Mitzvah First, Party Later

The Rebbe gave me that insight and more. When he asked me, “What are you accomplishing?” it was clear that he believed that I needed to be active in helping others. This lit a fire under me, and to this day, it motivates me to continue to teach Torah wherever I can. Read More:

Out of Many, One — The Rebbe on Elections

As Americans head to the polls in record numbers to select one individual to the world's most prominent and contentious position, a new film by JEM presents the Rebbe's take on US presidential elections. Notably, the Rebbe addresses the transformation that must occur within the victor, and how he must pivot from "campaign mode" - rallying and exciting his supporters - to "presidential mode," where he must represent the needs of every citizen in the country.

Doing Good, One Base at a Time

I was very excited, and I thought a great deal of what gift I might present to the Rebbe. Since I am a descendant of Yemenite Jewry, I decided to give the Rebbe a copy of Diwan, a compilation of songs and liturgical poems by Rabbi Shalom Shabazi, the great 17th century Yemenite scholar and poet. Read More