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Rabbi Adin and Chabad at Brandeis

Twenty years ago today Chanie and I, with 4 month old Mendel, arrived in Waltham to establish a Chabad House. These two decades have been fabulously enriching, driven by our unwillingness to be satisfied with superficialities - our own and others.

 

A ‘chance’ conversation that I had with Rabbi Adin Even Adin-Yisrael (Steinzaltz) six years ago played a major role in our lives, and remains resonant with us today as it did then. I wrote about in an essay on the fifteenth anniversary of our arrival in Waltham five years ago.

 

The theme of the essay was to establish that Chabad (at Brandeis at least) is not here to serve but instead to have an impact.

 

Here is an excerpt:

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