Entries in #1059 (8)
The Story of Miriam Horenstein: “It was a very hard job to take away the child from Mr. Kumala, because the latter … gave us a false address, trying to hide the child in order to prevent the possibility of her going away from him … It was clear that Mr. Kumala intended to abuse the whole matter for the purpose of a real blackmail executed as well on us, as on the child’s family abroad … The child is in good health and very satisfied of the change of her situation” * Saving a Life
Both were child heroes who observed Yiddishkait under Soviet rule. They had to deal with hostile classmates, they learned Torah secretly, and had to hide in times of danger. * Beis Moshiach met with two Chazan brothers, R’ Chaim Meir and R’ Avrohom, who explained how their family kept strong despite all the threats, persecution, and surveillance in communist Russia.
This Shabbos (Parshas Truma) falls out right before Zayin Adar, the birthday and Yahrtzait of Moshe Rabbeinu. It is a very special day as in its merit the Jewish nation was saved during the time of the miracle of Purim.
The conditions of an employee’s salary, benefits or work requirements may become a matter of dispute when these matters were not clearly delineated in the original contract of employment. Halacha states that these issues are often settled based on minhag hamedinah (the local custom).
After leaving home and their religious lifestyle behind, thousands of kids reach a very low place. It is here that Eli Shahapurkar meets them. He opened a weekend home for them which provides them with a place where they feel loved and wanted. * R’ Eli gave Beis Moshiach a glimpse into what goes on behind the scenes and says that the best, most effective approach is what the Rebbe writes about in his letter for Yud Shvat 5711, “to visit where youth, who are not yet religious, gather, and explain to them how the Rebbe loves them exceedingly.”
In a little village lived a poor Jewish man who made a living from running a small inn. The patrons of the inn, who were peasants who lived in the area, were also quite poor, and only rarely had money in their pockets. This is why the Jew had a hard time providing his family with food and their other basic needs.