“In response to your letters… in which you write about the situation with the buildings, etc. and that you think the only hope is that a certain person will come there and revive it, etc.
You surely realize how saddening this is, that all the projects of Chabad in Israel are frozen, and even after all the excuses given, you still have no other option but to ask for a certain person to come, and you believe that only a person from outside of Chabad will be able to save the situation.
It would be a good idea that the elder Chabad Chassidim in Israel will meet together and make a balance-sheet of their situation, and the situation of Chabad in Israel – what was done by them in the past years. By now they have surely seen the opportunities that were given to them to act in the various things; the tremendous potential for success bestowed upon them from G-d, above and beyond the natural; but those elders were busy instead bickering and fighting about the issues between them, the fights and the Machlokes, etc.
I have already written to one of the members of Anash, that a large swath of Anash in Israel would’ve been able to have ample Parnassah from Chabad projects in Israel, only if they would put aside for the first few hours their ego, and would be able to have a conversation between them; and then Chabad would be built and expanded and they would’ve been proud of it.
Instead, whenever they meet to discuss Chabad projects – each one looks suspiciously on his fellow: “Maybe that one wants to rip out my nose,” and sometimes it’s not just “Maybe” but is a “Fact.” And as a result, he comes to the conclusion that “I should rip out the other’s nose, the best case scenario – I will have nothing to do with that project, and let others run it, while I take care of my own projects, and since without my input it will surely fail, they will come later and beg me to join, and then: 1) I can say “Aha!” I told you! 2) They would appoint me as the head, give me a medal, and respect my ideas, etc.”
My point is not to give direction to those members of Anash, and I have only touched upon this topic because of the various Chabad projects that are on hold, and not only are they not growing, but they are shrinking, and there is less and less people involved. Obviously, this causes that these people are also suffering financially. This is similar to what it says in Tanya (Chapter 40) about those who stand in the river and beg for water… I am referring simply to financial success, Gashmiyus’dike Parnassah, that those people cannot fathom to take upon themselves those projects where they are needed, which is the work in Chabad.
On a side note, one of the greatest miracles is, that outside Chabad people are not aware of this terrible and painful problem that is plaguing Anash.
With a blessing to hear good tidings, in your personal life, and especially regarding the peace [among Chassidim]”
Source: Echad Haya Avraham