ONE OF ISRAEL’S GREATEST RABBIS, RENOWNED FOR HUNDREDS OF PHENOMENAL MIRACLES
The Great Neck residents are getting excited! The Rebbe is coming again. Hardly a year has passed since the Biale Rebbe of Bnei Brak has visited Great Neck, yet hundreds are excitedly anticipating the return of their revered Rebbe. Although the Rebbe has been visiting not one year and not two, but annually for some years now, every year the sensation repeats itself. Every year when the Rebbe arrives at the house where he lodges, the place becomes a public source of attraction as hundreds of people of various standards and types gather. The street becomes a hive of activity as lawyers, doctors, lay leaders, rabbis, educators, ranging from Hassidic to modern orthodox mingle as they flock to the Rebbe’s house. From early morning until the small hours of the night the streets resound with miraculous tales of unnatural miracles seen and experienced firsthand as a result of the Rebbe’s blessing.
Everyone wants to understand, what is it that draws so many people to see the Biale Rebbe again and again? What is it that causes thousands of people from different backgrounds to seek the Rebbe? What is it that brings people with no semblance to Chassidim to cleave to the Rebbe with all their might, involving him in every move they take in life? At every occasion, be it happy or sad their first phone call is to include the Rebbe! What is it that unites young boys and elderly? What brings the famous ambassador of United States ,Mr. David Friedman, to visit the Rebbe? Many other prominent Rabbis and highly significant political figures from the American and Israeli government can be recognized amongst the Rebbe’s visitors anyplace between California, Florida, New York and New Jersey.
7 missed calls
A young smiling couple is seen waiting to meet the Rebbe. “So, what is your story?” The young woman relates her amazing story. When I reached marriageable age, the years passed and my destined match was still delayed. Last year word reached me that the Biale Rebbe is coming to Great Neck. I made an appointment and waited with the rest of the crowd to meet the Rebbe. When the moment arrived, I was very emotionally moved as the Rebbe read my name, gave me instructions and blessed me with all his heart. As soon as I left the room, my caller ID informed me that I had missed 7 calls. You won’t believe this, but as soon as I left the Rebbe’s room I received a phone call suggesting the dream match I had prayed for. Here we are now, a happy couple waiting to receive our blessing from the Rebbe.
Your match is close, very close, you have no idea just how close.
Another woman completes the above incident with a story of her own. I came to the Rebbe asking for a blessing for my daughter to find her destined. I just sat there and cried. The Rebbe said to me: “Don’t cry, your daughter’s match is very close. You have no idea just how close.” Several weeks passed and my daughter shares with me her good news. Baruch Hashem. Things start to get serious and before long we are celebrating her engagement to a wonderful boy. As my daughter relays the happenings of this shidduch I suddenly realize that this suggestion started on the very day the Rebbe said to me: “It’s close, very close. You have no idea just how close.”
Moving to Teaneck? You’ll have a tinok!
This sounds like a play-on-words. The word Teaneck in English is similar to the word tinok in Hebrew, which means “baby”. However, in our case it was not merely a play. It actually happened. We married and began our life together. We lived in a big city progressing in our life goals, except for the fact that our prayers for children went unanswered. As time passed, we began medical treatment. Unfortunately, we could see no light at the end of the tunnel. One day, after a very disappointing consulation with a specialist, who gave us no reason for hope, I went down to pray at a synagogue that was in the area of this medical Centre. It was there that I saw the leaflet informing of the Biale Rebbe’s impending visit. I made an appointment and asked the Rebbe for a blessing. The Rebbe encouraged me not to give in to despair. A year passed. The Rebbe is in our area once again. We go in to him for a blessing and we tell him that we just bought an apartment in Teaneck, New Jersey. The Rebbe says: “mazal tov! Teaneck! Tinok! – you will soon have a tinok- a baby.” The doctors were just as surprised as we were when within a year of moving to Teaneck our baby was born.
I was certain I was doomed, but the Rebbe saved my life!
