“I dreamt that I was walking through a forest. Suddenly, I heard a little voice complaining, ‘Why do I have to do all of the work?’ “‘What are you complaining about? I’m working just as hard, if not more!’ said another voice.“I looked around to see who was talking, and it took a few minutes to realize that it was my feet talking. The left foot and the right foot were arguing!
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It is not enough for them that lands containing oil wells were already surrendered, thereby weakening Israel’s security. They do all this arguing that in return we will receive peace NOW. And since the Jews are a wise nation, they argue, they will certainly be able to sort things out without oil and without land security.
As we stand now on the very threshold of the final Redemption, the message has been “updated.” Whereas in the past we had to recognize that our disabilities were challenges, today that does not suffice.
How do you turn a mekurav into a Chassid? We asked Rabbi Pinchas Pachter, one of the founders of the spiritual revolution in Paris, who inspired hundreds of young people to become baalei t’shuva, some of whom have become rabbanim and shluchim around the world. * In this interview with R’ Shneur Chaviv of “Beis Moshiach,” R’ Pachter shares kiruvim and answers he received from the Rebbe, speaks about competition between organizations, working within and outside the ranks of officialdom, and addresses whether a shliach needs to be a lamdan.
Every Erev Yom Kippur he could be seen standing in the yard of 770, ready to receive the Rebbe’s Kaparos chicken for shechting. He also prepared the Rebbe’s Pesach wine. * Profile of the recently departed Rabbi Yisroel Shimon Kalmanson a”h.
Perek 111 in T’hillim is about emuna. That means that this kapitel is challenging you. There’s a world, and there’s G-d. If the world left G-d alone, or vice versa, there would be no problems. There would be no solutions either. When you juxtapose G-d and the world, it is apparent that the world has one reality, while Hashem has a different reality, and quite often they’re in severe conflict with one another. I’m not only talking about the difficulty in being Torah observant, rather the fact that sometimes it doesn’t seem like G-d is right…
I opened the letter and saw the words “Danny Ben-Gavriel: Blessing and success for complete health. I will mention it at the Tziyun.” I was stunned. I was the one who had written to the Rebbe, not him, and I didn’t even mention his name in the letter. Why did the Rebbe address the answer to him, and how did he know his name?
This is our spiritual inheritance, our gift to humanity and our mission in life: To embody the loftiest of spiritual experiences within a material reality and to disregard the status quo – or create a new one; not to divest from worldly realities or to fight against them, but to transform them, to rebel with them against the prevailing structure, and create a new world order.
Michael Behagen used to be a well-known movie director in the Israeli entertainment industry. He made movies and documentaries and was immersed in the secular world, until the day that he received a letter from his son…
A portion of the conversation of the Rebbe MH”M with the former Chief Rabbis in the Holy Land, Rabbi Avraham HaKohen Shapira o.b.m. and Rabbi Mordechai Eliyahu o.b.m., during their visit on Tuesday of Parshas B’Har, 11 Iyar 5749. * “We will not protest if Eliyahu HaNavi appears in the Diaspora, even in Brooklyn, and the following day Moshiach comes to Teveria.”