Entries in Sukkos (13)
On Wednesday, the first day of Chol HaMoed Sukkos (the second day of Chol HaMoed in Eretz Yisroel), the sixth annual gathering of Tzeirei Agudas Chabad in the United States took place in Brooklyn (in a large hall not far from 770 Eastern Parkway). The Rebbe said about this gathering that the beginning took place already at the farbrengen on Motzaei Yom Tov, and that the kinus was in the middle of the farbrengen. So, if it started at the beginning of the Motzaei Yom Tov farbrengen, obviously, our leader, the Rebbe himself, participated in it.
R’ Zushe Pruss related: In 5727, I traveled to be with the Rebbe for the month of Tishrei. This visit occurred a few years after my father, my older brother Berel, and I left Russia. We made aliya and lived in Kfar Chabad
Sukkos is a time for rejoicing, and as such presents an opportunity to appreciate just how important a role happiness plays in the proper education of our children. How do we raise happy children
The two bachurim knocked at the heavy wooden door. They had been told that a Jew lived here, which is why they were going to try and offer their “wares” – a bracha on the dalet minim.
Every Tishrei, thousands of guests come from around the world to spend the holidays with the Rebbe. For years, the Rebbe gave the guests special attention and considered them his personal guests
The Holy One Blessed is He, says to them, “Fools of the world! Whoever toiled on the eve of the Sabbath will eat on the Sabbath, but whoever did not toil on the eve of the Sabbath from where will he eat on the Sabbath? Nevertheless, [I will accede to your request]. I have an easy Mitzvah and its name is Sukka. Go and perform [it].”
The eve of 13 Tishrei 5643/1882. It was approaching midnight when the Rebbe Maharash got out of bed and sat down. His face shone with a special light. He wore a pocket watch which he detached from its chain. He then took a piece of paper from the table in front of him, turned the hands of the watch to 11:51 and inserted the paper to block the hands from moving. * Presented to mark the passing of the Rebbe Maharash.
The question is asked: Why was it necessary for there to be the histalkus of my revered father-in-law, the Rebbe? Here we had a Jew who showed open miracles… We could have proceeded together with him and thus complete the number of years remaining until the coming of Moshiach!
The villager had no idea what was going on. Suddenly, all eyes were upon him. The tzaddik had placed him at the head of the table and he wondered why he was being so honored. What made him better than his fellow paupers?