11 Nissan, 5768
April 16, 2008
Every single day tens of thousands of Jews all over the world turn to Chabad.org for learning, inspiration, advice, community, and much more. Child or scholar, poor or wealthy, seeker, dabbler, or advanced questioner, our team serves them all, 24 hours a day.
With G-d's help, this Passover (Pesach) season we placed people at seders from Kenya to Kyrgyzstan; sold chametz for Jewish soldiers in Afghanistan and Iraq; and responded to email queries from the Hamptons to the Himalayas. We helped facilitate holiday provisions for the aging Jewish community in Iraq, and arranged a seder for a lonely Jew in Indonesia.
The Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, of righteous memory — whose 106th anniversary of birth we mark today — taught our generation to work selflessly to ensure that "No Jew is ever lost to the Jewish people." In time for Passover the Rebbe would urge that every Jew search for the "Fifth Son" -- the Jew who does not even know that Passover exists -- and bring him and her to our seder table.
It is for this reason that we keep expanding and deepening the content of Chabad.org. Check out the site, you'll find hundreds of new features for people of all ages -- from tots to grandparents -- and for all levels of Jewish knowledge and scholarship. Every day brings something new.
But we know that our job has only barely begun. As the Rebbe taught, we dare not rest until every Jewish child has a Jewish education.
Which, of course, takes serious financial commitment.
In honor of the Passover holiday, therefore, I'd like to ask you to please be our partner and help us serve the many thousands whom you may never meet but whose destiny is ours collectively to share.
On Passover we celebrate our oneness: We are one nation, each of us responsible for and inextricably bound with the other.
Please take a few moments to fill out our online contribution form here:
or send a check to:
Chabad Lubavitch Media Center
770 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, NY 11213
And please be sure to tell your friends and acquaintances to check out the amazing Passover offerings at www.Passover.org!
With blessings for a truly liberating and enjoyable Passover -- a Happy and Kosher Passover from all of us at Chabad.org,
Rabbi Zalman Shmotkin
P.S. Some links for you to enjoy: