Wednesday, June 21, 2017

3 minutes with Reb Yehoshua Schneur Zalman Serebryanski ע"ה

Reb Zalman was born in 1903 in Brahin, near Chernobyl, in White Russia. His father was Menachem Mendel and his mother was Nechama. His mother was the sister of Rabbi Menachem Mendel Gluskin, a Chabad Rov in Paritch, Minsk and Leningrad. His father Reb Menachem Mendel was a chasidisher yid with a very warm heart. His kindness was known throughout the community, including Samarkand, where he lived until his passing in 1942. In 1924 at the age of 20, his father suggested he go learn in the Lubavitcher yeshiva in Rostov. The Frierdiker Rebbe accepted Reb Zalman into the Yeshiva. In 1925 he attended the Frierdiker Rebbe’s Purim Farbrengen in Leningrad. It was there that he first saw the Rebbe. He was close to Rabbi Chatshe Feigin the yeshiva Mashpia. Eventually Reb Chatshe appointed him to work for him as his secretary and to administer several underground yeshivos. In 1928 he married Brocha Futerfas, sister of Reb Hendel Lieberman and Reb Mendel Futerfas. During the 1930s the couple and their three children lived in Charkov. In 1938 he was conscripted into the Russian army. In 1941 he moved his family to Samarkand. In 1949, Reb Zalman and his family were sent by the Previous Rebbe to Melbourne, Australia. Reb Zalman founded various Chabad institutions in Melbourne including a boys elementary and high school and Beis Rivka for girls. In 1967, he founded the Yeshiva Gedola, which is a thriving Lubavitcher yeshiva for students from across the globe. On Yud Shevat 1970, the Rebbe honored him with the recital of a פסוק in conjunction with the completion of Moshiach’s Sefer Torah. The Rebbe wrote that he gives him this honor because he is the Mashpia of Chasidus for Australia. A few weeks before Gimmel Tammuz, 1991, Reb Zalman said that his Shlichus had ended, and indeed on Gimmel Tammuz 1991 his נשמה returned to its maker.

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סערעבריאנסקי'ער said...

ה' אייר - יום המר והנמהר - ולפיתוח "תכונות אופי טוב" באידיש

לקראת ה' אייר!, יום ה'שלושים' של בעלי-אבינו היקר, הרה"ח ר' חיים סערעבריאנסקי ע"ה, שהיה חסיד חם ולבבי - הננו מוציאים לאור את המאמר
"הוא היה אומר", מספר המאמרים - אידיש - בהתאם לבקשתו לפני פטירתו,
שנלמד מאמר זה ביום ה'שלושים'. מאמר זה דן בחשיבות פיתוח "תכונות אופי טוב", שאפיינה את עבודתו של ר'
חיים במהלך חייו.
רעיון זה הינו אחד המטרות המרכזיות של חסידות חב"ד, ובהשגחה פרטית ה'שלושים' של ר' חיים חל בימי ספירת העומר, בהם עובדים על שינוי והטבת
המידות. ערב יום הולדתו ו' אייר


russian chusid said...


Yehupitz said...

Nobody has commented, nor had I.
I feel compelled to comment only to tell you that you should not interpret the lack of comments as a bad sign. I only refrained from commenting because, while I enjoyed the clip immensely, I have nothing to add, and I don't like commenting just to say "great."

But if you have more such clips, or quotes, please continue posting them.

!הו-שא-נא said...

"3 minutes with Reb Yehoshua"

הגר"א על המכילתא שמות יד כ. ובמדרש תלפיות

מלחמת גוג ומגוג תמשך ג' שעות בלבד; ועל זה אנו מתפללים הושענא שלש שעות! הושענאאאאאא

rivky from midwood said...

why is his whiskers longer than his payos?, and I don't like the color of the sack he's wearing, but I like him. ✔

רב סמוט said...

אשר "בדברו-מערב" ערבים, ובתבונה משנה-עיתים

ג' בתמוז תרפ"ז, שוחרר ממאסרו האדמו"ר הקדוש רבי יוסף יצחק מליבאוויטש הריי"צ ז"ל, ואני נוהג - לכל השואלים אותי - אם לומר "תחנון" בג' בו, לפסוק בשלילה, והביא ראיה גם להלכה ולמעשה מהחסידי ואנשי מעשה שלא אומרים גם כן "תחנון" כ"א כסליו יומא הצלת רבם "וחסידיו" בלעה"ר

huissier garçon said...

Hirshel Tzig - הירשל ציג Thursday, June 08, 2017 5:20:00 PM

I'll get to old comments soon. I always do.

'בעזרתו ית

Anonymous said...

Are you okay? Alive? Busy with a Simcha I hope.

M and M said...

"near Chernobyl, in White Russia. His father was Menachem Mendel"

He could of pick to be square, but of his love to his father Menachem Mendel he chose M&M

JB said...

"Wednesday, June 21, 2017
3 minutes with RYSZS"

Hirshel your three minutes is over.

Shoshanah, YU alumna said...

I just googled R.M. Futerfas and it came up negative, try LexisNexis.

Anonymous said...


Any thoughts about the recent yurtzayt? Feelings? Emotions? Ruminations?

Jersey Redneck said...

Improper welfare payments, including fraud, are estimated to be 10.1% of all federal welfare payments made and totaled $71.5 billion in fiscal year 2015.

Does anyone know who stole the $71. Billion from welfare in one year? was their arrests publicized nationaly, why this kerfuffle over a paltry couple of million only? what's behind this brazenly anti Semitism.

The cat caller's nightly said...

The cat caller's nightly

Hirshel the "Anonymous" Mouse, Got You!

The mouse appears in the dark leaves a few droplets and retreats, than the cats are making "catcalls" all day to discuss the "atrocity" of the lone anon-y-mous Mouse, the mouse is having a hay day with us Cats! arise Cheetahs! the mouse is Cheating us in our game and what are we doing we are making Catcalls!

Note: Although cheetahs are members of the cat family, they have dog-like non-retractable claws.

!ואתא שונרא ואכלא לגד'יא דזבין בתרי זוזי. -חד גדיא

Hirshel Tzig - הירשל ציג said...

thank you Yehupitz for your comment from 6/23