“The Alm-ghty only exiled the Jewish people among the Gentile nations in order to add to them converts.” “Coverts” alludes to and signifies the sparks of holiness present in all aspects of the world. * This approach of taking a foothold in the place of our dispersal brings about fortitude and success in our avoda.
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Under the Released Time program in New York, about two hundred bachurim go out each week and take Jewish children who attend public schools out of class for a fun-filled Jewish program. * This makes a huge difference in the lives of thousands of Jewish children, some of whom become shomrei Torah and mitzvos. * R’ Yaron Tzvi, one of the counselors, tells about the organization that was founded over seventy years ago.
What is the change in avoda required today of a Chassid that was not expected in the times of the Alter Rebbe? Is the avoda easier or harder today? What does it mean to “welcome Moshiach” or to “live with Moshiach” in our daily avoda? How is this expressed in shlichus, chinuch, shalom bayis etc.? * A new series on the topic of Moshiach and Geula from a contemporary perspective along with tools for daily life.
A mashpia, a symbol of bittul, a lamdan, a Chassid, mekushar – all these descriptions apply to R’ Dov Berish Rosenberg, mashpia in the Chabad community of Lud. R’ Berish was a unique person and only those who were close to him knew a little about this esteemed Chassid, who lit the way for many toward a life of Judaism and Chassidus. * Part 1 of 2
Chagai and Mili Vertman and their children are shluchim in Sri Lanka, an island in the Far East. The name of the country is comprised of two words in Sanskrit: “Sri” means holy and “Lanka” means an island. Indeed, the shluchim are doing all they can to sanctify the island by continuing the programs started by Rabbi Mendy and Talia Crombie. * Mili tells us about miracles, where they go on Chol HaMoed outings with their children, tragic stories and insights in this fascinating interview.
“I’m telling you, I saw it black on white!” It was Shmuli, my good friend, who said this and got me curious. “What did you see?” I asked him. “Next week, we’re going on a trip,” Shmuli informed me.
The preface to the Oslo Expense Report states: “With this amount [933 billion shekels], it would have been possible to guarantee the current income levels for 3,500,000 Arabs over a period of fifty years in exchange for their willing emigration. Reducing the Arab population and isolating the country’s enemies would enable Eretz Yisroel to impose its sovereignty over the entire territory of Yehuda, Shomron, and Gaza, settling these areas and making them flourish, instead of turning them into terrorist weapon stockpiles that threaten the daily lives of the citizens of Eretz Yisroel.”