Weekly Letter: Why The Holocaust?

As we enter the period of the three weeks, with the 17th of Tammuz, we present a letter in which the Rebbe discusses the question of “why the holocaust ” in context of the many tragedies in Jewish history.

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Mr. Don Wolf presently resides in Melbourne, Australia, where he works in his family’s property development business. Before retiring, he had served for over 35 years on the board of the Yeshivah Centre, including 12 years as chairman. He was interviewed in July of 2016.

Iran Seizes Foreign Oil Tanker in Strait of Hormuz

Iran’s military seized a foreign tanker in the Strait of Hormuz Thursday, Iranian media outlets reported. While the ship was not identified, nor its country of origin revealed, the Iranian Fars outlet reported that the ship had a crew of 12, who were taken captive by Iranian military forces.