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Lubavitcher Rebbe

The Rebbe's Prophecy About Israel

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 07.29.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

No one knows how the current war will play out. Even if Israel clears out every last Hamas tunnel, how long will it be before it is forced to back in to dismantle Hamas' rebuilt terror infrastructure?

A Retrospective On The Life Of The Lubavitcher Rebbe

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 07.01.2014 | Religion

Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, also referred to as the "Lubavitcher Rebbe" and sometimes just "the Rebbe," died in 1994. On Tuesday, July 1, thousa...

20 Years After The Death Of 'The Rebbe', Pilgrims Flock To His Grave

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 07.01.2014 | Religion

It has been 20 years since the death of Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, also called the Lubavitcher Rebbe, who is considered by many in the Jewish c...

What Made the Rebbe Judaism's Greatest Contemporary Leader

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 06.30.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

The twentieth anniversary of the Rebbe's passing is being accompanied by the portrayal of the Rebbe as the founder of Judaism with a smile. But this is not the whole story and it sanitizes the Rebbe's legacy. In truth, the Rebbe was a revolutionary.

Rabbi Telushkin's Newest Book on the Lubavitcher Rebbe: A Testament to Greatness

Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz | Posted 07.30.2014 | Books
Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz

While the project could have easily succumbed to the realm of hagiography, thankfully Rabbi Telushkin's work goes beyond the usual biographical form and delivers a rich tapestry of a dynamic and complex man.

Steinsaltz Biography On the Rebbe Enlightens Followers

Rabbi Yaacov Behrman | Posted 07.22.2014 | Books
Rabbi Yaacov Behrman

Unlike Samuel Heilman's "The Rebbe" and Joseph Telushkin's upcoming book "Rebbe," much of Steinsaltz's work is based on his own personal experiences, perceptions and interactions with the Lubavitcher Rebbe and the Chabad movement.

A Must-Read: A Love Story With a Knack for the Truth

Rabbi Pinchas Allouche | Posted 07.22.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Pinchas Allouche

The Greatest Man He Has Ever Met On Tuesday, June 14, 1994, Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz walked into my classroom, visibly shaken; I was in the 9th grade. I...

What's in a Shape?

Edward Jacobs | Posted 01.27.2014 | Religion
Edward Jacobs

Chanukah, known as the Festival of Lights, uses a hybridized version of the original menorah -- eight cups instead of seven, to hearken back to the original as well as to commemorate the great miracle of the single cruise of oil lasting for eight days.

Zebulon and Issachar: Closing the Chasm Between Business Strategy and Execution

Yaacov Cohen | Posted 12.02.2013 | Religion
Yaacov Cohen

Business strategists, like scholars from the Issachar tribe, must go out to the fields, to shape and reshape their strategy based on continuous feedback, an interactive process, and constant dialog.

Yom Kippur Sermon 5774

Rabbi Chaim Miller | Posted 11.12.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Chaim Miller

Wwhen life throws us misfortune, G-d forbid, it's just a wrong turn. We have to believe we will get there in the end, and not to lose sight of the destination, a happy, fulfilled life.

Religion’s Most Repellent Idea

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 03.17.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

Any attempts to infuse suffering with rich meaning shows callous indifference to the heartache of fellow humans. Suffering does not leave us ennobled but broken, morose and bitter.

Is Praying For The Peace Of Jerusalem A Waste Of Time?

Levi Ben-Shmuel | Posted 11.19.2012 | Religion
Levi Ben-Shmuel

I know some people say peace in the Middle East is impossible and prayer is a waste of time. Those are not my beliefs. May the vision of peace it represents for all people be realized soon.

A Few Musings On The Spiritual Work Of Rosh Hashanah

Rabbi Chaim Miller | Posted 11.11.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Chaim Miller

Originally, G-d didn't care about good and evil or the Torah. Then, out of an act of absolute selflessness He decided He would care about this stuff. With all this in mind, we can now begin to appreciate the secret of Rosh Hashanah according to Chassidus.

The Education I Never Had, And Why No One Is Doing A Thing About It

Chaim Levin | Posted 06.10.2012 | Religion
Chaim Levin

At the age of 17, I had a formal education more comparable to a third grader. I lacked the opportunity to function as an informed, educated young adult.

National Education Day And The Education I Never Had

Chaim Levin | Posted 06.04.2012 | Religion
Chaim Levin

Yesterday was proclaimed National Education and Sharing Day in tribute to the late Chabad Lubavitch Rabbi Menachem Schneerson's birthday. It baffles me that the Chabad movement has inspired such an observance.

The Neck And The Site Of The Temple

Kevin Bermeister | Posted 04.03.2012 | Religion
Kevin Bermeister

In the time it takes for the brain's signals to pass through the neck's constricted channel, Jewish mystics identify that the transference of a thought into its physical interpretation occurs.

Ultra-Orthodox Judaism Need Not Be Obscurantist

Menachem Rosensaft | Posted 03.13.2012 | Religion
Menachem Rosensaft

While one must not tar all ultra-Orthodox Jews with the brush of intolerance, the fact is that the antagonism displayed by haredim toward other Jews is becoming ever more extreme. It was not always thus.

The Rebellious Man Of Faith

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 02.11.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

In constant struggle against malevolent forces who seek to defeat him, Jacob gives birth to a new concept of religion: not the subservient man of the spirit, but the rebellious man of faith.

U.K. Chief Rabbi Shares Lessons In Leadership At Chabad Conference

Baila Olidort | Posted 01.31.2012 | Religion
Baila Olidort

"In the silence of our souls we can hear what the Rebbe would be saying to us now: 'You think you've done enough? There is always more of the mountain to climb.'"

Alternative Energy, Alternative Wisdom

Rabbi Chaim Miller | Posted 11.22.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Chaim Miller

There is a reason why men of repute continue to visit Rabbi Menachem Schneerson's grave. It is not merely for a spiritual or religious boost; they sense that his wisdom can help shape a better world.

Celebrating 70 Years Since The Rebbe Arrived In America

Rabbi Shais Taub | Posted 08.30.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Shais Taub

My holiday is the 28th of Sivan, because that's the day 70 years ago we were given a chance for spiritual survival down here on the bottom half of the plane.

Beyond Transcendental: Realizing Your Innate G-d Connection

Rabbi Chaim Miller | Posted 07.15.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Chaim Miller

The notion of an infinite chasm between you and G-d is simply not true. It is not a vertical relationship of G-d up there and you down here, but a horizontal one. Your own soul is G-dly.

The Incorruptible: My Thoughts on the Lubavitcher Rebbe

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 06.22.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

What more is there to say about the Lubavitcher Rebbe 16 years after his passing that has not already been said? I was pondering that question as I walked the streets of my boyhood town of Miami Beach over Passover.

The Jewish Channel: Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Precluded Himself From Being the Messiah

Menachem Wecker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Menachem Wecker

Does Jewish tradition allow for the possibility that the Messiah might never know he (or she?) was Messianic?

The Lubavitcher Rebbe: Jewish Secularist or Reviver of the Religion?

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

The Lubavitcher Rebbe brought about the greatest Jewish spiritual revolution of all time, and by the time he died he had almost single-handedly reversed the tide of two centuries of Jewish assimilation.