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Tova Bernbaum

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Tova Bernbaum is a freelance writer living in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn, New York

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Section 6 Who Notified the Rebbe of his Sentence? Book
When the Rebbe was brought to his first interrogation, as mentioned above, he was not only ill, but also battered by the constant verbal abuse, and weak and exhausted from his ongoing two-day fast. Two of his interrogators were Russian gentiles, one of...
Chapter 66 (2) R. Elye Chayim Althaus’ Historic Account of the Cataclysm of 1927 Book
Not surprisingly, even the limited dissemination of this letter from friend to friend, in writing or orally, was enough to make waves. The Rebbe’s explicit opposition to the proposed general conference encouraged many G‑d-fearing Jews to protest against...
Chapter 56 Kol HaYotzei LeMilchemes Beis David Book
A Discourse Addressed by the Rebbe Rashab to the Students of the Tomchei Temimim Yeshivah on its Third Anniversary, Simchas Torah 5661 (תרס"א; 1900)Kol HaYotzei: This maamar was published by the Rebbe Rayatz together with the text of the introductory...
Chapter 49 (1) The Second Day of Shavuos 5693 (תרצ"ג; 1933) Book
[Riga]The Second Day of Shavuos: This farbrengen took place at the midday meal. [1.] The Zohar relates The Zohar relates: Parshas Shlach, p. 168a. how on a certain occasion the Master of the Academy appeared to Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai; he descended and...
Chapter 42 The Seudah of Purim 5691 (תרצ"א; 1931) Book
[Riga]The Seudah of Purim: The above account is taken from the notes of one of the listeners. [1.] Today’s task in avodah is to reach a point at which “one no longer knowsOne no longer knows: Cf. “A man is obligated to drink on Purim until he no longer...
Chapter 40a The Eve of Yud-Tes Kislev 5691 (תרצ"א; 1930) Book
[Riga] [1.] The [Alter] RebbeThe [Alter] Rebbe: The above text is based on notes taken by one of those present at the farbrengen. sacrificed himself so that the entire House of Israel should climb to ever greater heights. He sought the good of every...
Chapter 37 (2) [Recollections of the Author’s Childhood Between the Ages of Six and Eleven] Book
14. I enjoyed memorizing Mishnayos so much that I used to lovingly repeat aloud the Sedarim that I had mastered — very quickly, though not at the expense of being letter-perfect. Once, as I recall, I raced against a venerable chassid by the name of R....
Chapter 36 (2) The Imprisonment of 1927 Part III Book
10. Though writing in general is prohibited, prisoners are given a pencil and paper for an hour or two every day so that they can write requests to the highest official, the interrogator, the advocate, or the doctor. Every Wednesday each prisoner can send...
Memorandum: A Story of the Baal Shem Tov Thursday, 27 Menachem Av [5656 (תרנ"ו; 1896)] Book
[At the Bolivke Health Resort] The Alter Rebbe heard these narratives — which he recounted to his grandson, the Tzemach Tzedek — from the disciples of the Baal Shem Tov, from his mentor the Maggid of Mezritch, from his mentor’s son [R. Avraham] “the...
Chapter 30b (1) Lag BaOmer and Chassidic Oral History From the Diary of the Rebbe [Rayatz] Book
Lubavitch 1. Sunday, 20 Iyar, 5656 [תרנ"ו; 1896]1896: The author was 15 years old at the time. 2.00 p.m. It’s about five days now that I’ve been suffering toothache, and it’s hard to talk. After great efforts I managed to get permission to join in the...
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