There is no doubt that five books of Moshe comprise a progressive and comprehensive narrative, respective lessons notwithstanding. Yet, the book of Vayikra, seemingly, denotes a marked departure from the theme that flows through the Torah. One cannot help but note how removed this tome is from the general narrative, as well as from any significant historical context.
Millions of children throughout the world have been educated about the Holocaust by reading The Diary of Anne Frank. On Feb. 25, Cape Coral was educated by Frank’s childhood friend and step-sister, Eva Schloss, for a special lecture benefiting the Chabad Jewish Center of Cape Coral, Florida.
What did the Rebbe have to say to a grieving son whose father had just tragically passed away? How did the Rebbe answer the question “why do bad things happen to good people”? The letters are from the archives of Rabbi Nissan Mindel and are being published here thanks to Rabbi Sholom Ber Shapiro.
Mark Schwartz brought an assortment of cakes and cookies to work—to his New York City police station—that had been freshly arranged for an event earlier in the day. He had just reached a milestone he’d been considering for nearly a decade: his bar mitzvah.
We all look up to and are inspired by Shluchim that we know. We are amazed by their perseverance, dedication, and success. We know that even when we are too tired or lazy to walk three blocks to a farbrengen; our shluchim are out there encouraging others to participate, and inspiring Jews with their words and actions.
A video recap of the epic CTeen Shabbaton Havdalah in Times Square last Motzei Shabbos, featuring 1000 Jewish teens from all over the world, singer Alex Clare and a video of the Rebbe on the American Eagle Jumbotron.
Rabbi Yitzchok Minkowicz, director of Chabad Lubavitch of Southwest Florida, delivers his insights on this week’s Parsha – Vayikra. This week Rabbi Minkowicz answers the question: How can one transform any interaction into a warm and loving experience?
Drexel students help cook for a recent Shabbat meal at the local Chabad house, despite the compromised facilities.
Students of Drexel University in Philadelphia have rallied to help a Chabad couple who provides kosher meals for them after a kitchen pipe recently burst. The Chabad house caters daily dinners for about 25 students as well as home-cooked meals for larger groups on Shabbat and special events.
Just in time for Purim 2014 comes “The Reveal,” an all new music video that takes a giant leap forward in Jewish cinematography, turning back the clock to the golden age of cinema – the 1920s. Starring Lipa Schmeltzer and Ari Lesser, along with Zvika Bornstein as none other than Charlie Chaplin, The Reveal takes a look back in time at Purim of the past in order to drive home an important lesson.
In honor of Chof Zayin Adar Aleph, the day the Rebbe suffered a stroke in 1992, Merkos installed a video screen in the Kehot display case near the main entrance of 770 showing footage of the last time the Rebbe handed out dollars – which was the day before, on 26 Adar Aleph.