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Simon Jacobson

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Rabbi Simon Jacobson is the author of the best-selling Toward a Meaningful Life: The Wisdom of the Rebbe (William Morrow, 1995), and the founder and director of the Meaningful Life Center.

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Chapter 66 (3) R. Elye Chayim Althaus’ Historic Account of the Cataclysm of 1927 Book
Regardless of all this restrictive oppression, the Rebbe secretly dispatched chassidim who were faithful to him as shluchim. Their instructions were: to establish chadarim in every city and township at his expense; never to divulge his name to anyone; to...
Chapter 66 (1) R. Elye Chayim Althaus’ Historic Account of the Cataclysm of 1927 Book
By the Grace of G‑d Sunday evening, the 39th day of the Omer,In the original, למב"י – the initials of למספר בני ישראל; lit., “according to the counting of the Children of Israel.” This phrase is extracted here from its Biblical context (Devarim 32:8) to...
Chapter 55 Tomchei Temimim Yeshivah 45th Anniversary Erev Rosh Chodesh Tammuz 5702 (תש"ב; 1942) Book
[New York] By Divine Providence, the 45th annual celebration of the founding of the Tomchei Temimim Yeshivah Founding of the... Yeshivah: In 5657 (תרנ"ז; 1897). in Lubavitch is being held in America. On such an occasion, as the first director of the...
Chapter 42 The Seudah of Purim 5691 (תרצ"א; 1931) Book
[Riga]The Seudah of Purim: The above account is taken from the notes of one of the listeners. [1.] Today’s task in avodah is to reach a point at which “one no longer knowsOne no longer knows: Cf. “A man is obligated to drink on Purim until he no longer...
Chapter 39 (1) The Eve of Simchas Torah 5691 (תרצ"א; 1930) Book
The Eve of Simchas Torah: The above record of the farbrengen is based on notes later made by one of those present. [Riga] [1.] Many people mistakenly think that avodah shebalev, “the service of the heart,”The service of the heart: Tractate Taanis 2a. is a...
1. Traditionally, G‑d-fearing chassidim were reluctant to sit down before Maariv to refreshments that included pastries, Refreshments that included pastries: In the original, a seudas mezonos. and would agonize over their endeavors to establish whether it...
Chapter 30b (2) Lag BaOmer and Chassidic Oral History From the Diary of the Rebbe [Rayatz] Book
10. [R. Abba David Iskasya now resumed his account of what R. Hillel of Paritch had said back in 1844:] “One of the venerable chassidim who accompanied the [Alter] Rebbe on that journey [in 1811], my distinguished mentor, R. Zalman Zezmer, clarified for...
At Home in Hoboken: The City’s First New Synagogue in a Century Brand-new Chabad center caters to Jews of all ages in a popular commuter city just outside New York News
Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur and Sukkot seemed significantly different for Ori Cohen. This year, for the first time, he really felt at home. That’s because Chabad Lubavitch of Hoboken in New Jersey celebrated a new home—its first permanent space—just before...
This revolt began as small, spontaneous clashes between Jews and Roman forces.
In 1973, Ellen Peters, a Protestant biracial woman, was chosen as South Africa’s beauty queen. Today, she goes by the name Ilana Skolnick, and she is an observant Jew.
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