December 16, 2019


 Originally published inThe Times of Israel

“It is known that all events that transpire in the world are by Divine Providence, and they contain a lesson and instruction in the service of man to his Creator…” – The Lubavitcher Rebbe, January 31, 1992

As many know,...

December 16, 2019

Originally published by The Times of Israel

The story you are about to hear is just the barest outline.

It’s abåout an Israeli, the Lubavitcher Rebbe, and the country of Slovenia, birthplace of Melania Trump.

Do you believe there are no coincidences?

Read on.

For the Slavic...

December 16, 2019

Originally published in The Times of Israel


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