Letter & Spirit: Na’aseh Brings to Nishma

In this week’s edition of Letter and Spirit, in honor of Shavuos, we present a letter from the Rebbe in which he explains the concept of Na’aseh V’nishma with yet another perspective: the doing/Na’aseh brings to greater understanding/Nishma. The letter was written in English through the Rebbe’s trusted secretary Rabbi Nissan Mindel, and was made available by the latter’s son-in-law, Rabbi Sholom Ber Shapiro.

Download and Print: Shavuos Torah Reading

Empire Press of Crown Heights has released a clear print – with large and vibrant letters – of the portion of the Torah that is read in Shul on Shavuos, which they are sharing with the community free of charge.

Holocaust Memorial Vandalized With Pig Meat

A Holocaust memorial in Massachusetts has been vandalized with pig meat. Rabbi Yossi Lipsker of the Chabad Lubavitch of the North Shore says one of his members went to the Pride of Lynn Cemetery Tuesday night to visit the grave of a family member. During the visit, she noticed several pieces of pork dumped on top of the Holocaust memorial.

Remote U.S. Shluchim Gather in Portland

Many years ago, on the night the Rebbe asked that the world be divided into regions for purposes of regional Kinusim, those working on the project took a group of states from Mississippi to Washington – and many in between – and created a group they called the “Sheiris Hapleita.” Officially it was named the ‘Western Region,’ at the time encompassing about twelve Shluchim spread across twenty states.

Here’s My Story: Directions From a “Simple Jew”

Rabbi Avraham Pinter has served as the principal of various yeshivas in the New York metropolitan area, including Mirrer Yeshiva, Yeshiva Chaim Berlin, Shaarei Torah, and Yeshiva Chofetz Chaim. He has also served as superintendent of the Midtown Manhattan school district. He was interviewed by the My Encounter with the Rebbe project in his home in May of 2008.