A selection from the Rebbe Rashab’s Hemshech Ayin-Beis (pg. 146-148), dealing with t’shuva at the levels of Nefesh, Ruach, and Neshama. * Presented in the Month of Elul, when we make a soul-assessment of our service of G-d throughout the year.
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The disguise is so great that we don’t at all perceive that it is a concealment, to the extent that it can result in, G-d forbid, “They esteem darkness as light…” * Likkutei Sichos Vol. 9, pg. 193-195.
The Rebbe said to Sharon: “It will be our greatest insanity if we were to retreat from the new borders. It will expose the lack of trust of the government of Israel; lack of faith in our own strength will only invite external pressure upon us. It is imperative to stop trying to find favor in the eyes of the gentile nations. This has never helped in the past; neither will it ever help for the future. The indecisiveness in Israel must stop.
King David’s response serves as a precedent for all of the apparent irreverent behavior, the “wild” gestures and gesticulations that accompany special holiday celebrations. It is not considered to be degrading and demeaning. Rather, it is our way of displaying our passion for G-d and His Holy days.
Two years ago, the Chassid, R’ Nesanel Dreifus, rav of a community and one of the Rebbe’s veteran shluchim in Netanya suddenly passed away at the age of 58 following a heart attack. * For over thirty years, he transformed the lives of thousands of Jews and drew them close to their Father in heaven and to Chassidus. * He was an outstanding doer of chesed. He felt people’s pain as though he was their father. * Remembering an unforgettable rav and shliach.
There are women who do mivtzaim, which is very important, but just as important is not to neglect the children. Mivtzaim can’t be done at the expense of the children; the children come first. * The story of a Polish-Chassidishe woman whose family became Lubavitch.
The linchpin of the Reshet when it was first founded was R’ Aharon Mordechai Zilberstrom a”h who passed away on 17 Tammuz at the age of 89. * He was one of the pioneers of Chabad chinuch in Eretz Yisroel, who worked with astonishing intensity on behalf of the Reshet. * In a letter dated Adar 5725, the Rebbe lists the names of a few dynamic askanim as examples of diligent and effective people who did not need constant encouragement. R’ Zilberstrom was one of them.
After five successive heart attacks had placed their mother’s life in jeopardy, her children turned to the Rebbe and asked for a bracha. The answer was not long in coming: Change your place and you change your luck for good and for a blessing. • A fascinating story that came to its final conclusion twenty years later.
Rabbi Menachem Mendel Nachshon, rosh yeshiva of the Chabad yeshiva in Natzrat Ilit, in an interview about chinuch. * How does yeshiva turn into home for the bachurim? * What is the role of parents when their son is in yeshiva? * What should be done with a bachur who is weak academically but is a yerei Shamayim? * Why are the staff members of yeshivas these days so young? * This, and more, in a discussion that is relevant to parents and bachurim everywhere.