Attorney Michael Goldhirsch of Melbourne, Australia wanted to donate a large sum of money to build a children’s hospital in Crown Heights. The Rebbe suggested an even better way to achieve his desired results.

New Photos: The Second Children’s Torah Scroll

Last week, JEM released a fascinating new video highlighting the history of the Children's Torah Scroll campaign. Now, in connection with the new video, a brand new gallery has been published for the first time - with over 450 photos. In 1981, during a Farbrengen celebrating his birthday, the Rebbe launched the Children's Torah Scroll … Continue reading New Photos: The Second Children’s Torah Scroll

Last week’s Connection Point Event Almost Didn’t Happen…

In the midst of last week’s Lag B’omer celebrations, children from all over the world stopped what they were doing to tune in to an exclusive presentation Connection Point program. From Manchester to California, Chicago to South Africa, thousands gathered online for this unprecedented virtual Lag B'omer celebration. But the event almost didn’t happen.

A Letter for You

Here’s my Story: At a farbrengen following Lag B’Omer 1981, the Rebbe urged that a Sefer Torah be written to unite all Jewish children as the means to avert great danger. Within days it became clear what the Rebbe was referring to.

Porch Minyan Leads to Lag B’Omer Revelation

As Divine providence would have it, Rafael, along with his father Rachamaim, who had captured the photos, had recently met some Yeshiva students at his block’s “porch Minyan.” When Rafael walked over with the pile of newly-found photos, the students were smitten by the incrdedibly vivid color and sharpness of the 33 year old images.

Lag B’Omer Podcast from Ashreinu

In honor of Lag B’Omer, Ashreinu.app presents a podcast, 2nd in the series, highlighting Lag B’Omer moments with the Rebbe. In a series of tracks, Rabbi Yossi Lew sits down to discuss special highlights of Lag B’Omer with the Rebbe, focusing on the years 5740 - 5747.

In Mint Condition

One fine autumn morning in 1952, while I was studying in the Chabad yeshivah at 770, one of the Rebbe’s secretaries came running into the study hall, asking me if I had a driver’s license. I said that I did. I had gotten it at age sixteen upon the advice of my family while home in Boston for the summer. “Oh good,” the secretary said. “The Rebbe wants to go to the Ohel [the resting place of the Previous Rebbe] as soon as possible and needs someone to drive him there. Can you take him?”

“Connection Point High” Set For Another Round

Following the tremendous success that JEM and Tzivos Hashem saw with the Connection Point program in elementary schools since 2018, the program was expanded this year to include high school students. Now, responding to the warm feedback and an eagerly received first semester (See the testimonials at the end of this article.), Connection Point has announced that a second program will soon begin.