You know how it is, when you have one million your still not satisfied and you want more, and more! Sometimes you succeed and sometimes…… that what happened to me. I was at a young age when I joined my father in his business. I immediately wanted to conquer the whole world. I bought one asset after another, and then another one and another one. My portfolio continued to grow, the bank gave me credit and I continued to purchase. Until one day…. The bank foreclosed everything! Without any prior notice. The bank noticed that the flow was not covering the costs and they put a lien on everything! Absolutely everything. My explanations and pleadings fell on deaf ears, as did the plans I had. I was embarrassed to leave my house. I had ruined everything. For myself and for my father who had spent a lifetime building his fortune. I was in deep despair. Friday night I went to a synagogue close to where I live and I saw there’s excitement and preparations going on. A guest was in town. The Biale Rebbe was in my neighborhood and the tisch was to be held at my neighbor’s. My neighbor forced me to come to the tisch. You won’t regret it, he promised me. Before kiddush the Rebbe held a short speech. I felt as if was talking directly to me. He said: even when everything seems bleak, and a Jew feels like he has lost everything, if he accepts upon himself to strengthen his faith, he is never alone. He can always find a way out. I felt the Rebbe was talking only to me. In short, with his blessing and personal guidance I have become one of the greatest supporters of the Rebbe’s institutions. Rising from the deep pit I was in, I have once again purchased properties. It is with great gratitude to Hashem that I deduct maisser (one tenth) from each asset I purchase. I thank Hashem for sending me the Biale Rebbe to save me from the dire predicament I had been in.
Many share similar stories how the Rebbe finalized their engagement. Young couples who were having shalom bayis issues and with the Rebbe’s mentoring restored marital harmony and happiness to their homes. These stories mingle with stories of business men who reaped great success after receiving the Rebbe’s blessing. Childless couples who had all but lost hope were blessed with children. People who were being harassed by the legal system and could not sleep at night from fear were miraculously straightened out after receiving the Rebbe’s blessing. So, it is really no surprise or wonder at the crowds waiting to meet the Rebbe.
THE REBBE SAVED US FROM BANCRUPCY
A well-known business man is also waiting to see the Rebbe. He tells us that he met the Biale Rebbe by mistake; I was invited to A Tisch that the Rebbe conducted in my neighborhood. The week I met the Rebbe was the worst week of my life, that week seemed like all the fortune I made my whole life is lost. The bank was about to foreclose everything. I didn’t sleep the entire week and didn’t see a way out of the complication, not knowing what’s going to happen to me and my family.
As I said, accidently I saw the Rebbe at the Tisch. At the Kiddush the Rebbe spoke about trusting in Hashem, and that a Jew should never give up and a Jew is above nature. I felt that the Rebbe is talking to me, to my soul. On Motzai Shabbos I came to take a blessing from the Rebbe. The Rebbe, who didn’t study Business in MIT, told me to set a time every day to learn Torah and to respect my wife.The Rebbe told me to speak with Bank manager himself with no attorneys and no one else. The Rebbe guided me to do some spiritual stuff before the meeting, the Rebbe even guided me on the phone and encouraged me in my hard days, till now I have no clue how it happened, but here I am-my house in not on foreclosure, and my business is growing with Hashems help, and everything with the Holy Rebbe’s blessing.
THE REBBE SHLIT”A
Twenty-two years ago, The Rebbe was barely in his early thirties when the yoke of leadership of Biale Chassidus Bnei Brak was thrust upon him. His greatness and guidance reached far beyond the borders of Bnei Brak as the Rebbe chose to draw his brethren from all over the world close to him by encouraging and helping them. The Rebbe is leader and mentor of a most respectable chassidus which is centrally based in Bnei Brak and has branches in Jerusalem, Beitar Eilit, Ashdod, Bet Shemesh and Modiin Eilit. This has added a new \old hue to the leadership of Biale chassidus. Every day hundreds of people from varying backgrounds, Sephardim and Ashkenazim alike. Ultra-orthodox and those who have just donned a kippa, from Cholon to Bat Yam, Beer Sheba to Eilat, all stream to one address. The Rebbe opened his door and his heart to the whole of klal yisrael. Welcoming them with his compassionate heart and warm smile. People enter his room carrying a heavy load of troubles and worries however when they leave they are lighthearted and hopeful.
Biale Chassidus’ holy lineage stems from a holy sage named Rabbi Yaakov Yitzchok from Peshischa. This revered tzaddik lived some two hundred years ago and was known to all as the “holy Jew” – ‘The Yid Hakadosh’ from Peshischa. He was a disciple of the holy “Chozeh of Lublin” who was a direct fourth generation descendent of the holy Baal Shem Tov. The Yid Hakodosh was the greatest of Polish Rabbis, Rabbi to the leaders of Gur, Kotzk, Alexander and other great luminaries. Generations of tzaddikim in succession continued the tradition of the “Yid Hakodosh”. This chain was continued from father to son until the flame was kindled in our generation by the holy tzaddik and Rebbe – Reb Yechiel Yehoshua from Biale, may his holy memory be blessed. He was the grandfather of our revered Rebbe, a direct descendent of five generation to the Yid Hakodosh.
