”The song of faith, “Yechi Adoneinu Moreinu V’Rabbeinu, Melech HaMoshiach L’olam Va’ed,” has long since become “the” song that expresses the anticipation of the hisgalus of the Rebbe as Moshiach. However, many do not know that this song took off during hakafos, the night of Simchas Torah 5753
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There was a very special man by the name of R’ Refael Chudaitov. He was a Bucharian Jew who had a great love for Sifrei Torah. He would rescue Sifrei Torah from destruction, and he often endangered his life for this
Rebbe MH”M instructed us to publish and publicize that the guiding principle to know Moshiach’s identity is this: The leader of the generation is the Moshiach of the generation. * Chapter Three of Rabbi Shloma Majeski’s Likkutei Mekoros Vol. 2.
Before Simchas Torah 5745 I had a mild stroke and could no longer arrange this celebration. The doctors ordered me to rest. Some suggested I should travel to the Rebbe, but along with the strong desire to go there were also serious concerns how I would manage with the crowds and the commotion. In the end, my strong desire won out and I went to 770.
On Simchas Torah we read the concluding parsha of the Torah, which describes the passing of Moses and the eulogy G-d delivered for him. In the last three verses, the Torah extols Moses’ greatness thus: