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Joining Forces Tayere Talmidei Hatmimim sheyichyu,
On Erev Rosh Hashanah we celebrate the birthday of the Rebbe the Tzemach Tzedek.
The Rebbe describes how the Tzemach Tzedek was able to bring together all areas of the Torah, from practical Halachah to the deepest secrets of the Torah.
We also find this Achdus and unity in how the Tzemach Tzedek helped Klal Yisroel: The Tzemach Tzedek achieved unity between very different groups of Yidden, even with those who were Misnagdim in earlier generations. The Tzemach Tzedek even joined forces with members of the maskilim (modern
“enlightened” Yidden who were not careful with Mitzvos) to help fight the Russian government's attempts to harm Yiddishkeit.
Dear Talmidim, as we are now entering
Tishrei, we spend extra time doing Mivtzoim and giving all kinds of Yidden a chance to fulfill many types of Mitzvos. On Rosh Hashanah, Shluchim reach out to as many Yidden as possible to make sure
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that they hear Shofar. The Rebbe stresses that because we are using the Ko’ach of the Rebbeim, including the Tzemach Tzedek, we will be successful to bring Achdus to Klal Yisroel and this is key to bringing Moshiach Now! How fortunate everyone of you is to be involved in this important and vital mission! I wish you much Hatzlocho in this Shlichus to bring Achdus to so many Yidden!
On behalf of all the teachers, staff and administration at the Shluchim Online School, I wish you and your families a K’siva V’chasima Tova and a Gut Gebentchte Yor!
Rabbi Yaacov Ringo
Issue No. 3
Boys division, Grades B2 - B8
Expanded Rosh Hashanah Issue
ק פרשת נצבים“עש ז אלול“כ
Mordechai Zev Krinsky 3 Tishrei 5767
Shimon Langsam 3 Tishrei 5767
(1789)ט “ט אלול, תקמ“כ
The third Rebbe, the Tzemach Tzedek was born. Orphaned from his
mother at age 3, he was raised and educated by his grandfather the Alter
(1942)ג “תשרי תש‘ ב
Rebbetzin Sheina, the youngest daughter of the Friediker Rebbe was
murdered by the Nazis ש“ימ in the
gas chambers. The Rebbe would say Kaddish for her on the second day of
(1791) ב “תשרי תקנ‘ ג
Rebbetzin Devorah Leah, the daughter of the Alter Rebbe, passed away after choosing to give up her
life for the sake of Chassidus in place of her father’s, enabling him to
continue spreading the wellsprings.
א כתיבה וחתימה טובה און א גוט געבענטשט יאר, טייערע צעירי
Where is Guatemala?
Its on a long strip of land called central America which is between North America and South America. Even though it’s pretty small it has the largest population in the whole central America, 16 million to be exact.
So when did your parents move down there on Shlichus?
In 5760 (2000). there are a lot of Jews here, the Jewish community in Guatemala actually goes back about 150 years with Jewish immigrants from Europe. More immigrated during World War II. There are also a lot of Sefardim here. Additionally, being that this is such a beautiful sunny country, many Jews come here from around the world for vacation, as well as many young Israelis who come to tour after they finish the army.
We BH have a Chabad house with a Minyan 3 times each day! On a average Shabbos we have about 40 people coming to Daven, our biggest events are the Yomim Tovim on Tishrei and the Pesach Seder.
We also have many programs during the week, we have a camp in the summer and many children attend BH. We even have a Kosher Bakery!
From looking at that picture of you blowing the Shofar it seems you enjoy doing Mivtzoim. Will you take to the streets to blow Shofar for Yidden this Rosh Hashanah?
Unfortunately, the country here is a little corrupt and very
very poor, so there are many bad guys who would kidnap people and return them for a large ransom. I wish I could
walk in the streets but it’s just too dangerous. We never walk around outside, the only safe way to get around is by car, but don’t worry about Rosh Hashanah, ill do my best to get as many Yidden as possible to hear Shofar!
So in what ways do you help out on Shlichus?
Well in my family I'm the 3rd to the youngest , but I love going with my father on Mivtzoim and saying Dvar Torah’s for the People there. I also try to be a good example for the children that come to my Chabad house. This year will be my first time by the Kinnus and I’m really excited to be able to go!
You know, many people think that it’s really hard to live here. I am very happy to be on the Rebbe’s Shlichus in Guatemala and I want to come here when I grow up.
So what are some of the cool attractions in Guatemala?
There are several Volcano’s here that often erupt, we also have one of the largest pyramid's in the entire world!
My name is
I'm in Grade
B3 WT and I’m
a Shliach in
“I never walk around outside, it’s just too dangerous. The only
around is by car”
As told by Reb Zalman Posner ה“ע the Rebbe’s Shliach to Nashville Tennessee:
In 5702 (1941) I was one of the few Bachurim learning in 770. I was a young American thirteen year old boy, and I tell this story from that perspective.
At that time, those who Davened at 770 on Rosh Hashanah would walk up to the Botanical Gardens off Eastern Parkway to do Tashlich at the pond there. Everybody—the whole community—walked down the street.
the Friedker Rebbe was the Rebbe then and our Rebbe had only come to America 3 months before, he was better known then as the Rebbe’s son-in-law, the Ramash.
So that year, when we started going outside, the Ramash stopped us and said, “Wait, that’s not the right way to walk. You should march down the street two-by-two, and you should sing.” that was unheard of!
