Since Moshiach still has not come, it is clear that in heaven they came up with a strategy as to how to have the tzaddik delay his appeal until later… * The correct approach here may well be to take an oath according to the knowledge and consent of the public, in which case the law is that “there is no disavowal of the oath without public consent.”
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Menachem Ziegelboim sat with R’ Yossi Ginsburg, rosh yeshiva in Ramat Aviv, for a talk about the significance of Gimmel Tammuz. * How can we go from “galus people” to becoming “the Rebbe’s people?” * What’s wrong with saying that what the Rebbe said was a wish and hope rather than a statement of fact? * This and more in this timely interview.
The Chabad community was cast into mourning with the sad news of the passing of R’ Yerachmiel Binyamin Klein on 18 Sivan, one of the Rebbe’s secretaries for decades. * “My general” is how the Rebbe referred to him when introducing him to Prime Minister Menachem Begin. * For many years he served as the conduit to convey thousands of answers from the Rebbe to shluchim, rabbanim, askanim, and people all over the world.
We are quickly approaching the day of Gimmel Tammuz, the day about which the Rebbe writes (Likkutei sichos vol. 4 page 1315): “Chassidim who are connected to the Rebbe should celebrate Gimmel Tammuz!” Since 5754, it seems very difficult to celebrate Gimmel Tammuz.
The double miracle of Rabbi Pinchas Teitz and the double answer between the folded pages of Tanya. * The Rebbe’s prophetic vision and the reason the Rebbe gave for why he was telling him when the situation took a turn for the worse. * The Rebbe’s strong reaction when he was asked again about an operation to which he had said no. * The lesson from the story which the Rebbe conveyed through the Rebbetzin. * The Rebbe’s response to the talmidim who thought that mivtzaim is more important than learning Gemara. * The extra minute of Torah study about which the Rebbe said that it increases his physical life! * From a farbrengen with Rabbi Leibel Groner, personal secretary to the Rebbe, about the spiritual accounting we need to make, knowing that the Rebbe sees and is aware of every thought, speech and action.
Mrs. Tzivia Levy woke up very early one morning after a fascinating dream about the Rebbe. In the dream, the Rebbe gave her a vast amount of gold and jewelry, and then he asked her to fulfill the mitzvah of separating the challah as the Rebbe himself made the bracha. Not long afterwards, the details of this dream miraculously began to take place, one by one, in a most amazing and unexpected fashion.
The Chassid R’ Chaim Eliyahu Mishulovin, a man who endured profound pain and suffering, devotedly preserved the spark of Judaism and was one of the outstanding leaders of the Chabad community in Samarkand. * Presented to mark his passing on 29 Sivan 5732.
Korach started a rebellion against his cousin Moshe. He argued that Moshe had arrogated to himself and his brother Aaron the twin powers of leader and high-priest, respectively. Korach claimed that was unjustified as all Jews were equal and each one had G-d in them. “Why do you exalt yourselves above all of them?”
The political right has apparently begun to learn how to rule the Jewish state. Three new government ministers – Regev, Shaked, and Hotovely – have chosen to bring real change instead of mere cosmetic change designed for putting out fires.
“Ladies and gentlemen, our flight has just landed…” The sound of applause prevented Michael from hearing the rest of the pilot’s message. He looked again and again at the sights out the window and was utterly thrilled. “Eretz Yisroel, the holy land, the land promised to us by Hashem!” he murmured to himself.