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        June 11, 2010            Korach           29 Sivan, 5770
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                               Dot-to-Dot

Do you remember doing dot-to-dot puzzles as a child? To a preschooler,
connecting the dots could be difficult, even aggravating. It takes
patience to stay focused and complete the puzzle, especially as a young
child can't see the total picture that the connected dots will create.
When you were a little older (and certainly as an adult), it was easier
to visualize the picture the dots would fashion even without connecting
them.

Each dot stands on its own and each dot is a necessary and integral part
of the whole picture.

At a public gathering, the Rebbe related the story of a young Jewish
girl who, after learning about Shabbat candles, pressed her mother to
allow her to fulfill this special commandment. Dot.

The Rebbe described how this ritual awakened the mother's interest in
Jewish observance, pushing her to take her own steps forward. Dot.

The candle-lighting campaign is just one of many "dots" the Rebbe
encouraged people to place on their own personal work of art.

Boys over Bar Mitzva and men wearing tefilin each weekday. Dot. Giving
charity, even just a small coin each weekday. Dot. Loving one's fellow
Jew. Dot. Married couples observing the laws of family purity. Dot.
Keeping the kosher dietary laws. Dot. Having mezuzot on one's doors.
Dot. Studying Torah. Dot. Having Jewish books in one's home. Dot. Jewish
kids getting a Jewish education. Dot.

The dot by dot philosophy is the Rebbe's approach not just for each
person's individualized illustration but for the transformation of the
entire world as well. For G-d's intent in creating this world was that
it be transformed into the picture-perfect era of Redemption: a pain and
war free universe, where all people will live together harmoniously.

How do we accomplish such a seemingly monumental task as the
transformation of the entire world to good?  Through the small, good
deeds - dots - of people across the globe:

"Moshiach is ready to come now," the Rebbe told CNN reporters. "It is
only on our part to increase in acts of goodness and kindness." Dot.

Each individual's small strides, join the dots on the huge
artwork-in-progress which, when completed, will display the Rebbe's
vision that powers his leadership. It is a vision that began forming
when he was just a young child, a vision of "the Redemption of the
Jewish people from their final exile, a Redemption of such magnitude
that through it will be understood the suffering, the terrible decrees,
persecution and oppression of the exile..."

May our dots and deeds be joined to create the ultimate masterpiece with
Moshiach NOW!

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           LIVING WITH THE REBBE  -  THE WEEKLY TORAH PORTION
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This week's Torah portion, Korach, describes Korach's confrontation with
Moses. Korach protested: "The entire nation is holy and G-d is among
them. Why do you exalt yourself over the congregation of G-d?" Why did
G-d support Moses totally, bringing about a unique miracle to destroy
Korach and his following?

To answer this question, we have to focus on two different approaches of
leadership. One approach is based on charisma. Such a leader attracts
people because he shines; he projects an image of a more exciting
future. Korach was rich and he promised the people better stakes. And
so, many gullible people ran after him.

Moses was tongue-tied and had trouble communicating. The people found it
difficult to understand him. Nevertheless, they knew that Moses spoke
G-d's truth. His source of strength was not his personal self, but
rather his ability to transcend himself.

The dissonance between the feelings he inspired led to an
approach-avoidance conflict. Because Moses didn't promise them glitter,
they weren't overly excited about his message. On the other hand, they
realized - and were constantly reminded by G-d - that Moses was G-d's
messenger. He was only saying what G-d wanted him to say.

What this seems to imply is that Korach is attractive, but Moses is
right. So, if I'll choose Moses, it will be with a kind of drab attitude
of, "Well, this is what's going to be, so I might as well resign myself
to it."

A Moses-style leader is concerned with empowering his followers to
discover and fulfill their mission in life. Every person was created
with a unique G-d-given purpose. A Moses does not give a person quick
answers and ready solutions. Instead, he motivates him to penetrate to
the depths of his being and understand G-d's intent for him.

