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."