In a visit to Kfar Chabad, famed sculptor Jacques Lipchitz disclosed that he is alive at the time because of a blessing he received from the Rebbe thirteen years earlier. He also revealed that the Rebbe purchased a pair of tefillin for him which he wears daily. "An artist needs inspiration," Lifschitz said. "He needs to wait for a certain thing to come down—I call it the 'holy spirit.' For me, putting on tefillin gives me my inspiration for the day!"