If there is one issue that has been identified with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu more than any other, it’s the Iranian nuclear threat. Netanyahu is the one who invented the concept of “the axis of evil.” He’s the one who turned the Iran issue into an election slogan, declaring that the nuclear crisis is top priority on his policy agenda.
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Perhaps, then, this is the innovation of Moshiach and the Jewish utopia: That with the leadership of a wise and selfless sage we will transcend our normal human limitations and attain perfection both inside and outside – which will no longer contradict each other.
This time it was Mommy who answered. “If Hashem gives someone a talent, obviously He wants that person to use it. Of course, it has to be used the right way and for the right purpose. Every talent can be developed in a kosher way. Every talent can be used to serve Hashem. When the Jews in the desert were building the Sanctuary, the women used their unique talents to make the roof-coverings.”
“Why are people ignoring what looks like Germany in 1938?” — Glenn Beck * On Wednesday night February 22, over 600 people gathered in Brooklyn to give honor and support to the Gush Katif Museum in Jerusalem and its director, Rabbi Sholom Dov Wolpo.
Even before his mother managed to recover fully, Heishke fell sick. * The doctors were pessimistic about his chances of recovery and he felt his strength ebbing. * With the last of his strength, he managed to squeeze out a request for forgiveness. Delirious, he tried to say Vidui. Then he lost consciousness.
Our current series is unique. Instead of focusing on the era of Moshiach or Moshiach himself, we will be discussing the characters of Yemos HaMoshiach. This will include, among others, Moshiach Ben Yosef, Gog the king of Magog, the Sanhedrin, and the role of all previous Jewish leaders in Yemos HaMoshiach.
Although the Jews still remained subjects of the Persian Empire, the Purim miracle serves as the catalyst in exile for the unleashing of the ultimate Redemption when we will see the fulfillment of King Solomon’s declaration, “A woman of valor is the crown of her husband” through the feminine quality which will unleash the full revelation of the infinite Messianic G-dly light.
The lady from Rishon L’Tziyon who was surprised to discover her grandchildren learning about Purim in Delhi, India * The Indian police officers who discovered mashke at the Purim seuda * The sand artist in Russia who kept the children quiet and enthralled at the Megilla reading and the Moroccan architect who was no longer angry. * A round-up of Purim stories from shluchim around the world.
Many people around the world, Lubavitch and non-Lubavitch alike, are talking about the “Age for Marriage Guidelines” pamphlet that they received in the mail or viewed online. * Menachem Ziegelboim and Avrohom Rainitz follow up with the story behind the story.
Europe’s record freezing temperatures have claimed hundreds of lives, snarled traffic and trapped tens of thousands of residents in remote villages across Serbia and Romania. * Many of the Rebbe’s shluchim have had to contend with the unusually cold weather. * Beis Moshiach spoke to a number of them about how they are managing to warm things up.
What did the Rebbe say about Chaf-Zayin Adar? * The letters Chaf-Zayin spell “zach – pure,” with all the connotations of cleansing, refining, and purifying said of the Era of Redemption. Indeed, the ultimate state of purification and refinement is accomplished by revealing the intent underlying the tzimtzum itself, the contraction and concealment of G-dliness associated with the Divine name Elokim.