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Posts by: Baila Olidort
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Turn Our Eulogies to Dance
Israel’s military cantors have had little reprieve during this war. The units, which usually officiate at formal state events, have been leading funerals back to…
Changing The Conversation: Ditzah Or
Baila Olidort speaks with Ditzah Or
Reflections On Leadership
How would the Rebbe bring healing to survivors nursing shame and insecurity, wanting to hide their identity, to forget, to be left alone in their…
Toward A Resilient Jewry
What are those truths for which we are hated? And how do we build resilience against this onslaught?
Zelda: Remembering an Israeli Poet
Among the poets in Israel’s literary circles, many quietly remembered Zelda Schneurson Mishkovsky on Tuesday (April 18) 27 Nissan. That Zelda, as she was simply…
Purim: Seeking Unity Toward Positive Reversals
When, back in the middle ages, a Jewish convert to Christianity brought his grievances against the Jews to Pope Gregory IX, his complaints led to…
The Rebbe: He Wanted to Change Human Nature
How would the Rebbe pick up the reins in the aftermath of the Holocaust that left the Jewish people diminished by a third--millions exterminated by…
Treasures From the Chabad Library
The library’s collection was started by the founder of Chabad, Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi (1745-1812), and expanded with each subsequent Lubavitcher Rebbe. Throughout this…
Remembering Chabad’s Beginnings, 223 Years Ago
It is the date on which, in 1798, Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi, the founder of Chabad Chasidism, was released from Czarist imprisonment.
An Interview with the Rebbe’s Doctor – Dr. Ira Weiss
Dr. Ira Weiss, Senior Attending Cardiologist at Evanston Hospital in Evanston, IL, was called in to attend to the Lubavitcher Rebbe after he suffered a…
“My soul thirsts for You”: Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks (1948-2020)
The outpouring of tributes to this “gentle giant,” as one of his students aptly put it, offer glimpses of his captivating presence and the magnitude…
In Transition
When the people saw that Moses was so long in coming down from the mountain, the people gathered against Aaron and said to him, “Come,…
It’s Never Too Late
Across every segment of Jewish life, in America and elsewhere, we are seeing a demand for genuine, substantive, Torah study opportunities
Memories of the Heart
Elisha Wiesel speaks with Lubavitch International about his famous father and raising his children to love Yiddishkeit
The Ways We Give
Donors no longer just want to write a check. They want to be involved, they want a direct path to targeted giving
On Board With COCI
"I wanted to create an environment so that the communal Jewish world would see Chabad for the powerhouse that it is, in terms of its…
Measuring Growth
Now CEO of Travel Funders Network, the Texas resident devotes a portion of his time working with Chabad representatives in the strategic development of data-driven…
Reb Yoel: Reflections On A Chasidic Prodigy
He shaped the contours of Chabad scholarship over the course of seventy years
The Year Of Shabbos
When the condominium towers in Surfside collapsed because of structural fatigue, the question was deafening: Were we thinking?
The Rebbe Created a Culture
It is easier, of course, to stay within our safe spheres. So we speak mostly of the Rebbe’s love and acceptance. But that doesn’t convey…
A Personal Affair
In the days leading up to the Seder last year, as I scrubbed my kitchen clean of chameitz, I questioned the point of this highly…
The Story of 2020
How will we tell our grandchildren the story of 2020?  I thought about that as I held the tiny fingers of my baby granddaughter, born…
Making G-d Personal
I had an hour and a half interview with Rabbi Jonathan Sacks in 2014. As he responded to my questions, the editor in me marveled.…
Interview: Subliminally Speaking
Rabbi Adin Even-Yisrael Steinsaltz, a towering figure of Jewish scholarship, became world renowned for his groundbreaking work: the translation of the Babylonian Talmud from Aramaic…
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