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Tefillin Campaign, The Rebbe's

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Practitioners of an ancient and holy art describe their work
In the hustle and bustle of life, it’s easy to get caught up in minutiae and marvel at how time passes much too quickly. But one of the beautiful things of the month of Elul is to consciously use time for reflection, introspection and preparation in advan...
The origins of the Rebbe’s ‘tanks against assimilation’
Hailing a yellow cab, grabbing a slice of pizza after a Yankees game, strolling through Central Park . . . these are some of the indelible parts of a New York City experience. So, too, is the sight of yeshivah students clamoring from a converted RV—better...
An overwhelming response to a worldwide call by the Rebbe in 1967 has lasted a half-century
First of a two-part series on the war’s 50th anniversary It was the morning of June 7, 1967, the third day of the Six-Day War. After a long night of battle on the streets of Jerusalem, an eerie quiet enveloped the ancient city. With fresh orders to take t...
A Chabad center where Jews arrive in a constant throng, many experiencing their identity for the first time
“I’m melting in this heat; I almost feel like I’m going to pass out,” says Rabbi Yosef Halperin. Jerusalem is in midst of a heat wave. I ask him if he would prefer to talk a different day, but he quickly answers that this is the way it’s going to be for a...
Defying a poll’s results and bringing some added holiness to the ‘White City’
On a sweltering August day in Tel Aviv, a group of dedicated young men from around the world set out to challenge conventional thought—and perhaps make history in the process. They were going to record themselves wrapping tefillin with as many Jewish men ...
A man in his 50s discovers his heritage, wraps tefillin for the first time
As a Chabad rabbi, I’ve learned early that you never know where and how you’ll meet a Jewish soul on its way home. I just came back from spending six weeks in South Africa, where I had volunteered for Chabad’s “Change Our World for Good” campaign. A chief...
So far, the Jewish community of Lyon, France, has given 120 pairs of tefillin to Israeli soldiers serving on the front lines. A delegation saw soldiers at five different bases receive the holy items.
During the past year, Chabad-Lubavitch yeshiva students laid tefillin on 13,138 Toronto residents, including 164 Jewish men who had never before performed the ritual.
A Milwaukee rabbi shares his recollections of ’67 and beyond
Imprinted forever on the leather straps are lively testimonies to the spirit of the Jewish people. His hands have cast fingerprints that tell thousands of stories.
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