Dear staff of JEM,
I was in a Lubavitcher shul recently on a Motzoei Shabbos. The minyan was finishing Aleinu and the gabbai started to adjust the video projector, as has become the custom in Chabad.
Preparing to watch the weekly Living Torah video magazine, I overheard one Yungerman standing with his young son and making a comment to a friend while swinging his gartel.
As a bochur, willing to hear what those older than me have to say, his simple comment had me ponder the point he made, as the intro niggun started to play loudly on the speakers.
“I think JEM is our most important moisad today,” was the remark he made. His friend nodded in obvious agreement.
I preface my letter with this story to point out that I believe every chossid and member of the Chabad community should feel, and indeed some already do, that they owe the good people at JEM a real debt of gratitude.
Although the chassidim whom I heard talking already have kids, and are of a generation that for some time, whether a year or two or even more, were there in person to witness the events you bring us today, they still seem to feel they owe a debt to you.
Therefore, I decided that as a bochur approaching my 20th birthday this month, I should write you all a thank you.
To those of you who work now, and who worked in the past, to bring my peers and I video and audio of our dear Rebbe, so that we too may see, hear, and understand, both him and the Torah he taught, I thank you humbly and truly for all you’ve done.
Yours most sincerely, a Mendel (born Nun Hey).
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