“I am one hundred and twenty years today,” “today my days and years have become complete,” enriched and complete days and years, both physically and spiritually. The continuation of Moshe’s 120 years is the eternal life of the true and complete redemption.
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I read with great interest the two-part article by veteran educator, R’ Nachman Yosef Twersky, in which he emphasizes the power of the unique and successful approach of Chabad Chassidus to chinuch.
“What motivates me is the Rebbe saying that each of us is a shliach. That everyone is a shliach means that it makes no difference where you live and what you do for a living. You constantly have a shlichus from the Rebbe to carry out. Only you know and sense how to carry out your shlichus in the best possible way.”
He spent time in various Chassidic courts and developed close relationships with Admurim and tzaddikim, but it was his encounters with baalei avoda and haskala who learned in Tomchei T’mimim in Lubavitch that led him to become an ardent follower of the Rebbe. * About what is the main goal of comprehension and understanding in the study of Chassidus, about the special chein that there is in Chabad as opposed to other branches of Chassidus, and also, who, out of the thousands of Chassidim, had a private yechidus in the Rebbe’s room in Tishrei 5744? * An interview with Rabbi Menachem Bentzion Grossman, mashpia and admired figure throughout the Chassidic world.
For the past 20 years we have been researching and reporting on developments in the world that have come about as a result of the Swords into Plowshares declaration of 5752 (1992).
The mekuravim in Moshe’s store, in the new kollel, in the Chabad preschool and the Tachkemoni school, reminisce about the shliach who worked in their city for thirty years. * Rabbi Yaakov Shmuelevitz’s popular column returns one more time to mark the day of his passing.
R’ Matan Yehoshua Sadovnik experienced an incredible story of Divine Providence after his wooden house burned to the ground. He had been left with intense pains in his back as he struggled to move. Then, a “chance” glance at a letter from the Rebbe opened his eyes, leading him straight to miraculous and breathtaking results.
R’ Avrohom Meizlich a”h was a model of what it means to be a true mechanech and mashpia. He did not need to wait for farbrengens with many participants in order to share his heartfelt Chassidic wealth with someone else. * Already as a young man, he was a leading activist, spreading Judaism and doing mivtzaim.
In our previous articles we discussed the Torah view of Jewish kings in general and King Moshiach in particular. We wrote that the life of Malchus Beis Dovid – and Moshiach specifically – and their ability to accomplish their mission, originates from the nation that they lead.
Rebbetzin Menucha Rochel, granddaughter of the Alter Rebbe, lived in the holy city of Chevron for over fifty years. She left her stamp on the lives of the Jews of Chevron. In her honor, a beis midrash was founded in the home of her oldest son, R’ Yehuda Leib. She was admired by all and was known for her righteousness, great wisdom and for her blessings which came to fruition in supernatural ways. She used this wondrous power to bring salvation for the good of the Jewish people. This is one of many stories:
Moshe relaxed in his executive chair in his office, quite pleased with himself. He sipped a bit from a cup of coffee that was on the desk and had waited a long time for him. The coffee was stone cold but its taste was very sweet. A broad smile spread across his face as he reviewed his numbers. Once again, his stocks had gone up greatly in value. Since he had invested his money last year in these stocks, he had doubled his money!