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When someone passes on, the bond they share with their loved ones below is not severed. Family and friends alive in this world can continue to bring the soul joy and happiness.

A Living Will

A Living Will

20 Menachem Av, 5742 • August 9, 1982

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A Living Will: 20 Menachem Av, 5742 • August 9, 1982

When someone passes on, the bond they share with their loved ones below is not severed. Family and friends alive in this world can continue to bring the soul joy and happiness.
Lubavitcher Rebbe, Death, Yahrtzeit, R. Levi Yitzchak Schneerson
A Living Will
20 Menachem Av, 5742 • August 9, 1982
Disc 38, Program 151

Event Date: 20 Av 5742 - August 09, 1982

When someone passes on, the bond they share with their loved ones below is not severed. Family and friends alive in this world can continue to bring the soul joy and happiness.

Torah and Mitzvos can only be fully carried out by someone living in the physical world, for their purpose is to elevate the material realm to its Divine source. Still, so long as one's vision is clouded by the body, it is difficult to perceive the cosmic effects of one’s work in This World. Not so in the World of Truth. There, the soul immediately perceives the lofty effect of every good deed, word and thought. How greatly then does the soul Above yearn to once again study Torah and fulfill Mitzvos in the world below.

When a family member, or anyone who feels connected to a person who has departed, studies Torah and performs Mitzvos as an agent of the soul Above, they bring the soul the great satisfaction and spiritual elevation.

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Anonymous winnipeg, canada November 7, 2009

delay Thank you. It makes perfect sense.
Sorry for the delay. I did read this when it was posted. Forgot to say thank you. Reply

Rabbi Tzvi Freeman October 14, 2009

Re: souls and sparks The Rebbe spoke of the father/son bond specifically because he was speaking on the occasion of his father's yahrtzeit. On the occasion of his mother's yahrtzeit he would speak at length about the connection between mother and child. Reply

Anonymous winnipeg, canada October 11, 2009

souls and sparks Fantastic ! My only inquiry has to do with the father/child bond or perhaps the father - son bond since The Rebbe is speaking to an assembly of men. The message overlooks the mother whose soul is also in Heaven. Although Judaism might put a feather of more weight on the father bond, I strongly disagree. The gravestone for my parents reads, obm, " Two Beautiful Neshumot ". The Torah and mitzvot I perform are in the merit of both, and in a manner that lifts their souls to the same lofty level, with the help of G-d.

This is not a challenge. It is from my own heart, my own truth Reply

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