Beis Moshiach presents the maamer the Rebbe MH”M delivered on Yud Shvat 5716, in accordance with the custom established by the Rebbe to review each year a section of the Rebbe Rayatz’s maamer Basi L’Gani of 5710. • This year we focus on the sixth section of the profound and foundational Chassidic discourse.
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Yoseph was sold by his brothers into slavery in Egypt. When accused of trying to seduce the wife of his master, Potiphar, Yoseph was sentenced to languish in an Egyptian dungeon. Two years after he successfully interpreted the dreams of the king’s butler and baker he is summoned to interpret Pharaoh’s dream. Yoseph interpreted Pharaoh’s dream as a prediction of seven years of plenty followed by seven years of famine. Yoseph advised Pharaoh to store grain that would save Egypt and the surrounding area. Pharaoh made Yoseph his viceroy. Yosef’s brothers arrived in Egypt to purchase grain during the famine. It was the first time in 13 years that Yoseph saw them.
With 1700 volunteers a month, an annual cycle of activities with a budget of close to $20,000,000, and now with the dedication of a building that is 20,000 square feet, the Chabad House known as the Mada Community Center just doesn ’t stop. * Beis Moshiach spoke with R’ Chaim Shlomo Cohen, the shliach of the Rebbe who runs Mada, about the connection between his meteoric success and the publicizing of the Besuras Ha’Geula and connecting people to the Rebbe, about the importance in encouraging mekuravim to write to the Rebbe and the need for avoda p’nimis to prepare to greet Moshiach. * R’ Cohen tells about how he lost a donation of a building because of publicizing that the Rebbe is Moshiach and emphasizes that aside from that one incident, the message is accepted by everyone after the proper explanation
From the UN in New York to Addis Ababa in Ethiopia, from Bolivia in South America to Kiev in Ukraine, and from Eretz Yisroel to the embassy in Washington, Israeli ambassadors share their personal impressions of the shlichus revolution
The Chassid who did not have sons in the underground network of Tomchei T’mimim but was one of its biggest fundraisers, as a result of which he suffered torture in a Russian prison. * About a Chassid bound heart and soul to three of our Rebbeim. * To mark the day of his passing, Rosh Chodesh Teves
The fascinating story of a refusenik, Boris Levitas, who managed to break through the Iron Curtain by carrying out an instruction from the Rebbe. * Part 2 of 2
Chanuka has turned into a real Yom Tov of gatherings. Whether it is the activities that we do to spread the light and miracle of Chanuka with others or with our own family, it seems that every night we are attending a different gathering. In 5748 – a year of Hakhel – the Rebbe encouraged that we use these times that we are gathered anyway as Hakhel gatherings. The Rebbe said that he would lead this campaign by example, and therefore the Rebbe said a sicha every day (after the lighting of the candles) speaking about the Torah portion of the day and the uniqueness of each and every night of Chanuka.
It was dark outside. Nobody was out on the street. All were asleep. Only the shrieking of the wind pierced the silence. But in one building you would not have known it was nighttime. It was the shtiebel (beis midrash) of the Kotzker Chassidim which was located in the heart of the forest. The Chassidim were sitting and farbrenging deep into the night. They drank l’chaim, sang Chassidic niggunim, and their faces were aglow with simcha.