B"H Wednesday, 2 Nisan 5777 | March 29 2017
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 The Triumph of Chabad 
The Rebbe's Army
The Rebbe's Army | Photograph: Shturem Archive
This year's Yom Kipur found me in Australia. The year before was South Africa. The year before that the south of France, and the year before that Central America. (Yes, I get around.) In all these places, the chagim are an issue -- of security, of buying tickets, in other words of potentially being turned away by a shul packed to capacity and made nervous by all too recent experiences of bombings, stabbings, riots, and various other attacks ■ more
    
 
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 A Guide: Tishrei With The Rebbe 
Photograph: Avner Institute

On the morning of Erev Rosh Hashanah, following Selichos, the Rebbe would go to the mikveh, then daven Sharcharis with the minyan. Morning service was 9:30, or 10:00 in the later years; in ’92 (1991), extremely late—close to noon. Afterwards, a group of prominent rabbis and Chassidim assembled and sat on benches around the Rebbe for Hatoras Nedorim ■ more

    
 
Leb'n Mit Moshiach
 Don't Let Golus Overwhelm You! 
In parshas Nitzavim we read about an issue which is especially relevant in our time of ikvesa d’meshicha – the final days in golus – so we have to prepare for the true and complete Geula through Moshiach tzidkeinu ■ more
    
 
Rabbi Asher Deren
 We Are All Ambassadors 
I recall once departing from Ben Gurion Airport and noticing a massive billboard just over the final departure gate to the jet way that read “ B'chu"l Kulanu Shagririm ” - “ Outside Israel, We ’ re All Ambassadors. ” Perhaps a feeble attempt to blunt the rough edges of the stereotypical Sabra mentality as it embarks abroad ■ more
    
 
Leb'n Mit Moshiach
 A Tzadik's Birthday is Unique 
The main thrust of disseminating the fountains outward, is through the revelation of Chabad Chasidus as it comes down into rational comprehension in the intellect. This is the connection between “Chai Elul” and parshas Savo: Following the revelation and dissemination of Toras haChasidus, there is an even greater increase in the certainty that immediately will be the “come to the land that Hashem your L-rd is giving you as a heritage, occupying and settling it ■ more
    
 
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 
Illustration
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
    

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