Chassidus

Chassidus isn’t just for the books – it needs to come to life. Join us as we discover how to bring the text to reality, and implement it in out daily lives.

The Day I’ll Wish for Struggle

 

You greeted me the moment I was born, you never failed to find me. You tagged along on lonely days and times of distress. You made me a man and showed me who I am, and what I can do. Every time you came forward I met you with pride, and every time, departed […]

Gimmel Tammuz: Can We Do This?

Two hundred years ago, Chabad Chassidim were born. For seven illustrious generations we were held by the hand, guided, trained, and handed a mission. We soaked it all in, weathered the storms, and, always looking towards our faithful leader, we grew. We survived wars of bloodshed, and battles of the mind; isolated prisons, and […]

Does God Make Mistakes?

I have a philosopher for a daughter. Four-year-old philosophers are the best. They ponder life in its most basic terms.

“Hashem (God) makes mistakes sometimes.”

That’s what she said to me at the dinner table one night. It was out of the blue and I was quite taken aback, or maybe caught off guard.

I replied too […]

Reb Meilech Zweibel

I just heard the news of Reb Meilech’s passing. It’s hard to put anything into words, but it’s important, so here are some thoughts and stories:
When I was a student in Manchester Yeshiva, I read through Lekutei Diburim and didn’t understand how it was possible that no one was teaching us how to Daven […]