Inspiration of the Month

Rehabbing Lives: How One Woman Catalyzes Addiction Treatment with Chassidic Philosophy – Adar 5780

Donna Miller’s daily planner reads a bit different than most. Meetings with lawyers and probation officers. Intake of young man addicted to cocaine. Therapy session with family torn apart by Dad’s gambling. Just another day in the life of the director of the Chabad Residential Treatment Center of Los Angeles.

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Six Lessons I Learned From A Special Mother of A Special Child – Adar 5780

Have you ever encountered someone so pure and authentic that you felt humbled and uplifted in her presence? Nechama Miller, z’’l, was such an individual. She radiated truth and inner peace until the very end.

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A Former Nazi Preaches Tolerance – Shvat 5780

Can a rabid white supremacist, neo-Nazi, Ku Klux Klan leader change? TM Garret, a German-American who used to fit all those labels, says yes.

As a young man he sported skinhead tattoos. As a 44-year-old grandfather, he is a champion of peace and human rights who sometimes wears a yarmulke when visiting synagogues.

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Youssef Haddad: Lone Soldier – Shvat 5780

Youssef Haddad always seems to be alone.

Whether it’s standing on stage in front of hostile university students as he fights BDS, or his decision as a Christian Arab teenager to join an elite IDF brigade, he’s always been a lone beacon of reason and conciliation amid hostility, hate, and even death threats.

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Losing 500 Pounds: Confessions of a Compulsive Eater – Teves 5780

Yechezkel, a 65-year-old Chicago native, says he was born a compulsive overeater. At his top weight of more than 700 pounds (318 kilos), he wanted to die.

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Disabled IDF Soldier Broke Marathon Record with Prosthetic Leg – Teves 5780

Eitan Hermon lost a leg in the Second Lebanon War and was told he'd never run again.

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From Ethiopia to Israel: Sharon Shalom’s Epic Story – Kislev 5780

As an 8-year-old boy, Sharon Shalom crossed the Sudan desert to the Red Sea to realize his dream of reaching Israel where he became the first Israeli-trained Ethiopian rabbi.

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A Miracle Girl’s Bat Mitzvah Speech – Kislev 5780

Goldie Shuman was born with FD, a rare genetic disorder, and lives by the grace of G-d and a team of medical professionals. Watch and be inspired by her incredible bat mitzvah speech, Leave your mazal tov wishes or personal message for Goldie in the "comments" field below the vido, and they will be sent to her..

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Rare Kindness: Kidney Donor Donates Liver – Cheshvan 5780

Among a handful of dual-organ donors, New Jersey rabbi saves a man’s life

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Operation Exodus: The Chabad Effort that Saved 1800 Iranian Jewish Children – Cheshvan 5780

Forty years after the Iranian Revolution, recalling an unlikely and unheralded story

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