Continue reading The Honor For The Rebbe That The Rebbetzin Had
It seems only as yesterday that I was speaking with the Rebbetzin. Her voice still echoes in my ears.
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 Esther Langsam* And Her Double Miracle
Many young Jewish men were saved from being enlisted into the ruthless Russian army by the efforts of a fearless young Jewish woman. She befriended a Russian woman working in the NKVD, the Russian secret police, who supplied her with blank Polish passports. These were filled out for the Jewish men who now appeared as Polish citizens. Once the passports were officially stamped, the person owning it would not be enlisted.
Continue reading The Twelve Pesukim Miracle
Growing up in Johannesburg, South Africa, I was greatly influenced by my uncle, who had recently became Torah observant. When I began wearing a yarmulke and tzitzit to school, the principal suggested to my parents that I would be better off attending a more religious school. My parents agreed and switched me to Torah Academy, a Lubavitch Day School when I was in fourth grade.
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 The Rebbe’s Triplets
From the time my husband and I got married in 1986, we wanted children, but five years passed and I had still not gotten pregnant. Naturally, we sought medical advice, but the doctors had nothing to tell us because they could find nothing wrong. Everything was fine – there was no reason why I shouldn’t get pregnant.
Continue reading All About Rabbi Aryeh Levin*
“My grandfather lived in one small room on the street that now bears his name. In my teens I was privileged to stay with him there during several summers when I came to Israel. It was then that I decided to try to emulate him in every way I could.
Continue reading Hashgacha Pratis Story Part Two
Story until now: Rabbi Eizenbach is invited to farbreng in Meron on Shabbat Mevorchim Menachem Av. Here he meets Yaakov (not his real name), a Litvish bochur, who had recently returned from New York where he went to the Ohel of the Rebbe to request a bracha for a shidduch. Now Yaakov asks the participants at the farbrengen to lift their cups and say a L’Chayim that the bracha should be fulfilled and he should get engaged soon. Please read on…
Continue reading The Rebbe’s Love And Care For Every Single Jew
Rabbi Simcha Gorodetzky was a bochur in one of the Yeshivot in Russia under the direction of the Previous Rebbe, Rabbi Y.Y. Schneerson, zt’l.
Continue reading First Short Story!
I went to the Ohel one day with my husband for an upshernish.