The message here is that the name Tzemach Tzedek expresses the faith of chassidim, the perfect faith of every chassid, that their Rebbe – for example, the leader of this generation [“Tzemach is Moshiach…for ‘Tzemach’ is numerically equivalent to ‘Menachem’”] – is in fact Moshiach, and if we had merited, the matter would have been fulfilled and manifest outwardly; Moshiach would be visible to the human eye.
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R’ Shabsi Kutaiser fulfilled the dictum of Chazal to exile oneself to a place of Torah. In his youth, he went to Yeshivas Tomchei T’mimim in Lubavitch. From there he went to Rostov, Kutais, Poltava and Charkov. * After he married, he was the head shochet and mohel in Kutais, where he raised a fine Chassidishe family.
One Shabbos in 5751, pamphlets called “D’var Malchus” began to appear in shuls across Eretz Yisroel. They contained sichos of the Rebbe. At first, some people opposed the title “D’var Malchus,” but the Rebbe’s unusual reaction to the kuntres proved that he was pleased. * In recent years, hundreds of D’var Malchus classes have been started in Eretz Yisroel and around the world. * Presented for Rosh HaShana, the time for Kabbalas HaMalchus.
Every year, before the Yomim Nora’im, they pack their bags and leave their neighborhood shul. They are baalei t’filla who give honor to Hashem with their voices. * We spoke with three Lubavitcher chazanim-baalei t’filla to hear about the world of t’filla and chazanus, about how they prepare for the role of shliach tzibbur, how they feel when they stand up there with their backs to us, and how they feel about leaving Crown Heights as thousands pour into the community.
He asked permission to take a picture of the military vehicle next to the mobile sukka. R’ Nachshon agreed as long as the man was willing to have his picture taken with the Dalet Minim…
The trip to New York was long and hard and lasted a week. We were very excited, and on the way we told stories about Chassidim traveling to the Rebbe and learned maamarim about the special quality of Tishrei.
A trolley was approaching and his heart froze. Just a few inches separated the shofar from the wheels. Miraculously, it did not run over the shofar. “At that moment, I realized the shofar was not supposed to be in my possession,” said R’ Hillel, “which is why I rushed to bring it to you.”
While our conscious mind does not hear this voice, the part of the soul that is not cloaked within our body does indeed hear the voice emerging from Sinai and relays its subliminal message to the conscious mind. When this occurs we feel inspired, if only for a few seconds, and we harbor thoughts of T’shuva. So whenever we feel inspired, especially when the inspiration is spontaneous, it is a sign that our soul has just heard that Heavenly voice.
Since a Jew is actually a part of G-d above, it follows that the G-dly spark that we are seeking is not something new that we are looking for, rather it is something that has been lost. And just like any lost artifact, you have to look for it in the place where it was lost…
R’ Motti (Mordechai ben Rochel) Gal has a Chabad house and is a shliach of the Rebbe in Ramat Gan for nearly three decades. He was always unique in his approach and his way of thinking. He has always sought to break out of a limited, exile type of thinking. * In an interview with Beis Moshiach, between one chemotherapy treatment and the next, he recounted the story of his life and made a request of Lubavitcher Chassidim.