“I am one hundred and twenty years today,” “today my days and years have become complete,” enriched and complete days and years, both physically and spiritually. The continuation of Moshe’s 120 years is the eternal life of the true and complete redemption.
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A few weeks ago, a very special and most unusual event took place in the remote Indian village of Hampi. Numerous shluchim and tourists attended a most impressive and moving ceremony to dedicate an elegant new mikveh, recently completed after two and a half years of tireless work and determination. Rabbi Mordechai (Motti) Grumach and his wife, Libby, the Rebbe MH”M’s shluchim in Hampi, spared no effort. They endured many difficulties and pitfalls until they were privileged to complete this blessed and extraordinary building project.
For 22 Shvat, when the Rebbetzin Chaya Mushka a”h passed away, we will focus on her care and concern for others, even when it was at her personal expense. * Stories about her devotion to the Rebbe and Klal Yisroel.
This Shabbos (Yisro) is Chaf Beis Shvat. It marks the 29th Yahrtzait of Rebbetzin Chaya Mushka, as well as the Kinus HaShluchos.
R’ Menachem Mendel Hartman recalls an expression of unique affection from the Rebbe that he was privileged to receive during the Yud-Beis Tammuz 5746 farbrengen, when he resolved in his heart to learn Rambam each day.
Sheva brachos (lit., seven benedictions) are recited under the chuppa (marriage canopy) for the new couple, bestowing upon them blessings for a happy and fruitful life, as well as prayers for the Final Redemption. It is a time-honored custom that the week following the wedding is one of joyous celebration, when feasts honoring the chassan (groom) and kalla (bride) conclude with a repetition of the sheva brachos that were recited under the chuppa.
Frierdiker Rebbe: By keeping Shabbos you have “added much importance and prestige to the important work of the JDC” * JDC: We are sure you will agree that ministering to Jewish needs in catastrophic situations permit such activities to be carried out on the Sabbath * Frierdiker Rebbe: Undoubtedly there is an orthodox Rabbi within reach of the JDC’s representatives everywhere whom they can, and I hope do, consult as to what exceptions are permitted in such cases according to the laws of our Torah * The Refugees’ Story – Tenth Installment
R’ Amram Malka is a well-known figure among Anash of Rishon L’Tziyon. He was born in Morocco to a large family numbering thirteen children. During the 1950’s, at the height of the second wave of aliya, he came with his family to Eretz Yisroel. In 5718, he joined the Talmud Torah that was a branch of the Tomchei T’mimim yeshiva in the Pardes in Lud. Afterward, he continued his studies in the yeshiva in Kfar Chabad, and before the New Year 5726 he traveled to the Rebbe for his K’vutza year.
It is obvious that the coming of Ben Dovid is one thing and the redemption itself is another, just as Moshe Rabbeinu came to Mitzrayim prior to the redemption, prior to the exodus from Egypt – they were two separate events. * From Chapter Fourteen of Rabbi Shloma Majeski’s Likkutei Mekoros, Volume 2. (Underlined text is the compiler’s emphasis.)