Saturday, / October 31, 2020
Articles Filed Under “Editorial”
Memories of Sukkot 1991
Sukkot 1991 was different. The crowds were enormous. But this time, the Rebbe remained standing in the sukkah for the next six and a half…
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…
Not by Fear But by Faith
The Rebbe’s Vision for a Just Society
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,…
Do We Need Anti-Semitism To Keep Us Jewish?
Swados asked the Rebbe whether it was his opinion, then, “that the tragedy was not a unique visitation upon the Jewish people, and that it…
Soul Lights
Sitting with the Rebbe’s shluchim at the closing session of the Annual International Conference of Chabad Lubavitch Emissaries near the end of November, I felt…
Taking Stock Before the New Year
We are in the final month of the Jewish calendar year—traditionally a time dedicated to taking spiritual stock of the year past. Examining our successes…
Remembering Summer 1956
Sixty one years ago this summer, Friday morning, July 13,1956, concluding the two weeks in Europe, we flew from Rome to the Holy Land.
Woman’s Strength
Shluchot from all corners of the world gathered to draw inspiration and knowledge from an extended weekend jam-packed with workshops and events at the International…
Diary: Italy 1956-2016
I was a rabbinical student then, and traveling with me were nine of my fellow students. The Rebbe had sent us on a mission to…
Contested In The Courts, Public Menorahs Now Inspire Unity
High ranking Government officials in just about every important capital in the world are honored to participate in these public events.
A Better World for Our Children?
Iran has made it clear that Israel is its primary target, but it has been just as emphatic in insisting that it is not its…
Success In 180 Words
I’ve always wondered why our Sages never clarified the definition of success. The Mishna defines the “rich” person, the “smart” person and the “strong” one.…
Reflections On Leadership
A true leader, said the Rebbe, must selflessly put aside any personal interests when confronted with adversity, and be concerned only for the community and…
Partnerships For Jewish Life
There’s been no dearth of data on the sharp decline in Jewish giving and its steady downhill slide, a fact that is forcing major Jewish…
In Pursuit of Practicable Freedom
Parents, however, who choose to educate their children in private schools are taxed all the same, while additionally having to pay full tuition for their…
A Leap of Faith
I love to jump! And so, after school I went leaping around New Zealand, across Australia, Africa and finally to Israel.
Children Travel Through Jewish Time
Since opening some 50,000 people a year have been greeted by Abraham as he offers a gateway into the 7,000 square-foot tour of Jewish culture…
Terror in Jerusalem and the Danger of Ambivalence
I howled loudly because even Shakespeare, lyrical master that he was, knew that some offenses are so odious they cannot be contained in words. This…
Dreams of Deliverance: To Want (Moshiach) Differently
For forty years he bore the burden, resuscitating a ravaged people after its near annihilation. And now, as he surveyed the state of the nation,…
After Twenty Years
To be Jewish, the Rebbe taught, is to care about matters great and lofty, but only insofar as they make us more attentive to the…
No More Apologies: My Thoughts on Vayikrah
I decided a long time ago that my job can be stressful enough as is and that if G-d wanted me as his personal publicist…
The Gravity of Intermarriage
Living in a society that celebrates religious diversity, we no longer need to apologize for the tradition and practices that set us apart as Jews.…
About A Good Jewish Cause
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