As we approach Tisha B’Av, we present a letter from the Rebbe in which he responds to a professor at Bar Ilan University in Israel who was seeking an explanation as to why G-d allowed the Holocaust to happen. The letter, written originally in English, is from the archives of the Rebbe’s personal trusted secretary, Rabbi Nissan Mindel.
Daily Archives: August 11, 2016
One of the most fascinating events of this year’s South African local government elections was a unique campaign driven by the Kindness Party (KP), whose manifesto was embodied in a small yellow plastic charity box called an ARK – an acronym for “Acts of Random Kindness”. The KP is headed by Chabad Shliach Rabbi David Masinter.
It was diverse crowd of more than 50 people of all faiths and ethnicities who braved stifling heat and suffocating humidity on the steps of the Rockland County Courthouse to denounce a hate crime committed this week against two area Chabad rabbis.
Joseph Wilf, a Holocaust survivor who created a building construction empire in the United States—and was known for his Jewish philanthropy and support of Israel—passed away on Aug. 3 at his home in Hillside, N.J. He was 91.
Rabbi Shmuel Lesches, Magid Shiur in the Yeshiva Gedola of Melbourne, Australia, has compiled a guide to the laws and customs of Shabbos Chazon and Tishah B’Av for the benefit of the wider Lubavitch community.
The Bais Din Rabbonei Chabad of Eretz Yisroel today released a letter backing the agreement reached between Chabad Askanim and the Israeli government regarding the draft of Lubavitcher young men to the IDF.
CTeen Xtreme, CTeen’s original extreme sports and travel camp, recently concluded its fourth annual trip, serving up another month of exciting adventures and specialized sports for over 100 teens from around the world.
Erev Shabbos is supposed to be a time of serene anticipation for the arrival of Shabbos. Instead, for many couples who work full time and have children, it can be a day of immense stress. One member of the Crown Heights community who struggled with this problem found a solution in Hayom Yom, and is eager to share his secret with the community.
Two explosive devices went off within seconds of each other outside the homes of two Chabad rabbis in Rockland County Tuesday night, and the chairman of the county’s legislature is blaming a “climate of hate” fostered by the county executive.
Rabbi Dovid Shochet has served the Jewish community of Toronto since 1957 and is presently the president of the Toronto Rabbinical Council. He was interviewed by JEM’s My Encounter with the Rebbe project in his home in June of 2012.