“Our Rabbis learned… that the Divine Presence resides with the Jewish people, as it were, amidst the suffering of their exile. But He has inscribed redemption for Himself when they are to be redeemed, for He will return with them.”
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The deceased replied to Rav Nachman: I am Achai bar Yoshiya. Rav Nachman asked: How is it that your body has not decomposed? Indeed, Rav Mari has said: Even the bodies of tzaddikim are destined to become dust in the grave. * Source materials compiled by Rabbi Shloma Majeski.
Commemorative fasts will be nullified in the Messianic era and, indeed ultimately, they will be transformed into holidays and days of rejoicing and celebration… Yom Kippur however… is not connected with the destruction of the Beis HaMikdash, but rather with connecting to Hashem through T’shuva…
Although Tishrei is the time when the King returns from the field to the city and enters His palace, accompanied by all those who went out to greet him in the field, there are some who remain in the field to gather up the stragglers and connect them with the King. At a time when every Chassid yearns to be with the Rebbe, the Shluchim make the supreme sacrifice to remain in their place of Shlichus, in order to prepare the world for the ultimate coronation and celebration
R’ Zev Crombie, who went with his wife to Sri Lanka in order to help their son and daughter-in-law who are on shlichus in this Moslem country, wrote a diary of his impressions
As thousands of children are returning to school and yeshiva bachurim are sitting down to their Gemaras with their compact print and small letters, what should be done with those who find it hard to learn Gemara? * How can you train a child to understand deep concepts? * How can we take the ox and the donkey and make them relevant to today’s kids?
Each time he looked at me with his holy eyes, I was seized by trembling and I lowered my gaze. I tried to prove to myself that this was no dream but I was really standing near the Rebbe. How did I deserve this?
The Yomim Nora’im, as well as the days of joy that follow, Sukkos and Simchas Torah, are particularly propitious for rising above one’s personal matters and going to the Rebbe. Each of us must see to it that others go to the Rebbe too. Whoever is able to go, must go; no excuses
A compilation from the Rebbe’s teachings about the benefit of staying in yeshiva and properly using the time of Elul and Tishrei
Even now, as darkness has been covering the world for so many years, when I came and saw that the enthusiasm for the Rebbe was far greater than what I had previously experienced, my spirit was uplifted. The holiness has remained undiminished
Menachem Mendel Arad joined Ascent’s Slichos Tour together with a group of commanders and officers from the IDF. * They started out at Ascent and ended with a moving recitation of Slichos in the Sephardic Ari shul. They heard about the significance of forgiveness, about renewal, and about the ability to return to “my inner self,” along with the power that each one of us has to transform our world to a world of Geula. * Ah! The tour is about to begin, won’t you join us…
A fascinating account by journalist Menachem Barash a”h about a special operation waged by Chabad Chassidim among IDF soldiers on the front lines during the Yom Kippur War. * Presented to mark forty years since the Yom Kippur War.
We brought up the idea of going to Russia in order to print the Tanya but the Rebbe ignored our questions. * One time, when we brought Tanyas to the Rebbe and it seemed like a good time, R’ Leibel Zajac asked once again about going to Russia. * The Rebbe negated this out of hand * Part 1