Dear Friend,

This coming Shabbat marks 22 years since the passing of the Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, of righteous memory.

Shortly after the passing of his father-in-law, the sixth Rebbe, the Rebbe remarked, “The sun is always shining. Even when it is night on one half of the globe, there is sunshine on the other. And even where it is dark, the brightness is present through the stars.

“In the same way,” the Rebbe concluded, “my saintly father-in-law is still present and radiant through the stars: the Jewish people.”

Throughout the decades of his leadership, the Rebbe touched the lives of many thousands. He taught, advised, encouraged, and brought meaning to people’s lives (read about the fascinating interactions between the Rebbe and Elie Wiesel, who passed away this week ). He loved everyone. He celebrated with them and mourned with them.

The Rebbe still continues to touch lives—but now it is through us. It is our duty to become the “stars” that convey the love that the Rebbe radiated.

Rabbi Mendy Kaminker,
on behalf of the Editorial Team

P.S. In honor of this special day, please do an extra mitzvah, and encourage another to do the same. You can also send letters to be placed at the Ohel (the Rebbe’s resting place) by clicking here.