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Better Than a Vacation

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Better Than a Vacation

Most of us see the summer months as an opportunity to relax with time off from work or school. Not so the Previous Rebbe, Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneerson. In fact, far from relaxing, he launched a special program to take advantage of the vacation.
Merkos Shlichut, Lubavitcher Rebbe
Better Than a Vacation
Disc 168, Program 670

Event Date: 20 Av 5711 - August 22, 1951

Most of us see the summer months as an opportunity to relax with time off from work or school. Not so the Previous Rebbe, Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneerson. In fact, far from relaxing, he launched a special program to take advantage of the vacation.

In this talk, the Rebbe emphasizes the immense value of Merkos Shlichus, what’s now famously known as the Roving Rabbis program. As so many stories attest to, the seemingly small impact that a couple of students can have on a community--or an isolated Jew--can go a very long way.

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Tzvi Fastag Brooklyn, NY May 24, 2021

I assume that everyone at one time or another needs to get away from the monotony of our daily routines and try to have some fun. I don't see a problem with that. The problem is if our focus is primarily on the break or primarily on what we hope to accomplish with our relatively short stay on this world.
We can not take our beauty or wealth into the next world. Only our good deeds or mitzvot will be our treasure in the next world.
Mrs Adelle Shewekey OBM mother of Rabbi David Shwekey once said to me, " The purpose of life is to do acts of kindness to as many people as you can for as long as you can." Reply

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