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Sacrifice of the Great

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Sacrifice of the Great

On the 19th of Kislev 5559 (November 27, 1798) the founder of Chabad Chasidism was released from prison after being falsely accused of treason. A Jewish leader sacrifices his own standing to find every Jew in need of guidance and ensure that they receive it.
Lubavitcher Rebbe, Kislev 19, Sanhedrin, Self Sacrifice, Leadership
Sacrifice of the Great
Disc 3, Program 12

Event Date: 19 Kislev 5744 - November 25, 1983

On the nineteenth of Kislev 5559 (November 27, 1798) the founder of Chabad Chasidism, was released from prison after being falsely accused of treason.

The members of the great Jewish court, the Sanhedrin, would travel to visit every Jewish community across Israel to teach them what to do and what not to do. This is a lesson for all generations. Being available for guidance is not enough; a Jewish leader must sacrifice his own standing and ability to find every Jew in need of guidance and ensure that they receive it. Additionally, this should not be passed on to someone of lesser status; those of the greatest status should be the first to offer this sacrifice!

This was exemplified by the Alter Rebbe. A story illustrating his sacrifice: One Yom Kippur during services, the Alter Rebbe felt the grave need of a new mother, and personally left the prayers to care for her needs.

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Eric Sander Kingston North Hollywood December 4, 2017

In A Different Way Written In Honor Of The Alter Rebbe In A Different Way
Written In Honor Of
The Alter Rebbe

When the Alter Rebbe was released from prison, many celebrated at the release from his confinement. One such person, upon seeing the Alter Rebbe, approached and asked him, “Dear Rebbe, how does it feel to be out of your prison and your confinement?” The Alter Rebbe looked at the man and said, “My Prison and my confinement? what prison and confinement?” Puzzled by the Alter Rebbe’s response, the man stated, “but you were in a prison far away.” The Alter Rebbe looked deeply into the man eyes and said, “When one’s Soul is truly close to G-d, anyplace one is confined, no matter how small or seemingly bleak the space, that place is just a different abode for that Soul to speak with G-d, Whose boundaries are always far beyond any bars or walls that surround It. Dear friend, I was never trapped in a prison. I was just in place where I communicated with the Infinite in a different way.”


by eric sander kingston Reply

Thomas R. Ferris Dallas, TX December 5, 2017
in response to Eric Sander Kingston:

Madame Jean Guyon said the same ! Reply

Meir Weiss December 7, 2017
in response to Eric Sander Kingston:

bh

yasher co'ach Reply

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