Vol 23.29 - Hosafot - Supplement Spanish French Audio Video
S"P Bechukotai, 19 Iyar 5741 – pg. 239
The importance of writing Sifrei Torah for Jewish children throughout the world even behind the Iron Curtain
S"P Behar-Bechukotai, MVCH Sivan 5740 – pg. 239
Concerning the partial fast that announced by Agudas Harabbonim in light of the situation in the world on Erev R"C Sivan
Yom 5 Bamidbar, ER"C Sivan 5740 – pg. 245
1. The advantage of a public "partial fast" Erev Rosh Chodesh Sivan. Specifically according to the words of the Alter Rebbe in Iggeret HaTeshuvah ch. 3
5. Actual lesson - strengthening Ahavat Yisroel
8."Our children are our guarantors". The actual lesson - gathering children for the holiday of Shavuot, specifically at the Kotel HaMaaravi, Kever Rachel and Maarat HaMachpela
8. Bringing all children to hear the reading of the Ten Commandments on Chag HaShavuot
16. Encouragement to Jewish children behind the Iron Curtain
S"P Bamidbar, Beit Sivan 5740 – pg. 256
Bringing all children to hear the reading of the Ten Commandments on Chag HaShavuot
S"P Naso 5740 – pg. 259
Gatherings for children in the days of Tashlumin of Shavuot, specifically at holy places in Eretz Yisroel
Yom 4 Behaalotecha, 13 Sivan 5740 263
2. The merit of Jewish children who are guarantors of Torah
5. The lesson of "When you light the lamps" - light up the world with Torah and Mitzvot
12. The lesson from the lesson (Chitas) of Yom 4 Behaalotecha - not to be fazed from the "desert" of Golut
Yom 5 Pinchas, 17th day of Tammuz 5739 – pg. 269
1. On a fast day there must be strengthening of Torah and Tzedaka
3. The completion of the collection of Yud-Beis Tammuz
4. The lesson from the aspect of the Korban Tamid (Chumash portion of this day)
5. Rectification of the things that occurred on the 17th day of Tammuz
Yom 3 Pinchas, 17th day of Tammuz 5740 – pg. 275
1. Strengthening Torah, Avodah and Gemillat Chasadim specifically on the 17th day of Tammuz
6. Explanation of the "the Tablets were broken" and the lesson in Avodah
9. Ahavat Yisroel - Rectification for the breaking of the Luchos
11. Explanation of “they breached the city" and the lesson in Avodah
15. The connection to the Rebbe Rayatz (Baal HaGEelah) of Yud-Beis Tammuz
16. The special connection of the 17th day of Tammuz to children ("Ollalim v'Yonkim")
Yom 1 Matot, 17th day of Tammuz 5741 – pg. 287
1. Fasting - a propitious time and from the paths of Teshuvah
3. Explanation of the aspect of "the Tablets were broken"
6. Explanation of “they breached the city" and connection to the breaking of the Luchos
8. The connection to Parshat Matot - the aspect of Vows
11. Writing Sifrei Torah for Jewish children and in Jerusalem
14 The advantage of writing Sifrei Torah for Jewish children, specifically for those behind the Iron Curtain
Yom 3 Pinchas, 17th day of Tammuz 5743 – pg. 300
1. A fast day - revelation of the Supernal will
5. On the 17th day of Tammuz - they "breached the city" and the lesson - Strengthening the walls of Jerusalem (Completeness in Fear (Yirah), "make a fence for the Torah"
6. The destruction of the Temple and of Jerusalem - because of the sin of baseless hatred and the lack of rebuke - "that they did not rebuke each other" and the connection to this.
14. The calendar date of 17th day of Tammuz - on Yom 3 which good ("ki Tov") was doubled, Tov in Heaven and Tov for creation - Ahavat Yisroel in a manner of baseless love. for through this the aspect of Golut is nullified and we will merit the announcement of Geulah - Parshat Pinchas, "Pichas is Eliyahu" and also the distribution of the Land - in today's Chumash
15. Increasing Torah and Tzedaka - "Keep the Law (Torah) and perform Tzedaka"
Sichot and Letters
Chag HaShavuot 319
Encouragement from Chag HaShavuot for all the days of the year – every day must be new.
Inauguration of the building of Tomchei Tmimim and the connection to Matan Torah
Siyum of Talmud Yerushalmi Tractate Mo’ed Katan and the connection to the beginning of Tractate Yevamot.
