Weekly Living Torah Video: The Birthday Campaign

In 1988, just a few weeks after the passing of his wife, Rebbetzin Chaya Mushka, the Rebbe launched a new campaign. In commemoration of her birthday, the Rebbe called on Jews around the world to start celebrating their birthdays in Jewish spirit. Through making a gathering at which to speak words of Torah, give charity, and make positive resolutions, the birthday would become a day to propel a person forward in his service of the creator.

Weekly Story: Unshakable Faith

A few months later there was a thunderstorm, and a bolt of lightening scored a direct hit on the rich man’s warehouse; his entire fortune was going up in smoke. While the cynic felt sorry for the Chosid’s loss, he was eager to pounce on him when he would miss making his daily statement of “Simcha, Emunah and Bitachon.”

Letter & Spirit: What’s Wrong with Interfaith Dialogue?

In this week’s edition of Letter and Spirit, we present a letter from the Rebbe in which he discusses the “why not” of interfaith dialogue. 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.