When I opened a podiatry practice in Crown Heights in 1983, I began to learn about my religion. I was raised in a secular home, so initially I felt a little shell-shocked as I learned that Jewish holidays didn’t consist of just Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur and Passover, and as my patients began offering to help me put on tefillin.
It’s Not About Politics
After heading the office of Rabbi Betzalel Zolty, the former chief rabbi of Jerusalem, Rabbi Avraham Backenroth went on to work as a rabbinical court representative and musician. He resides in Bnei Brak, where he was interviewed in April of 2015.
Divine Change of Plans
Herschel Lazaroff is the director of the Center for the Advancement of Creativity and Human Potential based in Monsey, New York, and a promoter of healing techniques based on Torah, Kabbalah and chasidic teachings. He was interviewed in July of 2018.
Rebbe’s Advice Cured My Stutter
Michoel Rubinoff tells of the Rebbe's advice to him that finally cured him of a terrible stutter and changed his life.
“Do As Your Wife Desires”
Rabbi Shimon Elituv led a large community in Argentina but when the lack of proper chinuch became a problem, he turned to the Rebbe.