The lesson from this applies to one who encounters a Jew and sees in him something lowly and unbecoming, G-d forbid, seeing him as an outcast, not worthy to be among the encampment of the Jewish people, G-d forbid. In that situation, the Torah states that prior to rendering this ruling upon another Jew, even a great sage must first make a proper self-assessment of where is he holding in kindness and love of a fellow Jew.
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He was moved to receive this token of their appreciation along with a bottle of water from the mikva the Rebbe had immersed in, in addition to a challa cover which incorporated a piece of the towel that the Rebbe used.
The answer lies in the deeper meaning of the word Metzora. It is said to be a contraction of two words: Motzi Ra, usually translated as “one who finds evil.” The conventional understanding is that the Metzora’s affliction is caused by his penchant to find evil in others. One may, however, suggest an alternate translation: “one who wishes to eradicate the evil” from oneself…
In most of his sichos, the Rebbe Melech HaMoshiach emphasized the power of each individual. However, in the sicha from the 28th of Nissan 5751, designated by the Rebbe as “the well-known sicha,” it seems that the Rebbe placed a greater prominence upon understanding the unique strength possessed by each one of us individually, even when we are considered a part of the Jewish People as a whole.
For over fifty years, Tuvia Friedman a”h pursued Nazi war criminals in order to bring them to justice. At a certain point, he wondered whether to continue this work. A yechidus with the Rebbe convinced him to keep at it. * About the angel from heaven who protected him numerous times during the Holocaust, about his life’s work, and his connection with the Rebbe.
Our daily routine began by immersing in the biggest mikva in the world – the Pacific Ocean. Then we learned a Maamer Chassidus, davened Shacharis, ate something and set out in the search for Jewish families…
57 years have passed since that tragic night, Rosh Chodesh Iyar, when terrorists murdered five students and a teacher in the vocational school in Kfar Chabad. * Beis Moshiach brought two survivors of the attack to the spot and reviewed what happened – from the moment the lights went out, the shots and the screams, and the sad news from the hospital, as well as the Rebbe’s response.