In this week’s edition of Letter and Spirit, we present a unique letter written by the Rebbe in 1945, while he was still known as the Ramash and was chairman of Merkos L’inyonei Chinuch. In it, the Rebbe thanks a well-known supporter for his generous contributions, and explains the difference between the infinite and unlimited effects of a good deed and the limited qualities of an evil deed, which do not have a lasting existence and are ultimately annulled. 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.
Daily Archives: February 25, 2016
The New York State Supreme Court has ruled that New York City can fine restaurants for not posting salt warnings for some food items on their menus.
Reuters today profiled the work of graffiti artists Solomon Souza and Berel Hahn, whose murals of Jewish heroes add vibrant color to the Machane Yehudah marketplace in Jerusalem. Among those adorning the Shuk’s walls and shutters is a mural of R’ Shlomo Lakein, OBM, a Crown Heights educational pioneer who founded Yeshivas Darchei Menachem.
Kfar Chabad firefighters were dispatched this afternoon to the local Talmud Torah, amid reports of a fire in the school’s storage room.
Police have identified a “person of interest” in connection with the stabbing of a 25-year-old Jewish man in Crown Heights two weeks ago.
On Tuesday, Purim Katan, a beautiful new, state-of-the-art women’s Mikvah was dedicated in Moscow, Russia.
In an interview with the New York Daily News from his parents’ home in Seagate, Leiby Brickman, who was stabbed in the back earlier this month by an unknown assailant on Empire Blvd. in Crown Heights, said that the NYPD must increase its vigilance to prevent these types of hate crimes against Jews.
Rabbi Benny Hershcovich, Shliach in Cabo S. Lucas, Mexico, delivers his brief and hilarious thought on this week’s Parsha, Ki Tisa. This week Rabbi Benny answers the question: Why did G-d thank Moses for breaking the first set of Tablets? And if he had good reason for it, why did he wait an entire 40 days before thanking him?
Rabbi Shloma Majeski is the principal of Machon Chana, a Chabad school in Brooklyn for college-age women who are new to the study of Torah. He was interviewed in the My Encounter Studio in August of 2015.