Entries in #855 (10)
Is it possible for there to be a greater and loftier revelation of Eliyahu HaNavi than in the room where the Rebbe conducted s’darim for Pesach throughout the period of a decade?!
So here are the facts: Replace the word Manhattan with Beersheva, Sderot, and Otef Aza – an area inhabited by hundreds of thousands of people. Replace New Jersey with Gaza – a region located just a few miles from Israel proper. So when these are the facts, why does everything seem so reasonable?
When Dr. Ofer Steier was in school, he was labeled as a child who was unfit for an academic program. * When he became a baal t’shuva, his father said, “Be anything, just not a Chabadnik.” * Today, Dr. Steier is a veterinarian. Between operations and inoculating cows he is mekarev Yidden to Torah, Chassidus and to the imminent arrival of Moshiach.
In the times of Moshiach, we will all be rich and have all we need. How will we be able to do the Mitzva of Tz’daka? In the times of Moshiach, the moon will have the same strength as the sun – and will not be getting bigger and smaller – how will we do Kiddush HaChodesh? Take for example the relationship between spouses… * Rabbi Gershon Avtzon, Rosh Yeshivas Lubavitch of Cincinnati, begins a new series discussing whether and how are we going to perform Mitzvos in the times of Moshiach.
Much has been written about the tremendous work of Chabad during the war in the north. This time, we wanted to hear about the war from the perspective of two Lubavitcher soldiers. * R’ Yankele Gloiberman of Shikun Chabad in Lud served as an officer in a paratrooper unit known as the 96th Division and was one of the first to arrive at the airport in Beirut. * R’ Eliyahu Turgeman is a founder of Chabad mosdos in Netanya, who had yechidus a few months before he went to the Lebanon front. * Thirty years since the war in Lebanon.
Moses is the very engine of the future Redemption just as he was the engine of the first Exodus from Egypt. And as it turned out, Moses was also the catalyst for the deliverance of the Jews from Haman’s decree because it was scheduled for the month of Adar, the month in which the energies of Redemption were introduced into the world by virtue of it being the month in which he was born.
In advance of the Kinus HaShluchim, we spoke to Rabbi Zalman Abelsky, a Chassid who went on a dangerous shlichus during the days of the Rebbe Rayatz. His shlichus today is as chief rabbi of Moldavia. We asked him questions about the avodas ha’shlichus at this time, in light of the Rebbe’s sicha to the shluchim in 5752: What did the Rebbe innovate in that address? Why weren’t he and his fellow shluchim surprised by the new horaa? Isn’t it better to talk about t’fillin and mezuzos to the unaffiliated, rather than Geula and who Moshiach is? How do you explain the topic of Geula in a rational way to students? What advice does he have for shluchim younger than he, who are afraid to publicize the topic of Geula and the Goel?