Weekly Letter: Why Suffering?

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.

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A L’Chaim, a Yahrtzeit and a Set of New Parents

by Yochonon Donn - Hamodia

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.

Op-Ed: Chabad is Not a Humanitarian Organization

“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.”

Lubavitcher Makes History in IDF Combat Unit

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.

CSSY Raffle Winners Announced

Chevras Simchas Shabbos V’Yom Tov (CSSY) has announced the ten lucky winners of its grand raffle for cash prizes totalling over $60,000.

Info to Be Menachem Avel Lezell Family

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 […]

Here’s My Story: A Pebble in the Lake

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.