The Rebbe’s advice - Rabbi Chaim Wolosow

Rabbi Chaim Wolosow

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To date there are 30 volumes of the Rebbe’s correspondence (Igros Kodesh) that have been published. In the Rebbe's correspondence one sees his scholarship, concern for every individual, and the communal projects which he pioneered. This podcast is a recording from our daily studies in these letters.

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1134 episodes

2839 - Not to move where there are negative influences. Hashem will provide your needs where you are

One should live alone in a desert rather than being with bad neighbors. https://www.torahrecordings.com/rebbe/igroskodesh/009/011/2839

5m
Aug 08
2838 - One needs to work hard from the bottom up to achieve. Do not look for handouts from above.

A “servant of Hashem” is one who works hard and battles his nature and inclination. https://www.torahrecordings.com/rebbe/igroskodesh/009/011/2838

10m
Aug 08
2837 - One good deed benefits the entire world and all the nations.

Treat the Torah as if it were your business, be out there where there are many people and try to engage them. https://www.torahrecordings.com/rebbe/igroskodesh/009/011/2837

8m
Aug 08
2836 -You should spend full time studying Torah at age 17. This will bring you financial success

You should be convincing your brother who is 18 to study full time as well. If you do not take the opportunity now it may never come back to you. https://www.torahrecordings.com/rebbe/igroskodesh/009/011/2836

5m
Aug 05
2835 - After you experienced the measure of judgment comes the measure of compassion.

The measure of compassion is unlimited and is greater than the measure of kindness. https://www.torahrecordings.com/rebbe/igroskodesh/009/011/2835

5m
Aug 05
2834 - Dress code for the teachers is very important. A Shochet wearing goulashes was removed

While there is no prohibition on goulashes it is an external sign of what is going on in the inside of the person. https://www.torahrecordings.com/rebbe/igroskodesh/009/011/2834

9m
Aug 05
2833 - There is good even in darkness. You can turn your hospital stay to impact others positively.

The sooner you fulfil your task in the hospital the sooner they will send you home healthy, peacefully and successfully. https://www.torahrecordings.com/rebbe/igroskodesh/009/011/2833

10m
Aug 05
2832 -Reconciles the view of Alter Rebbe that no one can do harm to another if not decreed by Hashem

Don’t be satisfied with the success so far; is Moshiach greater than Moshe Rabeinu? Before marriage not to put on a Talis when leading morning services, do not make a fight over this. https://www.torahrecordings.com/rebbe/igroskodesh/009/011/2832

26m
Aug 04
2831 - A Jew with his simple faith purifies the air with his presence

Make sure that while traveling for your physical livelihood you also add to your spiritual livelihood. https://www.torahrecordings.com/rebbe/igroskodesh/009/011/2831

3m
Aug 04
2830 - If they don’t want to pay, give them a payment plan to pay off the debt slowly.

Chabad activists are not in the business of creating secular education even together with Kodesh. To continue their Kodesh education in Kefar Chabad is very proper. Do not create a high school for secular and Kodesh in Kefar Chabad. https://www.torahrecordings.com/rebbe/igroskodesh/009/011/2830

8m
Aug 03
2829 - Connect with the Bali Batim, make sure not to diminish the respect of the local Rabbi.

You do not write all the reasons so I cannot give you a definitive answer. However consider that bringing in 9, 10 and 11 year olds into a yeshiva would affect the image of the Yeshiva. https://www.torahrecordings.com/rebbe/igroskodesh/009/011/2829

9m
Aug 03
2828 -Better to have her friends talk to here so she will not think her mother is bossing her around

I think the reason why your daughter’s feelings to her groom have changed is because they did things not according to Halacha and it had the opposite effect of distancing them from each other. https://www.torahrecordings.com/rebbe/igroskodesh/009/011/2828

6m
Aug 03
2827 -The merit of Avrohom binding Isaack is the speed with which he did it. Don’t delay your pledge

Do it with joy to fulfil and do a pleasantness to Hashem this will stand by you in this world and the world to come for you and your family https://www.torahrecordings.com/rebbe/igroskodesh/009/011/2827

9m
Aug 02
2826 - Perhaps as an incentive to increase the sale of the seforim of Kehos pay on commission.

