Monday, November 24, 2014

Yossi Klein Halevi: "Thank You Chabad"

Very nice article, ringing with warmth and love of Judaism and Jews.

This struck me as particularly sage: 

"I’ve been feeling especially close to Chabad and to the Rebbe these days. Partly it’s because I’ve been reading Joseph Telushkin’s wonderful biography of the Rebbe – simply titled “Rebbe.” But also because, in the wake of the synagogue massacre in Jerusalem last week, I feel a special closeness to the mitzvah of tefilin. When a hand bound in tefilin is literally severed, a worthy Jewish response, it seems to me, is to bind ourselves in tefilin with greater devotion."