From the time of the Arizal until today, 400 years have passed. All the various decrees, etc., that have befallen the Jewish people throughout this lengthy period were, therefore, a result of a lack of hiskashrus to the Rebbe. Had the hiskashrus been as it should have been, the Jewish people would have been redeemed long ago. * Part 2 of 2
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“We have to care about every Jew, but if someone is likely to drag you into bad things, you have to stay far away, especially if he acts like Korach – flaunting authority and stirring up quarrels. Better join up with people from whom you can learn good ways. One summer in the right or wrong surroundings can make a huge impact on a kid’s life!”
Memories from yeshiva days in Samarkand, which symbolized the transition from the war years to relatively better times. * About the special and unusual treatment Heishke received, about a Tamim who cried after a farbrengen, and about a Tishrei when Anash in Samarkand dismantled sukka after sukka.
Fifteen years after the Internet began penetrating our camp, its presence has become a fact of life, no matter how you look at it. We need to consider, however, not just how ubiquitous it is, but also its numerous destructive drawbacks. This is part one in a series of articles about the Internet so that every parent, mechanech and bachur can learn what the dangers are and how to handle them.
What the spies were lacking was the combination of truth with peace. They had the truth but not the peace. Therefore, their truth could not endure. Our generation—the last of exile—will rectify the deficiencies of the generation of the desert and we will enter into the Promised Land to enjoy its milk and honey (truth) synthesized with peace, with the imminent arrival of Moshiach and the true and complete (shleima cognate to the world shalom, peace) Redemption.
R’ Shmuel Isaac Popack a”h passed away at the age of 93. He grew up in Barre, Vermont and had yechidus with the Rebbe Rayatz. The Rebbe Rayatz invited him to join his new yeshiva, Tomchei T’mimim.* After the passing of the Rebbe Rayatz, he became mekushar to the Rebbe MH”M and generously supported Chabad mosdos in and out of Crown Heights.
R’ Yitzchak Deizada is a professional goldsmith who makes Chabad and Geula-styled products. He traveled as far as Australia to sell his creative artwork, and it was there that he discovered the light of Yiddishkait and Chassidus. In addition, he now works with young people in need of greater spiritual strength, spreading Yiddishkait and Chassidus through the codes of artistic refinement.