Get the young people who are energetic involved, they can maximize and the sale and the spreading of the Sefarim. https://www.torahrecordings.com/rebbe/igroskodesh/009/011/2826

18m
Aug 02
2825 -The mamer is based on Likutei Torah etc. and it can be understood based on those mamorim.

I am wondering why you bring your challenge from a distant quote, when it is so stated in the Talmud here?https://www.torahrecordings.com/rebbe/igroskodesh/009/011/2825

18m
Aug 02
2824 - Realize that you have the ability to turn 350,000 Jews into Chasidim.

You can concur all of Marico, Tunis etc. https://www.torahrecordings.com/rebbe/igroskodesh/009/011/2824

13m
Jul 29
2823 - Thank you for your help in establishing a high school at the Yeshiva.

The influences of hi school age children affects the rest of their lives and they must be in a proper setting. https://www.torahrecordings.com/rebbe/igroskodesh/009/011/2823

4m
Jul 29
2822 - To verify Chabad style writing we need to have it transmitted from one person to the next.

One cannot determine the writing by looking at parshiyos you find, because you cannot be sure what in the writing is required and specific or what is just by chance and for perfection. https://www.torahrecordings.com/rebbe/igroskodesh/009/011/2822

7m
Jul 29
2821star - You are bitter that you did not get a fitting lot to build your house in Kefar Chabad.

Do not make a fight and do not undermine the entire lottery. If in a peaceful way you are able to exchange your lot to a more appropriate lot, it is worth to try. However, not to make a fight over this. https://www.torahrecordings.com/rebbe/igroskodesh/009/011/2821star

8m
Jul 29
2821 - Utilize the summer vacation and organize Shabbos parties for the girls that are younger

Also once or twice during the week gather the younger girls to tell them of the stories of the Torah and teach them berochos, Jewish laws and customs. https://www.torahrecordings.com/rebbe/igroskodesh/009/011/2821

3m
Jul 29
2820 - Your father follows Chabad customs and you wish to connect, you belong in a Lubavitch Yeshiva

In order to connect to me, you need to learn Chasidus, follow Chabad traditions, and influence your surroundings in this direction. https://www.torahrecordings.com/rebbe/igroskodesh/009/011/2820

5m
Jul 29
2819 - As a Rabbi, you have the power to affect your community to keep the day-to-day halachos.

If Hashem expects this from you that means that, he has given you the strength to do it. https://www.torahrecordings.com/rebbe/igroskodesh/009/011/2819

3m
Jul 29
2818 - You live in a city of thousands of Jews

Your suggestions, explanations and justifications, even if correct, do not add up to even one positive act of spreading Yidishkeit and Chasidus. One act is of more value than a thousand sighs. https://www.torahrecordings.com/rebbe/igroskodesh/009/011/2818

9m
Jul 29
2817 - In Jewish law there does not exist a punishment of imprisonment.

We can learn from this 3 major points. 1. The value of every second of life. 2. The value of each individual. 3. Notwithstanding ones mistakes one still has a special mission form the creator of the world. https://www.torahrecordings.com/rebbe/igroskodesh/009/011/2817

8m
Jul 27
2812 - When the war gets more difficult you do not run away to relax, try to improve your place.

Contact your friends in the placement organizations who can push your search for a proper position. https://www.torahrecordings.com/rebbe/igroskodesh/009/011/2812

4m
Jul 26
2811 - I am surprised that in your son’s Bar Mitzvah derasha there was not some words of Chasidus.

You must now that Moshiach answered the Bal Shem Tov that when the teachings of the Bal Shem Tov will disseminated to the outside then Moshiach will come. https://www.torahrecordings.com/rebbe/igroskodesh/009/011/2811

3m
Jul 26