Jewish optimism means that we still believe in G-d despite all that is going on.
By no longer being proud Jews in the open, it will be essentially giving the anti-Semites what they want — an end to Jews and Judaism.
We Jews are tired after 2,000 years of persecution and terrorism. But don’t take our fatigue as a sign of giving up.
So what if you’re being a hypocrite, celebrating Hanukkah as a ‘Hellenized’ Jew? Come light the menorah anyways.
Most of my fellow male Orthodox rabbis are involved in our children’s lives than fathers of previous generations ever were.
On a typical Shabbat in our Chabad House, nearly everyone drove to get there and is either intermarried or has someone in their family that is.
The more we do what the Rebbe instructed us, the more we live with Rebbe on a regular basis.