Saturday, February 28, 2009

the power of being happy and joyous

everybody should be blessed with a good week.

a certain group of chassidim in Russia were incarcerated in a jail cell there was also a chabad chosid in the cell jailed for "crimes" against the govt or whatever. . the jail guard was a very strict and evil man who made all the prisoners sit quietly and would scream, warn and then beat the prisoners if they made any noise. this group of chassidim came in and started singing and acting very joyously and lively. the guard came warned them sternly and as soon as he left a few feet the chassidim started again with their song. the guard came back right away, opened the jail cell and told them "all of you get out of my jail immediately". later the chabadnik was released and met up with one of the chassidim room the group and asked him what happened? how did you know to do that? the chosid replied to him it says in a verse ki besimcho tezeu - with joy you will go out! so we knew that by being really happy we would be let out of jail so were full of joy and that's what got us out.

and so may it be with us that G-d should take all of us out of exile and with joy and happiness and heads held up high we will go out to redemption.

when ever we meet a tough time we must remember that joy will get us out especially in the joyous month of Adar, when the Torah says we must increase in simcha, joy and happiness.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

one who has found a wife has found good

they tell a story that the great sages would stand outside the city where the new grooms to be would be escorted to their wedding canopy. there the man would marry his new wife. on the way the sages would tell his if you have found your wife you have found goodness and if you haven't then life will be a living nightmare for you. comes a question, why are the sages telling the groom right before he marries his new wife that if he found a wife then he has found goodness?

The answer goes... that the sages are talking about after the marriage has taking place. If the man looks at his new wife and says I have found my wife, then he has found goodness. But if, even after his marriage he is still wondering, maybe it should have been this one, or maybe that one or it could have been like this or it could have been like that, then he has not found any good and life will be a living torment.

Maybe everybody be meritorious that with G-d's kindness and his and her own hard efforts we shall all be blessed with wonderful and peaceful home.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Beautiful old drawing

okay fine so this drawing doesn't have too much to do with torah or mitzos but i like it anyway so i put it up... i do believe the artist was thinking about G-d when he was drawing this though...

thank you to my good old friend Mr. Tepo for sending me this old rare drawing.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

More Rabbi Avtzon Moshiach Classes

Continuation of short shiurim about moshiach, listen to all of them. Just click on the shiur number.

lesson six

lesson seven

lesson eight

lesson nine

lesson ten

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Moshiach Audio Shiurim!

If you don't know these shiurim then you don't know Moshiach. First 5 of 15 Moshiach shiurim by Rabbi Gershon Avtzon. The straight path to bringing Moshiach is learning about the Geula (redemption) and the Moshiach! Each one is a gem. Enjoy!

Moshiach Audio Lesson One

Moshiach Audio Lesson Two

Moshiach Audio Lesson Three

Moshiach Audio Lesson Four

Moshiach Audio Lesson Five

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Monday, February 9, 2009

A hero for our times - another Holtzberg story you'll love!

Okay, since so many people got interested in the last Rabbi Holtzberg h.y.d. story, I'll post one more that many probably have not heard yet. This story was given over in 770 during the last hei teves farbrengen by Rabbi Shalom Jacobson. A close friend of Rabbi Holtzberg asked him after he went on shlichus, how much money it will take to buy a building for a Chabad House in Mumbai(Bombay). He told him that in India it is impossible for a foreigner to get a mortgage and the only option was to pay in cash, a sum in the millions of dollars! His friend told him such an amount you have to fundraise, hire help, etc. Such a thing could take many years! Holtzberg replied to him "We don't have the time for all of that" Moshiach is Coming Now!

May it be today!!!

Yechi HaMelech!

Friday, February 6, 2009

a drawing from yeshiva

you know what they say, "its art if you say its art"

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

great new story from Holtzberg h.y.d.

Yesterday I heard a story from a good friend about Rabbi Holtzberg h.y.d., the shliach in Mumbai (Bombay), India. He came to his uncle in a dream and asked him, why aren't you dancing in the streets? since all the signs of Moshiach are here, you should be dancing in the streets!

this is what I heard from a friend.

time to start dancing! it's not so easy to dance when every one is sleeping, huh?

I checked with my source of the story again today feb 18th, he said that Gavriel Noah Holtzberg h.y.d. told his uncle why aren't you dancing in the streets? Moshiach is already here! ...