THE BIALE REBBE OF BNEI BRAK ONE OF THE GREATEST REBBES IN ISRAEL. HUNDREDS OF MIRACLE STORIES ARE TOLD ABOUT HIM
Barely a year has passed since the Biale Rebbe’s last visit in the community, but it seems like so much more. Since then dozens of miracle stories resulted from the Rebbe’s blessings last year, and the sense of wonder and awe that remains with all those who met him buzz within the community. Now anticipation pulses among the local residents, who look forward to seeing the beloved Rebbe again, hearing his golden advice, and above all, glimpsing his loving smile.
WHAT MAKES BIALE BNEI BRAK UNIQUE?
What is it about the Biale Bnei Brak Rebbe that attracts thousands to the Rebbe? What propels hundreds of people to stand on line for hours for a meeting with the Rebbe?
CONGRESSMEN & PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP'S FAMILY MEMBERS
What causes Democratic Congressman from California Ted Leu to come and see the Rebbe and what attracts Jewish family members of the president Donald Trump to come and get a blessing from the Biale Rebbe?
It’s long past midnight and the waiting room is still full of people waiting to see the Biale Rebbe. A look at the crowd is very interesting: dozens of people went through the door today, people who flew specially from all over the States. These were people who came from all over the U.S.—doctors, lawyers, realtors, financers, bank officials, Young Israel Rabbis—people who would not be expected to come. They are the Biale Rebbe’s chassidim!
DON’T WORRY, YOU WILL HAVE A SON!!!
Once there, we met an esteemed Rabbi, from California. This Rav who did not look like a graduate from the Biale yeshiva, was actually a graduate of Yeshivas Ner Israel. We asked him what brings him to Biale and he answered us with a story he had shared with his congregation on Shabbos that week. “Last year the Rebbe visited with our community. On Sunday I found myself standing at the sidelines watching the throngs of people welcoming the Rebbe and asking for a blessing. Suddenly I asked myself "what about me?" although I am BH blessed with several children, my youngest was already 5 years old and I desperately wanted another son. However I was really hesitant to approach the Rebbe, after all it’s not the ordinary thing for a Yeshivas Ner Israel graduate to do… still, I decided to try and I wrote a kvittel with the names of my family members and entered the Biale Rebbe's chambers to receive a brocha. The Rebbe shlita read the names of my wife and me and declared… "Don’t worry, you will have another child!" BH within a short while we knew that good tidings were ahead and the Rebbe constantly inquired about the wellbeing of my wife. BH not a year has passed since the Rebbe's last visit to our community and my entire congregation has already taken part in the simcha of my son's bris – born as a result of the Rebbe's brocha.”
LIVELIHOOD IS FROM HEAVEN!!!
We met a lawyer from Los Angeles who told us an incredible story. "I make my livelihood as a lawyer for damage claims. Every year, I need at least one big case which will provide for my living throughout the entire year. On my last visit with the Rebbe, I complained about this situation and the Rebbe declared: "Mr. _____ don't worry! This year your parnossah will come in a miraculous way.
A short while later, a woman comes to me with a sorrowful story. Her husband, who was a singer by profession, had a sore throat. The doctor prescribed him medication and sent him on his way. After about a month the pain returned and once again the doctor prescribed him the same medication. When the pain reappeared for the third time, the doctor sent him the prescription via fax without even examining him. Another six months passed and an acquaintance who met her husband mentioned that he didn't look well. Unfortunately the tests showed that he had 5th stage cancer. Not much could be done at that stage and the man passed away after a few short months. This is an obvious classic case for a lawyer. I handled the damage claims against the doctor and we reached a decent arrangement which enabled me to charge a nice sum for my professional services.
After the court case I called one of my lawyer friends to thank him for directing this case to me. The lawyer responded with a claim for a big percentage of my earnings. I was dumbfounded by his high claim and offered to meet and discuss it with him.
The very next day, I meet with the lawyer and he exclaims: "Good news for you, bad news for me!" I had no idea what he was on about. The lawyer proceeded to tell me how he checked all his files and could not find anything about recommending me to this woman. This was getting more and more mysterious. I called the woman and this was her story. "I was at my beauty parlor in Beverly Hills and I poured my heart out to my hairdresser, telling her about my husband and the doctor. Behind us sat another woman, waiting her turn and she announced "I know of an excellent lawyer, his name is_____ and I have his details." Neither I nor the hairdresser has any idea who this woman was.
