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Friday, October 1, 2021

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Jewish History

Passing of the great Chassidic leader and advocate for the Jewish people, Rabbi Levi Yitzchak of Berditchev (1740-1809). Rabbi Levi Yitzchak was a close disciple of the second leader of the Chassidic movement, Rabbi DovBer, the Maggid of Mezritch. He is best known for his love for every Jew and his impassioned words of advocacy on their behalf before the Almighty.

Link: Kol Nidrei; more on R. Levi Yitzchak

Tishrei 25th is the yahrtzeit of Rabbi Moshe Sofer of Pressburg (1762-1839), known as "Chatam Sofer" after his work of Rabbinic responsa. Rabbi Moshe was an outstanding Halachic authority and community leader, and was at the forefront of the battle to preserve the integrity of traditional Judaism in the face of the various "reformist" movements of his time.

Daily Thought

Shall the judge of all the earth not do justice? (Genesis 18:25.)

There are those who are angry with G‑d for all the horrors and suffering they have seen. They say the deal is up. He has broken His covenant.

It is not for us to argue. Their voice must be heard. Perhaps G‑d will listen.

Response of Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneerson shortly after the Holocaust, reported in Kfar Chabad Magazine, volume 496.