But no other big-name guest -- not Adam Sandler, Bob Dylan or Magic Johnson, to name a few -- has matched his sheer enthusiasm for Chabad or his close relationship with its West Coast director, Rabbi Boruch Shlomo Cunin."A real super mensch," Cunin, 67, calls him. He attends Yom Kippur services at the synagogue of another longtime rabbi friend and speaks lovingly about "the holy Torah."He has studied the works of Chabad's venerated Lubavitcher "Rebbe," the late Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson.He can tick off the names of revered Talmudic scholars -- Maimonides and the Maharal, for instance -- the way others throw out the names of famous baseball players.The property contested in consists of a library with more than 12,000 works dating back to the 1770s (Library) and an archive of over 25,000 pages of Chabad Rebbesâ documents (Archive). Collectively, they are referred to as âthe Collectionâ in court proceedings. Chabad considers the Collection to be sacred and the Archives to be an âessential legacy . Elizabeth Varner, Esq, is Co-Editor-in-Chief of the American Society of International Law's . Efforts to Recover the Collection Throughout the 1990s Chabad engaged in fruitless efforts to recover the Collection. the Library to [be transferred] to the Chabad Delegation.â The Chabad Delegation, however, allegedly was unable to retrieve the Library because their efforts were hindered by an anti-Semitic mob. Later, the new order to return the Library to Chabad was reversed again by the Deputy Chief State Arbiter. In 2004, Chabad sued the Russian Federation and multiple state agencies in the U. District Court for the Central District of California seeking the return of the Collection, alleging violations of international law. Defendants challenged the courtâs âjurisdiction under the Foreign Sovereign Immunity Act (FSIA). Postscript On July 1, 2013, the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation and the Russian National Library brought a claim in the Highest Arbitration Court of the Russian Federation against the U. Library of Congress, with Chabad as a third party, seeking to recover seven books loaned from Russia to the Library of Congress. These books, a part of the disputed Collection, were turned over by the Library of Congress to Chabad in New York in the 1990s, allegedly for limited time use. The compromised position of the U. Library of Congress vis-Ã -vis the Chabad Collection further highlights the complexities of resorting to domestic courts for international issues involving foreign sovereigns.Rebbe: Every boy and girl looks forward to a happily married life, but this starts only after marriage.For if you try too much before [the relationship with the girl/boy], this influences all of one's married life.The effects can show strongly non-beneficial results of "going steady" before marriage.Rebbe: I'm speaking of the personal feelings of the boy and girl themselves - not whether society will be happy or not.
This Sunday he'll make his 18th telethon appearance. "The relationship I have with the Cunins is very deep," said Voight, who has gotten to know the rabbi's large extended family.And yet here he is year after year, dancing with the rabbis in a Hollywood television studio, a black yarmulke on his head.The 69-year-old actor is virtually synonymous with the telethon -- a hero to his hosts, a curiosity to some viewers.- Gateways gives Jewish men and women opportunities to unlock the treasure of their heritage through dynamic educational and social programs, including retreats and events with other Jewish organizations.Gateway Connections, its successful matchmaking service, employs a team of talented, sensitive and energetic matchmakers who work day and night connecting couples, and following up on every date with a call, to discuss, advise, and provide encouragement to participants. Tens of thousands of Jewish singles and marrieds alike have done so through Rebbetzen Esther Jungreis' Hineini organization.