“What happens when it rains?” was the common question asked to Connection Point director Rabbi Levi Plotkin.
Today, on Lag B'omer 2021, the entire Jewish people is stunned by unfathomable pain. Perhaps we can take some measure of solace in knowing that we are not alone. From an address of the Rebbe at the Lag B'omer parade of 1984. https://youtu.be/HEPpQ03K04Y Of all the days the days of the year, there is only … Continue reading God is Suffering, Too
This Thursday night, Lag B’omer, at 6:15 PM, hundreds of children and their parents will join together in front of 770 for a viewing of the Rebbe’s Lag B’omer Parade - 5744.
Epilogue: 3 days later at Sunday dollars. 30 years ago, on the 28th of Nissan in 1991, the Rebbe delivered an impassioned talk about Moshiach. The Rebbe declared that he had done all he could to hasten his arrival, but it was now up to us to complete the task. This woman, mourning the untimely … Continue reading Rebbe, We’re Counting On You
The fully produced 28 Nissan 5751 Sicha is now available at JEM.tv in English and Hebrew.
New and expanded Hebrew edition of Early Years, Shanim Rishonot, features dozens of new documents and data.
Shortly after the Rebbetzin's passing in 1988, the Rebbe launched a new initiative: The birthday campaign, a call for every Jew to celebrate and observe their birthdays by hosting Jewish gatherings and adding in Jewish observance.
I remember that, upon entering the Rebbe’s room, I felt very cold because the air conditioning was on high, but as soon as the Rebbe looked at me with his bright blue eyes, I warmed up. He spoke to me softly, in French, and he put me totally at ease. I felt calm and serene – as if I was meeting with a loving father. Read More
For quite a while, I had been plagued with migraine headaches. Sometimes, they would come on as often as once a week, preceded by flashes of light appearing before my eyes. When I began experiencing those flashes, I knew that shortly thereafter I would get a migraine headache. I had been to medical specialists who prescribed different medications, but none of them helped.
When I was approaching my Bat Mitzvah, I heard that there was a custom to write to the Rebbe for a blessing. I was fairly new to Chabad and wasn’t familiar with this custom, but as I sat down to write my letter, I thought it would probably be nice to also the Rebbe a blessing. I shouldn’t just be asking and taking; I should also be giving. This is the way my twelve-year-old mind reasoned. I knew that the Rebbe was childless, so I decided to give him a blessing for children. Now, this was 1981, so the Rebbe was nearing eighty, but I did not see that as an obstacle. Didn’t Avraham have Yitzchak when he was one hundred years old? The Torah teaches us that G-d can do anything!