Special Edition: Remembering Herman Wouk and His Good Deeds

In this special edition of letters from the Rebbe, we present a series of letters between the Rebbe, and Author Herman Wouk who just passed away. May these letters we are publicizing, be a merit for his soul and bring comfort to his family during the week of shiva. The letters reflect Herman Wouk’s generous and compassionate character and good deeds – especially in the area of chinuch and education.

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Weekly Letter: The Very Essence of a Jew

This week, we present a letter from the Rebbe in regards to the weeks of s’fira, when we remember Rabbi Akiva and his students and his famous teaching of a Jew being intrinsically connected to Torah, as a fish is to water. In the letter, the Rebbe discusses this very essence of a Jew.

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Weekly Letter: Loshoh Hora, a Negative Experience

In connection with the topic of tzora’as in this week’s parsha, one of the causes of which Chazal attribute to the speaking of loshon hora/slander, we present a letter of the Rebbe where he refers to loshoh hora in the context of a negative experience the correspondent refers to in his letter to the Rebbe.

Weekly Letter: Our Customs for a Birthday

With the Rebbetzen’ s and the Rebbe’s birthdays being celebrated during these couple of weeks – we share a letter where the Rebbe explains our customs for a birthday. The letter, written originally in English, is from the archives of the Rebbe’s trusted secretary Rabbi Nissan Mindel.

Weekly Letter: Space Travel and Exploration

With the renewed interest in space travel and the successful launching recently by Israel of the lunar space craft, we share a letter of the Rebbe regarding space travel. The letter, written originally in English, is from the archives of the Rebbe’s trusted secretary Rabbi Nissan Mindel.

Weekly Letter: Chinuch by Example

In the month of Adar Beis – we share a very instructive letter of the Rebbe to a woman who is partnering with her husband in their chinuch activities. In it, the Rebbe gives guidelines and advice about effective education […]

Weekly Letter: “G-d is all” and “All is G-d”

In connection with the parsha – where Moshe pleads for forgiveness after the sin of the golden calf and asks Hashem to reveal His ways – we share a letter of the Rebbe in which he explains two ways to arrive at the understanding and service of G-d: “G-d is all” and “All is G-d.” This eye-opening letter explains briefly yet clearly a basic teaching of chasidus – the making of an abode for G-d in this lowest physical world.

Weekly Letter: A Woman’s Obligation to Learn Torah

After having received the Torah last week – we present a letter in which the Rebbe has some encouraging words for a lady who is active in spreading and strengthening Yiddishkeit  – with some interesting points about the learning of Torah in general and the obligation to do so  of women in particular.

Weekly Letter: The right Approach to Judaism

In preparation for the receiving of the Torah in this week’s parsha – we present a letter in which the Rebbe explains the  radical difference between his view and the one suggested by the letter writer about the right approach to Judaism. In it the Rebbe clearly defines this approach – where we should follow the natural order – as in the needs of the body.

Weekly Letter: Tzivos Hashem children’s organization, is it Advisable?

This week, we present a letter of the Rebbe in which he answers to one who questions the advisability of the Tzivos Hashem children’s organization, which is founded on the idea of the military and glorification of arms and wars. Is this a suitable way of educating our children, especially as Torah promotes peace and was given to bring peace to the world?

The Letter and the Spirit: The Wonder Rabbi

In a special edition of The Letter and the Spirit, we present a letter in honor of Yud Shvat detailing the arrival of the Frierdiker Rebbe, and his special impact on America. The letter speaks of his history and accomplishments, and has some annotations made by the Rebbe.

Weekly Letter: The Merit of Jewish Names

This week, we present a letter of the Rebbe in which he discusses the merit of Jewish names , which helped in our redemption from Egypt. The letter, written originally in English, is from the archives of the Rebbe’s trusted secretary Rabbi Nissan Mindel.

Weekly Letter: Significance of a Jewish Name

This week, we present a letter in which the Rebbe touches upon the unique significance of a Jewish name, and the role it played in our redemption from Egypt, among other interesting points about being freed from the alien influences […]