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The Lubavitcher Rebbe, R. Menachem Mendel Schneerson

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The Lubavitcher Rebbe, R. Menachem Mendel Schneerson: Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, of righteous memory (1902-1994); seventh leader of Chabad-Lubavitch, lived in Nikolayev and Dnieperptrosk (Ukraine), Leningrad, Berlin, Warsaw, Paris and New York; built upon and expanded his predecessors’ work to revolutionize Jewish life across the globe; known simply as “the Rebbe”
Rabbi Levi Yitzchak devotes 25 pages of dense Kabbalistic text to explaining this discrepancy through the lens of Jewish mysticism.
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The ninth section of the Book of Numbers begins as Moses addresses the heads of the tribes (Matot, in Hebrew), teaching them the laws of vows and oaths. It then resumes the historical narrative, recounting the events during the last year of the Jewish peo...
There is a unique factor that features in this week’s Torah reading that never occurs on any other Sabbath. In the midst of the recounting of the events that occurred to the Jewish people in their journey from Egypt to the Promised Land, the Torah relates...
The conclusion of the Torah reading relates how the members of the tribes of Reuven and Gad approached Moses with a request. Instead of entering the land of Israel with their brethren, they preferred to settle in the lands conquered by the Jews on the eas...
Once the saintly R. Zusya of Anapoli was traveling from town to town to raise money for the redemption of captives. On the course of his journey, he came to an inn. The owner was not home, but the members of his household invited R. Zusya to stay. One of ...
Once the Berditchever Rebbe, R. Levi Yitzchak, spent a Shabbos in a village with many non-observant Jews in an attempt to influence them to heighten their Torah observance. At the tish, the communal meal, the Rebbe made Kiddush with much feeling. He then ...
On entering the Rebbe’s room for a private audience, a Lubavitcher communal leader noticed that the Rebbe’s expression had a hint of sadness. With some boldness, he asked the Rebbe what was troubling him. The Rebbe replied that there was a family in Crown...
Once two tzaddikim met and discussed their different attainments in Divine service. One of them told the other how he had succeeded in dulling the sensations of his palate. All food tasted the same to him. “Is your ability to control your sensations so we...
I. When the parshiyos Matos and Masei are joined together,As is the practice in most years. In only two annual cycles (during leap years) are the two read as separate parshiyos. See the calendars included in the Tur (Orach Chayim) that follow the laws of ...
You shall be clean before G-d, and before Israel (32:22) Rabbi Z.M. Steinmetz (Hebrew poet Zvi Yair) told: A family crisis had arisen in the home of one of my relatives, a not-so-distant cousin who lived in South America. Their daughter had met and fallen...
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