True, this requires a person to look beyond his immediate horizons. He
has to think not of what makes him feel good at the moment, but of what
is genuinely right and true. That's a lot more challenging, but
ultimately a lot more gratifying. For if something is right and true,
even though it may require some immediate sacrifice, it will certainly
lead to the person's good. Moreover, that good will be continuous,
existing not only for the moment, but for the future.

Moses gives people a long-term vision that enables them to live their
lives with purpose and joy. Instead of looking for an immediate high, a
Moses person thinks about the goals he is living for. And the awareness
of that mission endows him with vitality and joy. He is excited about
living his daily life because every act he performs resounds with
significance; there's genuine value in what he is doing.

In every generation, we can find leaders who are like Korach and those
like Moses. Similarly, each one of us can be a Moses or a Korach - for
in our homes, in our workplaces, and among our friends - all of us act
as leaders at one time or another. When exercising this leadership
potential, we should not focus on self-interest - neither our own or
that of the people we are trying to impress - but on the higher purposes
that are involved. This is what Moses' leadership teaches us.

      From Keeping in Touch published by Sichos In English, adapted
         by Rabbi E. Touger from the works of the Lubavitcher Rebbe

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                             SLICE OF LIFE
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                           What is a Chasid?


    Nosson Deitsch tragically passed away this year on Lag B'Omer, May
    2. To the hundreds of young people who called him their close friend
    and the thousands of people he met through his years in yeshiva and
    at his siblings' Chabad Houses, he was the ultimate example of a
    Chasid of the Lubavitcher Rebbe. We share what friends wrote about
    this young man whose life the Rebbe inspired and whose life inspired
    so many.

                       To read more visit www.RememberingNosson.com

                                *  *  *

                            by Chaim Bortunk

The greatness of Nosson was his smile, his warmth, his love, and his
caring nature. Nosson left me with something that I will never forget,
his friendship. Did he need to run over to me with a huge smile the
first time we met? Did he need to greet me with a warm, shining glow and
ask, "Hey, what's your name, and how are you doing"? Did he need to give
me the time of day when he really didn't have a clue who I was?

Nosson made it a point to make people feel like they belonged, like they
were connected, like they had a purpose! Not because he had anything to
gain by doing it, but because this was the only way he knew how to act!
His hardships, his pain, his suffering didn't stop his illuminating
smile; it didn't stop his will or his drive to make everyone feel like
they were something.

                                *  *  *

                             by Adam Cohen


I met Nosson one day as he wandered through my office building looking
for Jews to put tefilin on. I was happy to meet with him because I had
began a process of very serious introspection and religious study.

Nosson was very excited to help. We talked regularly. He would never
miss an opportunity to come by when he was in town. I benefitted greatly
from my conversations with him. He was always willing to help me when I
needed help.

On more difficult days, I would pray to G-d saying "This is too hard for
me" or "If You want me to do this then please send help." Invariably,
those were the days that Nosson showed up in my office. He helped me
develop the awareness that G-d controls all things, answers our prayers,
and helps us to achieve things we think are impossible.

                                *  *  *

                           by Mendy Tzfasman


When we were about 15 years old, we were very into memorizing Tanya (the
basic book of Chabad-Chasidic philosophy which is comprised of 53
chapters). A typical questions amongst all of us was, "How much have you
memorized?" Nosson never told anyone. At a certain point we realized
that according to our calculations Nosson had memorized all 53 chapters!

Nosson was totally non-judgmental; you could always speak openly with
him. He never said a bad word or put anyone down.

It was a fact to Nosson that he was going on Shlichus (to be an emissary
of the Rebbe). He used to tell me about his plans for the future. I
remember him telling me that he'd bring me to his Chabad House. "You'll
come - you'll see everything will be gevaldik!"

                                *  *  *

                            by Darrin Moses


Last Chanuka I went to Los Angeles and spent time with Nosson. There was
a farbrengen (gathering) in honor of a student's birthday. While we were
learning together, a student came up to Nosson and said, "Let's go to
the farbrengen. You can learn later. It's a special night." I thought
Nosson would suggest to continue later or even over the phone. His
response: "You are right! It's a very special night - I'm learning with
my good friend Darrin who always inspires me and we are going to finish
and then join you, G-d willing." Nosson could have easily rescheduled
the time with me so that he wouldn't miss the inspiration and
camaraderie of the farbrengen. But he chose to learn with a Jew who is
just barely beginning his journey. That's true love of a fellow Jew.