She was my personal shaliach sent from Heaven to provide me with a living as the Biale Rebbe himself had promised!!!"
HE'S BUYING THE RING NOW
Tens of people are standing in line in the banquet hall to be blessed by the Rebbe (the caterer tells me that he himself knows of another ten miraculous salvations that occurred to people who were blessed by the Biale Rebbe shlit”a at that wedding). "I waited until close to four o'clock in the morning for my turn," the caterer tells me. "I approached the Rebbe, wrote down my children's names, and told the Rebbe that my daughter who is studying at university has been going out with an excellent boy, but we don't know if he's planning to get engaged to her or not. The Biale Rebbe looked at their names, stared at me with his gentle eyes and told me, “He's buying the engagement ring now.” “What can I tell you," says the caterer, "the next day the boy phoned my daughter and told her that he wants to get engaged! Since then we are full of admiration for the Rebbe. Many of my friends and acquaintances who have met the Rebbe tell me amazing stories of the Biale Rebbe's greatness.”
"A TZADIK DECREES…"
There are countless stories that are spread around of the power of the Rebbe's blessing. A distraught couple from Great Neck once came to the Rebbe with worrisome news. The wife, who was pregnant again after all her previous ones had tragically ended with a miscarriage, was informed by her doctor that her unborn baby would be sick. He even advised the couple to consider adopting a child. The Rebbe read the couple’s note with their Hebrew names and declared that he didn’t see any problem and that their child would be healthy. He advised the shocked couple to undertake additional mitzvos and assured that he himself would participate at their healthy son's bris. The joy at that bris was indescribable.
Businessmen attest that since receiving the Rebbe's blessing their businesses flourished unbelievably. Barren couples had children after many years. People who'd been pursued by the court and couldn't sleep at night in inconceivable trepidation, witnessed wondrous turnabouts. These and more are just a fraction of the miracles that people merited through the Rebbe's blessings. It is not surprising that hundreds of people flock to the Rebbe's door, awaiting his advice and blessing.
THREE WEDDINGS IN ONE YEAR
We met a known caterer from New York and asked him what his story was. What was his connection with Biale Rebbe? His story begins two years ago. His friend hired him to cater his daughter’s wedding. During that wedding he noticed a large crowd at the side of the hall, and when he went to check it out, he was told that this crowd was all waiting for a blessing from the Rebbe of Biale Bnei Brak. The bride of that wedding was the third daughter in her family to get married that year. Less than a year earlier the bride’s father asked the Biale Rebbe for a blessing for his still single older children. The Rebbe looked at the note that he gave him with the names of his children and said, “For the Ribono shel Olam it’s not hard to marry them all off in one year. May He help that they all get married this year.” Having heard a story that happened to his own friend and actually participating at the wedding, the caterer was determined to get his own blessing from the great tzaddik.
THE FATHER OF THE ORPHANS
The Rebbe never rests for a moment. He has 15 biological children, keineinehora, The Rebbe spearheads the institutions "Mishnas Shimon" in Beitar Illit, Biale shuls and kollels in Bnei Brak, Jerusalem, Beitar Illit, Modi'in Illit, Ashdod, and Beit Shemesh, and closest to the Rebbe's heart, the Fund for Orphans and Widows, which functions under the Rebbe's personal supervision. This special fund provides clothing, shoes, homey accommodations in the yeshiva dormitory, and even pocket money for the orphans studying in the Biale yeshivos. But most of all, the Rebbe takes these precious souls under his wing, opening his home for them and caring for their needs as only a father would. The Rebbe follows up on their learning and pairs them with private mentors. The Rebbe personally sees to it that they have new clothing before each holiday. Once, when the Rebbe returned from an overseas trip before Pesach, he went to visit the orphans straight from the airport, even before he saw his family, and gave each one money to buy clothing and gifts for Yom Tov, and only then did he go home.
A SIGNIFICANT DEVELOPMENT IN THE BIALE INSTITUTIONS IN ERETZ YISRAEL.
Barely half a year has passed since the construction has commenced and the building is almost completed. Last completions are currently coming to an end, and the new building in Beiter Ilit will be ready for the new Beis Midrash and Beis Haknesses for the Biale chasidim of Bnei Berak. The new building will also serve as a logistic center to provide aid and support for the many hundreds of orphans, widows and families in dire need, who the Rebbe takes care of on a steady basis.
