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Eli Rubin studied Chassidic literature and Jewish Law at the Rabbinical College of America and at Yeshivot in the UK, the US and Australia. He has been a research writer and editor at Chabad.org since 2011, focusing on the social and intellectual history of Chabad Chassidism. Through his writing, research, and editorial work he has successfully participated in a range of scholarly interchanges and collaborative endeavors.
The longtime Yeshiva University leader, who died recently at the age of 92, placed Chassidic thought at the center of his “centrist” project
An appreciation that reflects on Lamm’s personal reception of Chassidism’s living heritage, the place of Chassidism in his scholarly work, his engagement with Chassidism in the fashioning of his famous derashot (sermons), and on Chassidism as his preferre...
R. Schneur Zalman of Liadi's "Gateway to [Divine] Union and Cognizance"
What do we mean when we say "G-d is One"? What is the relationship between G-d and the world? What is the gateway to divine union and cognizance? Join us for a series of classes on Part Two of the foundational work of Chabad thought, Likutei Amarim - Tany...
In 1989, the ‘Chanukah Live’ program showed satellite technology can advance connectedness, peace and unity
Under the pressure of social distancing and social isolation, we are seeing the awakening of a renewed social consciousness. Not only have our interactions with others not declined, but they have become more meaningful, more precious, more intentional, mo...
An energetic leader and personal mentor to hundreds, she worked under the Rebbe’s guidance for decades
The story of Rebbetzin Rachel Altein’s life is intertwined with the history of Chabad in America like that of few others. She served for decades as the English language editor of Di Yiddishe Heim, a periodical by and for Jewish women that featured a vibra...
100 years later, it’s time to revisit the Rebbe Rashab’s obituaries and rewrite the story of his life
100 years later, it’s time to revisit the Rebbe Rashab’s obituaries and rewrite the story of his life
A chassidic meditation on the ambiguity of Achashveirosh in the Megillah and of G-d in the world
Part 1: Kingship and Theology in the Purim Story Of all the major characters of the Purim story, the megillah, the most ambiguous is King Achashveirosh. On the one hand, he is the only character who features throughout the story. Everything revolves aroun...
‘It is time for a new day to dawn, a day that is entirely Shabbat’
קיצור שולחן ערוך - סימן לב
1Because the maintenance of a complete and healthy body is a G-dly path—since it is impossible to understand or apprehend any knowledge of the Creator when one is sick—therefore you must keep away from things that damage the body, and develop habits that ...
‘It is time for a new day to dawn, a day that is entirely Shabbat’
Dear G‑d, the One by whose word all comes to be, I write to You from Pittsburgh, and from the empty space that only faith can fill. I write to You with the suggestion that Your eternal word shall issue forth anew, “I will descend now and see if the cry th...
Extracts from the last discourse distributed by the Rebbe before his passing, distilled and elaborated
On a Tuesday night in February, 1992, the Rebbe stood for several hours at the front of the main synagogue at Chabad-Lubavitch World Headquarters.
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