Shemini: Rav Avraham Menachem of Alexander
The 17th of Adar is the Yahrtzeit of Rav Avraham Menachem (ben Yehuda Moshe) Danziger, the ninth Admor of Alexander (1921-2005). The Alexander Chassidim, which outnumber all others in Europe except for Ger, all but perished during the Holocaust. The broken pieces were put together by Rav Yehuda Moshe, who had departed Poland for Eretz Yisrael in 1934. Of his 9 sons, only one survived. Rav Avraham Menachem. He was survived by 3 sons, 4 daughters, and thousands of pages of chidushei Torah yet to be published.
“Moshe said, This is the thing, Davar, that God has commanded you to do (Vayikra 9:6).” You must strive to achieve the level at which each Davar, word that you speak, be only as, “God has commanded.”