JEM: A Farbrengen With Rabbi Steinzaltz

The world knows Rabbi Steinsaltz as a towering Torah scholar. The Lubavitch community, however, was also privy to another endearing trait of personality: The straight talking, straight shooting, say-it-as-it-is analyst.

At this memorable Farbrengen of Chasidim on 9 Shevat, 5750, Rabbi Steinsaltz took the students at 770 to task for not approaching their studies and their work with the urgency expected of a young Chasid.

“The Rebbe doesn’t sleep at night,” he said. “Do you know why? Because the Chasidim are sleeping too much!”

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