Continue reading Reb Meir of Premishlan’ Mikvah Adventures
During the winter of 5663 (1903), when I accompanied my father for a couple of months during which time he spent consulting medical specialists in Vienna, he would sometimes go out in the evening to visit the shtiblach (small houses of prayer and study) of the local Polish Jews—to be among Chassidim, to hear a story from their mouths, to listen to a Chassidic saying, and to observe their fine conduct and refined character.
Continue reading The Rebbe and Dudu Fisher
During the time that the Previous Rebbe was staying in Riga, Latvia, my grandparents were living on the outskirts of the city. In January 1932, in the freeze of the winter, my grandmother went into labor with my mother, and things started to go wrong.She was rushed to the hospital, where the doctors decided that it was necessary to abort the baby in order to save her life.
Continue reading Excerpts from the Previous Rebbe’s Memoirs 2
About three times during the summer of 5651 (1891), my father, the Rebbe (Rashab) visited a village called Mozinkes. It was about 25 viorsts (approximately 16.5 miles) from Lubavitch, via Babinovitch and surrounded by a pine forest. He would leave Lubavitch on Sunday, stay at the home of R. Shmuel Horovitch, and return on Thursday.
Continue reading Excerpts from the Previous Rebbe’s Memoirs 1
It was imperative that I leave our country because the period from my arrest until my fortunate departure was a time of stressful pressure, intense suffering, and awesome terror. G-d be praised that we remained alive. “Give thanks to G‑d, for He is good!”
Continue reading The Rebbe Maharash And The Old Men
The Rebbe Maharash would travel for health purposes, using the opportunity to visit and consult with overseas rabbinic and communal leaders on matters of public concern. At this particular trip he traveled incognito, accompanied only by his assistant, the gabbai Pinchas Leib. The Rebbe Maharash relates:
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.
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?