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.
Some 4,000 kilometers to the northeast of Kathmandu lies the city of Harbin, China.
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.
It was late in the afternoon when Rebbe Shmuel, the Maharash, accompanied by his two gabbaim arrived in Paris, France. The purpose of the trip was still unclear to the two escorts. Before leaving, the Rebbe told them only where they would be going.