All that remains is for G-d Alm-ghty to open the eyes of the Jewish people in order for them to see how the true and complete redemption is already here and we are now sitting at the table set for the feast of the Leviason
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“R’ Mulle” was how R’ Shmuel Azimov, the Rebbe’s shliach to France, was known. He was mekarev thousands to Judaism, the Rebbe and Chassidus. Sadly, he passed away on 13 Cheshvan.
In our previous article, we discussed how Emuna in Moshiach is a sine qua non for Chinuch in our times. In this article I would like to address a second pre-requisite for chinuch in this generation: Our children and Talmidim must know that the Rebbe is accessible today and that we can communicate and receive guidance and Brachos from him even in 5775.
Dr. Aryeh (Arnie) Gotfryd’s award-winning course, Faith and Science, was for many years the most popular course offered at New College in the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Hundreds of Jews and non-Jews learned about Sheva Mitzvos, Yesh Me’ayin, even Shoftim Nun-Alef – and loved it. Part 2 of a series.
RACHEL’S PLEA: The Matriarch Leah bears four children for which she expresses profound gratitude. Her sister and co-wife Rachel is chagrined because she is childless. The Torah describes her feelings and actions thus: Rachel saw that she had not borne children to Jacob, so Rachel became envious of her sister. She said to Jacob, “Give me children – otherwise I am dead.” Jacob’s anger flared up at Rachel, and he said, “am I instead of G-d who has withheld from you fruit of the womb?”
“The Rebbe quotes the Midrash which says that Moshe was unable to put up the tall heavy beams of the Mishkan until Hashem told him to put his hand to it. Then the Mishkan stood up on its own. The Rebbe connects this with the future Mikdash which, according to the Midrash and Rashi, will descend from Heaven fully made.”
What do kibbutzniks at a kibbutz clubhouse, residents of Mea Sh’arim in the Baal HaTanya shul, and Israeli tourists in a decorated hall on the beach in Mexico have in common? All of them daven in a Chabad minyan, from the same Siddur, and sing mostly the same tunes. * We spoke with gabbaim, rabbanim and shluchim who run shuls of Chabad minyanim and heard about what unites them and what sets them apart, and about the special styles of their Chabad shuls. * How do you disperse 1500 people on Motzaei Yom Kippur without causing injuries on the way out? * Why was a Satmar Chassid jealous of the prayer of the Israeli backpacker? * Where is it forbidden to have a minyan on the second day of Rosh HaShana? * Where does the rabbi give a cooking workshop in order to attract people to a shiur before the holidays?
Last week made it crystal clear: Those who avoided doing something about the rampaging intifada in Yerushalayim, stubbornly classifying the situation as minor incidents of disorderly conduct, got a horrifying slaughter equal to the pogroms in Europe that remain emblazoned in Jewish memory. This time, however, the massacre didn’t take place in Warsaw or Berlin, rather in the Holy City of Yerushalayim, the capital city of Eretz Yisroel.
The message that old Sholom conveyed on his visit was so clear that we all felt a renewed desire to be involved with the only remaining shlichus, “kabbalas p’nei ha’Rebbi Moshiach Tzidkeinu.” How did we decide to do this? Wait and you’ll see.