B"H Saturday, 29 Shevat 5777 | February 25 2017
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Rabbi Asher Deren
 A Jew is a Jew is a Jew 

A young Jew living in a distant Island in the Caribbean wrote to the Rebbe in the Lamed years thanking him for his intervention on his son's behalf thereby helping "a small Jew in the Caribbean." In his reply to the individual, the Rebbe accepted his thanks but took issue with his closing remark because "there is no such thing as a small Jew ■ more

    
 
Practical Guidance for Parents
 Welcoming Your Child Home Again 
Photograph: Illustration
Rabbi Yitzchok Ginsburgh shares insights and practical guidance for observant parents on how to relate to their children, no matter what their present situation or state of observance.Welcoming Your Child Home Again ■ more
    
 
Friendship Circle Café
 "They Really Touched People's Hearts" 
Photograph: Chabad.org
As part of a program called the Friendship Circle Café, Ari and his friends, joined by teen volunteers and restaurant wait staff, took and filled orders as area residents and supporters dined at the kosher Mozart Café. Designed to impart responsibility and offer a chance to interact with others, the program also drew attention to the Friendship Circle’s work ■ more
    
 
Leb'n Mit Moshiach
 Even the Skeptics Will Agree 
Why is it that recently there is a constant, unrelenting clamor and “storm” about the impending Redemption? Seemingly, this was not done in the past years? It wasn’t seen that such a storm should be made, that the Geula is coming, in a way that we can see it with our eyes of flesh, in a tangible, actual and real sense, down here in this physical and material world, and throughout the entire world ■ more
    
 
Rabbi Asher Deren
 We Can Win the Gold 
Rome’s destruction of Yerushalayim almost 2,000 years ago on the night that this year will mark the opening ceremony of the Olympics, was a culmination of a process in which Greece’s obsession with worship of the human body, and its erection of stadia across the Judean territory (Chanukah anyone?) played quite a significant and infamous role ■ more
    
 
Rabbi Yehoishofot Oliver
 Iskafya: Ploughing the Soil 
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Illustration | Photograph: Lubavitch.com
To be sure, the Jew who engages in Iskafya probably already feels love for Hashem to a significant extent, for it was this desire to connect to G–dliness that motivated him to engage in Iskafya in the first place. However, by engaging in Iskafya and actually davvening with that extra sensitivity, with Hashem’s help, he will reach a far more sublime level of love for Hashem ■ more
    
 
Rabbi Yehoishofot Oliver
 Emotional Transformation: The Goal of Change 
Hashem exhorted the Jewish people, “Make for Me a Mishkan, and I will dwell in their midst.”[1] Chassidus quotes earlier sources[2] that explain that the reason that it doesn’t say “I will dwell in its midst” is to allude to Hashem’s desire to dwell “in their midst”—that every Jew make a Mishkan for the Shechinah, the Divine Presence, within his or her inner self ■ more
    
 
Part XXXVIII
 Memoirs of Rebbetzin Chana 

Part XXXVIII: My son keeps me going

It’s now nine years since my arrival here [in New York]. Thank G‑d for my son, who has been accomplishing so much in recent years. He possesses outstandingly great abilities, intellectual brilliance and erudition, in addition to the greatness and holiness of his soul, and the fact that whatever he does is born of absolute truth. The world at large recognizes this and appreciates it ■ more

    
 
Leb'n Mit Moshiach
 Mach Doh Eretz Yisroel 
Our Holy Land, Eretz Yisrael, is a place where G-dliness, holiness, and Yiddishkeit are openly revealed. In an ultimate sense, this will be realized in the time of Moshiach when the Beis HaMikdash will be rebuilt and the observance of all the mitzvos associated with the holiness of the land will be restored ■ more
    
 
Rabb Yehoishophot Oliver
 Torah: The Key to Our Survival 
Recently someone said to me, and in all seriousness: “I’ve become more moderate and modern. I trim my beard, I don’t make a point of studying Torah so much anymore... But I’m very careful on Halachah, really. True, I watch movies sometimes, but only kosher ones ... Yes, I do a, b, and c, which most people consider forbidden ■ more
    
 
Part XXXVII
 Memoirs of Rebbetzin Chana: Berel 
This day has significance for me that I need to share with someone, but unfortunately I don’t have anyone. I could do this only with my son, shlita, for I’m sure that he too remembers this day. However, I cannot discuss this subject with him ■ more
    
 
"I Admired Him"
 Conversations With The Rebbe: Yitzchok Shamir 
Rabbi Chaim Dalfin interviewed former Prime Minister Yitzchok Shamir, ob"m, in 5755.
The interview can be found in Dalfin's book "Conversations with the Rebbe ■ I never met the Rebbe personally. Of course, I’ve known a lot about him. I have met many people who met him. I was very impressed by all his activities, first by his initiative in starting activities for the rescue of the Soviet Jews ■ more 
    
 
Leb'n Mit Moshiach
 12-13 Tammuz: Precusor to the Geula Shleima 
It’s clear that the 12th & 13th of Tammuz emphasizes it’s affect on all the nations of the world even the lowliest. This should therefore accentuate for us, to strengthen our faith in the coming of Moshiach, and to await and anticipate his arrival, as the Rambam writes ■ more
    
 
A Request
 Rambam Yomi Shabbos Table Companion 
Rambam Yomi
Rambam Yomi
I hope that the ideas presented will inspire the learning of Rambam and Chassidus, and Nigleh, and we will be zoche to see The Rebbe immediately with the complete redemption ■ more
    
 
Rabb Yehoishophot Oliver
 Obeying the Rebbe: A Story 
The Previous Rebbe told the following story: The Rebbe Maharash had two chassidim: The first would start “from below to above,” while the second would start “from above to below.” The first would start with action. He did everything in actuality, with self-sacrifice, and then the understanding would come. The second began with the understanding, and the action only followed later ■ more
    
 
Part XXXVI
 Memoirs of Rebbetzin Chana 
The Rebbe at a Farbrengen: I don’t want to let pass the opportunity to record the pleasure I enjoyed last night listening to my son, shlita, speaking to an audience of many hundreds of people. I am not the expert to appraise the scholarship of the subjects on which he spoke, but the portion I did understand made a deep impression upon me with its rich content ■ more
    

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