What we know from the Zohar and the Midrash is that there is a Rebbe. The identity of the Rebbe, however, is not mentioned there. But when the question is posed, “who’s who?” – there is a simple response… * From Chapter Four of Rabbi Shloma Majeski’s Likkutei Mekoros Vol. 2.
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Whoever knew R’ Aharon Eliezer Ceitlin a”h, knows that the words “ may his memory be a blessing ” seem incongruous when speaking of this totally “alive” Chassid who was a role model of “a life-force that is life-giving ,” in his very being and conduct. * With a spark of hiskashrus in his eyes and the fire of Chassidus burning in his heart, he captivated thousands of people around the world, connecting them to the Rebbe and the Rebbe’s inyanim which filled his entire world
Esau comes home from the field, weary and on the verge of death and asks Jacob to feed him some lentils. Jacob asks him to sell his birthright in return. Esau is happy to oblige him, as the Torah recounts.
On Shabbos Mikeitz 5751, the Rebbe made the following statement: “When one is totally immersed in a certain subject and then encounters another topic, it is human nature to immediately search for and find the connection with that subject in which he is immersed, even though this other topic has its own issues and critical features.”
Three souls on different tracks in France, three people destined by divine providence to meet time after time; at a Jewish orphanage in France, some years later in a hospital in Yerushalayim, and at a Shabbos table of a Yerushalmi family. * The moving story of three souls that fulfilled their mission, each in its place. * From a book about to be published about R’ Aharon Mordechai Zilberstrom.
After being sent away by King Avimelech, Yitzchak became very successful1. He cultivated the soil and enjoyed the results of supernatural success. Rashi2 brings two explanations for what happened. One explanation is that the miracle was based on the estimation before anything grew, i.e., the output of the crop was much higher than originally anticipated.
For the Rebbe, the struggle to preserve the territorial integrity of Eretz Yisroel is a struggle for the path of Torah.