The message conveyed here about the redemption is (not about the correction for the destruction of the Beis HaMikdash and exile per se, but) about the special quality and perfection of the redemption unto itself, the redemption in its purity. * From Chapter Six of Rabbi Shloma Majeski’s Likkutei Mekoros (Underlined text is the compiler’s emphasis.)
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As a child he was angry that he was born to the Jewish people. Today, he is a shliach of the Rebbe to Russian speaking Jews living on Staten Island, New York. * Meet R’ Eli Kogan, who has built a warm community for Russian immigrants.
For over thirty years R’ Yisroel Leibov served as director of Tzach (Tzeirei Agudas Chabad – Chabad Youth Organization). Nearly all hafatza activities that the Rebbe initiated in Eretz Yisroel went through him. * Twenty years after his passing, Beis Moshiach presents a look into the life of a man whose story is the story of Chabad activity in Eretz Yisroel. * Part 1
…the desert is the state of total self-abnegation, the Hebrew word for which is bittul. Bittul allows us to combine assertiveness and humility. We become totally receptive to the Divine teachings of the Torah when we are self-effacing. Once we receive G-d’s Torah in its purest state and are devoid of personal agendas, our assertiveness (which may appear to some as arrogance and an inflated ego) is actually an expression of G-d’s authority, not our own. The “desert” personality is simultaneously the most humble person and the most assertive and authoritative person because he is channeling G-d’s authority.
A stubborn Jewish mother, a fearful Chassid, a boy hiding under the train seat and an underground yeshiva. * Despite all the obstacles in his way, the child grew up to be one of the great men of our generation. * R’ Isaac Schwei a”h – 26 Iyar 5748.
There was an uplifted atmosphere in the dining room used by the students on K’vutza at 1414, the second night of Pesach. The bachurim sat together to farbreng and between niggunim some of them told miracle stories which they witnessed or which they experienced.
Rabbi Yerachmiel Tilles, co-founder of the internationally acclaimed Ascent Institute of Tzfas, went through his own intriguing journey in the world of sports and philosophy. Today, he sends people to the Arizal’s Mikveh, and the results are virtual spiritual revolutions. This is his amazing life story with accounts of his personal audiences with the Rebbe and a vivid description of his wide-ranging outreach activities. Part 2 of 2
“Shavuos is coming and we have to do something in honor of the Yom Tov. Aside from the Rebbe’s instruction that all Jewish children should go to shul to hear the Ten Commandments, which is a big project in itself, we have to brainstorm about what to do in honor of Shavuos…”