If, G-d forbid, it comes out as the opposite of a blessing, the person is plagued with doubts. But this potential outcome is forewarned by the statement, “Behold, I give…a blessing and a curse.” * With the power of hiskashrus to the Rebbe, one comes to recognize that everything that comes from Above is actually entirely good. Then, even the curses are transformed into blessings.
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In the days preceding both the Six Day War and the Yom Kippur War, the Rebbe expressed complete confidence that we would emerge victorious. Yet, he also demanded security measures of the highest order. The things that the Rebbe said then apply today with equal force. It is forbidden to sit quietly with our hands folded. Now is the time to go out with greater motivation on the various mitzvah campaign activities.
All the money or other earthly possessions—and even intellectual, cultural and even spiritual possessions—do not really make you rich. Only the things that we share with others—money, knowledge, warmth etc.—are indicators of our wealth. It represents Divine wealth that has enduring value.
R’ Ami Baram became a baal t’shuva while his wife did not. At first, he tried looking out for himself and formed a circle of couples in a similar situation. Then, he turned this into a successful organization. * “Hiskashrus” has arranged seminars for hundreds of mekuravim. In an interview with Beis Moshiach, R’ Ami Baram talks about couples and their problems, about difficulties and successes, and he has a message for shluchim about their role in guiding couples of varying religious commitments.
The day a child moves from elementary school to high school is one of the most challenging. It’s a major transition from childhood to the demanding life of “bachur-hood.” It’s at this point that many parents make fateful mistakes. * How can a parent be sure that his child is registered in the yeshiva that is right for him? * Do parents know what is best for their child? * Are tutors an effective solution? * With the new school year around the corner, Beis Moshiach spoke with four mashpiim and mechanchim.