Archive for January 28, 2016

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If You Can Read This, Thank a Shlucha

BH Today, I hope to be one of thousands of women converging on New York to attend an annual convention. But not just any annual convention. This one breaks the record for being the largest women’s convention in the world. It’s the International Conference of Shluchos; the shluchos are the female emissaries of the Lubavitcher Rebbe. Who knows how many other records these women have broken? It’s mind-boggling to think how many events they’ve planned, how many classes they’ve taught, how many...

5 Lessons from The Great Escape Room

BH I didn’t know what to expect from my family’s trip to The Great Escape Room, other than that I would give up soon after I started. I do not perform well under pressure. Why are these rooms popping up in cities all over the globe, a sign that there’s something universally fun about spending an hour in a room trying to find clues, solve puzzles, and escape? The answer in a word? Adrenaline. In the days that followed our outing,...

The Rebbe Never Rests

BH My birthday wish came true last week when the view statistics kept rising and I got a blogbuster. People’s comments are always the icing on the cake, but they’re usually from people I know. Not that I don’t appreciate all my friends’ encouragement, but I’m thrilled when I receive a comment from a total stranger. That’s when I see the power of the written word, and of course, the power of the internet to fulfill the Rebbe’s mandate: to spread...

What Makes a Happy Birthday?

B”H I started this piece several times, often in my head in the middle of the night when I couldn’t sleep. It’s always hard to follow up a successful blog post, and last week’s post got lots of views and shares. It feels good to be popular, even though I know this blog is about the power of one. (To help remind me of this, every Thursday, before I publish my post, I write to the Lubavitcher Rebbe, asking for...