A young yeshivah student in Otwock, Poland, Shmuel Dovid Raichik awoke one morning to the sound of German bombs falling on the idyllic resort town. As the world he had known burned before his eyes, he fled, first to Vilnius, Lithuania, then to Kobe, Japan, and finally to Shanghai, China, where he helped lead the Lubavitch yeshivah in exile. After the war, the sixth Chabad Rebbe, Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn, and later the Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, appointed him "shadar," a title bestowed on select individuals who traveled the world at the Rebbes' behest, promoting Torah education and observance. As the first "shluchim" on the West Coast, Rabbi and Rebbetzin Raichik touched thousands of lives and influenced a generation of Jews. Their extraordinary story is told here for the first time, complete with hundreds of photos and documents.
Translated and adapted by Rabbi Moshe Wisnefsky, and produced by Chabad House Publications of California, Daily Wisdom summarizes each daily Torah reading and presents an original insight based on the Rebbe`s teachings.
A stepping-stone to faith in G-d for those entrapped in the paradoxes of philosophy. : "I have expounded, to the limit of my powers, ten proofs that the world is continually brought into being [by the Creator]," are the author`s words.
Originally delivered by Rabbi Shalom DovBer Schneersohn, fifth Lubavitcher Rebbe, on the occasion of his Bar Mitzvah in 5634 (1873). The discourse`s main theme is the cosmic impact of performing the mitzvah of tefillin, and the special connection between this mitzvah and the age of Bar Mitzvah.
This comprehensive biography uncovers the roots of the dedication and sacrifice that nurture the current Lubavitch movement. Rich with details, it provides perspective, inspiration, courage and insight into the towering personality of a noted rabbi, mystic, and leader.
A collection of correspondences with the Lubavitcher Rebbe in his original handwriting covering a wide range of topics, the answers are written in type form as well as the original handwriting, and contains the question as well.
In 1900, in the town of Lubavitch, the Rebbe Rashab delivered a talk to the students of his yeshivah, the legendary Tomchei Temimim. He called on them to enlist in the “War of the House of David,” to spread the light of Chasidism throughout the world. Many years and many travels later, his successors declared this mission relevant to every Jewish man and woman, regardless of background, affiliation or education. Is that a contradiction? Is it the task of the elite who were present at the Rebbe Rashab’s talk, or the duty of every person, whether simple or great? During this Farbrengen marking the Rebbe Rashab’s birthday, the Rebbe dwells on his legacy and explains how this calling remains relevant to all.