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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…
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…
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
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…
The Year Of Shabbos
When the condominium towers in Surfside collapsed because of structural fatigue, the question was deafening: Were we thinking?
Toward A Resilient Jewry
What are those truths for which we are hated? And how do we build resilience against this onslaught?
Tisha B’Av: Remembering for a Better Future
This evening, Jews around the world will remove their shoes, begin a 25-hour fast, and sit low on the floor in the manner of mourners.
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…
“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…
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…
The Sound Of A Thin Silence
In the hushed stillness between the prayers and the poems, in the breath between the soulful tunes, we hear. Muted sobs, a whispered plea, the…
Talmud Teasers: Staying Safe
The coronavirus pandemic has made us sensitive to the risks we take in our day-to-day living, and helped us become aware of the different ways…
A Time to Heal
When the doors of Chabad Houses closed, and shluchim adopted social-distancing guidelines, we wondered how this edition of the magazine would take shape. More importantly,…
A NOVEL RECOVERY
We humans have a primordial need to know. When something happens that upends our reality, we feel great urgency to unravel the enigma. We need…
To Be The Rebbe’s Emissary
In a 2014 interview with me, Rabbi Grunblatt shared his ideas about serving as the Rebbe’s emissary, and the attitudes and rigors that inform him,…
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…
Changing the Jewish Narrative
For many, Belgrade's Jewish community is defined by the tragedy of the Holocaust. But as a new movement devoted to changing the narrative grows, the…
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