On Thursday evening, a festive, celebratory dinner took place in the Eshel Ballroom to mark publishing the 1,000th issue of the Beis Moshiach magazine. The premier Chabad Magazine is published weekly, with the mission of harolding the imminent Geulah, and breathing Chasidishe life into thousands of Chabad homes all across the globe.
The exclusive event was attended by supporters and friends of the magazine, alongside magazine staff, writers, and editors. Also invited were heads of local institutions and community activists.
Rabbi Shalom Yaakov Chazan, Beis Moshiach editor and board member at Otzar Hachasidim, opened the dinner with words of blessing, then inviting member of the magazine’s spiritual advisory board Rabbi Shloma Mejesky, Director of Machon Chana, to read the Rebbe’s letter – sent to a Chabad publication in Brazil marking their 100th issue. Rabbi Shalom Ber Lipsker, also a spiritual advisory board member, followed, reciting the Rebbe’s kapital of Tehillim.
The first speaker, member of the Crown Heights Beis Din Rabbi Aharon Yaakov Shwei, praised the magazine’s importance and positive affect, assuring that no doubt it gives the Rebbe much Nachas. He expounded upon the phrase “Oskim b’tzorchei tzibur be Emuna” – “those who toil for the public’s needs with steadfastness,” interpreting “emuna” also as faith, explaining it to mean Beis Moshaich’s exuding and saturating its readers with faith.
Fellow Beis Din member Rabbi Yosef Yeshaya Braun connected the magazine with the court case of the Seforim, which the Rebbe stated was about his leadership, not merely the Seforim, and likewise, said that Beis Moshiach runs much deeper than being merely “another” Chabad magazine.
Special guest Rabbi Yehuda Leib Groner, the Rebbe’s Mazkir, elaborated on the great importance and impact that strengthening the belief in the Geulah and Moshiach’s imminence has, and wished success and continued blessings for those who partake in that noble endeavor.
NY State Senetor Jesse Hamilton then took the podium, entrancing the audience with stories from his youth. As a Crown Heights boy-turned-resident for five decades, he vividly recalls his impression of Chabad.
After praising Chabad’s activism, he remarked on his recently tour of Israel. While provided the opportunity, Jesse decried the egregious “Iran Deal” and pledged unconditional support for Israel’s safety and right to self-defense.
“Action is paramount.” Editor-in-chief of Beis Moshiach and Chairman of the International Chabad Center to Greet Moshiach Rabbi Menachem Mendel Hakohen Hendel pointed to the magazine’s mission – and proclaimed its obvious inference – that so long that Moshiach has yet to come, Beis Moshiach will not have been a success.
Rabbi Hendel related some of the countless Brachos the Rebbe has poured into the magazine, while simultaneously demanding incessant and uncompromising dedication, to expand and improve until the magazine will have succeeded – with the coming of Moshiach speedily now, Amen!