Rebbe

Vax Vs. Fiction – The Vaccine Challenge and Neve Chabad

A headline published in The Toronto Star on Oct. 24, 1896 read: “Vaccination necessary and no one objects now.” The article went on to say that society had finally come to accept vaccines after nearly a century of protest, “monster demonstrations” and even the jailing of parents who refused to vaccinate. By 1896, the […]

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 […]