Shvat,” means “shivtei moshlim – the scepters of rulers.” This is especially evident in the rule of the Davidic dynasty, as it is said, “the scepter [of the dynasty] of Yehuda will never be withdrawn from (Dovid and his descendants – the rulers of the Diaspora in Babylon, who assert their dominion b’sheivet, with a scepter) until the advent of Shilo” (a reference to Melech HaMoshiach), regarding whom it is said, “A sheivet (a king, ruler, and dictator) will rise up among the Jewish people” – “this refers to Melech HaMoshiach.”
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It’s hard to believe but in the heart of the jungle in Bolivia, a young couple, Yehoshua (“Shuki”) and Chana Gur, have opened a Chabad house which is visited by thousands of Israelis every month. They farbreng, are exposed to Torah, Chassidus and the Rebbe.* In a village that can be reached only by a small plane which lands on the grass, they are getting ready to inaugurate a new mikva building.
This year is the 20th anniversary of Gimmel Tamuz. In this article, Rabbi Ginsburgh describes how to continue to feel connected to the Rebbe and in what ways we can advance his life’s goal.
Erev Gimmel Tammuz, when questions arise, I visited the mashpia, R’ Zushe Posner, one of the veteran shluchim that the Rebbe sent to Eretz Yisroel, to hear answers. R’ Zushe makes no concessions to anyone and he demands living with the Rebbe not for ourselves, but for the Rebbe! * Part 2 of 2
From the life of R’ Yehoshua Shneur Zalman Serebryanski a”h In the months that followed, Mrs. Hertz worked as a supervisor for the secular studies in the boys’ school. She saw, from close-up, the wonderful work and dedication of R’ Zalman and the other teachers in the school. She was very impressed and slowly softened in her demands regarding running the girls’ school. When the topic would come up in conversation with R’ Zalman, she expressed her consent, in principle, that the school be Lubavitch and only asked that the schooling take place in her house.
You don’t need to be born on a high level in order to reach great heights, because everyone can attain it. You just need to understand what is wanted of us, what powers we have, to believe that it’s possible and get going. * Self-awareness in the era of Geula.
We are entering the fourth month of the year, the month of Tammuz. Throughout the generations the month of Tammuz was always a month of solemnity and mourning. It is famous for the fast day of the 17th of Tamuz and the weeks that lead to 9 Av. There are also many halachos relating to restrictions of celebration and joy that are associated with the three weeks.
Total chaos reigned everywhere. Women and children screamed in fear as they attempted to flee the scene. Emergency forces sent for a medical helicopter and everyone prepared for the worst. Just two days earlier, her father had received an answer from the Rebbe about “g’vura sh’b’g’vura”, which would become a source for strengthening the bracha, and how the “right approach” would transform the Divine severities into kindnesses. In an exclusive interview with Beis Moshiach, Rabbi Yehuda Kubalkin reveals the amazing miracle covered in the media throughout the New York City metropolitan area.
In recent years we’ve had several kinds of mothers. First, there were the “Four Mothers” who demanded that the IDF withdraw from Lebanon – and won. Then there were those mothers who demanded the return of their sons in exchange for the release of thousands of bloodthirsty terrorists – and they too prevailed. This time, we’re talking about mothers of an entirely different nature. They won’t let any terrorist organization break them, and instead of crying to the government and the army, they issue a call to the Jewish People for more strength and fortitude.
Presented for 12-13 Tammuz, the birthday and Chag Ha’Geula of the Rebbe Rayatz Nighttime. It is quite dark outside. Only twinkling stars and a muted light of the moon slightly illuminate the darkness. Nobody is out and about on the streets at this late hour. All are sleeping.