Prior to the Rebbe Rayatz’s histalkus in 5710, he emphasized the concept of chayim nitzchiim, eternal life. The Rebbe MH”M points out the profound significance of the topics a Rebbe discusses in his final sichos delivered in this world: they serve as instructions for how to proceed in the wake of his histalkus. In Chapter 7 of Likkutei Mekoros, author Rabbi Shloma Majeski cites further reference in the final sichos the Rebbe delivered regarding eternal life.
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Amos Barzilai was the king of Tel Aviv nightlife and became one of the main supporters who built up the mosdos of the Chabad yeshiva in Ramat Aviv and supports hundreds of other Chabad mosdos. * Barzilai speaks for the first time in an interview with R’ Shneur Chaviv about giving tz’daka, about the involvement of wealthy people in the mosdos they support, about combining the world of business and the world of Torah, about his special connection to Chassidus and to the Rebbe and more.
“In effect, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob are not just our ancient Biblical ancestors; they are alive within each and every one of us. We have inherited their spiritual traits even though it is close to 4,000 years since they inhabited the physical world. Thus, in the Amida prayer, which is designed to forge a deeper connection between us and G-d, we mention the three Patriarchs equally; they are indispensable resources and influences in our collective and individual lives.”
Beis Moshiach sat down with R’ Mendy Dickstein of Moscow, R’ Levi Yitzchok Cohen of Tel Tziyon, R’ Eren Yaakov Feldman of Elad, R’ Chaim Komer of Tzfas, and R’ Yitzchok Scheiner of Beitar Ilit, five Lubavitcher mechanchim.* We wanted to hear from them about what characterizes Chabad chinuch, about what they have to contend with, about anticipating the Geula as a motivational education tool, and more.
A meeting between an elderly Belzer Chassid from B’nei Brak and the Rebbe led the Belzer to make two special requests. The Rebbe replied to each of them with p’sukim from the Book of Psalms. Just before he moved on, the Rebbe added another pasuk, which turned out years later to be an amazing prophecy!
A few days after his meeting with R’ Dovid on Shabbos Parshas Nitzavim-VaYeilech, a telegram was delivered to R’ Zalman from the Rebbe with a response to his question about opening a school in Mrs. Hertz’s house. It said, “Since there is no room in the yeshiva, they should start Beis Rivka somewhere else, with blessing.” - From the life of R’ Yehoshua Shneur Zalman Serebryanski a”h
In the sicha for Parshas Ki Sisa 5752, the Rebbe says as a practical directive that every Jew is given the ability to accomplish all things from beginning to end and everything in between. In this column, I will share stories about people who made the long, incredible path from one extreme to another.
Not many Jews living there now know that Malachovka is a place that was once infused with Chassidic spirit, mixed with the blood and tears of Chassidim. Malachovka, a suburb of Moscow, is where the Rebbe Rayatz went after his incarceration. * The Chabad history of Malachovka along with gripping stories of mesirus nefesh.