The Story of a Young Family’s Survival of Deadly Storm

“For almost two days, I couldn’t contact my brother Benny,” writes Zvi Hershcovich, editor-in-chief of Bill 613, a Montreal Jewish community news website. Zvi describes in great detail the harrowing ordeal of his brother and sister-in-law, Rabbi Benny and Sonia Hershcovich, who recently survived a devastating hurricane that ravaged the town of Cabo S. Lucas, located at the southern tip of Mexico’s Baja California peninsula, where they serve as Chabad emissaries.

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United We Stand: Can Individuality and Unity Coexist?

by Rabbi Yoseph Kahanov - Jax, FL

“Unity,” what a beautiful thing. Its virtuous qualities are echoed by politicians and clergymen as well as leaders, activists and ordinary folk of all ilk and class. The word conjures up fuzzy images of an idyllic state of existence – a world in which there is no strife – where humanity is bound by a single objective and a single mind and heart.

Letter & Spirit: Marriage Before Financial Independence

In this week’s edition of Letter & Spirit, we present a letter of the Rebbe in which he explains the importance of getting married early on, even if the young couple is not yet financially independent. The letter was written through the Rebbe’s trusted secretary Rabbi Nissan Mindel, and was made available by his son-in-law Rabbi Sholom Ber Shapiro.

1/3/13

Melbourne School Institutes ‘Capped Fee’ Tuition

The administrators of Yeshivah College-Beth Rivkah, the Chabad boys’ and girls’ schools in Melbourne, which together boast over 1,300 students, have announced the implementation of a ‘capped-fee’ system, ensuring that no family pays more than 8-18% of their income in tuition, no matter how many children they have enrolled at the schools.

Op-Ed: We Are Not Immune to Being Scammed

by Anonymous

There’s a story told about a great pious Rabbi who was becoming deaf in his old age. His students could not understand “why is this happening to you, a man who has spent his whole life studying and teaching the Holy Torah”. They felt that  Zechus should protect him from ailment.  “What can I say… I sinned in my youth and now Hashem is helping me atone for those mistakes”. He explained that as a young prodigy he was very well versed in Choshen Mishpat and would sit in on many Din Torahs, “but I lacked maturity and succumbed to the temptation of bribery.”