- Hardcover: 224 pages
- Publisher: Sichos In English (2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1881400638
- ISBN-13: 978-1881400929
- Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 6.2 x 0.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.25 pounds
What is the In Touch
How should we respond to loss? It's almost natural to drift into a powerless state of grief. After all, the anguish is great and hard to overcome. A proactive person, however, endeavors to transform the pain into a positive force leading to growth and development.
On the 3rd of Tammuz 5754 (June 12, 1994), the Lubavitch community, world Jewry, and indeed, mankind as a whole felt pangs of pain as it heard of the passing of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson. All of the millions whose lives very touched by the Rebbe felt the magnitude of the loss.
But those who had assimilated the Rebbe's teachings refused to remain mired in sadness. Rather than bemoan the darkness, they would create light. Instead, of lamenting the loss of the Rebbe, they would spread his insights outward.
This spirit motivated a small group of people to begin a bi-weekly fax service sharing the Rebbe's teachings with a cross-section of business, legislators, and professionals in the legal, medical, and entertainment fields. The overwhelming majority of the recipients did not identify as Lubavitcher chassidim. By and large, they were Jewish, but they were also contemporary Americans and they wanted to hear a message of ideals and values that both dimensions of their personalities could accept with integrity. Some of the recipients were non-Jews, but they understood that moral principles and spiritual truths were important in molding the face of our society. They became the core of the In Touch Family.