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Weekly Letter: The Meaning of Zman Simchaseinu

This Week, we present an excerpt from the writings of the Rebbe’s trusted secretary Rabbi Nissan Mindel explaining the deeper significance of the joyous celebration of Simchas Beis Hashoeva on Sukkos, as well as Shmini Atzeres and Simchas Torah.

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Weekly Letter: Doing Teshuva Right

As we approach Rosh Hashana, we present a letter from the Rebbe in which he explains the right and the wrong way of doing teshuva. The letter, written originally in English, is from the archives of the Rebbe’s personal trusted secretary, Rabbi Nissan Mindel.

Weekly Letter: Reflecting on Hashgacha Protis

This week, we present a letter from the Rebbe in which he explains Perek 27 of Tehilim – L’Dovid Hashem Ori, which we say every day during Elul until Hoshana Rabba, wherein we reflect on Hashem’s careful watchfulness – Hashgacha Protis – and are strengthened by this. The letter, written originally in English, is from the archives of the Rebbe’s personal trusted secretary, Rabbi Nissan Mindel.

Weekly Letter: A Month of Divine Grace and Favor

As we approach the beginning of the month of Elul, we present a letter from the Rebbe in which he underlines the significance of managing a Jewish home with its many benevolent acts, however insignificant they may seem, and especially in this month of special Divine grace and favor. The letter, written originally in English, is from the archives of the Rebbe’s personal trusted secretary, Rabbi Nissan Mindel.

Weekly Letter: Where Was G-d During the Holocaust?

As we approach Tisha B’Av, we present a letter from the Rebbe in which he responds to a professor at Bar Ilan University in Israel who was seeking an explanation as to why G-d allowed the Holocaust to happen. The letter, written originally in English, is from the archives of the Rebbe’s personal trusted secretary, Rabbi Nissan Mindel.

Weekly Letter: Education Day, Power of Children Learning

This week we present a letter from the Rebbe to then Mayor of Burlington, Vermont Bernie Sanders thanking him for his proclamation in honor of the Rebbes birthday. Also this week, we present excerpts from a Chof Av Farbrengen in which the Rebbe stresses the unique power in the learning of children, and especially at this time. The letter, written originally in English, is from the archives of the Rebbe’s personal trusted secretary, Rabbi Nissan Mindel.

Weekly Letter: Was the Creation of the State of Israel the Beginning of the Redemption?

This week we present a letter from the Rebbe in which he writes that we are not in Aschalta d’Geulah, yet urges that life in Eretz Yisrael must be conducted in accordance with the Torah – and explains how there is no inconsistency between these two ideas. The letter, written originally in English, is from the archives of the Rebbe’s personal trusted secretary, Rabbi Nissan Mindel.

Weekly Letter: Why Suffering?

As we approach the fast of 17 Tammuz and the three weeks, we present a letter from the Rebbe in which he delves into the age-old question of why there is so much suffering in this world. The letter, written originally in English, is from the archives of the Rebbe’s personal trusted secretary, Rabbi Nissan Mindel.

Weekly Letter: Na’asse Before Nishma

This week we present a letter from the Rebbe in which he explains the very fundamental principle of the na’asse before the nishma, a concept which is emphasized when learning Parshas Chukas – accepting all Mitzvos as Chukim, with Kabbolas Ol first and only afterwards studying their significance and reasoning. The letter, written originally in English, is from the archives of the Rebbe’s personal trusted secretary, Rabbi Nissan Mindel.

Weekly Letter: Zen and Avodah Zarah

This week we present a letter from the Rebbe to a Jewish psychologist who used meditation and ‘Zen’ to treat his patients. The letter, written originally in English, is from the archives of the Rebbe’s personal trusted secretary, Rabbi Nissan Mindel.

Weekly Letter: Using Gimatria

This week we present a letter from the Rebbe to an individual who suggested the use of ‘Gimatria’ for the Rebbe’s mitzvah campaigns. The letter, written originally in English, is from the archives of the Rebbe’s personal trusted secretary, Rabbi Nissan Mindel.

Weekly Letter: A Spiritual Chemical Reaction

As we approach the Yomtov of Shavuos, we present a letter from the Rebbe in which he explains what truly happened at Matan Torah – a spiritual “chemical reaction.” The letter, written originally in English, is from the archives of the Rebbe’s personal trusted secretary, Rabbi Nissan Mindel.

Weekly Letter of the Rebbe: Unity Through Time and Space

As we near the completion of the Sefiras Ha’omer, we present a letter from the Rebbe in which he discusses the practical significance of the Counting of the Omer, which unites all Jews – even those separated by time and space. The letter, written originally in English, is from the archives of the Rebbe’s personal trusted secretary, Rabbi Nissan Mindel.

Weekly Letter of the Rebbe: War Miracles

As we approach the 49th anniversary of the Six-Day War, we present a letter from the Rebbe in which he discusses the miracle of the Six-Day War and of the Yom Kippur War. The letter, written originally in English, is from the archives of the Rebbe’s personal trusted secretary, Rabbi Nissan Mindel.