R’ Shlomo Raskin reminisces about Tishrei with the Rebbe.
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For many years, R’ Levi Bistritzky a”h, rav in Tzfas, would present the Rebbe with lulavim and hadasim. Every year, a few days before Sukkos, the Rebbe would pick from the dozens of lulavim and hadasim that he brought. * How did the Rebbe pick a lulav? Where did the hadasim come from? What kind of esrog did the Rebbe use? * From a recorded shiur by R’ Bistritzky.
When the Rebbe promises that there will be more children, he doesn’t mean just one. Within that year, my wife became pregnant yet again, and it was quite thrilling to experience how each birth took place during the month of Tishrei. We now clearly understood the meaning of my amazing dream: The Rebbe promised children, he knew that they would come during Tishrei, and he made sure to add that I shouldn’t forego my trip to Beis Chayeinu.
In the Messianic Age, Moshiach will experience the unprecedented opening of all dimensions of his soul. Moshiach’s personality is a Simchas Torah personality throughout the year. And Moshiach’s soul will radiate new light and depth to the teachings of the Torah. Moshiach, though, will not keep this Simchas Torah mindset for himself. He will share it with all of us.
He was the rosh yeshiva of Tomchei T’mimim in 770, the chozer of the Rebbe Rayatz, the “Sar HaMashkim” at the Rebbe’s farbrengens, in charge of baking the Rebbe’s matzos, leader of the group of shluchim to Eretz Yisroel and “father” of the T’mimim.
A glimpse into the life of a shlucha who arrived at her shlichus on the very day that the shluchim in Bombay were murdered. * Even in the faraway Philippine Islands, the Rebbe is chai v’kayam.
In a sicha of Motzaei the first days of Sukkos the Rebbe spoke about the need for simcha bursting bounds and how even the streets needed to become a “private domain.” Right after this sicha, we four Frenchies, led by R’ Zushe, went out and followed him down Kingston Avenue without knowing what would happen next. When we reached the corner of Montgomery, he found a large garbage can and dragged it into the middle of the street. We put him up there and began to dance around him as he urged us on with his waving hands. That was the beginning.
Uri Revach started his celebrated journalist career twenty years ago. He didn’t dream that his life would change drastically and he would become a shliach in the Israeli broadcasting world. * Today, he lives the life of a Chassid along with his wife and five children, and he brings the Rebbe’s message to hundreds of thousands of Israelis via the television screen.
The villager had no idea what was going on. Suddenly, all eyes were upon him. The tzaddik had placed him at the head of the table and he wondered why he was being so honored. What made him better than his fellow paupers?