                                *  *  *

                            by Leibelovitch


During Nosson's years in the yeshiva in Staten Island, his schedule was
a full one, yet he'd have time for everyone, as if no one or nothing
else existed. Whatever he did, whether davening (praying), learning,
farbrengens, sports or socializing, he was there 100%. Nosson
exemplified how one should celebrate life. Nosson had a special
enthusiasm in studying about Moshiach and the Redemption. He lived every
day and throughout each day.

                                *  *  *

                             by Meir Fellig


This year I had the privilege to be Nosson's "partner" on Fridays when
we went out to encourage men to put on tefilin. Every Friday, Nosson
would wake up all pumped up and excited to go. We would go into people's
offices and Nosson would take a cup of coffee, sit down, and make
himself at home. The people we visited loved it. One major thing I
learned from Nosson was that he wasn't embarrassed to do anything as
long as he knew it was the right thing.

                                *  *  *

                           by Yaakov Shemesh


Nosson introduced me to Chabad, he showed me what a true Chasid is -
someone who cares for every Jew, who does everything for the sake of
heaven, who shows a warm face to everyone, who has emuna (faith) in
difficult times, who loves studying and teaching Torah and Chasidut, and
much more. Nosson and I met in the Chabad Yeshiva in Staten Island
around nine years ago. I studied with him every week.

I slept over his house one Shabbat; we had such a great time. I remember
on the way to shul Friday night he recited parts of Tanya by heart and
taught it to me, just so as not to waste time.

His warmth and kindness, representative of the Rebbe, will always remain
in our minds.

                                *  *  *

                           by Velvel Lipskier


Last year, our students asked that we bring some senior students to the
yeshiva to liven things up: "Bring Nosson Deitsch. He will make this a
happening place." Nosson was a true example of bringing together heaven
and earth. He was very religious, didn't waste any time, was very
approachable, fun-loving and life-loving, always with an inspiring word
or interesting story. My most vivid memory of him is every morning
sitting at his place, earbuds in his ears, listening to classes by
Chabad-Lubavitch scholars on his beloved Tanya. I know that he was truly
connected to the Rebbe, writing letters to the Rebbe on a weekly basis.

                                *  *  *

                             by Levi Diskin


Nosson was very popular in school; people flocked to him yet he found it
his mission to reach out to everyone to make them feel good. When I came
in fourth grade, I didn't know anyone. He immediately helped me, making
sure that I was included in class projects. He was able at such a young
age to care about someone else, though it meant relinquishing his
popularity. When the other children would look down at him for spending
time with "the nerdy group" he didn't mind; making another happy was his
priority. His signature saying: "You are awesome. I love you man. You
are the best."

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                            THE REBBE WRITES
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    Synopsis of an interview with the Rebbe by College students from
    Hillel Foundations, 7 Adar, 5720 (March 6, 1960).

The Rebbe began with a statement:

    The word "histalkus" does not mean death in the sense of coming to
    an end but rather an elevation from one level to another on a higher
    plane. When one has accomplished his mission in life, he is elevated
    to a higher plane. The significance of this for us is that everyone
    can now lift himself to a higher level by studying the teachings of
    the Baal Shem Tov and taking an example from his life.

    From the very beginning, one of the first things the Baal Shem Tov
    did was to teach small children simple things such as bless-ings and
    to explain to them how they could be near to G-d Almighty - that G-d
    was very real for them and close to them and not far-removed in some
    "seventh heaven."

    He worked not only with teenagers but even with six-and
    seven-year-old children, making them understand how G-d Almighty
    watches over them all the time - not only Sunday, Monday or Tuesday,
    but all the days of their life, and that by obeying G-d's will they
    would be assured of a happy and harmonious life, materially and
    spiritually.

