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The purpose of exile as explained through the metaphor of cholent, a stew eaten on the Jewish Sabbath. What cholent teaches us about the meaning of exile.
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Achashveirosh’s sleepless night set in motion a series of events that led to Mordechai’s rise, Haman’s downfall, and the salvation of the people of Israel.
History is a dance. G-d & the “maiden of Israel” have been dancing these steps some 4000 years now, advancing & retreating, drawing apart & pulling together
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Both Mattot and Massei are parashiyot read during the Three Weeks – both are lessons on galut.
From Parshat Maasei & the period of the 3 Weeks we learn not to view difficulty as a wholly negative experience, but as the greatest facilitator of growth.
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On April 11 1991, the Rebbe issued this impassioned call to his followers & to the entire Jewish & world community to take action to bring Moshiach.
A vision by the Rebbe in one of his letters of the future redemption providing answers to many sought-after questions, which began when he was a child.
The ‘strait’ of mourning & repentance between the 17th of Tammuz & the 9th of Av is a mechanism for increased productivity that will yield the Messianic Age
The Messianic Redemption is described in Parshat Chukat, Mishneh Torah & the Torah where the divine plan for creation will be fully realized in our world.
We cried about Israel upon the spies return, today we continue to cry about the land: Is there a connection between these three millennia of tears?