JLI presents its unique new two-minute video featuring a powerful and relevant message from a timely tale. Hide and Seek: Playing hide-and-seek with G-d.
Although a judge reflects a very high position, which draws an attitude of deep fear and exceptional respect, yet we on a personal level, are indeed, the person who is obligated to fulfill this sophisticated task. Our role as being ‘judges’ is our continuous involvement with ultimate responsibility to make careful and cautious moves, so we don’t hurt the innocent and thereby not let the violator come across as the winner, Chas Veshalom.
Rabbi Yitzchok Minkowicz, director of Chabad Lubavitch of Southwest Florida, delivers his insights on Parashs Re’eh. This week he answers the question: What is the Torahs magical therapy? – based on the teachings of the Lubavitcher Rebbe.
Two months ago, I had the honor of meeting Reb Chaim Reisner, who has devoted the last twenty some years of his life to publicize the Rebbe’s call of publicizing the Sheva Mitzvos Bnei Noach (the 7 Noachide laws). He told me, that in addition to what the Rebbe quoted from the Rambam about elevating the people of the world, he has seen that it arouses dormant memories and allows assimilated Jews to rediscover who they really are.
How much one yearns to achieve riches, to possess valuables and plenty resources of wealth! But along with this strong goal, one needs to invest the mind and intelligence, much time and fortune into the business. Yet, unfortunately there is a very big chance that despite all investments, everything might go down the drain.
JLI presents its newest video in the new two-minute video series, Positivity Bias. Titled: Senior Treasures, When they urged the Rebbe to retire.
As a young man growing up in Ukraine during the 1920s, I got to know the Belzer Rebbe, Rabbi Aharon Rokeach, whom I came to revere. When the war broke out and I was drafted into the Russian Army, he assured me that I would survive and return safe and sound, which I did. In 1942, I was in the terrible Battle of Stalingrad, where I saw thousands of soldiers dying around me, but time and again, I survived due to incidents I can only describe as miracles.
Rabbi Yitzchok Minkowicz, director of Chabad Lubavitch of Southwest Florida, delivers his insights on Parashs Re’eh. This week he answers the question: Does G-d want us to Eat Meat? – based on the teachings of the Lubavitcher Rebbe.
Rabbi Shmuel Lesches, Magid Shiur in the Yeshiva Gedola of Melbourne, Australia, has compiled a guide to the laws and customs of the month of Elul (up to but not including the period of Selichos) for the benefit of the wider Lubavitch community.
JLI presents its unique one-minute video featuring a powerful and relevant message from the weekly Parsha. Here is this week’s video for Parshas Re’eh.
In my correspondence, I try not to pry as Malka is extremely private. After Tishrei last year, I was informed that a shliach and Rov in his community used her story in his drosha on Yom Kippur. When I informed her of this, she inquired, “What did he see so special about my story?”
As very devoted parents we would love to sacrifice ourselves for the sake of our children on the ‘altar’ of unconditional love. However, did we ever establish any goal plan and schedule of a structured program to follow, so we can maintain our relationships with them and keep a safe balance in achieving our target?
I am a businessman, an industrialist. And the story I have to tell here is how my family – despite the indisputable logic of the naysayers and despite our own finely-honed business sense – invested in a textile business in Israel, knowing it would be a losing proposition. We thought of it as a charitable donation, a short-term loss, because there was no way this business was going to survive long-term.
Rabbi Yitzchok Minkowicz, director of Chabad Lubavitch of Southwest Florida, delivers his insights on Parashs Eikev. This week he answers the question: How can we receive the greatest blessings? – based on the teachings of the Lubavitcher Rebbe.
This week’s edition of MyLife: Chassidus Applied with Rabbi Simon Jacobson, Episode 223, will air tonight, Sunday, here on CrownHeights.info, beginning at 8:00pm. This week Rabbi Jacobson will address the topics: Can I Write a Pidyon to Other Rebbes, or Only to My Own Rebbe? If a School Is Doing Things Counter to the Rebbe’s Directives, Is It Considered a Lubavitch School? If My Soul Is Jewish (Born to a Jewish Mother), Does That Automatically Make My Body Jewish, Even If My Father Is Not Jewish? How to Be a Good Parent? Continued; Chassidus Applied to Chof Av; What Is the Difference Between the Kabbalah of the Rama”k and the Kabbalah of the Arizal?
It is now almost three years that I began writing and posting a Weekly Story. None of them have triggered so many comments of thanks, curiosity as well as some skepticism as the chronicles of Malka, initially posted under the title “You Were Not Abandoned.”
What an awesome feeling and delighted pleasure it is for parents to be witness their child’s acknowledgment and enjoyment of their mother’s or father’s unique qualities. However, why is it sometimes so difficult to value and express esteem towards one’s nobility and kindness?
In 1990, when I was passing through New York – on my way home from Toronto where I was invited to speak at a women’s convention – I went to see the Rebbe as he was giving out dollars for charity. I stood in that very long line because there was someone who desperately needed the Rebbe’s blessing, and I wanted to use this occasion to ask for it. I was very nervous that when I reached the head of the line I would be so in awe of the Rebbe that I’d be rendered speechless, and I kept reciting Psalms to give myself courage.
This weekly fast moving — yet inspiring — 1-minute video on the weekly Parsha is created by Yitzchok Schmuckler, a Bochur from Montreal. This week’s video for Parshas Vaetchanan is titled: Constant Revelation.
JLI presents its newest video in the new two-minute video series, Positivity Bias. Minyan Man, reading a newspaper in the synagogue.
I can add another point to that encounter with the Rebbe [which happened in the early 70’s]: The Rebbe was strongly against me developing ANY friendship with non-Jews. He pointed out how far Chazal went to discourage friendships between Jews and non-Jews, even of same gender, by forbidding their wine and other prohibitions (maybe he specified: cooking, bread, oil, cheese – but I don’t remember).
A new video series on the topic of Moshiach, titled Developing Our Destiny, designed for sharing on social media was released today. Launched during this time of Bein HaMeitzarim, during which the Rebbe urged us to study and strengthen our efforts to merit the Geulah and the building of the third Beis Hamikdash.