Continue reading Tefillin Saves From Surgery
As a chaplain in the hospital for many years, I have seen my share of challenges people experience. Yet, from time to time, Hashem sends an undeniable miracle in front of our eyes,
Continue reading Hashem Saves Them From The Rockets Time And Time Again
Let me try to describe to you what it means to live with the possibility that a missile might be launched in your direction at any given moment. It certainly makes life unsettling.
Continue reading The Rebbe Will Find A Way
It was a long summer Friday.* My neighbor, who lives a block away from me in crown heights, decided to go to the Ohel of the Rebbe and help put on Tefillin with people. Many people were coming and going. as he stood close to the information desk, he noticed a group of young man coming over to speak to the person behind the desk.
Continue reading The Rebbe’s Prediction
“Hi mom, I got my orders today.”
Continue reading The Hug I So Desperately Needed
I am originally from Melbourne, Australia and despite the fact that the overall community is traditional, I grew up with minimal Jewish exposure. I would have wine and challah on Friday nights, attend Pesach seders, and go to Shul for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, but that was the extent of my involvement with Yiddishkeit (Judaism).
Continue reading The Annonymous Esrog Donor
Rabbi Mendel Altein* is following in the footsteps of his ancestors. His great grandfather, the renowned Chassidic teacher and mentor, Rabbi Yisroel Jacobson** provided the Previous Lubavitcher Rebbe with an etrog for the Holiday of Sukkot when he arrived on the shores of America the first time in 1929.
Continue reading A Chain Reaction Of Light
My mother in law, Esther Wineberg, of blessed memory, was involved in Mivtza Neshek (the Lighting of Shabbat and Holiday Candles’ Project for women and girls).
Continue reading Nissim From The Rebbe
In the early years of the Rebbe’s leadership, the Rebbe would himself go to the office of his Secretariat, which was close to his office in 770, to give over replies to questions sent to him on a variety of issues.
Continue reading Second Short Story!
This story happened when we moved to Toronto about thirty five years ago. We were a young couple sent by the Rebbe on Shlichut to Toronto. In those early days, we were trying everything we could, we were waiting for “business”.