Purim Behind Bars

Posted Wednesday, Mar 8 2017 7:06pm in Chabad News

His work initially began in 1967. On June 3, less a week before his wedding (and two days before the outbreak of the Six-Day War in Israel), Kastel’s phone rang at midnight. It was Rabbi Dovid Raskin, director of the Lubavitch Youth Organization, calling at the behest of the Rebbe—Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, of righteous memory—who wanted to know if Kastel, then in his early 20s, would be willing to help undertake a significant project, to get Jewish males and boys over the age of 13, from every walk of life, to start putting on tefillin, even just once.

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Purim Behind Bars

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Wednesday, Mar 8 2017 7:31pm
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