During the Ten Days of Teshuvah – between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur we share a brief letter of the Rebbe about teshuvah – returning to our essence – and the centrality of the “deed” in the Jewish religion.
Yitzchok and Chaya Batya Yarmush from Crown Heights had a baby boy! Sholom Zochor: Lincoln Pl Shul, 1185 Lincoln Pl at 9:00pm
Dovid Leib ben Shmuel Marasow (Crown Heights) to Chana bas Shalom Moshe Paltiel (Port Washington, NY)
Mendel Goldstein (Anne Arbor, MI) to Shifra Freundlich (Montreal, Canada) L’Chaim: Tonight, Tuesday, 7:00pm at 827 Eastern Parkway
Mendel Lipskier (Moscow, Russia) to Gity Pinson (Pasedona, CA) L’Chaim: Tonight, Tuesday, 8:00pm at F.R.E.E.
Menachem Lazaroff (College Station, TX) to Moussie Feller (Twin Cities, MN) L’Chaim: Tonight, Monday, 8:30pm at the JCM
Moishy Serebryanski (Toronto, Ontario) to Miriam Maryasha Liberow (Boca Raton, FL) L’Chaim: Tonight, Monday, 8:30pm at Lubavitcher Yeshiva Crown St.
Levi Naki (Hetzaliya, Israel) to Batya Azulai (Montreal, Canada) L’Chaim: Sunday, September 18th, 8:00pm at F.R.E.E.
As we stand on RH – celebrating the creation of man – we contemplate our mission to elevate the world. But first, says the Rebbe, there is something we need to do before our duty to elevate the world.
As we prepare for Rosh Hashanah, the day of man’s creation, we share a letter in which the Rebbe explains the uniqueness of man and the unique mission for which he was created, of the ability of a single individual to impact the world and the message of Rosh Hashanah for each of us.
Another letter of the Rebbe on the theme of teshuvah, during this month of Elul, gives some practical advice in dealing with states of mind and problems and on the matter of sins and teshuvah.
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In this weeks letter, the Rebbe highlights some important points about teshuvah, among them the fact that Teshuvah is always effective, in every case and whatever the transgression and that it is within our power to do it, since it is a commandment of Hashem.
Mendel Goldstein (Anne Arbor, Mi) to Shifra Freundlich (Montreal, Canada)
827 Eastern Parkway
Menachem Lazaroff (College Station, Tx) to Moussie Feller (Twin Cities, Mn)
Jewish Childrens Museum
Moishy Serebryanski (Toronto, Ontario) to Miriam Maryasha Liberow (Boca Raton, Fl)
Shimon Sabol (Crown Heights) to Shira Friedman (Winnipeg, Canada)
Beis Rivka - 310 Crown St
Yisroel Melamud (Crown Heights) to Moussie Berkowitz (Crown Heights)
Jewish Childrens Museum
Yossi Lipskier (Sherman Oaks, Ca) to Mushka Strasburg (Kfar Chabad)
Menachem Cohen (Cleveland, Ohio) to Chana Leah Backman (Crown Heights/florida)
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Chanoch Hecht (Australia/jerusalem) to Simi Sebbag (Crown Heights)
Where the parsha teaches about kosher animals, we share a letter in which the Rebbe addresses the chairman of the Shechitah Board with some warm personal greetings and adds some Chasidic thoughts about shechitah.
The Rebbe addresses the concern of one writing about the dire global situation – in those years, the nuclear buildup, and what could be done to bring about a more peaceful world. The Rebbe’s insightful letter includes some practical points for the individual to consider and implement – advice certainly pertinent in our present time as well, of global unrest.
In his letter this week, written on Erev Shabbos Nachamu, the Rebbe reflects on the long history of our Jewish people – during which we suffered endless and harsh persecutions – and points out the uniqueness of our history.
What was our role, asks the Rebbe, in the destruction of the Beis Hamikdosh – both the spiritual and the physical one and what is our task in the rebuilding of the third spiritual and physical Beis Hamikdosh?
On the topic of making a vow/neder, a subject in our parsha, we share a letter of the Rebbe to a businessman with his advice regarding a neder.
We share a letter in which the Rebbe discusses a Jewish will and gives some important guidelines and suggestions to those who are asking for his input on a will which they drew up and a copy of which they sent the Rebbe.
In answer to the correspondent who observed the connection between modern scientific discoveries and Moshiach, as alluded to in the Rebb’es sicha on Parshas Balak – the Rebbe makes some interesting observations.
In his letter, the Rebbe explains that it is fine to question certain truths, yet it should be remembered that not understanding a truth does no make it an untruth. Even in science, says the Rebbe, where proofs certainly exist, it is necessary to accept axioms and postulates without demanding logical proof for every detail.
In connection with the parsha – where we learn of the dispute of Korach and his congregations – we share a lettter in which the Rebbe gives some guidelines and practical advice on dealing with a dispute, based on the Shulchan Aruch.
In his letter – the Rebbe is giving a young lady clear and practical guidelines when considering a shidduch.
Having just received the Torah – with its multitude of mitzvos and seeming complexity – we share a letter of the Rebbe in which he explains the principle of SIMPLICITY, which determines the function of faith and by extension nature, with its multiplicity and complexity.
In his letter to one wishing to make a halachically recognized conversion, the Rebbe briefly explains what a Jew is and underlines the fact that Shavuos is when the entire Jewish people became true “converts”.