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Re: Ask a Lubavitcher Anything
« Reply #3500 on: June 23, 2024, 10:55:08 AM »
Obviously nothing is random to the one above. But he is the one that directs us to seemingly random places and people.

חלקי ה אמרה נפשי

אלקות בפשיטות ועולמות בהתחדשות.

פע. This thread is titled ask a LUBAVITCHER anything! Since when do Lubavitchers ascribe to the term "random people"?
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Re: Ask a Lubavitcher Anything
« Reply #3501 on: June 26, 2024, 11:19:40 AM »
חלקי ה אמרה נפשי

אלקות בפשיטות ועולמות בהתחדשות.

So much commentary, but so little practical guidance. :P

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Re: Ask a Lubavitcher Anything
« Reply #3502 on: July 07, 2024, 10:20:23 AM »
Does anyone know about a person Solomon who had the Rebbes letters during WW2? I once heard about him but I can’t remember any details? Maybe he was a secretary?

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Re: Ask a Lubavitcher Anything
« Reply #3503 on: July 07, 2024, 10:52:52 AM »
Does anyone know about a person Solomon who had the Rebbes letters during WW2? I once heard about him but I can’t remember any details? Maybe he was a secretary?

What does “had the rebbe’s letters” mean?
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Re: Ask a Lubavitcher Anything
« Reply #3504 on: July 07, 2024, 11:22:27 AM »
Don’t remember the story but it seems he was running away and took them with him?

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Re: Ask a Lubavitcher Anything
« Reply #3505 on: July 07, 2024, 11:30:16 AM »
Don’t remember the story but it seems he was running away and took them with him?

The previous Rebbe, or the last Rebbe?


When the Frierdiker Rebbe left Otwock, he took with him only some personal belongings, a small suitcase with his tallis, tefillin, and the Baal Shem Tov's siddur, and the boxes of kesavim.
These kisvei yad kodesh were from all the Rebbeim, going back to the Alter Rebbe. They were the "crown jewels" of Lubavitch, and the Frierdiker Rebbe took them with him wherever he traveled.
But now, for the first time, he was forced to part from them. It was simply too dangerous. Since the kesavim belonged to Agudas Chassidei Chabad, they were deposited at the American embassy in Warsaw, registered as belonging to Agudas Chassidei Chabad of America.
The plan was to retrieve the kesavim from the embassy after the war ended, but with the entry of the United States into the war in 5701*, the embassy was invaded, and all communication broke down.
From the moment the war ended, the Frierdiker Rebbe spared no effort to learn the fate of the kesavim. He involved lawyers and politicians in Washington, but to no avail. In 5707*, the Frierdiker Rebbe wrote to the mazkir Reb Moshe Leib Rodshtein: "Please speak with my son-in-law, Ramash. Maybe he can write to [Reb Yitzchok Goldin, who was then in Poland, asking] him to search the cellars in Warsaw near the embassy, and other places where archives are stored."
It was not until 5738* that the kesavim were finally located in a Polish museum and brought to 770. For the complete story of how the Polish library was found and returned to its rightful place, see Rescued from Poland, Derher Adar 11 5774, Issue 17 (94).



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Re: Ask a Lubavitcher Anything
« Reply #3506 on: July 07, 2024, 11:40:20 AM »
I have seen that… I guess it is not written anywhere. And I do not know what the “papers” were…

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Re: Ask a Lubavitcher Anything
« Reply #3507 on: July 07, 2024, 11:47:38 AM »
I have seen that… I guess it is not written anywhere. And I do not know what the “papers” were…

@koplonko know anything about this?
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Re: Ask a Lubavitcher Anything
« Reply #3508 on: July 07, 2024, 12:07:05 PM »
Name was Silberberg not Solomon.

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Re: Ask a Lubavitcher Anything
« Reply #3509 on: July 07, 2024, 12:32:29 PM »

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Re: Ask a Lubavitcher Anything
« Reply #3510 on: July 08, 2024, 11:28:20 PM »
Anything to know about before going to the Ohel on 3 Tammuz (non lubavitch chossid here)   
I've been there few times before just never on what I anticipate being a very crowded day?


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Re: Ask a Lubavitcher Anything
« Reply #3511 on: July 08, 2024, 11:51:09 PM »
Anything to know about before going to the Ohel on 3 Tammuz (non lubavitch chossid here)   
I've been there few times before just never on what I anticipate being a very crowded day?
Very long lines outside, very crowded and short time allowed inside. Bring a portable fan. :D
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Re: Ask a Lubavitcher Anything
« Reply #3512 on: July 08, 2024, 11:53:06 PM »
Guess who...

Mind boggling that it has been 30 years since Gimmel Tamuz 5754.






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Re: Ask a Lubavitcher Anything
« Reply #3513 on: July 09, 2024, 12:18:42 AM »
Guess who...

Mind boggling that it has been 30 years since Gimmel Tamuz 5754.






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Re: Ask a Lubavitcher Anything
« Reply #3514 on: July 09, 2024, 12:23:32 AM »
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Re: Ask a Lubavitcher Anything
« Reply #3515 on: July 09, 2024, 01:20:49 AM »
Anything to know about before going to the Ohel on 3 Tammuz (non lubavitch chossid here)   
I've been there few times before just never on what I anticipate being a very crowded day?

The entry to the line is from the street down the block from the house where the regular entrance is.

They have a screen at the entrance with an estimate of how long you'll need to wait.

When you go in, they keep people walking, so all the time you have is however long it takes to slowly walk around (unless you come between 3-5AM, in which case they may allow more time).

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Re: Ask a Lubavitcher Anything
« Reply #3516 on: July 09, 2024, 01:52:40 AM »
Guess who...

Mind boggling that it has been 30 years since Gimmel Tamuz 5754.






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How'd you get it without a watermark?

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Re: Ask a Lubavitcher Anything
« Reply #3517 on: July 09, 2024, 10:03:02 AM »
Anything to know about before going to the Ohel on 3 Tammuz (non lubavitch chossid here)   
I've been there few times before just never on what I anticipate being a very crowded day?

Thanks for all the responses. I got there a little after 7 this morning, waited approx half hour. Very smooth setup...

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Re: Ask a Lubavitcher Anything
« Reply #3518 on: July 09, 2024, 10:23:06 AM »
How'd you get it without a watermark?
Someone sent me the video.

Anyone know who the photographer is behind me? JEM didn't know, but speculated that it could have been a news station. Can't see @YankyDoodle from the JEM video angle.
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Re: Ask a Lubavitcher Anything
« Reply #3519 on: July 09, 2024, 12:26:13 PM »
Someone sent me the video.

Anyone know who the photographer is behind me? JEM didn't know, but speculated that it could have been a news station. Can't see @YankyDoodle from the JEM video angle.

Ask Chaim Boruch Halberstam. He might know.
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