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Discovering the Rebbe

Advice for Life: Jewish Traditions


Photo: The Shafran Collection/Lubavitch Archives
Photo: The Shafran Collection/Lubavitch Archives

Study the history of the universe,
and you will discover that there are those nations
that prospered and others that did not,
some that were scholars
and others that were simpletons.
Explore the history of the Jewish nation,
and you will find their continued existence,
is due—not because of the language they spoke,
and not because of the land they lived in,
but due to Jewish traditions and precepts
that the Jews have continued to observe.
Those who have wandered away
from the Jewish traditions
have disappeared or returned to their roots.


Adapted from a letter of the Rebbe, of righteous memory.1


Footnotes
1.

Vol. 29, p. 53.

Advice for Life: In Search of Purpose


Photo: The Shafran Collection/Lubavitch Archives
Photo: The Shafran Collection/Lubavitch Archives

When looking for purpose
in your day-to-day life,
leave the comfort of your surroundings
—at least twice a week—
to help others in need.


Adapted from a letter of the Rebbe, of righteous memory.1


Footnotes
1.

Vol. 29, p. 67.

Advice for Life: Historic Holidays?


The parade for Jewish Unity celebrated on the holiday of Lag Beomer, circa 1957. (Photo: Lubavitch Archives)
The parade for Jewish Unity celebrated on the holiday of Lag Beomer, circa 1957. (Photo: Lubavitch Archives)

All the days that we celebrate
to commemorate the miracles that occurred
to our ancestors,
their purpose is for us to contemplate
and delve into the commemorative occasion
until we feel as if that miracle
is actually happening to us in our day and age.


Adapted from a letter of the Rebbe, of righteous memory.1


Footnotes
1.

Vol. 29, p. 54.

Many have struggled to describe Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, of righteous memory, the seventh leader of the Chabad-Lubavitch movement. A task so daunting due to the multifariousness of the Rebbe’s personality and achievements.

Rather than attempting to describe the Rebbe, this forum will share hitherto unknown tidbits of information about his life and teachings — information that was recorded in writing, audio and video.

Join us as we explore the Rebbe’s life and teachings. Manuscripts, letters, firsthand experiences and more.
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