Weekly Letter: Where Was G-d During the Holocaust?

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.

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South Africans Vote for Kindness Party

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.

Joseph Wilf, 91, Real Estate Developer, Supporter of Jewish Causes

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.

Letter: How We Achieved a Stress-Free Erev Shabbos

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.

Here’s My Story: A Confluence of Souls

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.