Since it is said of the Jewish people that “they are My slaves,” and since “One who acquires a slave has acquired for himself a master,” G-d must fulfill the will of His “master” (the Jewish people), and the will of the Jewish people is to get out of exile!
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“An echo happens because the sound waves hit a solid object and bounce back. The voice of Hashem was not stopped by any object; it went straight through and affected every single thing in the world!” explained Chani.
Driven by selfishness and grief and regret, and knowing that all is lost, all they can muster is a ridiculously obvious and suicidal frontal assault for which the sheep is well prepared. The sheep has been planning for this moment for a long time. The Shepherd will watch closely, but will not intervene. This is the sheep’s moment, and the sheep must walk it, to a certain degree, alone.
Many of the big cities did not have the privilege. It was the small towns that produced T’mimim who were giants of the spirit and baalei mesirus nefesh, whose souls were forged in the forge of Tomchei T’mimim Lubavitch.
We cannot, therefore, afford to be like the poor man who begs for salvation. According to the Midrash, G-d’s asking Moses to utilize his chutzpah was actually reserved for the present day and age.
During these days of Bein HaMeitzarim, at all the special shiurim about the Beis HaMikdash that I attended, after a description of the avoda of the Kohanim which was accompanied by the singing of the Levites I took out a fifty shekel bill and read what it says on it. It’s Agnon’s Chassidishe dream…
When will the Rebbe move to Eretz Yisroel? * In an interview with Beis Moshiach, Mr. Moshe Ishon, editor of HaTzofeh for twenty years, tells of his many visits to 770 and about his private meetings with the Rebbe, the first of which lasted over three hours. * “I was captivated by the Rebbe’s personality. Whenever I was in New York, I went to 770.”
Especially during the summer, we need to be careful about the time for reciting the morning Shma. Since it’s so easy to miss the time, the Alter Rebbe paskens that one should say the Shma ¾ of an hour before the actual time limit! * Is this stringency only for the Shma or for any time-bound mitzva or custom? To what extent can we rely on the accuracy of our clocks? What did the Rebbe add in a yechidus with a bachur and why, because of this paragraph in the Shulchan Aruch, were decrees against the Jews in Russia postponed? * On this and more in the following article.
She was forced to leave the home of her non-observant parents. She was raised in an ultra-Orthodox dormitory in Meia Sh’arim, but she abandoned everything and went out to explore the world. However, G-d eventually brought her back to the leader of the generation, and she received an abundance of blessings and spiritual guidance from him. It’s no wonder that when she gave birth to her daughter at a relatively advanced age, she added a “Hey” to her name as a sign of thanks to the Creator. This is the story of Mrs. Rachel Kolevsky from Kiryat Ata.
Rabbi Rachamim Refael Chikvashvili is the spiritual leader of Georgian communities in Eretz Yisroel as well as educational supervisor at the Chabad elementary school in Gilo. He is very successful in his work and connects many Jews to Torah and Chassidus.