As we approach the fast of 17 Tammuz and the three weeks, we present a letter from the Rebbe in which he delves into the age-old question of why there is so much suffering in this world. The letter, written originally in English, is from the archives of the Rebbe’s personal trusted secretary, Rabbi Nissan Mindel.
Daily Archives: July 21, 2016
Dear Achenu Bnei Yisroel, I am reaching out to all of you for financial help I am a single parent work very hard at many jobs to try and make ends meet and literally struggle day by day minute to minute to make ends meet.
My teenage child is undergoing a serious crisis related to mental health issues which is a matter of “Pikuach Nefesh” – Life and Death this has turned my life upside down as u can imagine the amount of financial resources that it will take to Bezras Hashem heal my child will be astronomical.
I ask and beg of all of you to do whatever you can to financially help me give my child a fighting chance to Bezras hashem heal and get back on a healthy and positive track.
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In the Zchus of the great Mitzvah of Tzedaka and Ahavas Yisroel may Hashem Bless all of you with all that you need and want an abundance of Nachas,Parnosso,Health and Good Besuros and the Ultimate Blessing the arrival of our Righteous Moshiach and the rebuilding of the Third Beis Hamikdash Speedily in our days, Wishing you and your family all of Hashem’s blessings for good in all aspects.
Thank you for listening and helping me and my child.
With much appreciation and love for your kindness and caring.
A Single Parent
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A story which began some thirty years ago with a bottle of wine from the Rebbe, followed by a goodbye party last year in Belgium, came full circle last week on Gimmel Tammuz in basement Shul in Boro Park.
The dining room roared with excitement during an early lunch, as Gan Yisroel-Montreal campers were given the great news, ‘Bivouac’!
“The other day I heard someone say Chabad was ‘a humanitarian Jewish organization.’ I cringed” writes Baila Olidort, the Director of Communications at Chabad-Lubavitch Headquarters. “Today we speak of social good and humanitarian causes as if they are millennial values. We are uneasy talking about things that aren’t politically correct, like G-d, chosenness, intermarriage, or the rituals and practices that identify us as Jews.”
Great Big Story, a video news network, interviewed the Crown Heights-based band called Perl to hear about their performances and how they’re empowering women not just in their community, but in their religion to overcome misperceptions of oppression.
This morning, a funeral was held in Paris for Rabbi Shmuel Vlansi, OBM, a longtime member of the Chabad community of Paris, who made Aliyah about fifteen years ago, and passed away suddenly from cardiac arrest during a visit to his hometown in France. He was 70 years old.
Rabbi Yehuda Krinsky, personal secretary of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, OBM, recently attended the wedding of his grandson in Italy. While there, he reminisced about the first time he traveled to Italy at the behest of the Rebbe back in 1956.
Israeli newspaper Yediot Ahronot featured a profile of a Lubavitcher Chossid who made history in the Israeli Defense Forces. “Meet Segen (Lieutenant) Dr. Shmulik Soklik who is making history,” read the newspaper’s headline this morning.
Chevras Simchas Shabbos V’Yom Tov (CSSY) has announced the ten lucky winners of its grand raffle for cash prizes totalling over $60,000.
The campers and staff of Gan Yisroel-NY boarded luxurious coach buses for a comfortable ride to Six Flags-New England.
A paramedic is being hailed as a hero for coming to the aid of a 26-year-old Orthodox-Jewish woman on a respirator who was just minutes away from death after a construction crane collapsed across the Tappan Zee Bridge north of New York City, shutting down traffic in both directions.
The other day a man in Germany tried to murder people with an axe. It was almost exactly like many recent attacks in Israel. So why was it reported so differently?
Rabbi Shmuel Lezell, along with his siblings and mother, is sitting Shiva after the passing of his father, R’ Chanoch Lezell, OBM, at his home at 1365 Carroll Street [corner Kingston Ave.] Apt. #1C until Sunday morning. Shacharis – 7:30, Mincha […]
In 1969, Mr. Gordon Zacks was the chairman of United Jewish Appeal’s Young Leadership Cabinet and served on the George Bush Presidential Library Board of Trustees. He was interviewed by JEM’s My Encounter with the Rebbe project in August of 2007.