Lubavitcher Rebbe

The Stories We Tell Ourselves

Suppose I asked you “What did you do yesterday?”

You list 19 activities, yet I counted 173 activities while videotaping you yesterday.  Why the discrepancy?

Writing our Own Story

Every day, we decide what’s important enough to remember. Over time, we weave our “story” from memories, feelings and interpretations of events that we have perhaps unconsciously selected. We tend to make our version of the truth into absolute truth. 

Rabbi Michael Levy

Free Book Excerpt from the Rebbe


Free Book Excerpt From The "Rebbe"

The first in a series of free books excerpts from The Jewish Week:

Lubavitcher Rebbe Lives On Through His Good Works

06/30/2014 - 20:00

The Talmud (Ta’anit 5b) teaches us that the Biblical Jacob never died, despite the eulogies that were delivered in the presence of his mortally deceased body. His impact continues so long as his children, the Jewish people, endure.

The Sounds Of Lubavitch

Memories of a 'farbrengen,' and lingering questions about the rebbe.

06/24/2014 - 20:00
Editor and Publisher

Editor’s Note: This column first appeared in The Jewish Week in June 1994, 20 years ago, a few days after the death of the Lubavitcher Rebbe.

Gary Rosenblatt

What The Rebbe Taught

06/18/2012 - 20:00
Special To The Jewish Week

At a memorial session at the Israeli Knesset honoring the Lubavitcher Rebbe shortly after his death, Chief Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau recalled a conversation he had once had with him in which Rabbi Lau spoke of his active involvement in kiruv rechokim, bringing back to Judaism lost Jews who had strayed far away. “The Rebbe immediately corrected me: ‘We cannot label anyone as being ‘far.”  Who are we to determine who is far and who is near? They are all close to Hashem” [God]

Rabbi Joseph Telushkin

Reality Shows, Purim & The Feminist Rebbe

Perhaps because blogging, Facebook and Twitter more than satisfy my own need for exhibitionism and fame, I don’t quite understand why anyone would want to be on a reality show.

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