Connection of Matan Torah to women
Torah brings healing
Suspending Torah study in order to facilitate a burial (להוצאת המת) and to join in a wedding – explanation in a light-hearted manner
Explanation of virtue of Mitzvot of Matan Torah over that of the Mitzvot of the Patriarchs
Sefirat HaOmer and establishing the date of Chag HaShavuot for one who crosses the International Date Line
On Matan Torah: placing the Nistar (esoteric) Torah into the Niglah (exoteric) Torah and the Niglah into Nistar
In all differences of opinion one must go to a Posek of Halacha
The two-hundredth anniversary of the passing of the Baal Shem Tov and its utilization to spread Judaism
Emphasizing the absurdity that the Baal Shem Tov was lenient in Mitzvot, G-d forbid.
Explanation of “All Yisroel are believers”
Segulah of the two-hundredth anniversary of the passing of the Baal Shem Tov
Notes on the Mamarim regarding Judaism
Alacrity concerning not citing quotes (לצטטם) from improper persons. Recollections from an anti-Semite are not to be believed.
R’ Adam Baal Shem and the Baal Shem Tov did not see each other.
The Kherson Geniza letters are not authentic originals
The twenty-six years that the Baal Shem Tov was hidden.
The need for printing the Mamarim of the Baal Shem Tov.
Supporting a Rabbi’s leadership of his community
Explanation of the statement: "Rebbe honored the wealthy”.
Encouragement in the matters of Torah and Mitzvot (for those who guarded Israel from destruction, G-d forbid), And especially in our generation.
Awakening in the aspect of Torah and Mitzvot for girls whose fathers sacrificed their lives for Judaism (which is also passed on to them)!
The reason for the title: Rabbeinu Gershom Meor HaGolah - because of two of his regulations. The mistake of the “Jewish scholars” ("Chachmat Yisrael") during the known period!
Directive concerning the coloring of Hebrew letters in a manner that even their shading (3D) is recognizable
Warning not to print a Chumash according to version that is not accepted according to the Masorah
Debate in the text of the verse (Proverbs 27:20), "The grave and Gehinnom will not be sated"
The reliability of Sefer "Yosiphon" (Josephus)
General Letter – Yemei Hagbala 5743. Telegrams
Covering hairs in women and not shaving them
Virtue of a wig – Sheitel
Encouraging women in the above and in children's education.
Debate in Alter Rebbe’s Shulchan Aruch (OC 28:44) regarding Nesiat Kapaim for a Kohen who has defects.
Opinions regarding the time of lighting of the Menorah in the Temple- at night or in also the morning
The claim “why should we miss out’’ (regarding Korban Pesach). Depicts the dearness of a Jew. The lesson in the manner of Jewish education
The difference between the Tashlumin (appearing at the Temple) of the Chag and the Pesach Rishon and Sheini regarding “one who was lame on the first day of the festival and became well on the second) (״חיגר ונתפשט״).
Explanation of Iggeret HaKodesh Chap 19 that “a Chacham is better than a prophet”. Even Moshe Rabbeinu, besides the sight of prophecy, also understood with wisdom what the Arizal understood.
The essence of the Mitzvah to believe in prophecy, and the emphasis in our times that one must practically fulfill all of the commandments
Levels of prophecy.
Law of greeting one’s Rabbi.
Prohibition of speaking Lashon Hara on oneself
The merit of the Eretz Yisroel: "Make here, Eretz Yisroel" (מאך דא א״י) and especially regarding Jewish women.
Comments in Iggeret HaKodesh end of chapter 1
The wording "His merit will protect us" (זכותו יגן עלינו) on the Tzaddikim in the world of truth.
Placing threads of Wool in a linen garment
Machine made Tzitzit
Tallit Katan is a segulah for one who had a theft.
Guarding one’s eyes.
The lesson from “Aharon’s staff blossomed" to each one of Yisroel.
Why is it necessary to enumerate the places in the Temple where the Kohanim kept watch.
Wether Kodashim be eaten standing or sitting.
Yud-Beis Tammuz 367
Fifty-five years since the redemption, the lesson from this.
Virtue of making a farbrengen on this day.
Main goal of the farbrengen is to bring from potential to actual.
Segulah of the day.
Necessity of spreading the wellsprings of Chassidut.
