|A story of the Rebbe #34 - "And I Will Make Your Name Great"|
Rabbi Wolfson, Rosh Yeshiva of Torah Vodaath, once related that when he started to develop his connection with Chabad Chassidus, he attended a particular farbrengen. Suddenly, the following thought sprang to his mind:
"I can understand everything being said, but why on earth do the Chassidim constantly publicize the actions of the Rebbe around the world in any way they can? Why is it so important to them? Isn?t it all rather exaggerated?"
At that moment, the Rebbe'suddenly changed the subject of the sicha he was giving, and said, "Regarding Avraham Avinu, it is written, ?And I will make your name great.? This at first appears puzzling. Why would Avraham need a promise that his name would become great in this world? The point is that publicizing Avraham's name around the world would bring about greater awareness of Hashem's Name, because everywhere Avraham went, the Name of Hashem was heard and was sanctified."
Translated from the Kfar Chabad Magazine