Weekly Letter: The Rebbe on “Yom Haatzma’ut”

In this weeks letter The Rebbe responds to a question about Chabad’s involvement in various matters, where the Rebbe refers specifically to Chabad’s involvement in Zahal (Israeli Army). Which leads the Rebbe to discuss and encourage the strengthening of the security in our Holy Land, by opposing the surrender of any part of our land. The letter, written originally in English, is from the archives of the Rebbe’s trusted secretary Rabbi Nissan Mindel.

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Weekly Letter: Sanctity of Marriage Helped our Survival in Egypt

In this weeks letter, presented in honor of Shabbos Pesach, The Rebbe responds to one suggesting that when two people have good feelings towards one another – why the need for formal marriage and “legal agreement” – where the Rebbe clarifies the misconception of marriage as a mere “legal contract”.  It is  the sanctity of married life which played a large role in our survival of the Egyptian enslavement. The letter, written originally in English, is from the archives of the Rebbe’s trusted secretary Rabbi Nissan Mindel.

Weekly Letter: What Purpose do those with Limited Capacities Serve?

It should be remembered that according to the Torah itself, it is impossible for every Jew, as an individual, to fulfill all the 613 Mitzvos. Apart from mitzvos which are applicable only in Eretz Yisroel  and during the time that the Beis Hamikdash is in existence, there are mitzvos which are obligatory only to Kohanim for example, while there are mitzvos which a Kohen is precluded from fulfilling.  But by virtue of  the fact that all Jewish people are one entity, like one organism, every individual who fulfills his or her obligations to the extent of their G-d-given capacities, share in the totality of the effort and accomplishment.

Weekly Letter: Being Ridiculed for a Beard

In this weeks letter, The Rebbe responds to person lamenting his being ridiculed for his meticulous observance of Torah and Mitzvos, specifically his growing of his beard. The letter, written originally in English, is from the archives of the Rebbe’s trusted secretary Rabbi Nissan Mindel.

Weekly Letter: Mattonos L’evyonim or Shalach Manot

In honor of the holiday of Purim we present a letter from the Rebbe on the importance of mattonos l’evyonim – as the Rambam rules that it is preferable to spend more on this mitzvah than mishloach manos and the se’uda, and its connection to Nissan – the month of redemption. The letter, written originally in English, is from the archives of the Rebbe’s trusted secretary Rabbi Nissan Mindel.

Weekly Letter: Reading Zachor – to remember Amalek

In preparation for Purim, when on the Shabbos before Purim, we read zachor – to remember Amalek, the Rebbe addresses a question from a professor on the commandant to wipe out the entire nation of Amalek. The letter, written originally in English, is from the archives of the Rebbe’s trusted secretary Rabbi Nissan Mindel.

Weekly Letter: The Meticulousness of the Mishkan in our Lives

In this weeks letter, the Rebbe mentions the gist of the Frierdiker Rebbe’s talk regarding the construction of the mishkan and our meticulous erecting and dismantling of it during the years of wandering in the desert, and its relevance to us in our lives today. The letter, written originally in English, is from the archives of the Rebbe’s trusted secretary Rabbi Nissan Mindel.

Weekly Letter: Naaseh V’Nishma and the Torah

In this weeks letter, The Rebbe explains how naaseh v’nishma, is not only a necessary condition of accepting the Torah – but additionally, as the true method to the understanding of the Torah and everything connected with it. The letter, written originally in English, is from the archives of the Rebbe’s trusted secretary Rabbi Nissan Mindel.

Weekly Letter: Matan Torah and Other Religions

In this weeks letter the Rebbe shares some interesting insights into the question of the validity of the Revelation at Sinai, and as it relates to other religions. As well as the doing of mitzvos (na’asse) before the study (nishma) which then, significantly, brings to new insights and better understanding of the Torah and mitzovs. The letter, written originally in English, is from the archives of the Rebbe’s trusted secretary Rabbi Nissan Mindel.

Weekly Letter: Astrology and Horoscope in Jewish Life

In this weeks letter, The Rebbe addresses the question of astrology and horoscope in Jewish life. Seeing as the culture of Mitzrayim was steeped in the ways of astrology, horoscope, stargazing and the like, we need clarity on the Jewish outlook regarding these. The letter, written originally in English, is from the archives of the Rebbe’s trusted secretary Rabbi Nissan Mindel.

Weekly Letter: Why Tragedies and Suffering?

In a letter to The Rebbe, a person laments the tragedies and suffering – such as the holocaust – that have befallen the Jewish people. The Rebbes response is a lesson on perspectives. The letter, written originally in English, is from the archives of the Rebbe’s trusted secretary Rabbi Nissan Mindel.

Weekly Letter: Why Jews Fear Gentiles

With the current anti-Jewish and anti-Israel climate in the world and at the United Nations, we present a letter from the Rebbe in which he addresses the predisposition of Jews to fear gentiles. The letter, written originally in English, is from the archives of the Rebbe’s trusted secretary Rabbi Nissan Mindel.

Weekly Letter: The Secret of Our Survival

This week, as we read in the Parsha the beginning of Golus Mitzrayim, we present a letter from the Rebbe on the uniqueness of Jewish history and the secret of our survival. The letter, written originally in English, is from the archives of the Rebbe’s trusted secretary Rabbi Nissan Mindel.

Weekly Letter: Saving Jewish Children

Seeing as Chanukah was celebrated this week – with its emphasis on chinuch – as well as the parsha of Vayigash, where Yehudah confronts the viceroy of Egypt in order to save Binyomin – which represents every Jew’s self-sacrificing efforts to save the Jewish child (Binyomin) we share a letter of the Rebbe written to a supporter of an out of town Lubavitcher yeshivah who wished to introduce reforms in the yeshivah. From the archives of the Rebbe’s trusted secretary Rabbi Nissan Mindel.

Weekly Letter: In Defense of Public Menorah Lightings

This week, as we approach Chanukah, we present a letter from the Rebbe on the issue of the Public Menorah Lighting campaign of Chabad — to a community leader who expressed objections to this public display of a Jewish practice. The letter, written originally in English, is from the archives of the Rebbe’s trusted secretary Rabbi Nissan Mindel.

Weekly Letter: Chabad and Politics

This week, we present a letter from the Rebbe to a well-known public figure regarding Chabad efforts in the political sphere (in Washington D.C.), with basic guidelines about public relations, intervention/shtadlonus and dealing with people of influence. The letter, written originally in English, is from the archives of the Rebbe’s trusted secretary Rabbi Nissan Mindel.