Continue reading The Rebbe’s blessing after an Ohel visit
Although I lived in Brooklyn for many years, had an Orthodox Jewish education in my youth, and passed by 770 (the main Chabad synagogue located in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, NY) quite often, I never had the opportunity to engage with Chabad in a meaningful way, until….
Category: rebbe stories
Miracles that happened through the printing of the Tanya
Continue reading Miracles that happened through the printing of the Tanya
A young man who traveled extensively for business, decided that he would print a Tanya in each city he visited.Sometime later, his father didn’t feel well and needed heart surgery.
The Rebbe’s Vision
Continue reading The Rebbe’s Vision
Dr. Ira Weiss of Chicago, a renowned heart specialist, became very close to the Rebbe and the Rebbetzin Chaya Mushka, when he was called upon to be part of a dedicated team to care for the Rebbe after the Rebbe had a major heart attack in 1978*.In 1981, the Rebbetzin was not feeling well, and Dr. Weiss was called.
The Rebbe and Dudu Fisher
Continue reading The Rebbe and Dudu Fisher
During the time that the Previous Rebbe was staying in Riga, Latvia, my grandparents were living on the outskirts of the city. In January 1932, in the freeze of the winter, my grandmother went into labor with my mother, and things started to go wrong.She was rushed to the hospital, where the doctors decided that it was necessary to abort the baby in order to save her life.
Biography of Rebbetzin Chana Schneerson
Continue reading Biography of Rebbetzin Chana Schneerson
The Chassidim of Nikolayev would fondly recall Chana’s scholarship as a teenager. When a maamar (Chassidic discourse) would arrive from Lubavitch—either repeated by a Chassid who was present at the Rebbe’s discourse, or as notes sent to her father’s home—she would meticulously and faithfully transcribe it, making it available for the eager Chassidim.Bright and talented, Chana had an excellent ear for music—a quality she shared with her father.
His Jewish Name
Continue reading His Jewish Name
Many years ago, I received a voice message on the Chabad House answering machine. The person on the call was asking desperately for a return call. So, I called him back.
The Rebbe Feels Your Pain
Continue reading The Rebbe Feels Your Pain
For two years after my marriage, I attended a post-rabbinical college for Torah study, known as a Kollel. About three months into my studies, I was summoned by Rabbi Chaim Mordechai Aizik Hodakov, the Rebbe’s personal secretary and also the director of the Kollel.
A Brit Milah in Russia
Continue reading A Brit Milah in Russia
We came to the bus station to meet the bus driver who was bringing us some kosher provisions for the winter. We were told the time that the bus would be arriving and made sure to be there on time. However, to our great consternation, the bus had already left and was now on its way to its last destination, Tobolsk.
Help from the Rebbe
Continue reading Help from the Rebbe
Soon after we moved to Israel, I attended a farbrengen in Nachlat Har Chabad, and one of the participants came over to me. With great feeling he said to me, “I envy you!”“You envy me??” I asked in surprise.
The Miraculous Turnover
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.