These radical upheavals, these tumultuous changes, which have a direct impact on the majority of the world’s population, are taking place in silence and tranquility, something that has no precedent in the entire history of mankind!
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So too, now, through proper hiskashrus to the Rebbe, it is possible for it to be Shabbos for every single person – any day, any moment. The Rebbe comes, makes Kiddush, discharging others of their obligation. That is to say that he extends influence upon them as if they had made their own Kiddush, but in a more profound way – making Kiddush with the Rebbe’s kavana, and thus, his holiness.
…Substantially different however is the bond of the Jewish people with the land of Israel, beginning with the Revelation at Sinai, and before, when G-d, the G-d of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, gave the land to the Jewish People. Even gentiles know this, and that the dream which Jacob had was the factual truth, and that the entire world is an instrument to make this dream a reality!
For the unsophisticated and unlettered amongst us, the cynics come along and mock our sincere faith in the imminent coming of Moshiach. The Philistine cynicism and scorn has no substance and it can invade. (The word Philistine actually means “invaders”—the minds and heart of those who are not able to respond logically to their taunts.) To counter these efforts, we need a healthy dose of holy chutzpah.
When he lived in Kutais, his home was wide open and all the bachurim knew that his home was a refuge. Although by nature he was extra cautious, he did not hesitate to put himself and his family in danger in order to help out the T’mimim. * After leaving the Soviet Union and settling in France, he would make trips to Switzerland where he “sowed ruchnius and reaped gashmius” for the yeshiva in Brunoy. * The life of R’ Alexander Sender Menkin a”h.
Mr. Benny Sheetrit is a very warm and kindhearted individual, known as the local greengrocer for the Chabad community of Tzfas. When he was suffering from considerable pain and immobility in both of his legs, he arranged to have an operation at a prominent medical center. However, an answer from the Rebbe changed all his plans in an instant. Benny, who is not a Chabad Chassid, followed the Rebbe’s instructions, and the surprising results came shortly thereafter…
There will be no needy people in the times of Moshiach as is prophesized, “There will be no poor among you.” If so, how will the Mitzva of Tz’daka and G’millus Chassadim, which is one of the three pillars on which the world rests (Avos 1:2), be done in the times of Moshiach?
From a child who grew up feeling a lack of self worth, whose life was run by the dictates of others, Ronen Gridish turned his life around. He started “Chasidrama,” a drama program for kids who find it hard to express their emotions. He knows how they feel and he knows how to help them.