Are Our Students on the Outside Looking In, or On the Inside Looking Out?

Today, Tes Adar, marks 80 years to the day that the Frerdiker Rebbe arrived in America. At that time, American Jewry was, borrowing the terminology of the Rashbatz, “on the outside,” but not necessarily looking to come in.

The Kiss That Lasted A Life Time

BY: RABBI AVTZON Reb Aharon Zakon was a Chassidic bochur (Talmudic Student) in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, which at the time of this story, in 1947, was part of the Soviet Union, when he received a visa to move to the United States of America. While all of his teachers and the Chassidic community at large were happy for him (that he…