This Shabbat we commemorate the birthday and yahrtzeit of the second Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Dovber, known as the “Mitteler Rebbe.”

One of his distinguishing traits was his ability to elaborate at great lengths on topics of chassidic philosophy. He penned many voluminous manuscripts, and would deliver long talks, with listeners spellbound by his every word.

It was said about him that were his finger to be cut, instead of blood would come a gush of Chassidism. It was the very essence of his being.

At the recent International Conference of Chabad-Lubavitch Emissaries (Kinus Hashluchim), keynote speaker Rabbi Shlomie Chein applied this metaphor in personal terms.

He said that a shliach—an emissary of the Rebbe sent out to rejuvenate and establish Jewish communities around the world—should be the same way. When his finger is cut, his commitment to his mission is what should run forth. His devotion must take over his entire being.

So be sure to take advantage of these dedicated men and women, whose primary goal is to serve the communities they have been sent to in nearly every part of the world.

And if you live somewhere that does not (yet) have a shliach, then we at will gladly serve as your virtual emissary.

Please stay in touch!

Eliezer Zalmanov,
on behalf of the Editorial Team