Incredibly, when he returned from there, his father, the Rebbe nishmaso Eden, asked him whether the cell was spacious enough to contain three people. His query proves that their visit was in the form of physical bodies…
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The upcoming visit of the President of the United States to Eretz Yisroel poses a real problem for the future security of the Jewish homeland. Diplomatic sources estimate that he will now try to use the carrot approach, having failed with the stick. He will give the prime minister a warm embrace, a sly smile, and then demand that he return to the negotiating table.
The first thing to consider is whether or not the world is even worth conquering. I mean, take a look around. This place is totally chaotic. People spend most of their time eating each other alive, and the rest of the time ignoring one another.
R’ Levi Yitzchok washed his hands, said the “asher yotzar” bracha, and when he finished with the words, “Healer of all flesh who does wonders,” he repeated these words and the girl was healed. * A compilation of Chassidishe stories on the topic of the power of tzaddikim.
R’ Eliyahu a”h constantly emphasized the importance of work. He himself went to the slaughterhouse every day early in the morning. By 8:00 he was already on his way to the next slaughterhouse and he worked even in his 87th year. When he was already suffering from Parkinson’s he still went abroad as a mashgiach.
It is precisely in that “location” where the Jew finds himself in the lowest of places, at the very nadir of his or her life, that G-d says: “this is precisely the place in which I would like to dwell!”
What is a “Chassidic Shabbos” and why isn’t it enough just to “observe the Shabbos”? To answer this and other questions, we turned to Rabbi Asher Gershovitz, rosh mesivta and mashpia of Yeshivas Chassidei Chabad in Tzfas. In the midst of a regular weekday, we ascended into the atmosphere of Shabbos. “Come, let us go to welcome the Shabbos.”
As the religious parties are currently jockeying for position it is important to remember that critical battle, if only to close ranks for the sake of the Jewish character of Eretz Yisroel.