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Jewish History

The writing of the "Sefer Torah for the Greeting of Moshiach," initiated at the behest of the 6th Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn, in 1942, was concluded 28 years later at a special gathering convened by the Lubavitcher Rebbe on Friday afternoon, the 9th of Shevat, on the eve of the 20th anniversary of Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak's passing.

Links: Moshiach: an Anthology

Daily Thought

A mentor, our sages tell us, must be like an angel. That’s a problem.

Having never seen an angel, you will always be in doubt: Perhaps the mentor you have chosen is not like an angel. How can you ever rely on your mentor while so unsure of his or her qualifications?

So we will clarify: The mentor must be a human angel.

An angel, because just as an angel has no body, no hatred, no jealousy, and is not in competition with you, so the mentor must remain objective and uninfluenced by any personal benefit from the advice.

And yet a human being: With compassion, with a conscience, and with a passion for kind deeds.

Simchat Beit Hashoevah 5719:10; Torat Menachem 5747, vol. 2, p. 632.