    The epoch of the Baal Shem Tov came after the Chmielnetzky pograms,
    which left the Jews in a state of dejection and despair. It was the
    aim of the Baal Shem Tov to encourage the Jews and to show them how
    they could meet the problems of their day while living a life of
    Torah and mitzvos (commandments).

    Our present age is similar in many ways to the time of the Baal Shem
    Tov. One-third of the Jewish population has perished under Hitler
    and has been cut off from us. How great, then, is the obligation
    that lies upon each and every one of us to do as much as is within
    his power to spread the light of Torah and mitzvos in his own
    surroundings and throughout the world in general.

The Students then asked:

 Q. What is the view of Chasidus concerning an after-life?

 A. As was explained earlier, death is not a cessation of life, but
    rather, one's spiritual life takes on a new dimension or is, as we
    said, elevated to a higher plane. This is logical and follows also
    from the principles of science which are consider ed to be the
    "absolute truth."

    In science, the principle of the conservation of matter states that
    nothing physical can be annihilated. This table or a piece of iron
    can be cut up, burned etc., but in no case could the matter of the
    table or the iron be destroyed. It only takes on a different form.

    So, likewise, on the spiritual level, our spiritual being - the soul
    - can never be destroyed. It only changes its form, or is elevated
    to a different plane.


 Q. Is the after-life of a soul personal or impersonal?

 A. In conjunction with what was said before, the soul takes on a new
    and higher form. In this, the term "after-life" is inappropriate.
    Rather, it is a continuation of life. Until 120, life is experienced
    at one level, and at 121, 122 and 123, etc. it is carried on at
    another level, and thus we go higher and higher in the realm of the
    spirit.


 Q. What is the role that the Baal Shem Tov played in the Chasidic
    movement.

 A. We can understand what the Baal Shem Tov did by the simile of the
    relation-ship of an electric power house with a lamp that is
    connected to it by a wire. In order to light his lamp, he must find
    the right switch, or push the correct button.

    The soul of every Jew is a part and connected with G-d Almighty, but
    in order that one can enjoy the great benefits of it, the correct
    switch must be found for the proper button to pushed. It was the
    Baal Shem Tov's mission to explain and proclaim that every Jew
    without exception is connected with "the power house," and every one
    of them has a switch in his innermost, that will be found if
    searched for.

    So also every one of us in our own work in strengthening Judaism,
    must try to find the switch in the soul of every Jew. One can never
    know what will make the connection, perhaps one word. But by this,
    you open up the well or inner fountain of his soul.


 Q. What is the function of a Rebbe?

 A. As was said earlier, to find the switch in every Jew and help him
    become connected with the power house.

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                        A WORD FROM THE DIRECTOR
                         Rabbi Shmuel M. Butman
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"Gimmel" (the third of) Tammuz is a day destined for monumental events.
Over 3,000 years ago. During Joshua's battle in Gibeon he commanded the
sun to stand still until the Jewish people were successful in the fight
against their enemies.

In the Book of Joshua we read: "Then Joshua spoke to the L-rd... and he
said in the sight of Israel, 'Sun, stand still upon Gibeon; and moon, in
the valley of Ayalon.' And the sun stood still, and the moon stayed,
until the people had avenged themselves upon their enemies... So the sun
stood still in the middle of the sky, and hastened not to go down a
whole day. And there was no day like that before it or after it, that
the L-rd hearkened to the voice of a man; for the L-rd fought for
Israel."

The third of Tammuz is also the date, many years later, when the
previous Rebbe (Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn) had his death sentence
commuted and was released from imprisonment in Communist Russia to go
into exile for three years, for his work in spreading the teachings of
Judaism, in defiance of the authorities.

The Rebbe, quoting the Talmudic statement, "Auspicious things come to
pass on an opportune day...," explains that as Joshua's command to the
sun to stand still and the Previous Rebbe's release from imprisonment
took place on the same day, albeit years apart, there must be a
connection between the two events.

Thus, it is certain that there must be a connection between the third of
Tammuz in Joshua's time and the third of Tammuz sixteen years ago, the
day of the passing of the Rebbe.

On the third of Tammuz in Joshua's time, the sun remained in its place
until it had fulfilled its mission: to unceasingly illuminate the world
until the Jewish people had achieved victory.

