In this week’s edition of Letter and Spirit, we present a letter from the Rebbe on the question of golus and ge’ula. 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: April 21, 2016
Kavana is a Jewish alternative rock band hailing from Chicago, with deep soul-stirring tunes about our lives on this world and our relationship with Hashem.
A GoFundMe campaign has been launched for a Crown Heights family whose father was in a vehicle accident which ruined his sole source of livelihood and is now facing the prospect of eviction from their home during the Yomtov of Pesach.
After spotting and identifying a notorious package thief, Shomrim provided NYPD detectives with instrumental assistance, which ultimately lead to the arrest of Derrick Pricher last week.
The chief rabbi of a kosher food giant has filed a lawsuit just days before Pesach charging that the company’s kashrus standards have been slipping over the years and accusing the agency that certifies the products as kosher with ignoring the problem.
Many Jewish residents in Houston were forced to put Passover preparations on the backburner as they focused on clearing water from their homes this week after record flooding closed schools, shut down the city’s mass-transit system and led to hundreds of emergency rescues throughout the city.
Rabbi Avremi Zippel, Youth and Program Director at Chabad Lubavitch in Salt Lake City, Utah, went on local TV station FOX 13 to reveal his unique and savory Charoses recipe.
A man was stabbed in the back inside an Eastern Parkway apartment building after getting into an argument with a “friend.” The assailant was apprehended at the scene, and the victim was taken to a nearby hospital.
A passerby may have assumed a major farbrengen was going on as Rabbi Menachem Posner demonstrated the power of a niggun. At the Yom Iyun for Bochurim departing on Merkos Shlichus for Pesach, Rabbi Posner encouraged bochurim to use the niggun as a tool to help open bring warmth and camaraderie to a crowd of strangers. “If I could get 200 bochurim to sing along with me now, you could certainly get your guests to join in the singing. Make sure to use this tool!”
From the Safer Haminhagim: Every day from Rosh Chodesh Nissan until the twelfth of the month, one reads the passage that describes the offering brought on that day by a particular Nasi, or tribal prince, for the dedication of the altar of the Mishkan.
Rabbi David Golowinski is an authority in the field of Kosher supervision. He was interviewed by JEM’s My Encounter with the Rebbe project in Bal Harbour, Florida in April of 2011.