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Unread 02-07-2007, 12:58 AM   #1
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Exclamation Shluchim like Coast Guards?

Recently I happened to see a film on the life of the United States coastguard and I couldnt help but notice a quote on the box from the movie:

"When storms shut down entire ports, we go out. When hurricanes ground the U.S. Navy, we go out. When the Holy Lord Himself reaches down from heaven and decides to destroy His Good Work with winds that'll rip houses off the ground, we go out . . . If by some miracle, you actually have what it takes to become one of us, you get to look forward to a life of meager pay and the distinct possibility of dying slow, cold, and alone somewhere in the vast sea. You will however, get the chance to save lives."

Its crazy how perfect this describes the attitude the Rebbe demanding chassidim to have for a fellow Jew. When strorms arrise which leave Jews stranded in places baron of yiddishkeit the Rebbe calls on his chassidim to respond. To give up your own spiritual life for the sake of another person who you have never meet before in your life. I hope these words can be found to be inspiring.
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Unread 02-07-2007, 11:45 AM   #2
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Good moshol! Also brings to mind the concept that even "mayim rabbim", many (great or turbulent) waters cannot extinguish a Jew's love to Hashem.

Here's a question to ponder: What will the coast guard do when moshiach comes, and the world is filled with the knowledge of Hashem like water covers the ocean bed?
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Unread 02-07-2007, 01:36 PM   #3
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Here's a question to ponder: What will the coast guard do when moshiach comes, and the world is filled with the knowledge of Hashem like water covers the ocean bed?
Well hopefully then the water will drown us all!!!

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Unread 02-07-2007, 05:27 PM   #4
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Well hopefully then the water will drown us all!!!
Well, hopefully it will not drown us; rather we will swim within it like an expert swimmer! as my teacher used to say, "...let's jump into the sea of the talmud!". B'Brocho,
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Unread 02-07-2007, 06:03 PM   #5
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...or better yet, like fish!
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Water is flexible, soft. It does not cover the sea with a solid material. So we are able to go into the water. It parts for us, envelops us, allows us to go where we wish.
And we are constantly aware that the water surrounds us.

Our knowledge of Hashem in the Geula will not stifle us. It will allow us to be ourselves, as we interact with Hashem, and get to know Him.
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We'll be fish, and so will the coast guards.
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Unread 02-18-2009, 01:48 PM   #8
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oy...after being a fish, i'd feel kinda bad eating the livyatan and it's spouse...i guess i should save some of my soy shnitzles from galus...
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Soy shnitzels= shnitzel min hatzo'mei'ach? How about saving corn shnitzels so you can eat too many and get constipated?
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Unread 02-19-2009, 12:52 PM   #10
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lol. or maybe by then i could order a special vegan meal at the seuda...after all , anything's possible after moshiach comes...
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Sure, why not? Or maybe you won't want to eat anything besides the livyatan.
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We'll be fish, and so will the coast guards.
wrong we Jews have to live and not die, we'll send the Jew-haters everywhere to sleep with the fish."the praises of G-d in his mouth, and a double-edged sword in his hand"
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