Over the course of time, the Rebbe reconnects “the rope of his soul,” rejoining even the individual strands that had been severed. How much more so does the Rebbe have an impact on those who reflect the positive aspect of “amo” (as above Section 5), helping them attain a state whereby the ruach shtus is unable to cover over the truth, etc.
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Stories of a little boy in communist Russia. * About learning Tanya with mesirus nefesh and how learning Chassidus saved many from sin. * Rabbi Moshe Nisselevitch a”h, former director of Chamah who passed away two years ago, shared hair-raising stories at a Chassidishe farbrengen. * Presented for Chaf-Dalet Teives, the yom histalkus of the Alter Rebbe-the Baal HaTanya.
according to the teachings of Kabbala and Chassidus, Galus possesses a hidden dimension of G-dly energy that we cannot access until the time of Geula-Redemption. And precisely because these inaccessible energies are so powerful and elusive, they manifest themselves in negative ways. Redemption is, therefore, not a repudiation of exile but rather the actualization of its latent powers; we will then be able to internalize and wield these powerful energies in a totally positive fashion.
The stories of five veteran shluchim from five countries, France, Argentina, Italy, the US, and Scotland, who describe starting out on shlichus. * Each of them was asked: Is there a difference between promoting Judaism and promoting the Besuras HaGeula?
The kind of storm that hit Yerushalayim, the Galil, the Golan, Yehuda and Shomron was something that even elderly people in Tzfas could not recall. * Snow piled up, bone-chilling cold, and above all else the loss of power, water, and phone service. * Shluchim of the Rebbe and Chabad Chassidim in Yerushalayim, Tzfas, Ariel and Miron told Beis Moshiach what it was like and about the mivtzaim they did under difficult and unusual circumstances.
Why was the Alter Rebbe so opposed to Napoleon? At the core of the French Revolution lay a disregard for higher authority, a disregard which can spur undue self-concern. Such an attitude in turn leads to the pursuit of material pleasure and decadence.
The Alter Rebbe sighed. “Ribbono shel olam, these two incidents took place so close to one another. If You had only sent Yechezkel the Strong to help Pinye get his wagon out of the mud and sent the rich man to help Moshe and his wife, everyone would have benefited. But You didn’t do that … We cannot understand Your ways. ‘You know the secrets of the world.’ Only You know why the world runs the way it does.”
Unit 101 was made up of courageous elite fighters. They would go out on retaliatory missions in response to any terror attacks against Jews, bringing the war to the doorstep of our enemies. When one of these fighters, Yitzchak Jibli, of blessed memory, was taken hostage during military activities, his friends went out on their own operation and captured forty terrorists, holding them until Jibli’s release. Today, only the other side is displaying this kind of grit and determination, while retaliatory measures are no longer part of the IDF’s lexicon.