Why are you “casting away” my father-in-law, the Rebbe to “Siberia,” to “Solovki” – to Gan Eden?! We need him (and he may well need us) here!
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While the headlines continue to follow the tension in Yehuda and Shomron as things heat up throughout the region, the settlement leaders are preparing for any possible scenario, including an escalation of violence, requiring an appropriate response. Naturally, they hope that all these incidents will stop and pray for a cessation of hostilities. In the meantime, however, extremist left-wing activists encourage local conflicts, inciting the Arabs and creating an atmosphere of complete anarchy. In an interview with Beis Moshiach, journalist Avraham Binyamin, spokesman for the Yitzhar settlement, speaks about this raging battle alongside the equally ruthless onslaught by the government-sponsored media.
“The state of my friend’s health was starting to get worse, and all of us on the school staff recommended that she should be hospitalized. For my part, I decided to go to the farbrengen and ask all those participating to bless her and to request a bracha from the Rebbe through Igros Kodesh, in the merit of the Rebbetzin Chaya Mushka, for a complete recovery.” Presented for Yud-Alef Nissan.
For Aaron, it would have been extremely difficult for him to limit his open and loving personality. By his very nature, Aaron would have been drawn to the “right” – toward chesed – at the expense of the intense demands of g’vura required in the initiation rites for the Mishkan. Conversely, Aaron’s sons, by virtue of the very opposite trait of g’vura, would have been hard-pressed to limit their spiritual energy in any way…
R’ Yisroel Levin of Nevel, known as Reb Yisroel Neveler, embodied a rare combination of traits. He was a lamdan in Nigleh as well as a maskil in Chassidus. He was also an oved who spent a long time on his davening. * He was a truly effective melamed whom persecution, interrogations and imprisonment could not deter from starting a secret yeshiva in every town he went to. * People felt his love for them, even when he gave them a tongue-lashing. * His life’s story was written up in the t’shura for the Melamed-Barber wedding.
We can’t sit around for even one second! We must work to attain the goal: hastening the hisgalus of the Rebbe Melech HaMoshiach. * Written twelve years ago by Rabbi Yitzchok Gansbourg a”h who devised many projects to hasten the Geula.
With the advance on technology, we now have cars and trains. Will we be permitted to go to the Beis HaMikdash with cars or is it specifically important that we go by foot? The famous Posek, Rabbi Moshe Feinstein writes that it is permitted to travel by other transportation.
It is 32 years since the original “Seifer Torah shel Yaldei Yisroel” was written, a unique mivtza, never done before. * The first letter was written on 11 Nissan when the Rebbe entered his 80th year. * The Rebbe attributed enormous importance to every Jewish child being registered for a letter. When children were in critical condition, the Rebbe would ask whether they have a letter in the Seifer Torah. * 5 Sifrei Torah! Over one-and-a-half million children!
200,000 listeners to the religious Kol B’Rama radio station hear R’ Ami Maimon every day, during the afternoon peak listening hours. He passes the time with Torah quizzes, parsha material and Chassidic songs. From Ami’s perspective, the radio program is a tool for hafatzas ha’maayanos and a way to publicize the Rebbe’s messages.
In issue 872 there was an article about the Kublanov family and their suffering in the Soviet Union. R’ Krepel Kublanov passed away shortly before Pesach one year ago. He was one of the old-time Chassidim in B’nei Brak who suffered for years in labor camps in Russia. * A number of years ago, he told me his life’s story. The following is about Pesach behind the Iron Curtain.