Debbie Bensaid has lived in the Central African city of Kinshasa, Congo, for most of her life. She was three months old in 1991 when her parents moved to what was then called Zaire to establish Chabad-Lubavitch of Central Africa, growing up blocks away from the majestic Congo River and amidst the occasional civil war. Different, you might say, from the life of a typical Chassidic girl anywhere else in the world. Yet for her, Africa is home.
Daily Archives: July 12, 2018
A movie production crew converted a grimy Crown Heights alleyway into a bustling Jamaica market scene.
Rabbi Shmuel Lesches, Magid Shiur in the Yeshiva Gedola of Melbourne, Australia, has compiled a guide to the laws and customs of the Nine Days for the benefit of the wider Lubavitch community.
I was born in Newark, New Jersey, where my parents were sent by the Previous Rebbe as his emissaries. Their mission was their whole life, and I was raised in an atmosphere of service and of connection to the Rebbe.