Letter & Spirit: Keeping America Great

In this week’s edition of Letter and Spirit, we present a letter from the Rebbe written to President Ronald Reagan in 1982, thanking him for his good wishes on the occasion of the Rebbe’s birthday, along with a message of gratitude and encouragement to the president of the United States for his efforts in maintaining America’s greatness as a Super Power among the nations of the world. 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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Here’s My Story: The Eternal Soul

Mrs. Chana Sharfstein is a noted author, educator and tour guide. During March of 2014 her daughter, Zlata Ester, passed away at the age of 53. Mrs. Sharfstein published Zlata’s Story, a book describing the experiences of a mother raising an autistic daughter. She was interviewed in the My Encounter Studio in April of 2014.

NATO Welcomes Israel After Turkey Removes Veto

After years of delays, Israel may open offices in its Brussels headquarters, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) advised Jerusalem on Tuesday, and may complete the process of credentials for its representatives, the Foreign Ministry stated.

Kosher Pop-Up Fills Void in Bowery

On a recent Tuesday night at the Chabad House Bowery on the Lower East Side, a crowd began to form. Tables covered in craft paper filled the room, tea lights flickering in mason jars. At a long table at one end, servers set up paper plates and jugs of ice tea — but no food. “Jazzie’s running late,” explained Matt Glick, the Chabad House chief of staff.

2 Hamas Terror Tunnels Discovered

Following extensive military operations in near the Gaza border, Israeli Defense Forces have discovered two subterranean terror tunnels spanning from Gaza into Israel. Israel revealed today that the successful operations were based on information gleaned from a captured Hamas terrorist.