Rabbi Eliyahu Matusof, a member of the editorial staff of Otzar HaChassidim, tells of the Rebbe’s detailed involvement – and humility – in preparing seforim to print.
Documenting Mesiras Nefesh
As a young Yeshiva student, Rabbi Naftali Tzvi Gottlieb was troubled that very little was known about the life of the Rebbe’s father. With the Rebbe’s encouragement, he set out to write a book about him.
What the New York Times Got Right About 2100
Mrs. Esther Sternberg tells of the Rebbe’s personal involvement in all aspects of the Shabbos Candle Campaign, and the prediction of the NY Times about the year 2100.
Exploring Asia in Brooklyn
Born and raised in China, Mr. Freddy Ezekiel didn’t give much thought about the future of Judaism if the Far East. A meeting with the Rebbe changed all that.
When Rabbi Chodakov Called the Dorm at Torah Vodaas
Rabbi Mayer Plotkin of Montreal tells of the time Rabbi Chodakov called the dorm at Torah Vodaas Yeshiva; and the Rebbe’s condition for mentioning a name at the Ohel.
The Heart of a Mother
Here’s My Story: Mrs. Leah Moscowitz of Chicago tells of her miracle baby boy and the great interest the Rebbe took in her health and of the baby. Plus the dollar from the Rebbe he received at his Bar Mitzva.
‘Wherever You Are, Have a Freilichen Shabbos’
Stories Rabbi Groner Told: Anash.org is proud to introduce a new series of Motzei Shabbos stories, as told by Rabbi Leibel Groner a”h.
Scroll to the End of Exile
In 5702, during the darkest hours of the Holocaust, the Frierdiker Rebbe commissioned a new Sefer Torah “to greet Moshiach”. In 5730, it was completed by the Rebbe.
Nothing is Impossible
When the Rebbe announced that 71 new institutions should be established, Rabbi Shlomo Cunin committed to opening 7 new Chabad Houses. The Rebbe participated with his own unique donation.
Kids at Home? Watch Itche Kadoozy’s Mini Pesach Series
Rabbi Kadoozy’s shul is flooded with water, Jono finds himself enslaved on a peach plantation, while Larry Goldstein stalls the community Seder. Watch this Pesach mini-series of the Itche Kadoozy show.
Don’t Delay the Wedding
Even in these unprecedented confusing times, the Rebbe finds ways to answer and give brochos to chassidim. Read a fascinating first-hand story by Rabbi Eliyahu Shvicha, a shliach in North Tel-Aviv.
An Angel With a Cushion
Rabbi Yossy Goldman has served as a shliach in Johannesburg, South Africa, since 5736/1976. He is the senior rabbi at the city’s Sydenham Shul and president of the South African Rabbinical Association.
Rolling Out the Persian Carpet
Mr. Moshe Chayempour describes the care and personal interest the Rebbe took in the Iranian children brought over to the U.S. by Chabad activists in Operation Exodus in 1979.
How Tanya in Quarantine Saved the Rebbe’s Grandfather
During a Typhus epidemic in Russia, HaRav Meir Shlomo Yanovsky contracted typhus and was ordered to be quarantined. It was his friend’s learning of Tanya that gave him the strength and hope to overcome the terrible illness.
The Terrified Inkeeper and the Blank Letter
Melava Malka Story: When the inkeeper opened Reb Levi Yitzchok of Berditchev’s envelope for the poritz, he was shocked to discover that the only thing inside was a blank sheet of paper.
Preaching with Conviction
Here’s My Story: Rabbi Chaim Ciment shares a few stories he heard from Rabbi Yoseph Ber Soloveitchik about his days together with the Rebbe in Berlin, and how he knew that the Rebbe would one day become Rebbe.
The Story of Hershel Goat
Melava Malka Story: How did this hidden tzadik’s righteous wife save an entire city from misfortune?
The Jewish Soul Lobby
Here’s My Story: How did the Rebbe respond when Israeli reporter Shlomo Nakdimon asked for an on-the-record inverview? And which leading politician’s unfinished work did the Rebbe tell him complete?
“You’re the Editor of the Newspaper in Newark”
Here’s My Story: When Jacob Ackerman was a young boy, the Rebbe took his time to discuss the youngster’s day-to-day activities. Today, as an eye surgeon, he is paying it forward.
“All the Chasidim Are the Rebbe’s Children”
Here’s My Story: When Rabbi Yosef Yitzchok Holtzman was a young Yeshiva student he would frequently visit the Rebbetzin at her home. He shares some of those experiences.