Continue reading Hashgacha Pratis Story Part Two
Story until now: Rabbi Eizenbach is invited to farbreng in Meron on Shabbat Mevorchim Menachem Av. Here he meets Yaakov (not his real name), a Litvish bochur, who had recently returned from New York where he went to the Ohel of the Rebbe to request a bracha for a shidduch. Now Yaakov asks the participants at the farbrengen to lift their cups and say a L’Chayim that the bracha should be fulfilled and he should get engaged soon. Please read on…
Continue reading Hashgacha Pratis Story Part One
It happened once five years ago…
Continue reading How A Simple Jew Saved A Town By His Pure Tehillim
In the days of the Baal Shem Tov, a certain Jewish community was once decreed to be destroyed, G-d forbid.
“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.
Every year, on erev (the day before) Pesach, the Rebbe would personally distribute matzah to the Chassidim.
“It was erev Pesach morning and I received a phone call from an eleven year old Russian boy who also lived in Akron, Ohio near me.
Some 4,000 kilometers to the northeast of Kathmandu lies the city of Harbin, China.
Purim In Rikers Island
Last year on Purim morning at 8:30 a.m. in front of Kosher Town, a supermarket in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, a group of yeshiva students packed into two mini-vans and a car, along with food in abundance, and the Yossi Cohen band. They headed out to one of the largest jails in New York. Continue reading Purim Story
One year, Rabbi Israel Baal Shem Tov said to Rabbi Ze’ev Kitzes, one of his senior disciples: “You will blow the shofar for us this Rosh Hashanah. I want you to study all the kavanot (Kabbalistic meditations) that pertain to the shofar, so that you should meditate upon them when you do the blowing.” Continue reading R’ Ze’ev Kitzes