The Rebbe defined his mission as the seventh Chabad Rebbe, the leader of
the seventh generation: "This is what is demanded of each of us in the
seventh generation - because 'All those who are the seventh are
beloved'... Our divine mission is to complete the revelation of G-d's
presence into its most exalted aspect specifically into this lowly
world."

Simply stated, the mission of the Rebbe and of our generation is to
bring about the actual revelation of Moshiach and the commencement of
the Messianic Era.

It is far from coincidental that the Rebbe's passing was on the third of
Tammuz. The Rebbe, like the sun, remains at his post, guiding us with
his brilliant light, warming us with his wisdom, until we achieve
victory in the final battle against the darkness of exile.

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                          THOUGHTS THAT COUNT
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Moses became very angry (Num. 16:15)

The commentator Rashi translates the above as: "He was very upset." Even
when Moses was attacked by two trouble-makers he was upset rather than
angry. Chasidim relate that Rabbi Menachem Mendel, the third Lubavitcher
Rebbe, was extremely careful not to become angry. On one occasion he was
nearly provoked to anger. He asked for the Code of Jewish Law, noting
that the Talmud compares anger to idolatry. "I am close to an offense
which is similar to idolatry," he declared, "I will see first if my
anger is permitted according to Jewish Law." By the time he had examined
the question there was no more need for an answer.

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And Korach gathered all the congregation against them (Num. 16:19)

When it comes to doing a mitzva (commandment), it isn't all that easy to
find people who are interested. Unfortunately, however, when it comes to
inciting controversy, everyone comes running.

                                                     (Mateh Aharon)

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                            IT ONCE HAPPENED
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                         by Rabbi Leibl Groner,
             member of the Lubavitcher Rebbe's secretariat

A woman came to my office very distraught. She wanted to see the Rebbe
immediately. She had just received a phone call from her sister in
Israel. Her father had been diagnosed with a serious disease and the
doctors wanted to operate immediately.

I told the woman that the Rebbe was not receiving people at that time.
She said that it would be enough for her if the Rebbe would simply stand
at his door and give her a blessing that her father would have a
complete recovery. I repeated to the woman that I could not disturb the
Rebbe now but would give over her message at the first opportunity. The
woman was not happy with my response and knocked on the Rebbe's door
herself. The Rebbe called me into his office and asked me to explain
what was going on.

I told the Rebbe the entire story. The Rebbe said, "The woman knows that
I am not a doctor. I assume that if she came to me for a blessing it is
because she believes I have been given the ability to give blessings and
advice. If she believes this, then she also needs to believe that now is
not the time for me to receive people. In addition, it is not even
necessary for me to stand at my door and say 'refua shleima (complete
recovery)' because the doctors made a mistake and her father is not
ill."

When I came out and told her what the Rebbe said, she was overjoyed.

A few days later the woman came back to my office. She had called her
sister and had told her to tell the doctors not to operate because the
Rebbe said their father was not ill. The doctors continued to pressure
the sister until she agreed to the operation. What they found was only a
small cyst.

                                *  *  *


My son, Mendy Groner, is a shaliach (emissary) of the Rebbe in Kiryat
Gat, Israel. A supporter of the yeshiva there invests in foreign
currency. He was heavily invested in a currency that had been going down
for a while. At this rate, he could lose millions of dollars. He asked
my son to have me ask the Rebbe if he should sell what's left or leave
it in the hope that things would turn around and he would eventually
recoup his losses.

I asked the Rebbe. The Rebbe told me to tell him to sell immediately and
not wait. A few days later, another supporter, who was also heavily
invested in that currency, asked my son if the answer to his friend
applied to him also. My son asked me and I told my son to tell him that
everyone has to ask the Rebbe independently. I asked the Rebbe on the
second person's behalf and the Rebbe responded that he should not sell.
He should hold onto the money.

"How could it be that the Rebbe is giving two different answers to the
very same question?" the second supporter asked.

"The Rebbe knows what he's doing," I explained.

