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The Rebbe Taught a Young Woman the Meaning of Love

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The Rebbe Taught a Young Woman the Meaning of Love

Mrs. Chana Sharfstein recalls one of her first private audiences with the Rebbe, as a young woman in her early twenties, when the Rebbe asked her about her prospects for marriage (1954).
Love, Finding a Mate, Lubavitcher Rebbe
The Rebbe Taught a Young Woman the Meaning of Love
Disc 56, Program 222

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Jürgen Friedrivh Germany November 30, 2017

The meaning of love is mostly a romantic feeling like in fairy tales.
On the contrary I told my children, it is a decision. Reply

Carole North Hatley QC, Canada February 12, 2009

The Meaning of Love Such a love begins small, like a tiny seed to sprout and grow, blossoming under the expanding warmth of hesed. I am not Jewish, but love someone who is - and it my experience of that thread of understanding that promises to draw me closer to the divine in the other. Little ordinary acts of daily caring and kindness - how could life be more sacred than that? Reply

James West Monroe, LA December 11, 2008

The Meaning of Love Every man and woman should hear this explanation of true love and G-dly relationships. Reply

Selwyn Berg Lisbon (retirement), Portugal December 10, 2008

True analysis Ours was a green card marriage. She came to America tor the sake of her children and to escape the military conscription of South Africa. I did it as a favor and continued my single (divorcee) fun life, but noticed I was spending more time with my erstwhile wife. After about 8 months, I realized how much we really related to each other. At that later time, I confessed that I really think I love her, and we have to have a real marriage. That means a Rabbi, family ceremony, honeymoon. That was 25 years ago, and every day it gets better.
PS. My first marriage was hot and heavy and very romantic and it was downhill from there. Reply

Chana Sharfstein Crown heights August 5, 2020
in response to Selwyn Berg:

I am so very happy that my Yechidus, private meeting, with The Rebbe more than 60 years ago still Is as meaningful today as it was then. That is fabulous. In this age of Corona as we are becoming more aware of priorities in life, we realize that everlasting truth of the wise words of The Rebbe. He made it clear to me that real love as genuine and not that which is portrayed in novels and mass media.

May you all succeed in finding your bashert and may all those who already found the one for them treasure the beauty of genuine love. The Rebbe also said there comes a time when we no longer think of our union as you and me but us, truly together, committed to each other. Love you all, best wishes in all areas of your life Reply

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