Letter & Spirit: Building the Mishkan and Chinuch

In this week’s edition of Letter and Spirit, we present a letter from the Rebbe in which he connects the teachings of the Frierdiker Rebbe on Parshas T’ruma – the construction of the mishkan – with our eternal and constant obligation of Torah chinuch and its disseminationThe 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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Bloomberg Eyes 3rd Party Presidential Bid

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg sees an opportunity emerging in presidential politics after Hillary Clinton’s blowout defeat in New Hampshire combined with Donald Trump’s ascension in the tumultuous Republican race.

24 Years Since Murder of Pesha Leah Lapine, HYD

24 years ago, on the 2nd of Adar Aleph, Mrs. Pesha Leah Lapine, HYD, was murdered al kiddush hashem. The horrific killing shocked the community, and the Rebbe took it very personally – attending her Levaya with pain visible on his face. A gallery of photos from that Levaya was acquired and restored by JEM, and can be viewed in the extended article – along with the translated diary of an Israeli Bochur who transcribed his firsthand account of the events of that fateful day.

Picture of the Day: MK, Philanthropist and Shliach

Member of the Israeli Knesset Yoel Razbozov (Yesh Atid) is attending the wedding of the daughter of Russia’s Chief Rabbi, Berel Lazar, which is currently underway in Moscow. To his right is philanthropist Lev Leviev, and to his left is director of the Leviev Foundation, Rabbi Dovid Mondshine.

Motzei Shabbos: Gemach Hosts Melave Malka

The committee of Keren Yisroel Aryeh Leib, a Gemach that benefits Many Crown Heights families, is inviting the community to join its annual Melava Malka, which was originally cancelled due to the blizzard and will instead take place this Motzai Shabbos at Beis Rivkah-310 Crown Street, beginning at 8:30pm.

Here’s My Story: A Memorable Deal

Rabbi Mendel Lipskar is the Executive Director of Chabad of South Africa. He also serves as the rabbi of the Shul at Hyde Pak in Johannesburg. He was interviewed by JEM’s My Encounter with the Rebbe project in Johannesburg, South Africa, in August of 2014.