The advantage of the feminine aspect is underscored by the order of the four Imahos of the Shvatim, spelling out the acronym “barzel.” * All together we go to our Holy Land, “a land of wheat, barley, grape, and fig, pomegranate, a land of olive oil and date honey,” “a land whose stones are barzel, iron.”
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The involvement of shluchim in the two tragedies that recently befell Israeli backpackers stood out among the many reports in the Israeli and worldwide media. * Now, after the finding of the final body and the transport of all the injured and the return home of the search and rescue teams, Beis Moshiach spoke with the shluchim in the area and heard moving stories. * Material and spiritual rescue.
In honor of 20 Cheshvan, the birthday of the Rebbe Rashab, the founder of Tomchei T’mimim, I am happy to introduce our new series of articles: Chinuch of Yemos HaMoshiach.
Nissim Keinan, a reporter for Reshet Bet (Channel B) Radio, tells of miracles that he witnessed and also about a personal miracle he experienced. He is not ashamed to proclaim, “It’s a miracle!”
The man who shocked many people who never dreamed that the photographer for HaAretz and Yisroel HaYom would become a Chabad Chassid surprised us too with his incredible story. * Kobi Kalmanowitz, photographer for magazines who dreams about being on the team of photographers at the Beis HaMikdash is convinced, “At first they will need photographers. Think about what it’s like to reach billions of people.”
The first marriage recorded in the Torah, that between the Patriarch Yitzchak and the Matriarch Rivka, takes place in this week’s parsha. The Torah devotes a multitude of verses to describe the way Eliezer, Abraham’s trusted servant, discovered, tested and then brought Rivka back home to wed Yitzchak.
From the life of R’ Yehoshua Shneur Zalman Serebryanski a”h
The life of the Chassid R’ Chaim Bentzion Raskin a”h was devoted to the pure chinuch of his children to Torah, yiras Shamayim and Chassidus, despite the strong winds of haskala and communism that blew outside his home. Sometimes, he cried about it and sometimes he proudly raised the banner for the battle for the pure chinuch of Jewish children. * Today, hundreds of his descendants are on the path he so desired, with many of them serving as shluchim and working for the pure and kosher chinuch of thousands of children.
Just as you can’t put a square peg into a round hole, you can’t tell someone who isn’t Jewish that he really is a Jew. There is no room here for “compromise” or “consensus” because we’re not conducting negotiations between two sides. There’s only one side authorized to determine according to Judaism who is part of it and who isn’t – and that’s the Holy Torah, as expressed in the Shulchan Aruch, not some decision by this or any other government of Israel.