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Rabbi Yossy Gordon was born in Worcester, MA, and serves as Executive Vice President of the Chabad on Campus International. Rabbi Gordon makes his home in Miami Beach, FL, with his wife Rochel and their six children.
Rashbatz served as the childhood tutor of the sixth Chabad Rebbe, Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn (1880–1950). One of the stories he particularly enjoyed telling his young charge had an important lesson . . .
After waiting for what seems like an eternity, his wife places a plate before him. He takes a look, and all he sees is a hard-boiled egg and a potato!
The Rebbe suggested that since we are financially secure, we should close our store on Shabbat and that G‑d will then send our daughter her bashert...
A Conversation Between Two Souls
Two souls meet midway between heaven and earth. "Nu, what can you tell me about the world I am about to enter?" asks the descending soul.
The door swung open and Rabbi Shlomo walked out and began to pace in the waiting room. Suddenly, he loudly exclaimed: "Young man, young man, what will be if indeed there is a G‑d in this world?"
"I know he is critically ill and the doctors have just about despaired of his life. For every Jewish family he helps, I promise him one month of life and health."
Portrait of a Chassid
He schemed to denounce Reb Sender's supplier to the authorities. The tea would then be confiscated and Reb Sender would have to bear the loss...
The rebbe heard his words, sighed, and remained silent. A reaction that certainly did not bode well . . .
"Tell us Rebbe! If you have the ability to stir such a Jew to repentance, why don't we, who spend so much time with you and try so hard to improve, find it easier to repent?"
Our Father, Our King!
Their warden was a Jewish communist named Mosei, who felt it his duty to be particularly brutal to religious prisoners. Occasionally, however, the light of his buried soul would emerge...
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