Entries in #967 (9)
The shliach who served 71 years on shlichus under the Rebbe Rayatz and the Rebbe MH”M, 66 of the years in Springfield, MA. * He built schools and a Torah network, led the charge in the battle for the hearts and minds of American Jewish youth, inspiring thousands to a life of Torah and Mitzvos. * A brief sketch of the life of the “American boy” who turned into an “old world Chassid.” * Rabbi Dovid Edelman a”h.
Shmuel Gruzman, shliach to Moshava Migdal which is near Teveria, related: Those who live in Eretz Yisroel are used to the phenomenon of yeshiva bachurim who did not learn in Tomchei T’mimim, touring Eretz Yisroel. Teveria and its environs are frequently visited by them.
How do you prevent an adolescent from reaching a crisis point? What are the conditions and reasons that create a divide between parents and children? How can we protect our children from the danger of democracy that has destroyed all preexisting standards and when the way of the Torah is that parents and grandparents are the authorities? Transcribed from a lecture to parents and educators by veteran mechanech, R’ Nachman Yosef Twersky. * Part 1
The mashpia, R’ Chaim Alter Nissan Shimon Simchovitz, who was known as R’ Alter Simchovitz, was born to Yitzchok and Chaya Miriam, a family that was descended from the Vilna Gaon. He was born in Pochep in Belarus at the beginning of 5650/1889. His father’s uncle was R’ Yitzchok Elchonon Spektor, renowned posek and leader of Lithuanian Jewry.
The Biblical book of Leviticus (VaYikra) is devoted to the laws of the various offerings in the Bais HaMikdash. This week’s parsha, Tzav, speaks of the Ola Mincha, Chatas, Asham and Shlamim offerings, among others.
This story took place before the Peace in Galilee War. R’ Mordechai Baron, a resident of Kfar Chabad, was called to serve in the Reserves. On the appointed day, he reported to the base from where he went together with his buddies to one of the bases near the front.
Friday night. 770 in Kfar Chabad. A group of Chassidim were farbrenging, eating a little from the refreshments and drinking l’chaim. They blessed one another with all their hearts and sang moving and joyous songs. They sat there until late, not noticing the passage of time.