Anything manifest with G-d’s will has kiyum atzmi … This concept is synonymous with the notion that “sanctity does not depart from its place,” and “holy artifacts maintain their sanctity, etc.” The place of Torah and avoda of a tzaddik maintains its holiness even after he ascends from his physical life to true life in Gan Eden. * From Chapter 8 of Rabbi Shloma Majeski’s Likkutei Mekoros. (Underlined text is the compiler’s emphasis.)
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When one is physically stuck in a place, somewhere he should not be, and not moving forward, then – notwithstanding his great progress within that place, advancing within that space, that realm – he is still in Mitzrayim! * If you’re stuck in a rut, know that it is Mitzrayim, and it is necessary to leave Mitzrayim and journey onward, until you arrive at Yarden Yericho, an allusion to “morach va’da’in – he [Moshiach] smells and renders judgment.”
If you do not enter the child’s world, you don’t get to know him. And then you don’t know what edifices he is building with his power of imagination… He can develop a theory that his parents hate him and do not seek his welfare. * Another chapter in “Educate a child according to his way” in the teachings of Chabad Chassidus, by R’ Nachman Twersky.
The opening of this week’s parsha discusses the institution of the neder-vow. When one makes a vow to either engage in or desist from a certain behavior, one is duty-bound to keep his or her word. There is, however, a method through which one can have a vow annulled. The person who made the vow comes before a tribunal of three rabbis (or even one professional rabbinic judge) and makes it known to them that if he or she had known the consequences of the vow, he or she would never have made it. The three judges then declare the vow to be “null and void.”
Not many know that behind the image of a “tz’daka collector” was a genuine Chassid who was extremely active in spreading the wellsprings of Chassidus and the Besuras HaGeula. * With the help of acquaintances, friends and family members, Beis Moshiach tried to unlock the mystery of the Chassid, R’ Meir Roness a”h. He was an exceptional individual whose devotion to the Rebbe was boundless and who remained an unsolved riddle to many. Who can replace him?
With R’ Kuti a”h we saw how he lived and breathed the Rebbe’s war of shleimus ha’aretz with his entire being. It is hard to describe and understand the mesirus nefesh he had in his role as one of the leaders of HaMatteh L’Hatzolas Ha’Am V’HaAretz. He never looked out for his own honor. If it was necessary to contact a certain public figure and protest the situation, R’ Kuti would do it. He utilized all his influence and ties in order to promote the words of the Rebbe and to influence whoever needed to be reached.
Many men in Litvishe kollelim study the Talmudic order of Kodshim, as the Chafetz Chaim said to do, in preparation for the Geula. Kohanim and Leviim of all sectors become familiar with the practical laws they will need to know for the avoda in the Mikdash. * R’ Yehuda Kroizer, rav of Yishuv Mitzpeh Yericho and who directs the Merkaz L’Limudei HaMikdash, tells Beis Moshiach about the arousal among the people, about preparations for building the Beis HaMikdash and about his dream to set up a training facility, at the center of which will stand a scale model Mizbeiach (altar), which will also serve as a place for Kohanim to train even after Moshiach comes. * Presented for the “Three Weeks” when we learn Hilchos Beis HaBechira, as per the directive of the Rebbe MH”M.
Yossi Amargi was an employee with the Israel Railways garage in Haifa on that fateful morning when a Katyusha rocket struck the depot. While the direct hit killed several of his fellow co-workers, he was miraculously saved in the merit of the coins he had received from the Rebbe decades before. To mark nine years since the Second Lebanon War, Yossi sat recently with “Beis Moshiach” to tell the story of his amazing personal salvation.