The Chelkas Yehoshua
Prewar Poland boasted of the Rebbe’s grandfather, Reb Yechiel Yehoshua Ztk”l as one of its’ greatest leaders. However, his fame reached a pinnacle during the terrible holocaust when he uncompromisedly sanctified Hashem’s name, first in occupied Poland and later in the freezing Siberia. His selflessness was indescribable. When he reached Israel all the great Rabbis acknowledged him as a great tzaddik. He was defied and honored as an angel in a mortal world.
The Lahavas Dovid
Next in line was the Rebbe’s father, the holy Rabbi Dovid Mattisyahu ztk”l. he was renowned and famous for his purity and greatness. During his lifetime his father appointed him as head of yeshivas Biale. During his travels throughout the world he revived the broken hearted with his moving prayers and heartfelt talks. People were drawn to him from afar. His tall handsome profile reminded many of his holy father’s image.
The Rebbe continues to tow this beautiful golden chain. However, he does not suffice with leading his own community. He is concerned about the welfare of all of Klal Yisrael. Several times a year he leaves the comforts of his home and visits countries and communities where no other Chassidic Rebbe has ever spent a Shabbos before. He embraces those who have strayed. He strengthens, encourages, motivates and directs until another Jew has found his way back to our Father in Heaven.
THE FATHER OF THE ORPHANS
The Rebbe’s institutions are famous throughout Israel. The center is based in Bnei Brak, and there are branches all over the country. However, his favorite project is the welfare of “his” orphans. The Rebbe is father to fifteen biological children and countless of grandchildren. However, hundreds of children throughout the world call him “Father”. Amongst the many institutions which are under his auspices is the yeshiva gevoah called “Mishkan Shimon Biale” which is situated in Beitar Eilit. Batei Midrash and kollels for young men are spread out in Bnei Brak, Jerusalem, Beitar Eilit, Modiin Eilit, Ashdod and Beit Shemesh. However, the institution for widows and orphans are under the Rebbe’s direct administration. This fund supports the widows and orphans studying in the Rebbe’s institutions. The desolate orphans receive everything they need of the best quality and quantity. This includes clothing, shoes, scholarship, dorm service and of course pocket money. All this is naught compared to the personal attention the Rebbe bestows upon them. As far as the Rebbe is concerned they are his fully adopted children. His house is their house, their worries become his own. The Rebbe is following after their studies and makes sure they have personal tutors Point in case - the Rebbe who had just returned from a trip to the USA one Erev Pesach told his driver to take him to visit his orphans directly from the airport. His own family and children can wait – his orphans come first. Upon his arrival the Rebbe gave each orphan gifts and pocket money enough for everything he needs for yom tov. Only then did he make his own way home to his family and yom tov preparations.
Outstanding development in Biale institutions in Israel:
For many years, the special institution in which the Rebbe’s “children” reside is an old building in the town of Beitar Eilit which is close to Jerusalem. The building lies in close proximity to the borderline and faces directly the Arab town “Hussan”. The Arab inhabitants have a daily view of a Jewish Torah town developing right in front of their hate-filled eyes. The town is part of the “occupied territories.” The building is old and dilapidated. In the winter the rain leaks in, in the summer it is more of a furnace. This year the Rebbe reached a decision: NO MORE! “My wonderful children” deserve better! In recent months a new campus is being built on Kedushas Levi St. in the heart of Beitar Eilit. The campus will include spacious classrooms, computer and game rooms, a fully equipped dormitory and a modern kitchen, for the welfare of the students for whom the building is home.
In addition to the above, a huge chesed center is being built on Daf Hayomi St. The Rebbe is renowned for his acts of chesed. He is the first address which needy widows and orphans turn to. Truckloads containing everything possible are sent on every erev chag to provide the needy with everything they need for yom tov. Clothing, shoes, fish, meat, chicken, goodies and last but not least a hefty cheque to lighten their sorrow filled hearts. Very often the Rebbe takes part in weddings where he acts as the “father” on both sides.