Kfar Chabad village.
Synagogue of Kfar Chabad.
To the immigrants from Morocco in Kfar Chabad.
Continuing the Redemption for the whole year.
Segulah of the Day
The special connection for Jewish women and children
Lesson from the Mesirat Nefesh of the Baal HaGeulah
Learning trust and Divine Providence from the Geulah; Divine Providence in Shidduchim (Matchmaking)
Learning Mesirat Nefesh from the Baal HaGeulah
Necessity of spreading the wellsprings of Chassidut (Hafatzas HaMayanot)
Necessity for Chabad activities and power from the Day of Redemption.
Lesson: The virtue of Chinuch, and Mesirat Nefesh for Klal Yisroel.
Mesirat nefesh for the education of “young children” (עוללים ויונקים) especially Jewish girls
Blessing for a Bar Mitzvah in Kfar Chabad.
Encouragement to the graduation ceremony of the technical school to increase in all matters of Judaism, especially in the year of Hakhel.
As above. Especially since the graduation ceremony takes place on the tenth of Tammuz, Padah B’Shalom
As above. Especially when the graduation ceremony takes place on Yud-Beis Tammuz
To the graduates of Beis Rivka – encouragement, as above
Explanation of "I will wait for him (Moshiach) every day to come”.
Negation of the term the “beginning of his redemption" (אתחלתא דגאולה).
Calculating the end of Galut
Haircut for a child when the third birthday falls on Rosh Chodesh
Notes regarding the Water Drawing (ניסוך המים)
The third Shluchim Conference in the Holy Land.
Segulah to have a Siddur in a car etc.
Not to drive a car in the Holy Land.
Whether women driving cars depends on the local custom.
Bein HaMetzarim 404
Pain etc. from the decree of "who is a Jew" (Mihu Yehudi) and especially in the Bein HaMetzarim
Days of summer 405
The purpose of vacation is increasing the health of the soul
As above. Especially in the year of Hakhel and the preparation for Elul
A fitting time to imbue in children the aspects of Torah and Mitzvot
Not to leave schoolchildren free in the summer days
Special classes for the summer time
Virtue of Camp Gan Yisroel
Telegrams to Gan Yisroel
Spreading Torah and strengthening Judaism
Note: Due to the material of the public letters, in general, (and the private letters, in particular), it is understood that the division of categories and also the table of contents are just in a general manner in order to benefit the readers. Many of the letters also deal with issues in other sections.
Merkos l’inyanei chinuch and Machane Israel
Classes in Religious Studies.
Encouragement In the activities of the Machane Yisroel.
Institutes for Jewish girls, in general.
Yeshiva, Mesibot Shabbos, Beis Rivka.
Merkos and Machane Israel: Mishnayot society, printing books.
Merkos l’inyanei Chinuch; Merkos
Merkos and Machane Israel
Printing Sichot of the Rebbe Rayatz
Merit of participating in the printing of Kehot sefarim
Agudat Chabad in the Holy Land, Neshei Chabad, Tzeirei Chabad
Caution from complacency in matters of Avodah.
Work in the area of Yeshivot
Specific rulings depend on the conditions of the place
How to receive monetary aid
Virtue of printing a newsletter ( מכתב עת = מכ"ע)
Tzeirei Agudat Chabad (Tzach)
Virtue of broadcasting on the radio
Working with Anash
Manner of arranging work of Tzach
To print the words of the Rebbeim only through Kehot.
The work of Tzach according to plan and order
Manner of the work of Tzach - offensive warfare (מלחמת תנופה)
Founding Tzach in Montreal.
Ten years since the establishment of the Central Tzach. Uniqueness of our time
Method of decisions in Tzach gatherings
Neshei Chabad of Cleveland.
Neshei Chabad in the Holy Land
Peyilim - Torah camp activists (פעילי המחנה התורתי)
Obligation and the needs of the times 443
The astonishment if there is a permit to adopt Kolel as a rule for many, at a time when people are needed for outreach.
Manner in which yeshiva students engage in outreach
Between benefit of the individual and to the public – the "Halacha" is for the public.
The purpose of traveling to a particular country – outreach, and particularly In the Bicentennial year of the Baal Shem Tov's passing.
Organization of a Torah study group
The purpose of the coming of a person to a certain place, the story of R’ Yosef of Beshsenkovitz who became a wagon driver.
