The soul lives on eternally, and it maintains its connection with family members, in particular those who are especially dear. The soul suffers in their pain and rejoices in their joy.
Entries in #880 (8)
It is important to recognize that the degree to which music can assist us in liberating ourselves from dark places and especially the extent of music’s ability to energize our soul to reach higher levels depends on the nature of the music itself. The more spiritual the music is—composed by holy people or sung by people in their pursuit of spiritual goals—the more effective the music is.
He was the spirit of life amongst Askanei Chabad in the United States. He was one of the founders of Agudas HaT’mimim, one of the directors of Agudas Chassidei Chabad, the teacher and guide of the Achei and Achos HaT’mimim, and the one who served as the contact man between Anash in the United States and the Rebbe Rayatz, the secretaries and the yeshivos in Europe. He founded and ran the Beis Rivka organization and was mashpia in 770. * This is how Rabbi Yisroel Jacobson is described in Toldos Chabad B’Artzos HaBris. * A bit about his life to mark the day of his passing on 17 Sivan 5735/1975.
Thoughts, memories, and miracle stories about the Rebbe, as told by R’ Shneur Zalman Gurary a”h who received special kiruvim from the Previous Rebbe and the Rebbe, and was appointed by the Rebbe to the hanhala of Agudas Chassidei Chabad HaOlamis.
It is 46 years since the Six Day War, a miraculous war the Jewish people won against all odds and expectations. * They regained the holy places in Yehuda, Shomron, and the Old City of Yerushalayim. * On the eve of the war, the Rebbe’s voice was heard as the only one urging people not to be afraid and to remain in Eretz Yisroel.
In cults they tell you that you’re a nobody. You just do what we want you to do. That’s Torah? Torah wants you to use your mind. Battul to G-d doesn’t mean being a nobody; it means you become part of the Eibeshter – and that’s not too bad. You’re not such a nobody anymore…
It’s not only in exotic locales that there are heroines on shlichus who need to make five hour trips, each way, in order to get bread. Even in the Land of Opportunity and Plenty, this is necessary if you keep kosher and are hosting people in your Chabad House. * Shlichus in Ocean City, Maryland.
We recently lost a special Chassid, R’ Itche Springer a”h, who was known to everyone but whom no one really knew. * His daily schedule reflected the sichos and horaos of the Rebbe. For years, he fought the Rebbe’s wars and worked hard to spread the Besuras HaGeula and the identity of the Goel. * He was one of the Rebbe’s soldiers, a true mekushar. He had a youthful spirit like a Tamim in Tomchei T’mimim till his final day.