The message here is that the name Tzemach Tzedek expresses the faith of chassidim, the perfect faith of every chassid, that their Rebbe – for example, the leader of this generation [“Tzemach is Moshiach…for ‘Tzemach’ is numerically equivalent to ‘Menachem’”] – is in fact Moshiach, and if we had merited, the matter would have been fulfilled and manifest outwardly; Moshiach would be visible to the human eye
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The main argument brought by autonomy supporters is bogus. They claim that if we would give them good conditions, municipal services that they can run themselves, they’ll abandon the path of terror. However, the neglect in Arab areas is the result of Arab policy, not Israeli policy. It makes no difference how many tens of billions of dollars in international “aid relief” flow to them; they don’t even make the barest investment to improve their people’s primitive living standards. They would rather invest in terrorism and murder – not just toward us, but also toward their fellow Arabs. That’s the way they operate; it’s a fundamental component of the Muslim weltanschauung
Two golden rules that will enable a child to daven with chayus: understanding that with t’filla he can speak directly to Hashem, and knowing the meaning of what he says. * Another chapter in the series on chinuch in the spirit of Chassidus, from a shiur given by Rabbi Nachman Yosef Twersky to men in Crown Heights.
In his effort to find a burial place for Sarah, Avraham wound up paying a very high price for the M’aras HaMachpella. He didn’t have many choices, and Sarah needed k’vura right away, so Avraham bought it.
In this week’s Parsha we find two central themes: 1) the passing of Sara and the purchase of the M’aras HaMachpeila, and 2) the successful search of Eliezer in finding a wife (Rivka) for Yitzchak.
A middle-aged, non-observant woman who lived on a kibbutz passed away and left behind some divinely inspired messages, according to her son and her friend, about her desire that they say Kaddish for her. One phone call to the “U’faratzta Kibbutzim” Chabad House brought a solution to the problem.