the children of Israel sighed from the labor, and they cried out, and their cry ascended to G-d from the labor.”
Thirty years ago, the Rebbe started the campaign urging people to “asei lecha rav,” that every man and woman, boy and girl, appoint a mashpia to help them in their avodas Hashem. * By examining the Rebbe’s sichos and talking with mashpiim, we clarify the details of the campaign that the Rebbe referred to as a “soul request.”
A common design for the entrance of a brick or stone house is a tzuras hapesach (an opening formed by two side posts and a lintel, i.e. a doorway) which consists of a brick (or stone) portal that is adjacent to a second doorframe made of wood supporting the front door. There is a machlokes (difference of opinion) among poskim whether in such a situation, the mezuzah should be placed on the outer jamb or the inner one.
The Rebbe spoke about subjects of interest to her: How are you? How do you feel? Did the housekeeper come this morning? * Part 2 of 2 * Presented for 28 Teives, Rebbetzin Chana’s birthday.