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Be a Lamplighter

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Be a Lamplighter

When a chassid asked the Rebbe Rashab, “What is a chassid?” the Rebbe Rashab answered him, “A chassid is a lamplighter.” He has an obligation to ignite the spark in his fellow Jew’s G-dly soul.
Shelichut, Outreach & Influence, Chassid, Lamplighter, Lubavitcher Rebbe
Be a Lamplighter
Disc 133, Program 531

Event Date: 13 Tammuz 5722 - July 15, 1962

When a chassid asked the Rebbe Rashab, “What is a chassid?” the Rebbe Rashab answered him, “A chassid is a lamplighter.” He has an obligation to ignite the spark in his fellow Jew’s G-dly soul.

Even when the other person seems too distant from Torah, the chassid must know that when his soul is kindled, he will realize the truth of his situation and begin to grow and develop. On the other hand, a person may be well-versed in Torah but lack a basic fear of G-d. Here, too, the chassid has a job to do.

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Anonymous Italy November 27, 2019

What a clear pronunciation of the yiddish language and subtitles are a great help to understand! Reply

Chani November 22, 2019

I've heard several people refer to the Rebbe Rashab by a different name. The Rebbe does here too. I can't quite make it out. Verzeiden? What is it please? Reply

Chaya Brooklyn August 24, 2020
in response to Chani:

The "Admor Hazaken" is the Alter Rebbe, R' Shneur Zalman, the first Chabad Rebbe and author of the Tanya. Perhaps that is what you are referring to. Reply

Léna November 19, 2019

Truly beautiful Reply

Anonymous austin tx November 14, 2014

nice when was it takin Reply

Susana Italy November 14, 2014

Amazing This is how I feel after recently discovering my Jewish roots. G-d showed me that I was living in the desert and now I'm slowing going to the sea. My inner menorah is lit and am doing my best to keep it that way.
Beautiful lesson, todah rabah! Reply

Laura Virginia November 20, 2019
in response to Susana:

My your light always shine brightly, Susana! Reply

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