Continue reading The Miraculous Turnover
In the early 1950’s, there lived a Jewish non-observant family in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, New York.
Continue reading The Long Lasting Effect of Tehillim
During one of my routine visits to the hospital as a volunteer chaplain, I met Mr. Charles.
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 The Tefillin Campaign
A number of years ago, shortly after 9/11, Sarah and I travelled to Iowa, On our way home as we were going through Security, I got called over for additional screening.
Continue reading Stories With The Rebbetzin
In 1978, after making her way back to Judaism, Devorah was a Seminary student at Machon Chana in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn. Here she tells her story of her encounter with the Rebbetzin and the life lessons it taught her.
Continue reading Chanukah Mivtzoim 5781
Monday evening, I received a call from my eleven year old granddaughter, Rochel Leah, “Bubby, I want you to take me on Mivtzaim tomorrow”.
Continue reading Chabad of Cyberspace
The questions come from the far reaches of the world; from a scientist in Antarctica, who is holding a seder thousands of miles away from his family, from a student in New Mexico wanting to know if smoking marijuana is permitted before Shabbat services; from a mother who wants vegetarian recipes for Passover.
Continue reading The “No” That Brought Him Closer To Judaism
Every summer, Chabad Yeshiva boys travel to outlying Jewish cities and towns where there is no permanent rabbi to uplift and inspire the Jewish people living there. This important connection for our Jewish brethren to their heritage is one of the many programs instituted by the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi M.M. Schneerson, in the early years of his leadership. The Rebbe’s love for every Jew, no matter where and no matter their level of observance, is legendary. And this love he bequeathed to his Chassidim.
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).