It is possible that a minor action done by a little child should be the final “blow of the hammer” that will bring about the redemption! * At first glance though, how could we be hopeful that another small addition in Torah and Mitzvos will change anything? The Jewish people have been awaiting the coming of Moshiach for thousands of years, and throughout all the generations they have already done a huge quantity of Torah and Mitzvos!
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One Chassid wrote to me that from the time of the histalkus he has been extremely broken, and at times, when he is alone, he breaks down in tears… * What has been accomplished through his tears? Is this the Rebbe’s objective? Did he ask him to cry? * And in the meanwhile, the Rebbe’s shlichus has been neglected!
It is ten years since the passing of the Chassid, R’ Zalman Levin a”h of Kfar Chabad. He walked among us but he belonged to the generation of giants, Chassidim who lived lives of mesirus nefesh. In a series of meetings with him, he recounted the story of his childhood in a Chassidishe home in the Soviet Union where children learned Torah and where kosher meat was secretly slaughtered. * Part 2 of 3.
Why was Amalek singled out from all nations that fought with the Jews to be eradicated? * We will remember Amalek as an encouragement for our learning as a reminder from history as to what happens if Jews do not toil in Torah.
The tremendous pain associated with the deadly missile attack on Nachlat Har Chabad is twofold. There is the great pain over the tragic loss of life (may G-d avenge their blood), and there is equal pain over the fact that all this could have been prevented if they would have heeded the warnings of the leader of the generation.
Although Jacob certainly preferred to work things out with his brother, as he eventually did by way of his elaborate gift, Jacob had to be fully prepared at the outset to fight. If Esau would have detected Jacob’s reticence and vulnerability in the face of war, he would have taken advantage of it and attacked him.
The light of day (of the Geula) has already begun to shine and the darkness is powerful and it has become very dark. We don’t need to wait for the light of day, because when the day will shine brightly everyone will know that day has arrived, something even a blind man can see!
In the enemy’s lair, under the noses of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, on the street in Arizona, closure in Sri Lanka – a compilation of stories about printing the Tanya all over the world, following the Rebbe’s instruction to print the Tanya wherever Jews are to be found. * Presented for Yud-Tes Kislev.
The mashpia, R’ Yair Calev, known for his lectures on Tanya, speaks with Beis Moshiach about the personal significance of Tanya for each one of us. * He explains how the learning becomes alive within us, so that our avodas Hashem becomes a workshop for life and a Torah of life, that bestows meaning and clarity on every moment of our lives. * He shows how Tanya teaches us about relationships, giving us a new perspective. * Special Yud-Tes Kislev interview, part 1 of 2.
Mrs. Mira Ruth Scharf and her husband ran a Chabad House in New Delhi, an exceedingly difficult shlichus, while being a devoted wife and mother to her three children. * The shlichus will continue!