The Lamplighter: Experiences Of A Chabad Rebbetzin by Esther Feinstein
What is a lamplighter?
Rabbi Akiva taught that “to love your fellow as yourself” is the cardinal principle of Torah. Each one of us must fundamentally and wholeheartedly care for and help our fellow Jew.
In our generation, the Lubavitcher Rebbe, citing the adage that “an emissary is like the person who sends him,” inspired thousands of couples ― rabbis and rebbetzins, shluchim and shluchos ― to blanket the globe in order to build and support Jewish communities across the world.
What does such a mission entail?
Here’s the inside story and behind-the-scenes look at the sacrifice, selflessness, and motivation to help a Jew even in the remotest of places. These stories are both the true experiences of one rebbetzin and are emblematic of the day-to-day lives of shluchim everywhere.
Year first published: 2022