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A Story of the Rebbe for 3rd of Tammuz

In honor of the Lubavitcher Rebbe’s 24th yahrtzeit (anniversary of his passing) on the 3rd of Tammuz 5778 (June 16, 20’18) we share this story from Rabbi Bolton.
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Stories of the Rebbe for 3rd of Tammuz

In honor of the Lubavitcher Rebbe’s 25nd yahrtzeit (anniversary of his passing) on the 3rd of Tammuz 5779 (July 6, 20’19), we share the following stories of blessings received by Gentiles.
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Moshiach’s Meal: 7 Laws & Last Day of Passover

The Baal Shem Tov said: The final redemption and the work of the Messiah [the theme of the last day of Passover] involves teaching Gentiles the 7 Noahide Laws.
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The Life and Times of Abraham

Abraham was 40 when he recognized and knew God. He formulated the replies to idolators and convinced them to follow the One God and His 7 Noahide Commandments.
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Rashi – Rabbi Shlomo Yitzchaki

Rabbi Shlomo (Solomon) Yitzchaki (ben Isaac), or RASHI, is the most famed explicator of the Hebrew Bible. Born 22 Feb. 1040 C.E. (29 Shevat 4800), d. 1105 C.E. “The power of His works He has declared to His people in giving them the heritage of the nations.” (Psalms 111:6) For if the nations of the world should say to Israel: “You are robbers, because you seized by force the lands of the seven nations [of Canaan], they [Israel] could say to them, “The entire world belongs to the Holy One, Blessed by He; He created it and gave it to whomever it was right in His eyes. Of His own will He gave it to them, and of His own will He took it from them and gave it to us.”
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Maimonides (“Rambam”)

Rambam/Maimonides passed away on 20 Tevet (Jan. 17 in 20’20). His teachings include the Laws of Noah, which improve the world and prepare us for the Messiah.
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Rabbi Yitzchak (Isaac) Luria

The 5th of Menachem Av (July 17, 20’18) is the anniversary of the passing of the great Kabbalist, Rabbi Yitzchak Luria the “Ari Zal”
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The Baal Shem Tov

18 Elul (Sep. 18, 20’19) is the birthday of Rabbi Israel Baal Shem Tov (1698 C.E. – 1760 C.E.), founder of the Chassidic movement. His teachings revolutionized Torah observance with new life and vitality.
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Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liadi

Anniversary of Rabbi Shneur Zalman’s passing on 24 Tevet (21 Jan. ’20): Few Jewish luminaries in modern times have made such a profound contribution. His works cover all of Jewish thought: mysticism, philosophy, psychology, ethics, and law, with unparalleled creative genius.
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The Lubavitcher Rebbe Menachem M. Schneerson

On 10 Shevat 5750 (70th anniversary on 5 Feb. 20’20) the Rebbe began leadership of Chabad and became one of the most outstanding Jewish leaders in modern times.
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