A delegation of ten Chabad Shluchim were on hand at the White House when President Donald Trump signed a proclamation declaring Yud Alef Nissan, the birthday of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, “Education and Sharing Day, U.S.A. 2018.”
Daily Archives: March 27, 2018
Education and Sharing Day, U.S.A., a day of national commemoration designated by each president since Jimmy Carter in 1978, turns 40 this year. Across the country, the milestone is being marked with events and discussions focused on education. Education Day this year occurs on March 27, 2018, corresponding to the 11th of Nissan on the Jewish calendar, the 116th anniversary of birth of the Rebbe.
Dozens of ‘Mitzvah Tanks’ took to the streets of New York City to spread the message of redemption and of Pesach, as a ‘gift’ to the Lubavitcher Rebbe marking his 116th birthday. A simultaneous ‘rally’ for children took place in front of 770 – the Lubavitch World Headquarters.
From the Safer Haminhagim: Every day from Rosh Chodesh Nissan until the twelfth of the month, one reads the passage that describes the offering brought on that day by a particular Nasi, or tribal prince, for the dedication of the altar of the Mishkan. Yehi Ratzon in the Extended Article.
For decades, emissaries of the Chabad-Lubavitch movement have set up tefillin stands in universities and at street corners around the world, looking to encourage Jewish passersby to put on phylacteries. One such tefillin stand in Paris received a most unusual visitor on Monday, when a middle-aged tourist from Morocco approached the stand and began chatting about the Lubavitcher Rebbe.
In honor of Yud Aleph Nissan, I am posting the following thought and story about the Rebbe that I heard from Rabbi Nissin Mangel this past Shabbos in Ksav Sofer, who heard it directly from the person himself.
Behind the scenes photos of Operation Survival’s upcoming children’s music video staring popular Jewish singer Eli Marcus, and local Yeshiva students.
When 20-year-old rabbinical students Mendel Kastel and Mendel Lipskier arrived in Kathmandu, Nepal, on very short notice in April 1989, they knew they had their work cut out for them. But they were ready.