Erev Shabbos meets Erev Rosh Hashana! Wine By the Case yet again teamed up with JMenu to feature some entertainment, great free cocktails, and food for the anash of Crown Heights. Yet again people passing by the store witnessed an exciting live band, Benny Friedman captivating the crowd, JJ’s Holy Cow food truck selling their delicious food, and a bartender in the store creating mixed Comsi Comsa Apple Champagne cocktails in honor of Rosh Hashana.
Daily Archives: September 7, 2018
In Beis Rebbe (p.34), it is noted that the Mitteler Rebbe was not able to be in Lubavitch for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur of 5586 (1825) and he sent a message that his son-in-law the HaRav Menachem Mendel (commonly known as the Tzemach Tzedek) should say a maamar in his stead. The Tzemach Tzedek refused, [as only a Rebbe can say his original maamar Chassidus], but he said a parable to explain the meaning of tekias shofar. The clarity in which he presented this thought, that the people were so affected by it, that even before he explained the nimshal (what we should learn from it), they burst into tears.
“As a rose among thorns so is, my wife among the daughters” is a call which gets back a response as: “Like an apple tree among the forest tree, so is my beloved among the sons. Under its shadow, I delighted to sit & its fruit was sweet to my taste.” (Shir Hashirim 2:2)
Courtesy of Lubavitch Archives, we present a photo of The Rebbe davening Mincha, 1980’s.
Feeding thousands of guests is no small task and in the lunchroom of Oholei Torah the needs of those guests are seen to every day, for three meals a day.
Vaad Talmidei Hatmimim, under the auspices of the many yeshivos in Israel has been placed in charge of the visiting Bochurims spiritual and physical needs, has arranged a full study curriculum from morning to evening with a wide array of staff.
As a left-wing radical in the 1960s, I was advocating an anti-war revolution, until I met the Rebbe who drafted me into an entirely different revolution – and, while doing so, changed my life.
This Shabbos at the Besht, Chaplain (Col) Jacob Z. Goldstein, will lead a discussion about his experience as a senior Chaplain at Ground Zero in the wake of the terror attacks on September 11th.
It is customary to recite additional chapters of Tehillim from the beginning of Elul until and including Yom Kippur. This weeks letter is in answer to questions about the reciting of Tehillim such as – when and why the origin of saying Tehillim take place? why is it most often used by laymen? The answers are based on chassidic sources among others. The letter is signed by Rabbi Nissan Mindel, the Rebbe’s personal secretary, who on occasion would sign the Rebbe’s letters upon the Rebbe’s request.
Rabbi Yitzchok Minkowicz, director of Chabad Lubavitch of Southwest Florida, delivers his insights on Parashs NItzavim. This week he answers the question: How can we get along with everyone? – based on the teachings of the Lubavitcher Rebbe.