Reb Yitzchak Eizik was adamant. No matter what the circumstances, he would NOT desecrate the holy Shabbos! His friends could not believe what they were hearing. “This is impossible,” they said to him.
“Lag Baomer 5744 (1984). I was a young man recently married and going to Kolel (advanced study program for young married men). This year, the committee which organized the Lag Baomer Parade, asked a number of Kolel yungeleit (young people) to help out.
“Hmm, what’s this,” my mother commented as she looked into the mirror one morning. “Is that a bump on my neck!?”
Reb Mordechai Dubin’s* house and office were always filled with throngs of people seeking his help and together with his secretaries, he would tend to each one’s needs.
Every year, on erev (the day before) Pesach, the Rebbe would personally distribute matzah to the Chassidim.
Many times, without any prior notice or even a request from a community, Rabbi Moshe Kotlarsky, would receive instructions from the office of the Rebbe.
It was mid-afternoon, erev Pesach, Friday, April 4, 1958, a few hours to go till the holiday officially began.
The Previous Lubavitcher Rebbe when he left Russia and Poland during the Second WW, with great miracles, and came to the United States, managed to guard his extensive Judaic library which included thousands of holy books and hand written manuscripts many of which were ancient and extremely valuable. Continue reading Hey Teves, What Happened?
One of the Chassidim of the Rebbe Rashab was a government contractor. He was an honest and hard working person. Due to jealousy, some evil workers libeled him to the government, and his judgement was set to take place in the capital city of Petersburg.
When the Rebbe announced about mivtza Neshek, lighting the Shabbat and Holiday candles, Rabbi Ben Tzion Grossman merited to be in Yechidut by the Rebbe.