My grandfather is one of the most fascinating people I know. His supply of stories is never-ending and whenever I can, I try to hear another story from him. Even now, after the Rebbe Melech HaMoshiach was nisgaleh and we are in the era of Geula, my grandfather continues to tell stories.
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One of the most significant sections of this week’s parsha is Moses’ repetition of the Ten Commandments (more accurately, the Ten Statements) that were mentioned for the first time in the book of Exodus.
In virtue of hiskashrus, that G-d is connected with the Jewish people, the conduct of Jews below in this world determines and elicits a matching response from On High. * From Chapter 8 of Rabbi Shloma Majeski’s Likkutei Mekoros. (Underlined text is the compiler’s emphasis.)
Thousands of Lubavitcher children live in the world of shlichus and are themselves, young shluchim. Nosson Avrohom, who is involved in chinuch, wanted to know about the challenges and difficulties, as well as the successes, associated with chinuch on shlichus. Together with Rabbi Erez Bendetovitz, shliach in southern Eilat, he analyzes the phenomenon. * Their conclusion: A child who is a shliach is on a higher level than other children his age.
Dr. Eli Eisenberg, senior deputy director general and head of research, development, and training at ORT Israel, tells about the fulfillment of two prophecies from the Rebbe that he witnessed with his own eyes.
R’ Yaakov Noach Strasberg’s life was a series of tragedies and hardships, but he heroically withstood all the suffering and emerged a staunch Chassid and mekushar of the Rebbe
Mrs. Chana Rochel Hurwitz, who recently passed away, was a Chassidishe woman, a mekusheres, with fiery faith in Hashem and His anointed one. She told me some incredible stories of mesirus nefesh from the days of terror in which she grew up, when World War II was raging and she and her family found temporary shelter in Siberia.
Forty years ago, R’ Alexander Bin-Nun wrote fascinating notes with deep Chassidic explanations along with stories of Chassidim that were not well known. * The Rebbe saw these notes and told him to publish them. Unfortunately they disappeared and were only found recently and given to Beis Moshiach to publicize. * In the following article there are stories of Chassidim and especially, his memories of the Rebbe’s father, R’ Levi Yitzchok Schneersohn, whom R’ Bin-Nun used to visit. * Presented for Chof Av.