Yud Shvat of the 10th year (5710) marks the end of the era of my father in-law, the Rebbe, Nasi Doreinu’s service of G-d living in this world. The next day – the eleventh day of the eleventh month, and especially in the eleventh year (5711) – the continuation and innovation of a new era, the seventh generation, began.
Entries in #901 (7)
Beit Shemesh is often in the headlines. Beyond the battles and the demonstrations, there are extensive Chabad communal and outreach activities that are directed by the shliach R’ Eliezer Weiner with his staff of shluchim. * Six shluchim, seven Chabad shuls, and more than four hundred students in Chabad schools in a city located in a pastoral setting close to Yerushalayim.
The mysterious testament that shocked the family and removed the shroud of mystery from the family secret that had been kept hidden for seventy years. * Avrohom Rainitz reports on the shocking story which involved a Chassidishe family from Crown Heights and Nachalat Har Chabad, the wife of a senior member of the Russian army, and shluchim in Moscow. * The kidnapping: “Forget about your daughter; you’ll never see her again!” The search: Ads in the paper about the kidnapped baby. Silence: The story was a dark secret that was never even hinted at. The will: “Look for Nechama … find my little sister.” * Beis Moshiach reveals, for the first time, the stirring saga of the unknown fate of a baby born nearly seventy years ago to a Lubavitcher family. She had no idea that she was Jewish until a recent, moving encounter.
This is the first time that Rabbi Tovi Vahava tells this miraculous story that caused considerable excitement about six months ago, when he dozed off near the Shabbos table. Meanwhile, not far from his home, about four hundred young people were waiting for someone to come and give over a Torah class, but no one arrived. However, the Rebbe, the faithful shepherd, did not remain indifferent!
Actor Chaviv Mizrachi had no interest in the spiritual world. He was busy living life, teaching drama and involved with the theater and the arts. Then the birth of his oldest son, Dovid Maor, changed his life. A year after his birth, Chaviv and his wife were told that something wasn’t quite right with him. That got them started on a search that culminated with meeting someone who worked for a Chabad house in Kiryat Yovel and putting on t’fillin. From there, it didn’t take long until Chaviv was fully religious.
Leah and Rachel, Jacob’s two wives possessed different personalities, which they expressed in many divergent ways throughout their lives. The Rebbe describes the difference between Rachel and Leah in terms of the Tzaddik versus the Baal T’shuva.