In the same time period we have the revelation of all three [alluded to by the word “miyad,” spelled Mem-Yud-Daled]: Mem (stands for Moshiach),* Yud (stands for both names of my revered father in-law, the Rebbe, Yosef Yitzchok), and Daled (doram).
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When you ask R’ Yitzchok Weintraub what motivates him, he laughs and says he doesn’t know because he never thought about it. He says, “I always ask myself the opposite question. How is it that everybody isn’t doing it? How is it that Purim comes or Lag B’Omer and we don’t see everyone running to find where they can make a parade, where they can arrange a Megilla reading?”
Under the watchful eye of the communist government, Chacham Moshe Michaelashvili went from house to house teaching Torah. He was arrested several times and one time was even sentenced to death. * In Eretz Yisroel, he was sent by the Rebbe to Nachalat Har Chabad to work with new Russian immigrants and he became the leader of the Georgian immigrants. * Erev Shabbos Parshas BaMidbar, after 45 years of shlichus, he passed away.
“Bringing Geula to the world” sounds like too big a job, but the formula is pretty basic and quite simple: Connection. Connecting between the mind and the heart, between the neshama and ourselves, between G-dliness and the world. This puzzle asks you to connect the pieces and you’ll get a breathtaking picture in the form of Geula. How do we do this? Read on.
For some people, yearning for the third Beis HaMikdash did not remain in the realm of emotional longing but drove them to undertake personal projects to create models of the Beis HaMikdash. Dozens of these models have been made over the years and have inspired countless Jews. * During the Three Weeks, as we learn the Hilchos Beis HaBechira, as Chazal say, “Whoever delves into the laws of the Bayis is considered as though he built it,” we take a look at the stories behind many of the models that were made of the Beis HaMikdash. * Part 1 of 2
MULTIPLE JOURNEYS : If there is one word that describes all of existence it is “journeys,” the subject and title of this week’s parsha—Massei.
A small terrorist organization sitting in Gaza has managed to paralyze an entire country, something that all the Arab armies haven’t been able to do for over sixty years. When these armies attacked us, we exercised our right of self-defense with uncompromising determination. However, when confronted by the terrorist organizations, the government of Israel has been afraid to achieve victory. How many military operations have we conducted in Eretz Yisroel over the past several years? Israeli policymakers called each operation a “round” – until the next round…