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Wisdom from the Ohr HaChayim
Wisdom from the Ohr HaChayim
Book Review: Social Vision: The Lubavitcher Rebbe’s Transformative Paradigm for the World, by Philip Wexler with Eli Rubin and Michael Wexler
The truth is, when I first stood there listening to the Rebbe speak about the American educational system, penitentiaries and other broad social issues, something wasn’t resonating. Yes, it was neat to hear a Chassidic rabbi thinking outside of the rabbin...
Am I allowed to just take it (using force if necessary), or am I obligated to get permission?
Jacob Worenklein, who was an intern at the office of the president of the New York City Council, recalls arranging a meeting between City Council President Francis X. Smith and the Rebbe at a time when New York City was facing a surge in crime. (1969)
The Beth Din and Secular Courts
Understanding the system of a rabbinical court, and how it intersects with secular law. When should a Jew report another to the authorities and/or file suit in the secular justice system vs. in rabbinic courts (beth din), and specifically in relation to t...
A 1981 Satellite Feed of a Gathering with the Rebbe
An hour-long excerpt from a 1981 satellite broadcast of the Rebbe’s pre-Passover gathering on the occasion of his 79th birthday (Nissan 11, 5741).
Judge Jack B. Weinstein speaks to the Rebbe, together with Rabbi Lipskar of the Aleph Institute. "May you merit to see the day when there will be no need for sentencing criminals, because crime will have become abolished through preventive education. When...
When one looks at the world today, one sees increasing crime as well as unprecedented friction between various segments in society.
Part 2: 11 Nissan, 5741 · April 15, 1981
The assassination attempt on President Reagan's life proves that poverty cannot be blamed as the true source of crime. Crime comes from a deeper source.
Part 3: 11 Nissan, 5741 · April 15, 1981
The best way to heal illness is through preventive measures. The disease of crime is a reality, but recognizing that it is real should bring about real change. The education system must reorient itself to stop this disease before it manifests. We are not ...
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