Not just those who pray in the shuls and those who learn Torah in the battei midrashos will be taken to Eretz Yisroel when Moshiach gathers the exiles to the Holy Land, not just the Torah and Mitzvos done there and the Torah scrolls housed therein will go, but also the very stones of the buildings of the shuls and battei midrashos, as well as the wood and the earth – all of it will be taken to Eretz Yisroel, to the place of the Holy Temple on Mount Moria. * How much more is this true of 770.
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Slichos were not the only type of preparation performed before the winter season; it was necessary to prepare the house for the freezing months to come. * Surprisingly, there were nice days in the winter too.
As we approach the Messianic Age, the Torah exhorts us to cease struggling with evil in the conventional way of trying to contain it. Stop circling the enemy. It is now high time for us to go north.
You don’t have to be a shliach in a large city to create a revolution among Jews. It’s enough to take on a certain area, make regular rounds, establish connections with the local residents and workers, and you can achieve tremendous success. Rabbi Baruch Herzl Borochov, director of the “Igros Kodesh Center” in Rechovos, did just that when he began a regular mivtzaim route in the city’s industrial zone to help bring his fellow Jews closer to their Father in Heaven and the Rebbe, Melech HaMoshiach. The following selection of amazing stories about answers received in “Igros Kodesh” illustrates this point.
The Alter Rebbe and Rabbi Shlomo of Karlin met a Chassid lying in the forest on Tisha B’Av … * The people who complained to the Tzemach Tzedek about the Poilish Chassidim who sang a niggun on Tisha B’Av. * Why did the Baal Shem Tov’s brother-in-law faint near the Kosel? * Tzaddikim ask Hashem to take the “holiday” of Tisha B’Av away from His children since they don’t deserve it. * The tzaddik who put his Kinos in sheimos every year certain that Moshiach would come before the next Tisha B’Av. * How will Eicha be recited in Yemos HaMoshiach? * A compilation of stories about Tisha B’Av.
What is it about this particular tale that gave it the distinction of being the one and only story to be included in Seifer HaMinhagim? * When I once shared this question with a friend, he suggested that this story was included because of the great importance of distancing sadness. This answer, however, didn’t satisfy me…
We’ve examined the Internet from various perspectives including educational and psychological and learned about the dangers it poses as well as the tools to handle it. In this final article of the series, we present some of our readers’ reactions from which we can learn more about the problem and what to do about it.
Last month we sustained the loss of a precious remnant of the previous generation of Chabad Chassidim in the United States: Rabbi Yosef Wineberg a”h. He was 94. • R’ Wineberg was chosen by the Rebbe Rayatz to be a shadar (fundraiser) for Tomchei T’mimim Lubavitch. In this capacity, he traveled to dozens of countries. * He gave a weekly shiur in Tanya on the radio for decades which the Rebbe listened to. These shiurim were the basis for “Lessons in Tanya,” the s’farim used by thousands in their study of Tanya.
The tanks boomed while combat planes zoomed, one after another, towards the terrorists’ holdout and annihilated them. Thousands of snipers dispersed to various points in order to eliminate enemy targets; only the Lubavitchers drove around the Arab city Bhamdoun in Lebanon. They wondered how they could renovate a mikva in the heart of Lebanon. After a long, complicated operation, their work was done. * The mikva in Lebanon, along with an amazing, personal story. * 30 years since the Lebanon War: 1982-2012.