The Inside Scoop

Wednesday, 25 June, 2014 - 1:49 pm

Dear Friends,

What do Presidents Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan, Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, King Hassan II of Morocco, Senators Frank Lautenberg, Bobby Kennedy, Patrick Moynihan, Joseph Lieberman and Jesse Helms, Israeli Premiers Golda Meir, Yitzchak Rabin, Menachem Begin, Yitzchak Shamir, Shimon Peres, Ariel Sharon and Benjamin Netanyahu all have in common? They are among the hundreds of world political leaders who interacted with the Rebbe and expressed their respect and admiration for his guidance and leadership.

What do Singer Bob Dylan, Psychiatrist Victor Frankel, Polish President Lech Walesa, Chess Grandmaster Samuel Reshevsky, and Sculptor Jacques Lipschitz all have in common? Their lives were changed by their interactions with the Rebbe.

What do Nobel Laureate Eli Wiesel, Professor Alan Dershowitz, Rabbi and author Josef Telushkin, veteran journalist Ari Goldman, Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, President’s Conference Chairman Malcolm Hoenlein all have in common? They recently gave interviews about the impact that the Rebbe had on their lives.

What do all of these abovementioned famous individuals have in common? None of them are Chassidim of the Rebbe. While they were all positively impacted by the Rebbe, perhaps even life-changing impact, yet they do not tell, nor can they share, the perspective of an insider.

Tomorrow night, we will have the pleasure of hearing a talk by Rabbi Yossi Lew, entitled A Tribute to the Rebbe – A Glimpse into the Soul of the Jewish People. Rabbi Lew had the privilege of spending many years as a Yeshiva student near the Rebbe in New York. He will be giving us an insider’s perspective – that of a Chassid.

On behalf of Chabad of Louisiana and all of the Shluchim at Chabad Uptown and Chabad Metairie, we hope you will join us tomorrow night, Thursday, June 26 at 7:30 PM – at the Btesh Family Chabad House – 7037 Freret St. for this special evening.

There will be a video presentation and delicious refreshments will be served.

Let us know that you are coming – [email protected].

To be an event co-sponsor please go to We thank those that have already given their support, Rivka & Uzzi Kehaty, Jon Powell, Esther & Gershon Schreiber.

We look forward to seeing you there.

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