The Even HaSh’siya remains intact and openly visible, even in present times, without any change, at the site of the Holy of Holies in the Beis HaMikdash. Thus, the Jewish people’s claim and demand for the redemption is strengthened, arguing that we already openly see the Even HaSh’siya in the physical world.
Entries in #947 (8)
Avrohom Avinu opened his tent to all passersby and through hosting people he spread belief in G-d to the world. * In our generation too, there are people who open their homes to all passersby, not just to spread Judaism and Chassidus, but to fulfill the mitzva of hachnasas orchim with their bodies, souls, and money, since hosting people is greater than welcoming the Sh’china. They are also mekarev many people to Judaism.
R’ Shneur Zalman Berger, Beis Moshiach’s historical researcher, hosts his friend R’ Yosef Yitzchok Kaminetzky for a fascinating discussion between fellow researchers. * They agree that much needs to be done to bequeath Chabad history to the younger generation. * They disagree about whether it is appropriate to give the Righteous of the Nations of the World award to the Nazi officer who was instrumental in saving the Rebbe Rayatz. * A fascinating journey into the world of Chabad historians.
Abraham was the epitome of kindness. Abraham was suffused with love for G-d and other people. Abraham was extroverted. He was an open person, who wore his emotions on his sleeve. The Philistines were also people who possessed a zest for life, open and gregarious. Their lives too were filled with joy and love. The salient difference between these two models is that while Abraham was an open person filled with love for life and for others, his openness and love was always directed towards the right ends…
Not all of us are interested in news about the economy – legal penalties, labor disputes, ups and downs in the stock market, etc. But if you have a vested interest, then it sure does interest you! This story took place ten years ago in Eretz Yisroel. Chanoch and Zissel, a Lubavitcher couple, (pseudonyms) worked for years and supported themselves in a dignified fashion. They managed to keep their heads above water, or – in financial terms – above the overdraft, for the most part.
Why did the Rebbe give a large tip to a child and why did he double the amount afterward? How did the Rebbe express his gratitude to someone who helped his father? With whom did the Rebbe and Rebbetzin sit on Motzaei Shabbasos and why? * Fascinating stories that were told at a farbrengen in 770 to mark Chaf Av.
The Chabad community in Malachovka went through much travail. * From a small suburb on the edge of Moscow it became an exclusive area of the wealthy.* Part 2 of the story of the community from World War II until today.
I scanned the shelves in the neighborhood grocery store which is owned by old Kalman. I tried, unsuccessfully, to locate a bag of “healthy” sugar. Have you heard of such a thing? According to my mother, it is brown and says “organic” on it.