That book is part of the very life of the Rebbe – in the past, the present, and the future, until the end of all generations (for “his progeny is alive,” as above). It follows that taking his seifer is tantamount to taking part of the Rebbe’s life, may G-d have mercy!
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When I told R’ Michoel Nudelman that I’m calling from Beis Moshiach about the outreach activities that he does, he asked me, what activity? I thought he was being modest but he really wanted to know which of his activities I wanted to write about. That’s the way it is when you do mivtzaim at work, write and compose music and perform for Russian immigrants, run a shul, and go on mivtzaim to kibbutzim!
One of the important teachings of Chassidus is that the curses contained in the Torah, particularly the curses mentioned in this week’s parsha, known as the tochecha (as well as in the expanded version of the tochecha in the book ofmD’varim), are really blessings in disguise. Many a Torah commentator has demonstrated that the curses that sound most painful and harsh are actually positive and sublime blessings.
A point from the weekly D’var Malchus for Behar-B’Chukosai with a relevant message. * If achdus means the concession of one side or even of both sides, how come the conceding side always remains with a bitter taste in their mouth?
On that spring evening, the second night of Rosh Chodesh Iyar, Fedayeen terrorists burst through the orchard into the agricultural school in Kfar Chabad and sprayed the forty students who were davening Maariv with bullets. Five were killed along with their madrich, Simcha Zilberstrom, may Hashem avenge their blood. * Much has been written about this tragedy but hardly anything has been written about Simcha. * Let us learn a bit about this remarkable bachur who managed to accomplish so much in his short life.
The keynote address in Hebrew at this year’s Kinus HaShluchim was delivered by the tireless shliach, Rabbi Dudi Caplin, Chabad Shliach to Cozumel, Mexico and founder of six Chabad Houses for Israeli Tourists in Central America.
Thursday. At the Chabad House in Cochin, India the shluchim are working on preparing Shabbos meals from the few items they can purchase (don’t worry, the food always comes out tasty and everyone enjoys it). Now and then, Israeli backpackers walk in, schmooze, learn, help in the kitchen … It’s a typical day on shlichus.