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Sunday, November 6, 2022

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Jewish History

Yitzhak Rabin, Commander-in-Chief of the IDF during the Six Day War and later Prime Minister of Israel, was assassinated on this date in 5756 (1995).

Link:
Articles on Yitzhak Rabin’s relationship with the Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, of righteous memory and Chabad.

R. Zev Wolf was one of the prominent disciples of the Baal Shem Tov. A great scholar in his own right, he accompanied his master on many of his travels and witnessed his miraculous accomplishments firsthand.

Link: A Tale of Two Cows

Daily Thought

“Israel camped there by the mountain.” Exodus 19:2.

Rashi, the wise teacher who teaches Torah to every Jew, hides deep treasures in his simple commentary.

When Pharaoh and his entire army came chasing after us, the Torah writes only that “Pharaoh approached.” So Rashi explains that they came with one heart, as though they were a single person.

First the heart, then the person. Their hearts were driven by the same greed, so they acted as a single person.

When we camped before Mount Sinai, the Torah refers to the entire nation in the singular—unlike all other encampments. So Rashi explains that we camped there like one person, with one heart.

First the person, then the heart.

We are truly a single being. And when our hearts are prepared to receive Torah, we act that way as well.

Likutei Sichot vol. 21, Yitro 1.