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The Shlichus Needs You

21 Menachem Av, 5744 · August 19, 1984

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The Shlichus Needs You: 21 Menachem Av, 5744 · August 19, 1984

In discussing the mechanism of legal agency, Jewish law sees the "principal" working through the "emissary" in three possible ways: 1) The emissary's final achievement is attributed to the principal 2) The emissary's every action is attributed to the principal 3) The emissary completely embodies the principal.
Shaliach, Shelichut, Lubavitcher Rebbe
The Shlichus Needs You
21 Menachem Av, 5744 · August 19, 1984
Disc 42, Program 165

Event Date: 21 Av 5744 - August 19, 1984

In discussing the mechanism of legal agency, Jewish law sees the "principal" working through the "emissary" in three possible ways:

1) The emissary's final achievement is attributed to the principal
2) The emissary's every action is attributed to the principal
3) The emissary completely embodies the principal

Chassidic teaching emphasizes yet another aspect: while the goal is for the principal to be represented -- in order to achieve this, the emissary must bring his own entire being into the mission.

The lesson for Shluchim: Every Shliach is united with, and receives strength from, my fatherin- law, the Rebbe. But to be the Rebbe's true representative and to bring him the greatest Nachas, the Shliach must devote his entire body and soul to the mission.

This applies to every single Jew, for every Jew without exception has been appointed as a Shliach by the Rebbe.

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inju west haven, CT August 1, 2008

Thank you Reply

Menachem December 23, 2007

RE: principal? According to the Encarta Dictionary, it is somebody for whom a representative or proxy acts in a legal matter.

In this particular talk, it refers (for the most part) to the Rebbe who sent Shluchim (messengers) to encourage Jewish practice and practice. Reply

Miriam Wiener December 23, 2007

principal? What does this word mean? It means the main man, yes? Who is that? Reply

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