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The Exiled Rabbi and the Executed Poet: A Soviet Jewish Story
Rabbi Levi Yitzchak Schneerson and Peretz Markish during the height of Stalinist terror
Giving of Oneself
The passing of the Rebbe’s father, Rabbi Levi Yitzchok Schneerson, is marked on the 20th of Av. He was imprisoned and exiled to Kazakhstan for his stance against Soviet efforts to uproot Jewish...
What Goes Down Must Come Up
What is it about the energy of the 15th of Av that attracts so much joy?
People differ in their intellect, character, talents and sensitivities. But all are equal in the very basis of their bond with G-d: their intrinsic commitment to Him. So while every individual contributed to the making of the various components of the Sanctuary in accordance with his or her individual capacity, regarding the foundation of the Sanctuary it is said (Exodus 30:15), "The rich shall not give more, and the poor shall not give less, than the half of a shekel..."
— The Lubavitcher Rebbe
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