Weekly Letter: The Purpose of Torah

As we prepare for the Giving of the Torah on Shavuos – we share a letter where the Rebbe explains the purpose of Torah: is it given as a guide for good and wholesome living and to gain reward? This is but a limited perspective on the true, infinite value of Torah.

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JEM: The Blessing That Came True

Hans Morgenthau was a major twentieth-century figure in the study of international politics. In 1991, while researching his life for a dissertation, Dr. Benjamin Mollov came to 770 to interview Rabbi Yehuda Krinsky about his subject’s relationship with the Rebbe. As it turned out, Dr. Mollov, developed a relationship of his own.

2,000-Year-Old Hebrew Receipt Discovered in Jerusalem

In excavations carried out on behalf of the Israel Antiquities Authority in the City of David, within the Jerusalem Walls National Park, and funded by the City of David Foundation, a small fragment of a stone tablet was discovered, bearing an inscription that was produced for financial purposes.