Weekly Letter: Do They Really Hate Us?

This week, as we read about the conflict of Yaakov and Eisav in Parshas Toldos, we present a letter from the Rebbe in which he deals with the question of why it is that Jews are apprehensive about non-Jews.  The letter, written originally in English, is from the archives of the Rebbe’s personal trusted secretary, Rabbi Nissan Mindel.

Modern Translation of Tanya to Revolutionize Its Study

An 18th century sefer that is the cornerstone of the Chabad Chasidic movement is about to become more accessible to English speakers with the release of a contemporary translation of the highly sought after work on Jewish thought.

CTVP Mobilizes to Aid Israel Fire Victims

Immediately upon returning from the convention of Chabad Shluchim in New York, Rabbi Menachem Kutner, Director of Chabad’s Terror Victims Project (CTVP) and Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Freiman, Shaliach in Zichron Yaakov, began visiting families in that area who have been impacted by the terrible fires that raged everywhere. Fires that are the newest weapon in the terrorists’ arsenal of violence.

Dual Tragedies in Williamsburg and S. Diego

Two tragedies struck the Orthodox Jewish community today when two men died after they were run over by motor vehicles, one in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn and the other in S. Diego, California.

Picture of the Day: Got Milk?

The Starbucks on Eastern Parkway and Franklin Avenue had this sign up today, informing customers that they no longer offer Cholov Yisroel milk. An explanation for the change of policy was not given.

Boruch Dayan Ho’emes: R’ Mordechai Hartstein, 90

With great sadness we inform you of the passing of Rabbi Mordechai Hartstein, OBM, of Boro Park, Brooklyn, who operated a clothing store on New Utrecht Avenue for many decades and was dearly loved by his loyal patrons, many of whom were members of the Crown Heights Lubavitch community who would purchase their ‘Kapotes’ from him. He was 90 years old.

Here’s My Story: ‘She Can See You’

Rabbi Mordechai Tzvi Sufrin, a renowned mashpia, lecturer and educator, passed away in 2016. He taught in Lubavitch Grammar School and the Lubavitch Mechina in London, where he was interviewed by JEM’s My Encounter with the Rebbe project in August of 2011.