Entries in #833 (12)
The principal association of Rashbi with the redemption is, “With this work of yours [the Zohar] … they shall go out of exile with mercy,” for then there shall indeed be the fulfillment of “When you come into the land, etc., and the land shall rest, a Sabbatical to G-d,” in the literal sense, in the true and complete redemption.
“Letters of the Alef-Beis. Holy letters. Strung together they make powerful words. The whole world was created through words. Holy letters, powerful words. The building blocks of the universe… Your words, too, are powerful – they can build small worlds, bringing out the positive or nurturing the negative in others. Words are powerful, in any language, and at all times.”
The Rebbe was not wasting valuable time (G-d forbid) during those dozens of farbrengens when he spoke about political matters. With his holy and prophetic vision, the Rebbe foresaw the complicated state of affairs in which Eretz Yisroel is trapped today, and he knew that only a firm and strong policy can save us from this situation. However, with a tremendous lack of forethought, Israeli policymakers have instead chosen to conduct negotiations. While this may grant them a little time with some prominent leaders, it’s now quite clear that these leaders are holding them up to ridicule before the world and endangering all our lives.
In the declining days of Jewish Krolevets, there still remained a few Jewish personalities from the glory days of shtetl life. R’ Heishke remembers and describes them as only he can.
Who’s Who in the Times of Moshiach • Part IV • We now have to address the obvious resulting question: If Moshiach will be the Nasi and Melech, what will be the role of all previous Jewish leaders and kings that will be resurrected in the times of Moshiach?
What is considered perfection for the animal on the day of its birth, simply by dint of its creation rather than by its own effort, will become the reality for humans on the day of the Resurrection, by virtue of our efforts throughout our lives in this period of exile.
R’ Sholom and Penina Rotenbord have been on shlichus in the Beit Eliezer neighborhood in Chadera, working with Russian immigrants. They started out small and have grown into an impressive community. All along the way they have experienced miracles and amazing answers from the Rebbe. * The miracles did not start at this stage, but back when R’ Sholom’s parents waged a bitter extended battle with the KGB who threatened to swallow them alive.
The Admur, Rabbi Yaakov Yisachar Ber Rosenbaum of Nadvorna zt”l was a good friend of Chabad. He encouraged taking part in the Rebbe’s mivtzaim and fought for the appointment of Rabbi Landau as rav of B’nei Brak.
A compilation of lessons the Rebbe gleaned from stories of Chazal about Rashbi and customs associated with Lag B’Omer * How is the story about the Jew with two myrtle branches connected with preparing for Moshiach? * How do we draw down the revelation of p’nimius ha’Torah? * Why do children play with bows and arrows on Lag B’Omer?
Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai sat at the head of the table and proceeded to appoint a Beis Din to rule on the matter and immediately paskened that Zalmanyu would be freed that very day.
22 years have passed since the first Lag B’Omer parade that took place in the former Soviet Union, in Moldova, Kishinev. The organizers repeatedly asked for permission from the authorities who did not know how to respond to the request. Freedom of religion in the CIS had just gone into effect a short while earlier and it was hard to digest the reality that permission could be granted for a public religious demonstration. * 22 years later we hear about this special parade and about the abrupt expulsion that took place shortly thereafter, which left a bitter taste after a successful parade.