Certainly, it is worth the trouble to set times for Torah lessons, because the soul descends for seventy or eighty years to do a favor for a Jew.
Negation of the expression that the state of Judaism in a certain place is “like a desert”
"Jealousy" in holy matters must be to increase wisdom
A person or “Mashpia” or “Mushpah” (influenced)
Rambam's words that a person is influenced by his surroundings are at the beginning of the Avodah. However when a person becomes a Mashpia he must enliven others.
A person's place of residence depends on the benefit that he brings to his surroundings.
One should not postpone outreach work even for a moment!
The necessity of the hour, for many are "thirsty" even though they do not know what they thirst for.
Even though peace is great, one should not withhold outreach because of this.
Not to make Avodah dependent on the realization of all parties being together and united beforehand.
Effort and devotion 452
One must conduct “outreach” like a businessperson
"Excuses” for the lack of outreach does not solve anything
Outreach must be like an owner and not like a clerk or employee.
The necessity to utilize opportunities
One good deed is better than a thousand sighs
One should not wait for encouragement
The main thing is the outcome and the manner of actions does not change this
Need to utilize opportunities.
Every day that passes – is a loss that cannot be returned
Necessity of Anash engaging in public service
The deed is primary
The unique role of our generation.
Necessity for influencing others. And this is the reason for his coming to his place, even when others support him physically, and on the contrary.
A person’s talents are not created for naught, G-d forbid
The past belongs to reward and punishment – and teshuva; The main thing – the present and future.
"Weakness" is not an excuse but rather a cause for redoubled strength.
Necessity for increasing activities
Awakening according to letter of the Rebbe Rayatz
The need to advance in holiness with an evening yeshiva
Utilizing one’s talents
Necessity for activities especially in the Holy Land
Public service - a suitable preparation for marriage.
Dealing with another and dedication to the family – are both fitting
Divine Providence that because of the situation, one cannot return home.
Shluchim visit to the Holy Land (in the year 5716); plowing and sowing- and there must be a continuation
Virtue of activities in a manner that there will be students of his student.
"Geshmakke" (enjoyable) activities after breaking out the main Shlichus
Negation of changing one’s place
Negation of the supposition to resign from the faculty of the yeshiva
Things that cause depression are the work of the Yetzer
Even those who find it difficult to join in activities with others in an orderly fashion - must utilize his talents: Success pours ("gist") from Above in all his Chabad activities
Negation of the supposition to leave a place where one sees success, because of financial problems.
Those who are accustomed to have Mesirat Nefesh in that country, will certainly not be affected by difficulties etc.
Perfection is only for Above. One must look at the positive side of everything
One should not be affected by difficulties
“Tests” (nisyonot) are from the word “banner” (neis) and uplifting
Negation of "we were like grasshopper in our eyes”
Any question (קושיא) is from the “Sitra etc.”
Not to be affected from the absence of assistance.
It is an axiom that any positive effort will not be rewarded empty handed
Sometimes the result of an activity is not recognized. However it certainly influences
Not to be affected from the mistakes of the past.
Manners and ways of Hishtadlut (השתדלות/public effort) 482
Virtue of study on the radio.
Virtue of radio broadcasting, especially in the Holy Land
Publicizing via bulletins
Disseminating printed material
The writing style in printed material must be light and simple.
A Sicha that is publicized in a pamphlet – without editing and inaccurate.
Virtue of printing a booklet concerning the Neshei Chabad convention.
Virtue of the magazine of the Beit Chabad in Brazil.
To give written material to someone about the essence of Chabad Chassidut
Advantage of a synagogue over a minyan in one’s home because of Hafatza
Virtue of solutions to strengthen Judaism versus Torah lessons
Better to spread activities in many places versus many in one place
Virtue of the talent of speech.
Prefacing youth to adults.
Virtue of summer camps, etc. The touchstone of everything is the result.
Utilizing and creating opportunities to strengthen Judaism.
Learning with those who make a condition that they not need to act
Negation of learning with someone who does not cover his head, and especially if it is not under duress.
Studying pertinent Halachot
After a meeting, one should strengthen the connection through writing.
Special caution when traveling to certain places etc.
Any gathering that has the potential to strengthen Judaism is worth participating in
Establishment of the “Oholei Yosef Yitzhak" institution in Africa.
