Entries in #928 (13)
The internationally renowned sculptor, Chaim Yaakov (Jacques) Lipchitz, received an offer that he couldn’t refuse: taking part in a project establishing a “sculpture garden” at the Jerusalem Museum. In a series of three letters recently publicized for the first time, the Rebbe instructed him to reject the offer, explaining at length the reasons why the Torah forbids such a venture.
If you study Jewish and Chassidic history, you will see that nearly every stage of the hisgalus of the soul of Moshiach involved a p’sak din. * For Shavuos, we bring the story of one stage in the hisgalus of Moshiach: the marriage of Boaz to Rus the convert from whom Dovid Malka Meshicha came forth. * War over a p’sak.
All the rabbanim – morei tzedek, who were unable to leave their communities for Pesach and Sukkos because of the numerous questions that came up regarding these holidays, went to Lubavitch for Shavuos. * A compilation of sichos about the practice of Chabad rabbanim to go to Beis Chayeinu for Shavuos.
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 2
In Charson as well as in Batum, in Paris as in Melbourne, R’ Betzalel Wilschansky preserved the image that was forged in Yeshivas Tomchei T’mimim in Lubavitch. * He was one of the first T’mimim in Kutais, Georgia and later he went to Batum as the Rebbe Rayatz instructed him. * After leaving Russia, he lived in Paris where he met the Rebbe. Then he moved to Australia and brought with him the unique flavor of Lubavitch.
Givatayim “Gal Einai V’Abita Niflaos MiTorasecha.” (Open my eyes, that I may behold wonders from Your Torah). “V’nigla K’vod Hashem. U’Mal’a HaAretz Dei’a Es Hashem KaMayim LaYam Mechasim.” (And the glory of G-d will be revealed. And the earth will be filled with knowledge of G-d as water covers the sea bed).
R’ Chaim Menachem Teichtel a”h, one of the senior, distinguished Chabad Chassidim in Yerushalayim, passed away on Isru Chag Pesach at the age of 92. * He miraculously survived the war and upon moving to Eretz Yisroel, he worked in chinuch for decades.
In the home of Matzliach, an antique seller who lived in Tunisia, the days before Shavuos were eagerly counted. True, all Jews count the days of S’firas HaOmer, but Matzliach truly felt a longing for Shavuos, the incredible holiday when we received the holy Torah.
How have we become so apathetic to the current situation, in which the murder of Jews is considered a routine occurrence? How is it possible that after a whole year of negotiations, with rumors that the Israelis were ready to concede everything, there are still those who call this a right-wing government?