No To Skipping Parts of Davening
I am a teacher in a Chabad Cheder and I am in charge of the daily Shacharis minyan. I am challenged as to what is the best Chinuch approach to employ towards talmidim that come late to davening. Should I tell them, as the Shulchan Aruch says, to skip parts of davening so that they can daven Shmoneh Esreh with the minyan, or should I encourage them to daven the full davening? • Rabbi Gershon Avtzon answers in this week’s Chinuch and Moshiach column • Full Article
Op-Ed: Is It Time To Talk About Tznius and Beards?
What Does Chassidus Say About Self-Confidence?
Question: I am a parent of a teenage boy. He is very sweet, obedient and kind, yet there is one area of concern: I feel that he is lacking self-confidence. Did the Rebbe ever address ways of building self-confidence? • Rabbi Gershon Avtzon answers in this week’s Chinuch and Moshiach column • Full Article
Op-Ed: Let’s Talk About “Talmidei Hashluchim”
Op-ed By Rabbi Gershon Avtzon, Cincinnati, Ohio: It is always during the summer that the “Talmidei Hashluchim List” is released and another group of enthusiastic and idealistic Talmidim will be sent to various Yeshivos all over the world on a very unique shlichus of the Rebbe: “Talmidim Hashluchim” • Full Article
Chatting Rabbis: Should We Send Children To Overnight Camp?
On the Chatting Rabbis podcast, a cross-Atlantic conversation between Rabbi Eliezer Zalmanov of Munster, Indiana, and Rabbi Mendy Chitrik of Istanbul, Turkey. An important conversation about sending kids to camps, from the perspective of parents as well as Eliezer and Mendy’s own camp experiences as campers and counselors • Listen
Is Chinuch A Mitzvah?
Question: Dear Rabbi Avtzon! You have explained the Rebbe’s approach to many different Chinuch-related questions and challenges. I have a more basic and fundamental question: Is the responsibility of parents to educate their children a mi’dOraisa and mi’dRabanan? • Rabbi Gershon Avtzon answers in this week’s Chinuch and Moshiach column • Full Article