The Rebbe himself accompanies his shluchim, “not just ‘a shtikl Rebbe – part of the Rebbe.’ Indeed, the Rebbe, in his entirety, goes with each of the shluchim.” The degree of caution with which one must, therefore, employ in his behavior is astounding: “They must know that when the Rebbe goes with them, he personally oversees every single movement they make, and he inspects their work in fulfilling the shlichus. Thus, it is imperative to fulfill the shlichus inscrutably.”
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Have you ever met a child who cannot love? … Instead of working to assert our spirits over this strife, to assert our humanity, we develop this thick skin that blocks out the pain but, consequently, blocks in the soul. And the result is, I cannot love.
A Jew is entrusted with a mission – a soul descends into a physical body to create for Almighty G-d a dwelling place in this lower realm. But they use their G-d-given minds to cheat themselves and those around them by announcing that Hebron belongs to others, making announcements as if Hebron is some sort of liberated territory.
I had a friend who went through a great spiritual yerida (descent). I dragged him with me to the library where he saw a video of the Rebbe singing “Tzama Lecha Nafshi” and he began to sob. This was a bachur who cynically mocked everything sacred, but when he saw the Rebbe, he saw the truth and it moved him.
Why did the Rebbe Rayatz send a shliach to his mother under the German bombs? What aroused the Mitteler Rebbe from his faint after the passing of his father? Why did the Rebbe Rashab apologize to his mother? About whom did the Rebbe Maharash say “It’s a great pity on him?” * A compilation of stories about our Rebbeim’s respect for parents, from the book “Kibbud Av V’Eim,” presented for “Honor your father and mother” in this week’s parsha.
Moshiach is one whose entire being is permeated with Torah. His inside is just like his outside. As such he will usher in the age that will be deluged with the knowledge of G-d. No part of the human being will be left outside of the water. This knowledge will totally permeate our entire being. This coincides with the letter Mem of the word Emes.
Rabbi Avrohom Dov Hecht a”h was a Chassid and mekushar to the Rebbe. * Upon being appointed rabbi of the Syrian community, as rabbi of the Shaarei Tziyon synagogue in Flatbush, he led a k’hilla of 1000 Syrians. As president of the Igud HaRabbanim, Rabbinical Alliance of America, he carried out many missions for the Rebbe. He fought fearlessly for the Rebbe’s battles of Mihu Yehudi and Shleimus HaAretz.
In 5726, Yitzchak Nimtzovitz of Galei Tzahal, Israel’s Army Radio, attended a farbrengen that took place in Kfar Chabad. On his visit there, he interviewed two prominent Chabad activists. During the interview, the Chassidim described the Rebbe and the Chabad-Lubavitch Movement in their own inimitable style. Mr. Nimtzovitz broadcast their fascinating description in a special Galei Tzahal program dedicated to outstanding Jewish personalities.
The Maggid concluded and said to the wealthy man: One who has a spark is moved and cries, and one who does not have a spark does not cry. It seems you don’t have a spark, and therefore my fanning it doesn’t affect you. * Stories and sayings from R’ Chaim Shaul Brook a”h as recorded by his close talmid, R’ Chaim Ashkenazi a”h.
R’ Amram Malka had the opportunity to help out in the Rebbe’s home and the home of Rebbetzin Nechama Dina, wife of the Rebbe Rayatz. The two Rebbetzins were mekarev him and he had a special relationship with them and the Rebbe. * R’ Amram Malka reminisces.