Dovid HaMelech’s eternal state of life pertains to every single Jew who says, “Dovid Melech Yisroel chai v’kayam,” on a monthly basis, at the time of Kiddush Levana. * Through Dovid HaMelech, Dovid Malka Meshicha, one goes out of his own personal exile.
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For many years, R’ Yankel Getz taught and did research in the field of psychology. Then he became a mashgiach of kashrus. Today, he and his wife are the unofficial shluchim of Watertown, New York.
According to Jewish law, when must one pray? It is when one feels that he is lacking one of his needs (see Hilchos T’filla of the Rambam). When one feels so strongly about Moshiach that upon hearing it mentioned he feels the need to pray for Moshiach, then we know that he is truly anticipating Moshiach’s arrival.
The defense lawyers maintained that Chabad didn’t stand a chance. But Rabbi Nachshon, a devout and ardent follower of the Rebbe, tapped into his unwavering connection to the Rebbe and knew with certainty that the Rebbe would “turn things around.”
Housing and Construction Minister Uri Ariel stood on the podium for several minutes, unable to speak as his voice was choked with tears. After he managed to compose himself, he related his personal experiences, or better put, the horrible experiences of those tragic days… “How cruel can you be?” Ariel cried out as he recalled the incident.
During the week when the Netanyahu government approved the new legislation to draft the ultra-Orthodox into the army, we turned to the Deputy Speaker of the Knesset, Mr. Moshe Feiglin, chairman of the Likud Party’s Manhigut Yehudit (Jewish Leadership) faction, to hear about his proposals on the issue of compulsory military service, the concept of Jewish economics, his position on the rift between the Bayit Yehudi Party and the chareidi communities, and what the IDF should do to prevent the throwing of rocks at Jewish cars along the highways of Yehuda and Shomron.
To underscore the role of gratitude as an identifying sign of Moshiach, the Talmud (Sanhedrin 94a) relates that G-d initially wanted to proclaim King Chizkiyahu as Moshiach. When Chizkiyahu failed to sing praise at the miraculous downfall of the Assyrian King Sancheriv, G-d changed His mind.
When Sergei came out of the meeting he called over a few people and told them that they have to organize an “army” that he—Sergei—would lead personally, to bring about the appointment of Rabbi Levi Yitzchok as the Rav. * “Atzmus defies all description—negation of the finite and negation of the infinite.”
This fascinating story told by Rabbi Chanoch Henich Zilberstrom began with a simple telephone request to donate a dollar he had personally received from the Rebbe, Melech HaMoshiach. It eventually led to an incredible series of unexpected messages revealing to whom the dollar really belonged.
On Shabbos Parshas Mishpatim 5752, the Rebbe revealed that the one behind all the global upheavals was the Rebbe himself, in his role as Moshiach. He is preparing the world for the new era of “grinding swords into plowshares.” * An extraordinary story, that I heard from my brother-in-law R’ Leibel Groner, sheds new light on how we Chassidim need to look at what is going on in the world. * My friends and brothers, the Rebbe is behind the headlines and he wants us to understand them as such.
“We immediately went to the house and checked the mezuzos. The world uv’kumecha (when you get up) in the mezuza on my daughter’s room was faulty. Of course, we immediately changed mezuzos.” * Presented for 20 Av, the day that marks the passing of the Rebbe’s father, Rabbi Levi Yitzchok Schneersohn a”h.