I was very shy, and walking down the street and drawing attention to myself seemed awful to me—I just withered at the thought. All the people in the apartment hous-es we passed were watching us from their windows.
I felt that they were staring directly at me and grinning, most were unreligious Jews. I felt terrible, and I was begging Hashem—the way a thirteen-year-old begs Hashem—to get me out of there.
Hashem didn’t answer my prayer that year, but the next year, as everybody lined up for the walk, Reb Shmuel Levitin, an elder Chassid, said to me, “Zalman, I can’t keep up with these people; they walk too fast for me. But I don’t want to walk alone. Will you walk with me?”
Hashem was helping me! I happily agreed to his request.
I walked with Reb Shmuel and a few other stragglers, and we arrived at the pond and did Tashlich there. The large crowd was already finished, and were walking back, still singing. We followed them at a distance. As we were walking, a fellow approached us.
He did not have a yarmulke or a hat on, so he was obviously not a very religious person. This fellow grabbed my arm and asked me, “Why are they singing? Why are they singing?”
my knees were shaking as I mumbled a reply, and then he said to me, “You know something—I have a spark in my soul, and when I heard those people walking down the street and singing because they are proud to be Jews, that spark just burst into a flame.” And with that, he turned and walked away.
I was old enough to realize that this guy was really touched by the
Why Are They Singing?!
singing crowd. It inspired him. Whatever his Rabbi preached on Rosh Hashana didn’t touch him—the spark within him wasn’t affected. But when he heard people singing, as if to say, “Hooray, I’m a Jew”—that aroused him.
And later on I realized that the Rebbe knew what he was doing when he said, “March and sing.” He was able to see something that the rest of us weren’t able to see on our own—that when Jews go
out singing in the street, people who are sensitive will respond, perhaps even without realizing it.
Only then could I see that it was worth it—to do all that singing and marching, so that somebody’s heart would burst open, and somebody would be able to say, “Hooray, I’m a Jew.”
Rabbi Zalman Posner, grew up to be an author and translator of Chassideshe Seforim and was a pioneer of Jewish outreach on a national and international scale.
פארבריינגעןערב ראש השנה
Beginning 18 Elul, thousands of guests would pour in to spend
Tishrei with the Rebbe. A few days before Rosh Hashana the Rebbe would hold a short Farbrengen.
What was Rosh Hashana
with the Rebbe like?
התרת נדריםAfter Shachris
on Erev Rosh Hashana, the Rebbe would say a Hatoras
Nedorim. This is a special Tefila we saw
only once a year in the presence of a Beis Din in which we state that
any Neder we took upon ourselves is null. The Rebbe would do Hatoras Nedorim by his Davening place.
ם“פני After Shachris on Erev Rosh Hashana, the Rebbe would stand for hours at the door of his Room receiving Panim. Thousands of Yidden from all walks of life would walk by the Rebbe,
as he wished each one a Ksiva VaChassima Tova
ליל ראש השנהThe Rebbe would come into Shul with a serious look. Before Maairev would begin, all the Chassidim began singing with the Rebbe the heartfelt Niggun “Avinu Malkeinu”.
After Mairev the Rebbe would turn around to Bentch everyone three Times “A Gut Yom Tov!
On both days of Rosh Hashana the Rebbe
would be called up for Maftir and then blow the Shofar for all the
thousands of people in 770. First he would
cover his face and the sacks of Panim
he brought back from the
Ohel with a Tallis for a long time Davening for Klal Yisrael.
התוועדותThe Rebbe would conclude Yom Tov with a special Farbrengen.
One of the highlights of this Farbrengen was the singing of all the Niggunim of the Rabbeim, from the Baal Shem up until the Rebbe. the Rebbe would than stand by his place and give out Kos Shel Bracha until the wee hours of the Morning.
Rabbi Chaim Shlomo Diskin recalls an amazing sight he witnessed as a Bachur observing the Rebbe at the Ohel on Erev Rosh Hashanah.
After reciting Maane Lashon and lighting a candle, the Rebbe opened the huge sack that he had brought with him and started pulling out letters one by one. He would read each letter very quickly, tear it and let it fall onto the Tziyun. He read hundreds of letters - one after the other, reading each one, tearing it and letting it fall onto the Tziyun.
Here was the Rebbe, in his 80s, standing for hours on end, reading an endless stream of letters that contained all the troubles of so many people from around the world—letter after letter.
In middle of all this, he pulled out a packet of papers—not white like the other letters, but colorful, like drawing paper—and started reading these colorful letters just as he did the others. When he tore them and they were falling before my eyes, I recognized from the big square letters and fanciful decorations that they were from children in kindergarten. A teacher somewhere must have told the kids to request Brachos for the new year, sending their scribblings in one packet.
At that moment it occurred to me that just a second ago the Rebbe might have been reading a letter from a poor person asking for livelihood, or another asking for recovery from a terrible illness, or a CEO asking for success in a business deal, and now he was reading a child’s letter and giving it the same treatment as the rest. He had such a feeling for children that their little hopes, wishes and requests mattered to him just as much as those of important person.
Erev Rosh Hashanah
at the Ohel
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I was a Booklet that came out a few times a year by Chassidim in Poland in the 5690’s (1930’s), the Rebbe edited me.
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