Entries in #957 (8)
The stab wound was 3.5 centimeters deep and it caused internal bleeding in his skull, placing increasing pressure on his brain. * Less than a month after the attack took place in 770, Levi Yitzchok ben Raizel Rosenblatt is well and granted an exclusive interview to Beis Moshiach. He and his mother recount the moments of terror, the doctors grave concerns, his mother’s tense flight to the US, and encouraging answers from the Rebbe.
“R’ Michoel of Nevel would walk to the Tzemach Tzedek. He was taught by the Chassid, R’ Peretz Chein. For a while he worked making ovens and while he worked he would talk Chassidus. In his older years he was a mashpia in Yeshivas Tomchei T’mimim in Lubavitch. He excelled in Ahavas Yisroel and was an oveid. He passed away on Motzaei Shabbos 28 Cheshvan 5672/1911. The Rebbe Rashab participated in his funeral.” * This is how the Rebbe described the mashpia whom the Rebbe Rayatz called, “the crown of Tomchei T’mimim.”
“The truth is I started this mainly for myself. After living in Tzfas for a few years I suddenly got it. I said, “Wait a minute, the Rebbe chose you to be a Chabadnik and you came to a Chassidic community, wonderful. But is that all the Rebbe wants of you? What is the significance of being a Chabad Chassid if not to spread the wellsprings?””
R’ Chaim Efraim Dabush, a fifty-five year old Jew from Mazkeret Batya, received the gift of life through a revealed miracle from the Rebbe, Melech HaMoshiach. He was critically injured when he fell from a height of five floors in a building in Phoenix, Arizona. The doctors didn’t give much hope for his survival, declaring that at best he would live as a vegetable r”l. Yet, exactly fifty-three days after his accident, on Yud-Tes Kislev, he was released from the hospital. The open miracles accompanying this amazing incident and subsequent rehabilitation caused dozens of Jews to make good resolutions and embrace a life of Torah and mitzvos. A real Baal Shem’ske story in honor of the Alter Rebbe’s yahrzeit, Chaf-Dalet Teves.
The Ten Plagues have traditionally been understood as G-d’s way of punishing Pharaoh and the Egyptians for their enslavement of the Jews. However, if that was the only objective, then why did G-d have to stretch it out, plague after plague, until there were Ten Plagues in all? Why didn’t He just bring one devastating and convincing plague to punish the Egyptians and compel them to liberate the Jewish people?
As the deadline approaches for the respective political parties in Eretz Yisroel to submit their list of candidates to the Central Elections Committee for the 20th Knesset, Beis Moshiach presents an op-ed on the urgent need for all parties dedicated to the values of Torah and the cause of Eretz Yisroel HaShleima to join forces on one united slate, thereby maximizing their collective electoral clout and prevent the unnecessary wasting of tens, if not hundreds, of thousands of votes that can indirectly lead to the creation of a leftist government, firmly committed to greater territorial compromises – even more than those devised in the Oslo Accords.
A large delegation approached 770. Journalists, security, the Israeli ambassador to the US, and other important figures accompanied the Israeli Prime Minister, Mr. Menachem Begin, on his visit to the Rebbe.