Engaging with Moroccan immigrants in the Holy Land
Kosher education for the children of Yemen.
A teacher must utilize the possibility to spread Judaism.
A new organization in the area of economy - should be utilized for Jewish affairs.
During Purim, all were in agreement - "Who is a Jew"
A business owner can have more influence than a scholar
Even those that are engaged in economy, must study Torah
A music teacher must utilize this for strengthening Judaism.
Request to draw close an individual
Activities in the Military.
Every Individual is a "many”.
“I will drive them out little by little”
Benefit of organized programs.
Necessity for activities in a pleasant manner
In the G-dliness of all creation, there are two opposites – separation and closeness, and one may learn from this how to engage in Avodah with others.
Spreading the wellsprings of Chassidut outward (Hafatzas Mayanot Chutzah) 507
A Mitzvah that cannot be done by others
“My own vineyard I did not keep". Necessity of Anash in Hafatza (my own vineyard)
Learning a kal v’chomer from the successes in other areas of spreading Torah
Printing outreach material (Mayanot) in the language of the country
The descent of the soul from the purpose of Hafatza; Chassidut for all of Yisroel.
Yeshivat Tomchei Tmimim for everyone.
Utilizing opportunities to do Hafatza.
Learning from the activities of others in spreading Torah
The true purpose of each and every one of Yisroel
Nullification of all worries regarding studying Chassidut with another
One who merited, by the grace of G-d, to know Chassidut must spread it
How long will you split the people into the “public” (״עמא דבר) and “Anash”
The saying of R’ Hillel of Paritch that everything is so one may understand Chassidut
There is no debate or battle, just the spreading of light.
Manner of influencing others – all that is simplified helps
Even a business owner must help in Hafatza
In the military, the matter is most urgent
Studying Chassidut and discussing it in the surroundings (ארום) during Yarchei Kallah
Necessity of the hour to study Chassidut and especially for those related to the Rebbeim
Necessity of Hafatza to our Sephardic brothers
Choosing a position that has a connection with Chabad matters
Not to be affected by hardship
Virtue of many Chabad synagogues in a city
There is no benefit to travel to the Rebbe (when one has the task of influencing many)
Every moment is precious.
One must repeat Mamarim of Chassidut exactly without skipping
One who repeats Chassidut should not stop in the middle.
Learning Chassidut in a synagogue.
The selection of those who will repeat Chassidut must be of their own volition
Chassidic customs are relevant to all Yisroel.
Even though the Avodah is connected with physical bother – according to the pain is the gain (לפום צערא אגרא)
The work of Tzach is not an obligation but a merit and a conduit for all blessings.
This Mitzvah (Hadracha) is the "gate" of all the commandments
When one requests a blessing, he should mention his activities
The trouble of printing books of the Mamarim of the Alter Rebbe
Success in personal matters and the manner of Avodah are dependent upon each other
Activities do not exempt one’s Avodah with himself
Activities are a conduit for blessing
Hafatza - the inner purpose of Anash and accordingly the addition of blessings
Activities in a certain place are a conduit for blessing and therefore one should not change his place of residence
Making one’s mind and heart a thousand-fold purer
Aharon tied an iron rope around his waist (in order to teach Yidden)
Exactly a thousand-fold.
Not to rack one’s brain (גריבלען). We are day workers and the Avodah with another will also have an effect on himself
Difficulties in Hafatza – “test” comes from the word “banner” and uplifting, a thousand-fold more
To answer the claim of the Yetzer that this has no purpose, G-d created Torah, spice
The Holy One, blessed be He, does not remain a debtor.
Through utilizing one’s talents, they increase
The reward of a Mitzvah is the Mitzvah.
Torah for those who help.
After a young man’s wedding, he must be close to a place of Torah
After a wedding, a person should study Torah for at least one year
There is no room for training in English for the purpose of Hafatza
Manner of influence on young men that they should go on "Shlichus”.
Utilizing a letter for the purpose of collecting charity
Individual directives are dependent on the public servants in that place
Virtue of writing Chassidut (Dach)
Virtue of writing Chassidut from one place to another for the purpose of strengthening etc.
Necessity of peace between those who deal with the community
“An onion should become of you but teach others what you must teach them”
The main purpose of speaking in public - is having influence on them.
Despite the state of ”mourning” one must deal with the community out of joy
Even Tzedaka which is not for its own sake, accomplishes its effect
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