Op-Ed: Everyone Needs a Mashpia

With Gimmel Tammuz just 30 days away, Rabbi Shea Hecht writes “As good gift-givers know, finding a suitable gift involves figuring out what the person wants and needs. In preparation for Gimmel Tammuz, there is no need for guesswork! We know exactly what the Rebbe wants.”

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Weekly Letter: A Spiritual Chemical Reaction

As we approach the Yomtov of Shavuos, we present a letter from the Rebbe in which he explains what truly happened at Matan Torah – a spiritual “chemical reaction.” The letter, written originally in English, is from the archives of the Rebbe’s personal trusted secretary, Rabbi Nissan Mindel.

CTeens Volunteer to Help Underprivileged Students

With graduation bells ringing and the scholastic year ending, the Chabad Teen Network of Hunterdon County, NJ, celebrated with an End-of-Year Volunteer Day. Partnering with another local youth organization, the Hunterdon Youth Coalition, the young leaders spent their Sunday afternoon decorating beautiful collection boxes for United Way’s “Tools for Schools” project.

When Do We Get a Haircut This Year?

It is the Chabad custom not to cut one’s hair during the Sheloshes Yemei Hagboloh, rather only on the day of Erev Shavuos. But this year, Erev Shavuos falls out on Shabbos. When, then, should a follower of Minhag Chabad get his hair cut this year before Yomtov? Rabbi Levi Garelik answers in the extended article.

An Exciting Surprise Awaited the Prime Minister

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who came to Russia to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin, sent a virtual prayer note through the “Western Wall” display shown at the new educational exhibition in front of the Kremlin in central Moscow. Highlight of the visit: an exciting surprise presented to Netanyahu by the Chief Rabbi of Russia, Rabbi Berel Lazar, in cooperation with the Kfar Chabad weekly magazine * details inside.