In Yemos HaMoshiach, will there be different levels of understanding Torah? Will the way of learning change? What will be more important – learning Torah or doing mitzvos? Is it permissible to teach abstract subjects, such as Geula and Moshiach, to little children or will their immaturity give them a mistaken understanding? What does “a new Torah will go forth from Me” really mean? * A compilation of questions and answers about Torah presented for Shavuos
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The Torah describes at length the story of Yetzias Mitzrayim, the preparation for Mattan Torah, Mattan Torah itself, and the vicissitudes of the lives of B’nei Yisroel in the desert. We all know that the Torah is not a history book; rather, it is a lesson for our current lives. When we find ourselves in a difficult situation, we can, and always should, look at the Torah for guidance.
In the home of Matzliach, an antique seller who lived in Tunisia, the days before Shavuos were eagerly counted. True, all Jews count the days of S’firas HaOmer, but Matzliach truly felt a longing for Shavuos, the incredible holiday when we received the holy Torah.
Dovid HaMelech’s eternal state of life pertains to every single Jew who says, “Dovid Melech Yisroel chai v’kayam,” on a monthly basis, at the time of Kiddush Levana. * Through Dovid HaMelech, Dovid Malka Meshicha, one goes out of his own personal exile.
All of existence is derived from Torah. This is why the Torah has the power to control reality and even to change and establish a new reality within the parameters of the world. * About tax payments and how the Rogatchover understood it. * The aguna about whom kosher witnesses testified that her husband died and why the Tzemach Tzedek did not permit her to remarry. * Presented for Shavuos – Z’man Mattan Toraseinu.
What is the connection between the end of VaYikra and the beginning of BaMidbar? The very last verse of VaYikra, which summarizes the idea that the commandments of the Torah were given to Moses and the Jewish people at Mount Sinai. How does this theme tie in with the idea of no substitution and counting?
One Chassid wrote to me that from the time of the histalkus he has been extremely broken, and at times, when he is alone, he breaks down in tears… * What has been accomplished through his tears? Is this the Rebbe’s objective? Did he ask him to cry? * And in the meanwhile, the Rebbe’s shlichus has been neglected!