At that point, Rabbi Yechiel began to laugh from within the coffin. All those gathered saw him do so. * From this story we learn that in these cases, the tzaddik maintains or assumes a physical presence in the world.
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In a most insightful interview with Beis Moshiach, former MK Professor Aryeh Eldad speaks about the Bayit Yehudi Party: “They are taking risks with our future”, and the prime minister: “He is advancing a dangerous proposal that will leave us with less than the 1967 borders.”
There are times when the king comes out to the fields outside the city. At such times, anyone can approach him; the king receives them all with a smiling face and a radiant countenance. The peasant behind his plow has access to the king in a manner unavailable to the highest ranking minister in the royal court when the king is in the palace.
The world is changing. New technologies are plummeting us to lower depths of disconnectedness or propelling us greater heights of interactivity, depending who you ask. Power is shifting in the stage for global military and economic superiority. New paradigms are being created in virtually every field of inquiry before we even have time to adjust to the old ones.
The Talmud also states that G-d uprooted Mount Sinai and placed it over their heads and threatened to crush them (“stone” them) with the mountain unless they accepted the Torah! How can we reconcile these two diametrically opposite characterizations of the Jewish people’s acceptance of the Torah? Did they accept it willingly or did G-d have to threaten them with stoning?
Doron, and his wife Ayelet, Oren run what they call “Yerushalayim shel Maala – A Center for Tourists with Spirit and Neshama,” through which they teach Judaism and Chassidus to thousands of tourists a year. * Join me as we take part in a tour!
You may have read and seen pictures of the makeover of the Vaspi home. The Vaspis, who underwent major tragedies, are unusually hospitable and giving people. The “Extreme Makeover Yisroel” program chose to renovate this Lubavitcher family’s home. * Beis Moshiach spoke with R’ Einav Vaspi and got a behind the scenes look at the work his family does and what it was like to be the stars of this TV program.
A selection from the Rebbe Rashab’s Hemshech Ayin-Beis (pg. 146-148), dealing with t’shuva at the levels of Nefesh, Ruach, and Neshama. * Presented in the Month of Elul, when we make a soul-assessment of our service of G-d throughout the year.
The prime minister is determined to carve out a place for himself in the annals of history as the one who established the permanent borders of the Jewish state. This will then mark the stage of “turnabout is fair play.” The ultra-Orthodox MKs will become those pursued by their colleagues from the Bayit Yehudi Party, who will beg them to cooperate in all Knesset votes against the Netanyahu government.