This week, as we read about Yaakov’s final blessings to his children in Parshas Vayechi, we present a letter from the Rebbe on the meaning of the blessing we give for Arichas Yomim V’shonim Tovos. The letter, written originally in English, is from the archives of the Rebbe’s personal trusted secretary, Rabbi Nissan Mindel.
Daily Archives: January 12, 2017
Hei Teves, the Chag Hageulah of our generation, was marked in Minnesota with a truly memorable evening of inspiration and growth. Over 120 men, women, and children gathered in Lubavitch House in West S. Paul, where a festive, multi-course, gourmet seudah was enjoyed.
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Senator Ben Sasse (R-Nebraska) tweeted this photo today of his colleague, Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina), who bumped into the Cunin brothers from Chabad of California on Capitol Hill.
Over 80 boys and 90 girls from nine European countries including Ukraine, Russia, Belarus, Latvia, Northern Cyprus, Sweden, Turkey, Hungary and Poland, traveled to Zhytomyr and Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine, for a week full of friends, activities, chassidishe chayus and inspiration at “Shluchim Shtetl”, a winter camp geared specifically for Hebrew speaking Shluchim all over Europe, currently in it’s 6th year.
Jason Finkelstein, 22, a financial adviser and planner for North Star Resource Group in Minnesota, met Rabbi Sholom Brook through the Chabad rabbi at the University of Kansas, where Finkelstein was active with the campus program. From that first meeting, Finkelstein thought Brook was “a cool, friendly, welcoming guy.”
Traffic deaths in New York City have declined for the third straight year, dropping to 229 in 2016, which is the lowest number of traffic deaths since record-keeping began in 1910.
Among their normal responsibilities on college campuses across America, Chabad emissaries organize events, teach Torah and engage students one-on-one in learning sessions. But whether by design or happenstance, these emissaries often are the first line of defense when students face personal crises as well, according to a recent study.
Located just across the tracks from the traditionally Jewish Montreal neighborhood of Côte des Neiges, the Town of Mount Royal seems light years away. It features single-family homes, tidy lawns and a quaint shopping district with a distinctly old-world flavor.
Winter Torah, was a four-day intensive learning seminar, and the first initiative of its kind by Chabad Shluchim on campus. Sponsored in part by Chabad on Campus International, Winter Torah is geared primarily for college students with affiliated backgrounds.
Rabbi Yisrael Haber and his wife Miriam have been serving as Chabad emissaries in the Golan Heights, Israel, for the past thirty-four years. Rabbi Haber was interviewed by JEM’s My Encounter with the Rebbe project in his home in September of 2011.