Why are you “casting away” my father-in-law, the Rebbe to “Siberia,” to “Solovki” – to Gan Eden?! We need him (and he may well need us) here! * From Chapter Eight of Rabbi Shloma Majeski’s Likkutei Mekoros
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Even before the nesius, one of the special events at Beis Chayeinu was the parade that took place when Lag B’Omer fell out on a Sunday. Hundreds and thousands of children from Mesibos Shabbos and Shaloh would come to an event that was an unprecedented Jewish experience for them. * Brief recollections from some parades, some of which are less known, from years past.
Shortly after Mrs. Chana Malka returned from the hospital where she had taken a seriously ill student to the emergency room, she came home and saw that her young daughter was also in dire need of G-d’s Divine Mercy. She called an ambulance for the second time that night. A few hours later in New York, the Rebbe told Rabbi Yitzchak Dovid Grossman in a revealed prophecy during yechidus: “Her mother just saved a Jewish life. She has nothing to worry about…”
This week’s parsha describes a ritual performed in the Bais HaMikdash in conjunction with an agricultural event. The Omer, named after a measure of barley taken from the year’s first crop, must be offered in the Temple on the second day of Pesach. Only after that ritual is performed may everyone else partake of the new crops.
Difficulty in maintaining proper attention and concentration is a common development disorder among children. Virtually every classroom has two or three students with this problem and it impacts the child’s ability to function in most areas of his daily life - learning, behavior, and social conduct. How do we identify this within the child? In what form does it take expression? What is sensory processing disorder? Ritalin - yes or no? What is the Rebbe’s position on the matter? The first of three informative articles on the subject.
The small flame stubbornly clung to the embers of wood and illuminated our faces with a weak light. The singed remains were a faint reminder of the huge bonfire that had burned until moments ago. It was a bonfire around which the entire neighborhood stood as it was lit and dozens of children danced around it to the tune of “Bar Yochai.”