Chabad of Melbourne CBD was honored to have Rabbi Shmuel Kaplan address their Businessman’s Luncheon this week.
The Shliach of the Chabad House, Rabbi Chaim Herzog introduced Rabbi Kaplan of Baltimore, Maryland, saying that he is, in fact, no stranger to Melbourne, having attended the Rabbinical College of Australia and New Zealand in the early 1970’s.
Rabbi Kaplan is the Director of Chabad Lubavitch Maryland region and has established 20 Chabad Centers and the Lubavitch Yeshivah of Baltimore.
Together with his Rebbetzin, he is the Rabbi of the Shul in Baltimore. He is featured on a weekly radio program and is the host of an award-winning cable TV show – ‘Diane, Mike and the Rabbi.’
The topic of the lecture was “G-d, But I Can’t See You!”
Rabbi Kaplan spoke about the Rebbe and new technology, saying that many ultra-Chassidim in Israel believe that television, radio, computers and the internet, are an abomination. However the Lubavitcher Rebbe saw these things as a world of opportunity – to use these things to educate and inspire – his vision was to use modern technology to see G-d.
Afterward the audience was invited to partake of a beautiful catered luncheon.