Overnight, short film inspires hundreds around the world to take the plunge

Barely twenty-four hours after the premiere of the new JEM production Living with the Times, JEM has received an overwhelming response from individuals who have since taken up the daily study of “Chitas.” Inspired by the film, viewers from around the world have written, expressing an immediate interest in incorporating Chitas into their daily routine as a direct result of the episode.

You Are Never Helpless

While doing outreach work on college campuses as a Chabad emissary in the Los Angeles area, I began running into missionaries who were trying to convert Jewish students to Christianity. Also, the Chabad House where I worked was getting phone calls from parents whose children had converted, so I had to learn how to respond. Read more:

Getting Your Hands Dirty

I was impressed by his knowledge of criminology. For example, at a certain point in the conversation he asked me, “Are you familiar with the writings of Cesare Lombroso?” Read More:

The Army Dance

At my father’s request, the Rebbe gave me a blessing – in fact, he blessed me twice in the course of that evening. My father was not a man who showed a lot of emotion, but that day he was very moved. I believe that it was very important to him that his son – who bore his father’s name – should receive a blessing from the Rebbe.