The Rebbe is renowned for his acts of charity. Widows and orphans in need of assistance know to turn to his address for help. Every erev yom tov trucks laden with goods are dispatched to provide the needy with everything they might need. Including: clothing, shoes, meat, fish, goodies and of course a hefty check which brings a smile to their wretched faces.
Only two months ago the Rebbe celebrated the wedding of two orphans. The Rebbe acts as a surrogate father to both ever since they were orphaned at a young age.
SEVEN GABBAIM AROUND THE CLOCK
When the day ends in New York the phones start humming from Israel, with Jews from Israel on the line who need the Rebbe's blessing and advice. When the Rebbe is in Israel, phone calls come from Los Angeles, New York, Miami, and New Jersey, because all Jews are his children. Hundreds of emails arrive at the Rebbe's secretariat, and the Rebbe devotes time every day to answer the questions that arrive from all corners of the world. He prays for each of them, either in his Beit Midrash, or at holy sites, or at his ancestors’ graves; the Rebbe carries the burden of the whole nation, feeling their sorrow and rejoicing with their Simchas. There are seven Gabbaim who work around the clock to answer the thousands of questions of people who phone to get a blessing from the Rebbe. Their greatest satisfaction is to tell the Rebbe the good news of another miracle, a child that was born or a couple that got engaged due to his holy blessing.
EDUCATION AND DOMESTIC PEACE
Amongst the Rebbe's many attributes is a deep perception in all areas of life. Parents from all parts of the world consult the Rebbe about education issues. Many times the Rabbi provides surprising advice which brings about a complete change to the entire household. Homes which were full of strife are now happy, peaceful homes. Countless cases of conflict between couples are solved following the Rebbe's instructions. Even in hopeless circumstances peace was restored thanks to the Rebbe's immense investment and intervention.
AN ENGAGEMENT PARTY AT 3.00 A.M.
One of the Rebbe's "hobbies" is helping singles find their marriage partners. Many single boys and girls and parents of singles come to the Rebbe for his encouragement and blessing. But more than just offer his blessing, the Rebbe actively seeks marriage partners for them. This last summer, the Parkway community residents were invited to an engagement party. Both the chassan and the kallah were already in their thirties! Only the couple in focus knew the real story that were it not for the Biale Rebbe this happy occasion would never have happened. It was the Rebbe who encouraged and supported and even "pushed" the bond. The Rebbe dedicated countless of hours upon hours with each one, until finally at 3.00 a.m. another plate was broken setting the motions for another Jewish home to be built!
THE REBBE'S VISITS IN THE STATES
Generally the Rebbe shlita makes annual visits to Los Angeles, South Florida, North New Jersey, and New York City and the surrounding areas.
To merit a face-to face meeting with the holy Rebbe, send an email to BIALEBNEIBRAK@GMAIL COM to find out when he is next expected in the States.
The above is from Biale Institutions.
The below is a glossary of words that may not be picked up from the context (posted by me here but now reposted alphabetized):
Beis Haknesses: Synagogues
Beis Midrash: Building or room used as an institution for study of Jewish teachings
BH: What is at the top of this article in Hebrew abbreviation: Baruch Hashem, Blessed is God, used in the sense of Thank God
Bris: Ritual circumcision performed as a sign of the covenant between a Jew and God. It started with the first Jew, Abraham and is a sign reminding the Jew of his obligation to obey the commandments
Erev Yom Tov: The day before a Yom Tov
Gabbaim: Plural of Gabbai, the manager and supervisor representing a religious institution or official
Keineinehora: Yiddish for without an evil eye
Kollels: An institution of people united in the goal of studying Torah exclusively
Mitzvos: Commandments of God to follow but also used in the sense of good deeds in general
Pesach: The holiday of Passover commemorating the Exodus from Egypt when the Jews were saved from bondage in ancient Egypt and brought into the desert to eventually receive the Torah the teachings of God at Mount Sinai
Ribono shel Olam: Master of the universe
Shaliach: Agent or emissary
Shlita: Acronym for Sheyichye L'orech
Yamim Tovim Aruchim, he should live many long and good days
Simcha: Occasion of Joy
Tzadik: Righteous man
Yom Tov: Solemn Jewish holidays in which work is prohibited