After his release from prison on Yud Bais Tamuz 5687 (July 12, 1927) the Frierdiker Rebbe was in imminent danger, the Communist Regime was looking for a reason to arrest him again, and it was of utmost importance to secure his exit from Russia with his family and library * The archives of the American Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) include some communication between the heads of the JDC regarding this issue, and a record of a meeting of the heads of Aguch in the USA with the JDC * Is the JDC partially responsible for the Frierdiker Rebbe’s arrest?
Entries in 12 Tammuz (14)
The Frierdiker Rebbe was released on Yud Bais Tamuz 5687 (July 12, 1927). In the archives of the American Joint Distribution Committee there are interesting documents discussing the arrest of the Frierdiker Rebbe, and what the JDC thinks was the cause of his arrest
A soul descended into Lubavitch on 12 Tammuz 5640. A little boy, Yosef Yitzchok, was raised by his father while still benefiting from his grandfather’s input for his first three years. * Presented for Yud-Beis Tammuz.
One of the challenging aspects of Bitachon is that our devotion to Hashem should be complete, constant and unchanging. How can this be accomplished when our lives are subject to constant change? Especially upon taking into consideration the fact that we operate with intellect and reason, which can easily change from day to day, or more often. What may seem logical one hour can be eclipsed by a more compelling argument an hour later.
It is indeed within the power and capacity of each and every person to purify the Jews he encounters. Thus, it is also each person’s responsibility to do so. It follows then that one’s influence upon another is on account of the power of Moshe.
The Rebbe said that the Rebbe Rayatz’s sichos just prior to Yud Shvat 5710 were meant to provide us with a message as to how to understand the events that were to follow. * In the most recent sichos of 5751- 5752, the Rebbe reiterates in an unprecedented way that there will be eternal life as a soul in a body without any interruption (i.e., the Rebbe will live on forever without the need to experience histalkus).
About the relationship between the Rebbe Rayatz and Rabbi Yosef Chaim Sonnenfeld, despite the physical distance between them and the difference in their ideologies and approach. Letters on communal matters were sent from Lubavitch to Yerushalayim and from Yerushalayim to Lubavitch. The Rebbe then met R’ Sonnenfeld in person when he visited Eretz Yisroel in 5689. * Presented for 12-13 Tammuz.
Thirty-five years have already passed since the histalkus of my revered father-in-law, the Rebbe. G-d forbid to say that for thirty-five years he has not been among us. G-d have mercy upon us for such a mindset! * The opposite is true. For thirty-five years now the Rebbe has been present among us and within us “more than when he was alive,” and from year to year his vitality and activity in the physical world progressively gains force.
In order to clarify his intent, the Rebbe qualified the term by saying, “long life – chayim aruchim.” Everyone knows that “chayim aruchim” means “life” in the literal sense, physical life (as the term is used in nusach ha’t’fillos, in Slichos, and the like).