By COLlive reporter
The newest feature on community news website COLlive.com gained enthusiastic praise for publicizing Lubavitch’s recent history and lessons from the Chabad Rebbes.
“Historic Treasures,” the new video program aired on Motzoei Shabbos, is presented by Rabbi Sholom Ber Schapiro, Director of the Nissan Mindel Publications (NMP).
The goal is to uncover fascinating stories, rare artifacts and precious documents from the Chabad-Lubavitch movement, he said.
Each program shares ‘treasures’ from the archives of Rabbi Schapiro’s father in law, Rabbi Dr. Nissan Mindel OBM, a prolific writer who served as a personal secretary of the 6th and 7th Chabad Rebbes.
The program will be discussing the Rebbe’s escape from Nazi-occupied Europe, behind the scenes of establishing Chabad in America, the pioneering of Shlichus, the work of the Rebbe’s secretariat, and unknown missions and tasks that shaped world Jewry.
“We are honored to be hosting Rabbi Schapiro for this weekly addition that was launched in honor of the 25th year of Gimmel Tammuz,” said Mica Soffer, publisher and editor of COLlive.com.
COLlive.com readers were excited about the new feature. “Thank you for a wonderful program,” one wrote. “This is what we need weekly! Looking forward for this new weekly treasures of inspiration! Thank you COL and thank you of course, Rabbi Schapiro. What a zchus uncovering fascinating tales and rare artifacts from Chabad Rebbes.”
“A truly wonderful, deep and inspiring program,” wrote a reader from Latvia, while a Shliach in Australia wrote: “That was so wonderful! … Please keep the programs going. May Hashem Yisborech strengthen your health and grant you long life! May you indeed merit to greet Moshiach! Amain! Again thank you very much!”
“Historic Treasures” joined the weekly slate of programs and shiurim on COLlive.com, including MyLife: Chassidus Applied by Rabbi Simon Jacobson, Tuesday Gemara by Montreal Rosh Yeshiva Rabbi Leibel Kaplan, the Weekly Parsha with Florida Shliach Rabbi Yitzchok Minkowicz, Stump the Rabbi answers by Rabbi Yossi Paltiel, Rabbi Noam Wagner and others, in addition to halacha lessons by Rabbi Nachman Wilhelm of Online Smicha.
VIDEO: Episode One – How Dr. Mindel Smuggled Manuscripts:
Tune in this Motzoei Shabbos (Eastern Standard Time) for episode two.