In each generation, the soul of Moshe is manifest within … the nasi ha’dor, the leader of the generation. Indeed, “there is no generation within which there is not someone like Moshe.” There must be a “Moshe” in each generation within which the soul of Moshe is manifest, enclothed.
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For nineteen years, the Rebbe kept in his room the pages of the Machzor that Rabbi Moshe Greenberg a”h wrote when he was in a Siberian labor camp. * A Chassid who lived a life of mesirus nefesh along with bittul and hiskashrus to the Rebbe.
Influential members of the Jewish community in Charlotte, North Carolina, demanded a complete overhaul in the administration of the city’s Chabad School. The Rebbe’s shliach, Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Groner, was worried that one of his most important projects was about to collapse. However, in the middle of the night, two letters arrived by fax sent by persons unknown…
“You are holding on to both heads [ends] of the rope.” The rope is a metaphor for a connection. Moses wanted both connections: the connection he had to his people that engendered their atonement and survival, and the connection to the Land of Israel, because of its optimal level of Mitzvah observance, which is our rope and lifeline to G-d. G-d informed him, you can only have one end of the rope at the present moment.
After the war, R’ Uri Nosson Nota Barkahan a”h returned to Riga and, with a few other survivors, began reestablishing the Chabad community. * About his secret trip to Georgia on shlichus for the Rebbe, about smuggling Chassidic manuscripts out of the Soviet Union, and about his return to Riga after more than twenty years. * Ten years ago, R’ Barkahan was interviewed by Beis Moshiach about his memories of the Chabad community in Riga. * Part 2 of 2
Yeshivas Tomchei T’mimim Lubavitch – Queens, is a mesivta which after two years of being opened, went from a minyan of bachurim to sixty talmidim. * Rabbi Menachem Mendel Scharf, the Menahel Ruchni of the yeshiva, addresses the educational issues and challenges of our generation as well as gives the inside story of the founding of the Yeshiva.
Many people ask: The Tanna is telling us that we will eventually have to stand judgment in front of Hashem. The ultimate judgment will be in the times of Moshiach. If so, why should I want Moshiach?
We visited distant Chelyabinsk, which is located southeast of the Ural Mountains, and met the shliach, Rabbi Meir Kirsch. He told us of the revival of Jewish life there under difficult conditions.