Saturday, / September 18, 2021
Articles Filed Under “Editorial”
The Year Of Shabbos
When the condominium towers in Surfside collapsed because of structural fatigue, the question was deafening: Were we thinking?
Beginning With Shabbos
Start the children’s school day right, and the rest will follow.
Toward A Resilient Jewry
What are those truths for which we are hated? And how do we build resilience against this onslaught?
Can You Count Them?
Does G-d care how many Jews there are, and should we?
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…
A Bed, a Table, a Chair and a Lamp
The Rebbe did not hold press conferences nor grant press interviews. So reporters would usually be directed to my office where I did my best…
Sons And Daughters At The Seder Table
It was unseasonably cold on the first night of Passover back in 1979. Snow had fallen the day before and melted into slush puddles that…
Transition in Lubavitch: January 28, 1950
Born June 21, 1880 in the town of Lubavitch, Yosef Yitzchak was inducted by his father, the Fifth Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Shalom Dovber Schneersohn, into…
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…
Family Time
In late 1990, the Rebbe asked that a pictorial album of Chabad representatives be created. It would include photos of all the shluchim families—men, women,…
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,…
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…
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…
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