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We must bring G-d into the story. If we are in Eretz Yisroel because of the Balfour Declaration or a decision by the United Nations General Assembly, if we are here by an act of kindness and not by our own right, then indeed, we are living on property belonging to others. If someone – the United Nations, Balfour – showed us compassion by allowing us to live here, then indeed, we have to keep apologizing all the time for stealing someone else’s land
This amazing story began nearly forty years ago with the Rebbe’n Erev Rosh Chodesh Tammuz, Rabbi Dovid Rosen, the Rebbe MH”M’s shliach in Moshav Magshimim, near Yehud, celebrated the bar-mitzvah of his son, HaTamim Menachem Mendel Rosen
“These days are more choice for repentance, being days of mercy and favor, for on Rosh Chodesh Elul, Moshe ascended Mount Sinai to receive the second Luchos. He remained there for forty days and descended on 10 Tishrei which was the completion of the atonement. Since then, these days have been dedicated as days of favor and the 10th of Tishrei as Yom Kippur.”
The harshest words of rebuke in the Torah can be found in this week’s parsha. The Talmud states that it is read before Rosh Hashanah, but interrupted by another parsha. This tells us that all of the year’s curses, including the curse of continued Galus, shall cease, and a new year of blessing, particularly, the final Redemption, shall commence. We pray, hope and are confident that G-d will bring an end to all of the past negatives and that the forthcoming year will be, exclusively, one of blessing.
Farbrengens and stories of Chassidim from the notes of R’ Moshe Yehuda Reichmann a”h, mashpia in Yeshivas Toras Emes in Yerushalayim.* From a t’shura for the Rabinowitz-Yaroslavsky wedding.
Finding one’s bashert can be a challenge. Not surprisingly, it is compared to the splitting of the Yam Suf. Rochele Haramati presents some of the dilemmas and questions of those seeking a shidduch to Rabbi Zalman Notik, mashpia in Yeshivas Toras Emes, in Yerushalayim.
R’ Bentzion Cohen of Kfar Chabad merited dozens of special signs of affection from the Rebbe. The most famous of them took place in 5730 when the mashpia, R’ Shlomo Chaim Kesselman, was preparing for a trip to the Rebbe. Many of the bachurim accompanied him to the airport including Bentzion Cohen. In his pocket was a check he had received from his mother and he gave it to the mashpia as “shlichus mitzva” money.
When the Rebbe instructs us to publish a book or pamphlet, he intends that we publish it as widely as possible, so that the subject matter may be understood by the greatest number of people. This includes issues previously hidden and known only to a select few in an entire generation. * Chapter Two of Rabbi Shloma Majeski’s Likkutei Mekoros Vol. 2.