Apr 13, 2013
Rebbe Reveals Unknown Name
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Shabbos Night Live with Rabbi Shmuel Butman: When the Rebbe revealed the sick person's mother's name.

COLlive.com presents Shabbos Night Live, a weekly web class with Torah thought, chassidic stories and timely inspiration.

Presented by Rabbi Shmuel Butman, Executive Director of the Central Lubavitch Youth Organization (Tzach Hamerkazis) and a long-time columnist and radio broadcaster.

This week's program:

Hashem told Moshe, "When you will take out this nation from Egypt you should worship G-d on this mountain," a reference to Mattan Torah. Why is it that we waited 7 weeks for Mattan Torah? The response in the teachings of the Rebbe.

Weekly story: When the Rebbe revealed the sick person's mother's name.

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I have a similar untold and unprinted story ]]]
* Due to privacy concerns of those involved I will not use names of people and locations *
My family lives in a country far away from the USA, though not chabad chassidim, they live amidst the chabad kehilla.
A week before the first Gulf War (1991), my parents flew to Israel for a family event whilst us children stayed at home with an Aunt.
My brother, a young boy, got hit by a car whilst crossing a main road and his life was at risk.
My Aunt did not reveal to my parents that my brother was involved in an accident so as not to ruin their trip. She went to the a nearby chabad house to send a fax to the Rebbe asking for a refua shleima (faxes were a rare machine in those days) .
In the fax to the rebbe, my Aunt wrote the boys name (a popular biblical name) and his mothers name as it is customary.
The rebbes reply came back wishing a Refua shleima and Azkir al Hatziyon adding to my brothers name another name which seemingly had no connection to his name (it was not a name used adding for "life" as is customary for sick people either).
My Aunt told another Aunt (who is chabad) that the Rebbe added a name to my borthers name. Both Aunts were astounded, but us siblings simply told them that that is his original name given at his bris.
The Rebbe Zy"a knew his full name whilst his own aunts did not.
Of course the boy had a full recovery.
(4/14/2013 6:13:14 AM)
The Candle of My Melave Malka That Lights Up My Week
Just want to thank Rabbi Butman for the joy and חסידישע booster-shot which he provides me each week. I am a Shaliach a distant way from CH (physically) and like everyone else I cherish special moments that lift away those דאגות that one contends with outside the environment of 770.

Rabbi Butman's weekly חסידישע מלווה מלכה is for me like a trip back home, transforming my immediate surroundings to a place warm and familiar, worry free and higher than boundaries. It is the candle of my מלווה מלכה that brightens up my week.

יישר כח Rabbi Butman and thank you COL for bringing Rabbi Butman to us all.
(4/14/2013 12:54:56 PM)
love it
I love Rabbi Butman's program!!
Yaasher Kochecha!
(4/15/2013 12:15:59 AM)
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