Weekly Letter: “Making Peace With G-d”

The Rebbe’s letter this week is about the Zayin Mitzvos – addressed to a non- Jew who asks about “making peace with G-d” – which, the Rebbe says, is not an end in itself, but rather it is the fulfillment of one’s destiny which should be one’s goal. The letter, written originally in English, is from the archives of the Rebbe’s trusted secretary Rabbi Nissan Mindel.

Future is Bright with CTeen Leaders

In a letter dated 20 Iyar 5720, the Rebbe put special attention on Jewish teens, even adding that in general youth responds more readily to youth. “They have special qualities of untapped reserves of energy and enthusiasm.” Today, the Rebbes words continue to ring true, as CTeen continues to climb the ladder of international and global change at the hands of its teen leaders.

Here’s My Story: The Struggling Economist

Most tourists to Jerusalem know my family name – Mandelbaum – because they have visited the site where my family’s home once stood. It had been destroyed in 1948 during Israel’s War of Independence, and a gate was erected on its site. During the nineteen years that Jerusalem was divided, in order to proceed from one part (the Israeli part) to the other part (occupied by Jordan), everyone had to pass through what was called – after the ruin of our home – the Mandelbaum Gate. When Jerusalem was reunited after the Six-Day War, the Mandelbaum Gate was dismantled, but the site is part of Jerusalem’s history now and most tourists are taken to see it.

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