Four months later, Mendy called me to fill me in on what had happened.
"The first supporter immediately sold. Right after that a good friend in
America who had four successful businesses offered to sell him one of
them. How much did he want for the business? The exact amount that the
supporter had just gotten from selling the foreign currency! Not only
did he make back all of the money he had lost  when the currency started
going down, but the new business is growing and he is seeing a sizable
profit.

"The second supporter watched the currency continue to drop and he
continued to lose money. He called me and asked, 'How is it possible
that the Rebbe told my friend to sell and now he has cut his losses, and
he told me to hold on. Probably your father did not give over the answer
properly or he misunderstood it.' I assured him, 'My father told you
exactly what the Rebbe told him to tell you. Have a little faith. You'll
see.'

"About two months ago, the foreign currency started turning around.
Today, he has recouped all of his losses and has made quite a bit of
money as well," my son concluded.

                                *  *  *


A little while ago, a couple came into my office. The husband is running
a Jewish organization in New York. On a recent trip to Israel, friends
involved in a similar organization in Jerusalem suggested that he move
to Israel and head the organization.

The man discussed the possibility with his wife. He felt that he could
use his talents more by heading the organization in Israel. Both husband
and wife were willing to move to Israel. They decided to ask the Rebbe.
They came to my office with the letter that they had written to the
Rebbe describing what they saw as the advantages of the husband taking
the helm of the organization in Jerusalem. They also brought with them
the volume of Igrot Kodesh (correspondence of the Rebbe) into which they
had placed their letter at random. The Rebbe's letter that they opened
to read: "Concerning what you write to me, that you've been offered a
different position, you should continue in the place that you are now
without making any changes."

The couple was confident that by staying in New York the husband would
best use his considerable talents and energy in the organization that he
is currently heading.

                                *  *  *


Recently, a non-Jewish couple came to the Ohel (the Rebbe's resting
place). The woman was crying bitterly. Upon leaving the Ohel, a young
man asked them if they would mind sharing why they had come. The woman
explained, "Our son was in a serous motorcycle accident. The doctors are
not sure that he will make it. So we came to the gravesite of the great
rabbi to ask for a blessing that he live and have a full recovery."

Two weeks later, the same couple returned to the Ohel. This time, they
both looked much more composed and at ease. The young man who had spoken
to them two weeks earlier was at the Ohel as well. The young man asked
about their son. "There was a sudden, miraculous change for the better,"
they said excitedly. "And just two days ago the doctors said that he is
totally out of danger and they hope that he will be coming home soon. We
came back to thank the rabbi for saving our son," the woman concluded.

                                *  *  *


A young man was travelling overseas and he went to the Lubavitcher Rebbe
to ask for a bracha (blessing) for his trip. The Rebbe told him to take
two copies of the book Tanya (the basic book of Chabad Chasidic
philosophy) with  him on the plane. Although he did not uderstand the
reason, he was more than happy to comply with the Rebbe's request.

The man boarded the plane. After the seatbelt sign went off, he took his
tefilin and looked around to see if there were any Jewish men who he
could help put on tefilin. Walking up the aisle, he saw a Jew who had a
concerned look on his face. "Would you like to put on tefilin?" asked
the Lubavitcher.

"I put on tefilin every day," replied the gentleman.

"Can I do something to help? You look a bit upset."

"I will tell you the truth," said the gentleman. "I was once by the
Lubavitcher Rebbe and he told me to take a Tanya with me whenever I
travel. Since then I always travel with a Tanya but this time I was in a
big rush and I forgot it so I am very upset.

The Lubavitcher went back to his seat and returned with a big smile.
"The Rebbe took care of you!" he said. "Here is the Tanya that the Rebbe
sent for you to have on the plane."

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                            MOSHIACH MATTERS
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"For a small moment have I forsaken you, but with great compassion shall
I gather you in." (Isaiah 54:7) When Moshiach comes and G-d's great
compassion will become manifest, everyone will see how this entire
lengthy exile was in fact "a small moment."

                  (From a Chasidic discourse of the Previous Rebbe)

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                END OF TEXT - L'CHAIM 1124 - Korach 5770
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