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In memory of Bennie Magy - Bentziyon ben Avraham v Elke Magy, who passed away Menachem Av 22, 5749 - August 23, 1989 and Rose Magy - Rivka Rayzel Bat Chayim Yaakov v'Chaya Tertza Arbit, who passed away Tamuz 2, 5765 - July 9, 2005. May their souls experience a lichtiger Gan Eden - an illuminated Garden of Eden and may their family only experience Simchas from now on. Sponsored by their son Paul Magy - Birmingham, Michigan.


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In Parshas Vayelech - Deuteronomy 31 - Moshe gives his farewell lecture. He begins by saying, "Today I am 120 years old." Rashi comments that on that day Moshe filled the days of his years (A tzaddik who dies on his birthday is considered to have completed their life's mission).

Moshe worked until Hashem told him to ascend Mount Nebo (located in Jordan opposite Jericho - there is a gift shop there). He completed 13 Torah scrolls, gave the leadership to Joshua and answered all questions yet remaining to be answered. Moshe never took a day off. He grew in his service to Hashem with each day, achieving the highest level of understanding immediately prior to his passing. It is likewise, never enough for us to be satisfied with our spiritual accomplishments. We must continually strive higher.


The Tzemach Tzedek, third Lubavitcher Rebbe, would deliver a deep Chasidic discourse on the first night of Rosh Hoshana immediately following the evening prayers. In the year 1847 he discussed approaching "Our father, our king" with absolutely clean garments, i.e., a person's thoughts, speech and action. The Rebbe then concluded that each person is accompanied by two angels. When people wish each other a happy and sweet year, these angels rush before the Almighty and bear witness to the selflessness and purity of the Jewish people and that they indeed should be blessed with a happy and sweet year.

That year was the first Rosh Hoshana after the bar mitzvah of the Rebbe's

youngest son, Schmuel, later to become the fourth Lubavitcher Rebbe. Reb Schmuel later related to his son, who later became the fifth Lubavitcher Rebbe, that the storm of angels above caused a tremendous heavenly delight and indeed, that year was exceptionally blessed.


In honor of the Yahrtzeit of Esther Malka bas Reb Yitzchok obm, Tishrei 12. Sponsored by his son and true friend of the e-Parsha Izzy Youngworth


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