Entries in #975 (8)
The Rebbe once extolled R’ Zalman Serebryanski who founded the Chabad mosdos in Melbourne and added a rare line about his son, R’ Chaim, “He is one in a million!” * With such an unusual description from the Rebbe, even a million words would not suffice to describe the multifaceted character of a Chassid who engaged in global business deals, but was not immersed in material matters at all. He was a Chassid who, upon the Rebbe’s instructions, was in business most of the day, but his head was in the hundreds of Maamarei Chassidus and tractates of Gemara that he knew by heart. He was a Chassid whose entire life was devoted to others’ welfare while also knowing how to stand firmly when necessary when it came to advancing the Rebbe’s agendas. * Part 1 of the life of R’ Chaim Serebryanski a”h.
In our Parsha this week, the Torah describes the orderly journeying of the Jewish people in the desert organized by tribe and regiment. When the Torah describes the movement of the tribe of Yehudah it uses the Hebrew word va’yisa. With respect to all the other tribes, the Torah uses the word v’nasa. While both words have the same translation, they represent different grammatical forms of the Hebrew word for journey. The question has been raised why is the term vayisa used exclusively for the camp of Yehudah?
Children with attention and concentration disorders need a diagnosis to define properly what exactly is troubling them. What are the parameters in identifying attention and concentration disorders? When will we know that a child’s conduct is symptomatic of a much deeper problem, not just simple misbehavior? Why is it so important to make a diagnosis and how did people manage in the past without treatment? The second of three informative articles on the subject.