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Mr. President, It's His Birthday

Updated: Apr 19

Celebrating Education and Sharing Day with the Lubavitcher Rebbe Anniversary"

"Imagine you could open your eyes to see only the good in every person, the positive in every circumstance, and the opportunity in every challenge."

These words, spoken by Menachem Mendel Schneerson, affectionately known as the Lubavitcher Rebbe, echo with a timeless wisdom that transcends generations!

"Education and Sharing day U.S.A"

Join us on a journey back to 1978, a time when disco was king, bell-bottoms were in fashion, and the U.S. Congress made a decision that would change the course of history. President Jimmy Carter at the time, receives a request that's not your everyday memo... it's a special request to mark a special day on the calendar! But this isn't just any day... it's the birthday of a one-in-a-lifetime figure, the Lubavitcher Rebbe.

Now, why would a birthday be so significant? Well, because this isn't an average birthday celebration. This is about recognizing a visionary who believed in shaping young minds and building character not less than being a book smart.

Fast forward to today, and we're still mentioning Education and Sharing Day U.S.A, every year on the Rebbe's birthday according to the Jewish Callander. It's a day to honor the Lubavitcher Rebbe's legacy and the incredible impact he had on education worldwide.

But here's the best part of that day: Education and Sharing Day isn't just about looking back to 1978; it's about looking forward. It's a reminder that education isn't just about filling heads with facts; it's about lighting a spark and igniting a passion for learning which leads our society to create leaders! So, as we mentioning this special day, let's take a deep dive into a droplet in the sea of some insights we've gleaned from the Lubavicher Rebbe and commit ourselves to building a brighter future for all.

"The Signature of the Lubavicher Rebbe"

Think good, Speak good, Talent and its responsibilities:

"Think good, and it will be good"

The rebbe quoted his great great great grandfather (The "Tzemach Tzedek", The 3rd Rebbe of Chabad). Which means that we have the power to affect our own reality for the better with our positive thoughts. We might not be always control our circumstances but we can control our mindset!

"Speak Good"

The power of words, and the importance of using optimistic and clear language is another way we create our own reality. The Rebbe insisted on using language that expressed optimism rather than negativism. The most famous example is the Hebrew word for Hospital - which mean "Beit Cholim - בית חולים" which means, "The house of sick people", the Lubavitcher Rebbe said to change the name to "Beit Harefuah" - בית הרפואה - which means, The house healing. The reason for that, is the a person that goes to a Hospital, wants to heal! so why call it a negative word, if it is contradict the desired result. "Talented? Use it!" One action of any person can change the world for good or bad. Every actions counts. Every person counts. The Rebbe wrote a letter back to a teacher who wrote to him, telling him that not utilizing his talents to the fullest extent isn’t just his “personal business” but effects the entire world.

Inspired by the timeless wisdom of the Lubavicher Rebbe, let us embrace the power of positivity, the impact of our words, and the responsibility to use our talents for the betterment of society. As we reflect on his teachings and celebrate Education and Sharing Day, let's commit ourselves to fostering a culture of optimism, kindness, and action. Together, let's create a brighter future where each individual's unique talents are cherished and utilized to make the world a better place for all.

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