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:
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.
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
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.
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:
By Aharon Loschak | Connection Point Launches Year 3 - Bigger & Better! Schools worldwide are watching and understanding full Sichos of the Rebbe. This year the program is being expanded to all ages and different styles.
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:
In this festive JEM presentation, Cantor Tsatskis recalls a post Simchas Torah Kos Shel Bracha where the Rebbe had him share an old Russian song celebrating Jewish faith and identity. Watch the film:
Selected scenes from “Kos Shel Bracha,” the Rebbe’s distribution of wine from the “Cup of Blessing,'' immediately upon the conclusion of Simchas Torah. As each person passes, the Rebbe pours a little wine into their cup with some words of blessing.
Curated scenes from the morning prayers, including the recitation of Hallel, Hoshanos and the Musaf prayer for Sukkos. Chassidim join together in singing a selection of Chabad Chassidic melodies.