It’s all about the message. That’s what the staff of Kfar Chabad, which just published its 1,500th issue, says about a publication that’s near and dear to them.
“The magazine is not just about news,” insists Rabbi Moshe Marinovsky, a senior editor at the full-color Israeli weekly. “It was, and is, about publishing scholarly articles; in-depth investigative reports; details on Chabad institutions; historical articles; and Chassidic stories. This you do not get on the Internet.”
Browse any given issue over the past 30 years, and you’ll find profiles and lengthy interviews; scholarly articles on Jewish law; compilations of stories on specific topics; correspondence from the Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, of righteous memory; thought-provoking pieces on Chabad philosophy; and a look at the Rebbe’s compilation of sayings called Hayom Yom.
While not the first Chabad periodical for adults, it is the longest-running weekly magazine, and a staple in many religious homes.