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The Rebbe & Israel

Studies in the Rebbe's outlook and approach on various issues

Former Israeli President Joins Chassidic Gathering
Jerry Dantzic: Trailblazing in the Rebbe’s footsteps.
Jerry Dantzic photographs former Israeli president Zalman Shazar in an audience with the Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson of righteous memory and later joining a Chassidic gathering with the Rebbe.
The Israeli Prime Minister's Jewish Pride
Prime Minister Menachem Begin, President Carter, and a Stopover at the Rebbe's Court
It was a politically chaotic time in Israel. Prime Minister Yitzchak Rabin, a member of the Labor Party, resigned, bringing on new general elections. The elections brought dramatic change to the small country. On May 17, 1977, the right-wing Likud Party came to power, ending a twenty-nine year period in which the Left had governed Israel.
The Israeli President Visits the Rebbe
It was 1966, and Zalman Shazar was on his first visit to the United States as the President of Israel. All the ceremonial events and official visits would be at the Manhattan hotel where the President was staying. Except for one...
Israel on the Brink of War
The strategic and spiritual fronts that preceded the Yom Kippur War
As millions prayed in synagogues, the Egyptian and Syrian armies surprised the Israelis with attacks on two fronts. But one person in Brooklyn was preparing for months already...
The Yom Kippur War: Forty Years Later
Despite the tremendous losses, the Rebbe often pointed out the great miracles that G‑d had performed.
Eyes Upon The Land
A presentation of the Lubavitcher Rebbe's views on the Jewish people's connection with the Holy Land, the Arab-Israeli conflict, and the so-called "Land for Peace" issue
Land of Israel
A special burden and privilege rests upon Israel's citizens and its government: to preserve the Jewish integrity of the country
Israeli Prime Minister’s Aide Discusses the Rebbe
An interview with Yehuda Avner
In an interview, the author of the new volume The Prime Ministers discusses his impressions on the Rebbe’s approach to the issues that faced the Land of Israel.
Truth vs. Darkness in the United Nations
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu describes his first visit to Lubavitch World Headquarters and his meeting with the Rebbe.
Dissecting Begin’s Meeting with Carter
Begin’s Aide Briefs the Rebbe
After the White House talks, I returned to New York to call upon the Rebbe. My presentation, his interrogation, and his further clarification took close to three hours. By the time we finished it was nearly two in the morning.
The Rebbe and Rabin
A warm relationship between the Rebbe and former Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin.
Sage and Strategist
"In these days of confusion the Rebbe's statesmanship and strategic vision are a wellspring of living waters."
To Ignite the Soul
Yitzhak Rabin was a straight-as-a-die agnostic, and shy to a fault. So, when on a spring day in 1972 he was kept waiting at 770 Eastern Parkway in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, for his appointment with the Lubavitcher Rebbe, he became fidgety...
Israeli Intelligence Chief Meets the Rebbe
I felt that the Rebbe was not only someone I could rely on for spiritual guidance, but also someone I could fully trust with Israeli security concerns. Considering my position at the time, that was not something I could take lightly.
The Rebbe Said Thank You
The Rebbe's encounter with a group of disabled Israeli war heroes
The Rebbe on the Six-Day War
August 12, 1967
"Never has there been an opportunity such as this one... If we will do our job and tell the world the truth, we can bring the Redemption"
The String and the Flame
I shall never know whether it was only because I was tired that I had the temerity to say what I really felt or whether I would have said it anyway...
What the Mossad Didn't Know
We felt that the time had come to evacuate the Jewish community of Tunisia to Israel...
The Israeli Journalist, Iran, and the Rebbe's Vision
The year was 1979. The Iranian revolution had just taken place, Ayatollah Khomeini had seized power, and a major international crisis was unfolding.
The Believer
After having met a believer you are no longer the same. Though you may not have accepted his faith, you have nevertheless been embraced by it. For the true believer believes in you as well
The Rebbe's Tefillin Campaign: A Timeline
A 40-year historical timeline of the Rebbe’s Tefillin Campaign.
Faithful and Fortified
Defense and Intelligence
The inside story of the Rebbe’s involvement in Israel’s security, as told by its defense and government leaders.
A Nation that Dwells Alone
Yitzchak Rabin was Prime Minister of Israel, and served as Israel’s ambassador to the United States in the early 1970s. In 1972, he was sent to convey Israel’s blessings to the Rebbe in honor of his 70th birthday.
Torah’s Mandate: Defend Yourselves!
19 Tishrei, 5741 • September 29, 1980
“The Guardian of Israel neither slumbers nor sleeps” – at all times Jews are protected by G-d. But we are commanded to also take part in our own security.
The Six-Day War and Tefillin
A short documentary (May 28, 1967)
A brief history of the Six-Day War and the Rebbe’s call for all Jewish men, particularly soldiers in the IDF, to don tefillin as a special merit for added security.
Israel – The Safest Investment
24 Menachem Av, 5751 • August 4, 1991
Israel is one of the surest places on the globe. To invest money in Israel, that is the surest bank that exists in our time.
1967: The Six-Day War
In the spring of 1967, as the Arab capitals paraded their arms and openly spoke of overrunning the Land of Israel and casting its inhabitants into the sea, a great panic enveloped the land.
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