“Every Friday evening [after his passing], he would visit his house”: It appears to me, with the help of Heaven, that the reason why G-d provided this special condition for Rabbeinu HaKodesh [Rebbi Yehuda HaNasi] – that [after his passing] he should openly appear in his physical body, and sit at his table as any other living person, something that was never done for any other tzaddik, not before him nor after him – the reason for this is because G-d Alm-ghty does not withhold the reward of any creature [as will be explained]
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Beis Moshiach presents a treasure-trove of moving stories that were told by R’ Binyamin Klein a”h, providing a rare glimpse into the role of a secretary of the Rebbe and what he merited to see in the Rebbe’s room. * Firsthand testimony from “Gan Eden HaElyon.”
One of the three major miracles the Jewish nation experienced in the desert had come to an end. The Manna that descended from heaven, our Sages teach us, came in the merit of Moshe. The clouds of glory that surrounded and protected the Jewish nation came in the merit of Aaron, and the water supply that emerged from a rock that traveled with them in the desert came in the merit of Miriam.
In Shulchan Aruch there is no section entitled “Hilchos Chinuch,” but we need to know the principles of chinuch. One of those principles is that when a child comes home with a “Student of the Week” certificate and the parents show great excitement over it, or when a child finishes a masechta and the parents make a festive seudas mitzva to celebrate, this inspires him to continue growing in Yiddishkait. He will remember it forever.
The surprising series of events began when a coded letter arrived from the Rebbe Rayatz who asked that the middle daughter go to the military doctor and try to get her brother Mendel released from the Red Army. The girl was beside herself; how could she convince the doctor when others had failed? And what if the doctor decided to inform on the entire family? Nevertheless, she carried out the Rebbe’s order with a pounding heart and great fear. * This was the first of a series of military exemptions which the girl arranged for the bachurim. * From the book “So’arot B’demama” on the heroism of Chassidishe women behind the Iron Curtain. * Presented for 12 Tamuz.
“Yismach contains the same letters as Moshiach,” was a constant refrain on the lips of R’ Velvel Pesach Marantz, of blessed memory, and it represented a great example of his unique joy and personal vitality in all matters pertaining to Moshiach and the Redemption. His thrilling life journey began in the Sheepshead Bay section of Brooklyn and continued on American military bases in Germany, where he revealed his musical talent and became a successful music teacher. After an audience with the Rebbe Melech HaMoshiach, he embraced the teachings of Chassidus. At the Rebbe’s instructions, he composed special melodies for the Twelve P’sukim, setting the standard for his tremendous Chassidic musical heritage. * In honor of the Shloshim on the 6th of Tammuz.