They will all go Eretz Yisroel along with all the righteous Jews and the leaders of the Jewish people, as well as all Jews of the preceding generations (“Your nation is entirely righteous”), for “those who dwell in the dust will get up and sing,” together with all the Jewish people of this generation, [living people] souls in bodies, without any interruption [of loss of life] in between.
Entries in #944 (13)
Before Simchas Torah 5745 I had a mild stroke and could no longer arrange this celebration. The doctors ordered me to rest. Some suggested I should travel to the Rebbe, but along with the strong desire to go there were also serious concerns how I would manage with the crowds and the commotion. In the end, my strong desire won out and I went to 770.
The eve of 13 Tishrei 5643/1882. It was approaching midnight when the Rebbe Maharash got out of bed and sat down. His face shone with a special light. He wore a pocket watch which he detached from its chain. He then took a piece of paper from the table in front of him, turned the hands of the watch to 11:51 and inserted the paper to block the hands from moving. * Presented to mark the passing of the Rebbe Maharash.
There it was written: the 13th of Elul, the wedding of the Rebbe Rayatz, 5749, Erev Shnas Nissim. I read this sentence again and again, as I stood there in shock. What incredible Divine Providence! It took me several hours to calm down.
On Simchas Torah we read the concluding parsha of the Torah, which describes the passing of Moses and the eulogy G-d delivered for him. In the last three verses, the Torah extols Moses’ greatness thus:
Just two years had passed since the Rebbe Rayatz left Russia after a long saga of severe persecution directed at him, his family, his mekuravim and Chassidim. With Hashem’s mercy he had reached safer countries but even there he did not allow himself to rest, despite having many stormy years of communal work behind him….
Even after the conclusion of the recent military operations in Gaza, children in Eretz Yisroel are still experiencing a variety of traumas stemming from the conflict. Numerous children have even gone back to the bad habits they had previously displayed. In this article, we will attempt to analyze the situation and provide helpful tips to parents on dealing with relevant questions: How do we handle fears? Should we repress them or speak to them? When is fear a natural and passing phase? When is it something requiring clarification and treatment?
We spoke with four Chazan sisters: Mrs. Devorah Greenberg, Mrs. Chaya Scheiner, Mrs. Batya Cohen, and Mrs. Esther Scheinberger, who go back in time to those dark days behind the Iron Curtain.
The Rebbe begins the historic sicha of Mishpatim 5752, in which he shows how events in the world at the time are part of the Geula process, as follows: It is known that all occurrences in the world are by divine providence and contain a lesson and instruction in man’s service of his Maker.”
The sun was setting in the west, leaving in its wake reddish-purplish hues. The candles lit by the women added to the aura of the day. You could feel the awe and holiness of the holy day, Yom Kippur.