Weekly Letter: Perspective on Catastrophe

During these “Seven Weeks of Comfort,” we present a letter from the Rebbe in which he gives perspective on catastrophic events. The letter, written originally in English, is from the archives of the Rebbe’s personal trusted secretary, Rabbi Nissan Mindel.

Children of Prison Inmates Go Camping

Anna Katz was at a loss. June was fast approaching and the mother of three from northern California didn’t know what she would do with her kids all summer. After a bad business decision that landed her husband in prison in February 2014, life as she knew it came to an abrupt end. Her meager income was barely enough to pay for the basics, and financing summer camp for her kids was out of the question.

Chabad in Italy Assists Earthquake Victims

Neighbors, friends and rescuers spent the day Wednesday digging through rubble in the desperate hopes of finding people alive after a 6.2 magnitude earthquake rocked central Italy at about 3:30 a.m., killing more than 120 people. The epicenter was centered near the town of Norcia, Italy, about 100 miles from Rome, where buildings also reportedly swayed from the resulting tremors.

Here’s My Story: Exceptional Soldiers

Yosef Lautenberg was injured in the battle for Jerusalem during the War of Independence in 1948. He was among the founders of the IDF Disabled Veterans Organization, and the founder of Beit Halochem – a rehabilitation facility for wounded soldiers. He was interviewed by JEM’s My Encounter with the Rebbe project in Tel Aviv in August of 2009.