By COLlive reporter
Jews in Israel continue to be under terror attack with innocent men, women and children being killed, and many more injured across the Holy Land.
In this critical time, Jews in the Diaspora are asking what can they do for Israel and how can they help their brothers and sisters.
Obviously, the IDF and police are striving to do all in their power to protect the nation’s citizens. But there is much that we can do as well, no matter how distant we are geographically, Chabad Rabbis are telling their communities.
“The Torah teaches (and history has repeatedly demonstrated) that the physical protection of each one of us — and, indeed, our very collective destiny! — is intrinsically connected to our spiritual activism,” one of them said.
It brought us back to the 28 of Nissan, 1990 when the Rebbe gave an unexpected talk at 770 Eastern Parkway following a directive by the Palestinian Liberation Organization to its international affiliates to “harm Jews around the world.”
“The power of the Jewish People is in their mouths,” the Rebbe proclaimed, calling on Jews around the world to give charity and study Torah in order to avert the decree (below are the instructions).
Here is the Rebbe’s secretary, Rabbi Binyomin Klein recalling that tale: