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    I’m Glad I Can Shed a Tear

    From the COLlive inbox: A Chabad bochur, born after Gimmel Tammuz 5754, explains why he is happy when he sheds a tear. Full Story

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    Kol hakavod
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    Kol hakavod

    Very good well said yechi hamelech

    Confused
    Guest
    Confused

    How is the rebbe alive after his passing
    THE REBBE DID NOT PASS ON!!!!!
    Because you can’t see him he passed on?
    Moshes generation couldn’t see him ויתן על פניו מסוה
    Please learn ki sisa תשנ״ב if you will it is a life changing Sicha and changed my whole perspective on gimmel Tammuz

    Chaim nitzchiim
    Guest
    Chaim nitzchiim

    The Rebbe said countless times that the life of a tzadik is not Chaim nitzchiim, most notably the sicha of yud beis tammuz 5745, in which the Rebbe compared the Friedeker Rebbe to Yaakov avinu lo meis, even though he was entombed etc. etc. Therefore, I find it hard to understand how someone can claim that the Rebbe chas vshalom has “passed” physically, but is “spiritually” alive in us. Is it up to you to decide the state of the Rebbe’s vitality?

    Well said
    Guest
    Well said

    Thank you Yitzi,
    I appreciate you writing this.
    I would like to elaborate on the Rashi you quoted “ but not to the living perceived to be dead”.
    I know it’s a very grey area – I think the Rebbe is a little more alive then just “the Rebbe is very much alive in each and every one of us” what does that mean??

    I will end off that we want him alive physically to be seen to all eyes! Ad Mossai and Moshiach now!

    Yes!!!!
    Guest
    Yes!!!!

    this is a very poignant and beautiful letter!!!!!!!!

    My thoughts
    Guest
    My thoughts

    As a girl born after gimmel tammuz, I’m tearing up and smiling! Tearing up bc I relate and smiling cuz I’m not the only one who is alone in this generation

    Nicely Written
    Guest
    Nicely Written

    I too long to see the Rebbe and experience all what I see in videos…

    Biguf Gashmi
    Guest
    Biguf Gashmi

    it wasn’t (just) that Yosef was ” alive inside of Yaakov” that gave him no rest, rather he was Physically alive!!!

    Beautiful
    Guest
    Beautiful

    Well written

    DLH
    Guest
    DLH

    This is so touching, so real. Thank you for sharing this! What emes…

    ניחמתני
    Guest
    ניחמתני

    אני באותו מצב , נתת לי משהו להאחז בו.
    תמשיך להילחם.

    Thank you
    Guest
    Thank you

    Well said

    – A Shliach

    The rebbe is still with us
    Guest
    The rebbe is still with us

    The rebbe is indeed still with us and now not limited by a body. By learning his torah and following his directives we connect to him. We still connect to him at the ohel and thru iggros and get guidance from him. So many stories show the rebbes involvment after 3 tammuz.

    25 years since Gimmul Tamuz
    Guest
    25 years since Gimmul Tamuz

    Nobody could have imagined we’d still be here…

    The Rebbe is with us
    Guest
    The Rebbe is with us

    Thank you for this inspiring article.

    Wow
    Guest
    Wow

    Beautifully powerful. What a chosid!

    Beautiful
    Guest
    Beautiful

    Thank you for sharing

    Words from the heart...
    Guest
    Words from the heart...

    Emotional. That’s all we need. The emotion to connect us. Everything else is sheker!

    Third Generation
    Guest
    Third Generation

    For the ones born from those born after Gimmel Tammuz there is yet an additional perspective. Well written. Your tears are not tears of mourning. As a follow up, let us know more about your tears.

    to no. 3
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    to no. 3

    i think you meant to say “not chayim BSARIM, rather – chayim ruchnim”.

    In any case, yitzi, the main thing isnt to cry… (although its nessesary – like we saw by the rebbe after 10 shvat). The way we “comfort” ourselves is through doing the rebbes horaos and shlichus, and ma zaroi bachayim – literaly!!

    Yasher koach!

    to #6
    Guest
    to #6

    Cant agree with you more.
    Researchers say that people born after 1995- 2015 are called generation z.. its no coincidence since z is the last letter in the alphabet and we are the last generation in golus.
    Halavai that we should all take this in and really not just talk about bringing Moshiach and make gatherings ect.. but really what the Rebbe asked from us, without all the politics and division because at the end the day we are all one.
    Moshiach now!

    beautifully written
    Guest
    beautifully written

    Thank you! While it is no news that we all have different ways to “understand and categorize” the Rebbe’s presence in the world currently (and of course, my way is the correct one), the point made here is very true and relevant to everyone, specially for those of us from the young generation. Alongside with learning the Rebbe’s Torah and following the Rebbe’s Horaos, every chossid must create and aspire for a emotional connection to the Rebbe like a child to his / her father. Missing the Rebbe isn’t a contradiction to saying that he is alive b’guf gashmi. What… Read more »

    To the writer
    Guest
    To the writer

    No one has the right to determine how the Rebbe lives, the life of a tzadik is not chaim bsariim, as related by the Rebbe countless times, and is therefore it is extremely impudent to claim that the Rebbe “passed on”. No intention to come down hard, but the article is poorly worded. Like the Rebbe said in regard to the Hei Teives trials, “Er zitzt in zein benkel” (“He (the Friedeker Rebbe) is sitting on his chair”). I recommend learning more before making such bold statements.

    Beautiful
    Guest
    Beautiful

    So accurate. Pins downs my feelings exactly.

    Born in 1997
    Guest
    Born in 1997

    I can definitely relate. Recently found myself in a very friendly conversation with an older non-Jew. He had heard of “The Grand Rebbe” and he wondered aloud: “who is the current Grand Rebbe?”

    I explained that the Rebbe still teaches via his written works, audio, personal encounters etc. I found myself choking up as I told him “There is no replacement for the Rebbe – he’s still teaching. Still guiding us.”

    Also a post gimmel tamuz born chassid
    Guest
    Also a post gimmel tamuz born chassid

    I can’t agree more with this bocher

    also a post gimmul tammuz bocher
    Guest
    also a post gimmul tammuz bocher

    i feel connected to the Rebbe by, as he wrote in this article, fulfilling the Rebbe’s hoirois and living with Moshiach.

    may we be zoicher to see the Rebbe, Moshiach Tzidkainu now!
    “V’HU YIGOLAINU!”

    Clarification - Yitzi Zilber
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    Clarification - Yitzi Zilber

    Reading the comments, it seems that I should clarify my intention referring to the Rebbe as having ‘passed on’. On Yud Shevat 5726, the Rebbe explained the concept of a Tzaddik’s eternal life as follows: Each Jewish person comprises of both a Body and a Soul. The soul is eternal living forever. The body is a garment worn by the soul during its 120 years on this world, and when a person passes away, his soul leaves his physical body. For the average person, much of his life revolves around his body, whilst the concern and focus on his soul… Read more »

    thank you
    Guest
    thank you

    As a bocher born after gimmul tamuz, i feel the same. The fire we feel to do the Rebbe SHLIT’A’s hoiros is shocking (in a good way) to the “eltere chasidim”.
    May we merit that we sohuld immediately brimg the hisgalus of the Rebbe Melech HaMoshiach,v’hu yigolainu NOW!

    To 28
    Guest
    To 28

    The fact that you miss the Rebbe can be explained through what it says in chassidus, that the neshama of a Rebbe is comprised of all the neshamos of his chassidim and the whole dor bichlal. Therefore your neshama is yearning to be whole – with the Rebbe’s neshama

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