Caring for widows and orphans before the Passover holidays is standard procedure for the Rebbe. However, this year with the outbreak of Covid 19. The Rebbe added more families experiencing financial stress. Despite the economy crisis and the financial difficulties his institutions in Israel are currently experiencing, the Rebbe gave strict instructions to take special care of each of the many families in distress who the Rebbe takes care of every year. Despite the logistic hardships the situation has created, each of the families received a complete delivery containing all of their holiday needs, including: meat, chicken, fish, goodies and of course gift certificates to buy clothing, shoes and even toys… after all, who will take care of these poor orphans if not for the Rebbe of Biale?! As the crisis in Israel increases continuously the Rebbe continues to distribute vouchers although Passover is long gone by. The Rebbe also continuous to keep track of all their spiritual and material needs.
AROUND THE CLOCK
As day turns to dusk in New York, the phones in Israel become alive! Now it is the Jews of Israel’s turn. They call non-stop asking the Rebbe for blessings and advice. it is the Yidden in Los Angeles, New York, Miami and New Jersey who are calling. It makes no difference, they are all his children. Hundreds of emails are sent to the Rebbe’s office daily, and the Rebbe devotes precious hours to answer them personally. He carries these requests with him and remembers them in his daily prayers. The burden becomes his own. He is with them in their sorrow and delights in their happiness. Seven gabbaim are employed throughout the day to provide immediate response to the thousands calling the Rebbe. How happy are the gabbaim when they can inform the Rebbe of another baby born a couple engaged or yet another miraculous turn of events!
EDUCATION AND MARITAL HAPPINESS:
Amongst his other vast talents is the Rebbe’s deep understanding in matters of education. Parents worldwide call him for advice in education dilemmas. Very often the Rebbe’s advice leaves the parents in surprise. Yet it is this very unique approach which eventually brings about a positive change to the entire family. Homes which were full of strife and angst are now happy, warm nests. So too, many issues of marital distress were solved by applying the Rebbe’s insightful advice. Restoring peace at home is high on the Rebbe’s list of priorities. Many hopeless couples who were already applying for divorce had a miraculous turn about enabling the holy shechina to dwell in yet another Jewish home.
THE REBBE KNOWS!!
A couple enters the Rebbe’s chambers, The Rebbe looks on the kvittel and tells the husband “you have to honor your wife! If you will respect your wife your problems will be solved. The woman burst out crying. This is the first time they meet the Rebbe, and he is aware of everything going on between the couple. The Rebbe is unconcerned about the tens of people waiting outside and patiently expounds on the importance of domestic peace. The Rebbe gives them detailed instructions how to bring their hearts closer. The Rebbe tells them that the key to happiness and success as well as nachas from their children lies in the respect shown between the parents. And so, another couple exits with a happy smile on their faces. After a while the Rebbe’s secretary receives a note from the wife saying: the Rebbe saved our marriage!!!”
THE REBBE’S LODGING:
These days are happy days for the residents of Great Neck as they are anxiously preparing to meet once again with their beloved Rebbe. The Rebbe will be staying in Great Neck, from Thursday, August 19 at the house of the honorable hosts MR. & MRS. IMANUEL & MEHRNOSH PIROOZIAN @ 4 SOUNDVIEW LANE GREAT NECK NY, 11024
ONEG SHABBAT & TISH FRIDAY NIGHT IN GREAT NECK
Many are expected to join and enjoy the amazing “Oneg Shabbos” tisch which the Rebbe will hold Friday night. The great Shabbos will take place on Parshas KI TZAITZAI on the 20th of August ‘21 at the residence of MR. & MRS. IMANUEL & MEHRNOSH PIROOZIAN @ 4 SOUNDVIEW LANE GREAT NECK at 9.30 pm.
The most special part of the tisch is during the famous kiddush which the Rebbe performs. It is well known that the Rebbe’s kiddush is capable of bringing about great miracles. The emotive singing and dancing at the Rebbe’s tischim elevating its participants to a standard of “maeyn oilam habah!” this will follow with an abundance of divrei torah and hashkafah.
Now the residents of Great Neck have this unique opportunity. If you have not yet had the merit of meeting the Rebbe and would like to book an appointment for a personal consultation, blessing or advice, call the Rebbe’s private secretary now! Rabbi Moshe Friedman (English speaking) telephone no. 917-272-40-45.
Don’t miss this opportunity….