Letter & Spirit: How Many Elements Are There?

In this week’s edition of Letter and Spirit, we present a letter from the Rebbe in which he explains the four basic elements as taught in Tanya, and explains them within the context of the over-one-hundred elements taught in science. 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.

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PSA: Shabbos Gimmel Tammuz at the Ohel

With Gimmel Tammuz falling out this year on Shabbos, organizers are hard at work preparing for the tens of thousands expected to visit the Ohel. Registration for those wishing to spend Shabbos at the Ohel closes Wednesday. Inside: Maps, times and information for visitors.

Israeli Woman Claims to Be Possessed by ‘Dibbuk’

An Israeli woman recently entered a synagogue in the city of Elad claiming she is possessed by a ‘Dibbuk.’ A ‘Kabbalist’ who took up the task of extracting the ‘Dibbuk’ claims that he has communicated with the spirit, which purportedly identified itself as the soul of a man who committed a murder 70 years ago.