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A Competition That Unites

The Rebbe addresses a children's rally: The subject of your new contest is Jewish Unity. The present month, Cheshvan, is when King Solomon and the Jewish People completed the First Holy Temple. It is an auspicious month for Jews to unite together to merit the Third Temple which we will build with Moshiach.
Holy Temple, Tzivot Hashem, Cheshvan, Lubavitcher Rebbe
A Competition That Unites
Disc 41, Program 161

Event Date: 2 Cheshvan 5743 - October 19, 1982

The Rebbe addresses a children's rally:

The subject of your new contest is Jewish Unity. The present month, Cheshvan, is when King Solomon and the Jewish People completed the First Holy Temple. It is an auspicious month for Jews to unite together to merit the Third Temple which we will build with Moshiach.

Even now, one can participate in its building by increasing holiness in his own life and in his environment, for the very name “Holy Temple” reveals that its main purpose is to bring holiness to the entire world.

Through this contest each of you will grow in closeness to each other and to G-d. And although I am too old to compete in the contest, I am “a partner to all those who fear G-d, and who observe His commandments” - that is, to all of you children who enter this contest to grow in Torah, Mitzvos and Jewish unity.

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Anonymous November 5, 2019

This letter is to share the inspiration I felt in seeing this video of the Rebbe. Second, I wanted to share my shock and offer a glimpse of a few of my experiences in a section of an area "near" Crown Heights.
In social work school based in the village Near NYU I was trained to become less judgemental. Pink hair, tattoos nose or lip (ear) rings were the norm. But here I walked and saw a man on the sidewalk shaking on his back in the midst of dying, call g...s selling their wares surprised me. A person running over an elderly woman with his car in a fit of rage.
It all caused me to reflect on Rabbi Freeman's article about the need for a moment of silence in public schools to help open gates of morality through contemplation and reflection as the Lubavitcher Rebbe suggested 20 to 30 years ago.
But I have come to see amorality over grown.
How in certain neighborhoods homicide, drugs and the like
are common. "Datz all we got" said one 20 year old I spoke to. To him hopelessness a given. Reply

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