Letter & Spirit: Chabad and Israeli Politics

In this week’s edition of Letter & Spirit, we present a letter from the Rebbe to an individual who questioned Chabad’s involvement – or lack thereof – in various politically-connected activities in Israel. The letter was written through the Rebbe’s trusted secretary Rabbi Nissan Mindel, and was made available by the latter’s son-in-law, Rabbi Sholom Ber Shapiro.

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8 Sifrei Torah Dedicated to Victims of Terror

Eyal Yifrach, Naftali Frenkel and Gilad Shaar will not be forgotten. In so many ways, the worldwide Jewish community has made it a point over the last six months to remember the names and the lives of these three Israeli teenagers kidnapped and murdered by terrorists in June.

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Music Video: Hang ‘Em Low

This music video, produced on behalf of C-Teen – Chabad’s Teen Network – by Moshe Raskin of Swish Media, encourages Jewish boys and men all over the world to be proud of their Jewish identity and let their Tzitzis hang low – and be seen by all!

Shliach Co-Chairs Florida Governor’s Inaugural Prayer

On Tuesday, January 6, Rabbi Raphael Tennenhaus, director of Chabad activities in south Broward, Florida, Co-Chaired the Governor of Florida Inaugural Prayer Breakfast, the only Rabbi to serve as one of six Co-Chairs for this prestigious, traditional event, that preceded the Inauguration of the Governor by 3 hours.

Misdiagnosis Raises New Doubt on NYC Approach to Milah

by Avraham Weissman

The NYC Health Department has come under increasing scrutiny for its ongoing campaign against metzitzah b’peh (MBP) after a recent diagnosis at a New York City hospital of neonatal herpes following a bris milah was discredited upon further testing by a New York State laboratory.