Friday, November 28, 2008

Boruch Dayan HaEmes


When you feel sorrow, or when you feel anger, remember, there is nothing but Him. All the events in the Universe happen through His Will. The shluchim in India — and everywhere in the world — made it their goal to spread this message throughout the world, as Avram Avinu once was doing, as the Lubavitcher Rebbe made it his goal to do. Today is Rosh Choidesh Kislev, a Yom Tov for Chabad Chassidim celebrating in farbrengens last night throughout the world their connection — physical and spiritual — to their Rebbe, to our Rebbe, to the one responsible for establishing our connection with Hashem and geula in this generation.

No body can survive without a head. If a muscle cell is not connected to the brain through nervous system, it dies.

As one commenter on VozIzNeias said, “Everyone talks about the mesirus nefesh of Lubavitchers, to go out so far, etc. ‘How do they do it?’ Think about the answer. How really do they do it? There’s obviously something driving them… You might come to new conclusions. Particularly about the Lubavitcher Rebbe and the learning of Chassidus.”

If you want to help, do so. Do so in practice by doing a mitzva, by learning Torah lishmah, by learning the Essence of Torah, Chabad Chassidus, and practicing its message in your life, allowing the Rebbe’s teachings transform you and lead you to the deepest aspect of who you are, who the world, Torah and Hashem are — b’gilui (in revelation). This will cure the essence of the problem that the world today is experiencing. Do it in honor of the Jews throughout centuries that performed acts of mesirus nefesh. Do it to help the Jews alive today. They need your help.

Also, say tehillim for a two-year-old boy who has experienced what nobody of any age, a Jew or not, should ever experience in his life.

From VosIzNeias:

Mumbai — Outrage. Anger. Pain. Tears.

No words.

What can we even say?

How can we fathom a two-year-old who won’t see Ima again ad ki yavo Shilo?

How can we comprehend two ehrliche mashgichim catching a simple maariv on business who will never come home?

And how can we even begin to understand the loss of the kedoshim, Rabbi and Rebbetzin Gavriel and Rivkah Holtzberg, who lost their own lives after a holy career of giving of their own lives? And before 30?

Ribbono shel Olam…

Today, we are all Toldos Avrahom Yitzchok Chasidim. Today, we are all Israeli. Today, we are all Chabad. No distinctions. Just Jews.

Perhaps an even bigger tragedy is that it took this tragedy to bring us together.

We might not know what to say. But now we know what to do. Stick together.

Because there was a little house, in a corner of the world most of us never heard of, where Ahavas Yisroel lived.

Now, that Ahavas Yisroel lives on. In our houses. In our hearts. It must. The victims would have it no other way.

It’s the only solution to end golus and to bring geula. We’ve known it for centuries. It was baseless hatred that drove us apart and away from Eretz Yisroel, from the Beis HaMikdosh, and it will be baseless love that will bring us back. Unity — of all Jews with each other, of Jews and Torah, of G-d and this world — will bring redemption, is redemption.

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