This week’s Torah reading reminds us of central role that women play in Judaism and Jewish life, with G-d specifically telling Moses to reach out to the women and ensure that they are equally involved in receiving the Torah at Mount Sinai.

It is no coincidence that this weekend, thousands of Chabad rebbetzins will gather in New York City for the annual Kinus Hashluchos—the conference for women Chabad-Lubavitch emissaries from around the world.

For the last 30 years the conference has been held this week, because it coincides with the yahrtzeit of Rebbetzin Chaya Mushka Schneerson, wife of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, of righteous memory.

The Rebbetzin dedicated her life for the betterment of Jewish life globally, caring deeply about the wellbeing of every Jew and encouraging others to do so as well. The commitment of these emissaries and their families to world Jewry is the greatest testament to the Rebbetzin’s legacy.

And you, by your involvement in Chabad, are an equal part of this legacy!

Shabbat Shalom.
Rabbi Yisroel Engel

Thought of the Week shared with permission from Chabad of Denver weekly post

-Shabbos/Parshas Yitro

Author Yosef Ortega

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