Rebbe

The Day I Let Go of Shlichus

When I was becoming frum in my late teens – early 20s, I was infatuated with my shluchim, the Lipskiers in Atlanta. Miriam was always beautiful and graceful, making gourmet meals and riveting speeches for tables of students that doubled in size every year. Rabbi Lipskier was non-judgmental and self-confident, even when students brought […]

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 […]

Where Is the Rebbe?

One of the many things I love about Shabbos: I get to sit and read.

This past Shabbos I was sitting on the couch reading “Kfar Chabad,” a compilation of the Rebbe’s letters and talks about the day-to-day operations and development of Kfar Chabad. I managed to read a couple of lines before my very […]

Chabad Families Belong on Shlichus – So Now What?!

If you went through the full Chabad schooling system (any time in the past 50 years or so) then you know what I’m talking about. We heard it almost every day, and definitely at every farbrengen: shlichus. We were given the message at every turn; that shlichus is the most important thing in the […]