This process also brings about the concept of “chukas” meaning “chakika,” engraving, signifying an (unchanging) eternal manifestation, which is connected with the letter Tav, as our Sages say, “Tav – t’chiya, enlivens,” the ultimate expression of which is chaim nitzchiim, eternal life.
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Two brothers, at two ends of the world, both shluchim of the Rebbe and both marking a special celebration. Shneur Kupchik, the shliach in Delhi, celebrated a last minute Hachnasas Seifer Torah, and Yosef Yitzchok Kupchik, the shliach in La Paz, Bolivia celebrated the bris of his son. * Channel 2 of Kol Yisroel had the brothers meet over the airwaves, and aside from being able to wish one another mazal tov, they told the thousands of listeners about their work. * In addition, the shliach in Delhi, who was the only other shliach to see the terrible destruction of the Chabad house in Bombay with the massacre perpetrated there, was present at the inauguration of the renovated Chabad house.
The fascinating life story of R’ Noam Yisroel Harpaz can fill several books, from his childhood when he swam against the tide until today, when he is a maggid shiur and a mashpia. * About the yechidus which he did not know how to end. * The Av Beis Din who suddenly recognized him and said, “I am your student.” * The work he did on yoga and meditation with the help of rabbanim and mashpiim until the Rebbe stopped him with his ruach ha’kodesh.
One of history’s most famous construction projects was the building of Noah’s Ark, through which he and civilization itself were saved from the flood that destroyed every other living creature in the world.
With the start of the school year, we visited a teachers’ room to ask teachers how to teach our girls to love tznius. * Those who were interviewed were: Mrs. Elisheva Schwartz, an educational advisor and psychodrama therapist; Mrs. Diamant Berger of Petach Tikva and Mrs. Yaffa Spinner of Kfar Chabad who are experienced preschool teachers; and Mrs. Miriam S, a veteran seminary teacher.
Our veteran correspondent, R’ Nosson Avraham, who also works as an experienced practitioner in the field of education, recently hosted his friend, Rabbi Avraham Tzatzik, for a one-on-one discussion. Rabbi Tzatzik is a prominent educator in the Chassidic-Chareidi community and the developer of the “Cycles in Gemara” approach. They spoke about the main emphasis in education, the correct way to help a child, the dangers of modern-day technology, and the objectives we must set for ourselves.
On Friday, I noticed that Shmuely was going around the classroom and giving out a note to each boy. “Here, this is for you,” he said when he came to me and he stuck a paper into my hand. I opened the folded note curiously and read what it said in Shmuely’s curly handwriting…