We now clearly see that in addition to the fact that Jews are “hachein kulchem” for the redemption, standing ready to greet Moshiach, even the Gentiles stand “hachein kulchem,” ready for Jews to finally get out of exile and go to Eretz Yisroel, in the true and complete redemption.
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He was raised in a children’s home on a Shomer HaTzair kibbutz and was given a communist education. He was not opposed to Judaism, simply because he did not know what it was. When he grew up, he went to check out a Native Indian cult in Canada and from there he came back to Judaism until he ended up in the Chabad yeshiva in Tzfas. * Today he leads the Shaarei Geula shul in Kiryat Gat which is attended by hundreds of religious residents. * This is the fascinating story of R’ Meir Meiri.
When Refael was first hired at his job, one of the owners called him in for a conversation that did not fall under the heading of standard job orientation. The reason was his religious appearance.
A Holocaust survivor finds himself heading toward a terrible tragedy: His only daughter is interested in marrying a Gentile. After all his efforts to stop her went for naught, he came to the Rebbe, Melech HaMoshiach for dollars. He told his sad tale to the Rebbe and received a promise that everything would work out. The man’s daughter eventually married the Gentile and they even had two children… A unique illustration of how the Rebbe is trustworthy in all his words.
Every parent accompanying his son as he reaches the appropriate age for Talmudic study surely knows the caution and anxiety in bringing him to this phase. Gemara demands a new type of thinking, alongside unfamiliar tools for learning and analysis. Rabbi Avraham Tzatzik, a prominent educator in the Chassidic-chareidi community and developer of the “Cycles in Gemara” approach, speaks about the difficulties and challenges in transmitting the study of Gemara.
R’ Yaakov Levkivker a”h was never willing to talk about his life of mesirus nefesh for Torah and mitzvos. * With his recent passing at the age of 86, Beis Moshiach made a first attempt in tracing his life’s journey. Whether working at hard labor in Siberia or living in Tashkent, Kutais, B’nei Brak and Tel Aviv, he lived the life of a soldier and was a model of a Chassid.
Garments play an important role in the life of a Jew. But in no area of Torah learning is the significance of clothing more pronounced than in reference to the Bais HaMikdash. When a Kohen offered sacrifices or lit the Menorah, he had to wear the four Priestly garments. The High Priest could not officiate without an additional four garments.
The cellphone rang, playing a lively Chabad Purim tune. R’ Menachem answered the phone with one hand while, with his other hand, he placed a Megilla next to some others. “Hello, Yechi HaMelech,” he gaily answered.