Philanthropist Mouli Cohen Supports the Publishing and Distribution of Letters of the Rebbe as a Global Education Initiative for Rabbinic Schools
Mouli Cohen, working hand in hand with Rabbi Moshe Shilat from Israel has helped fund the creation of an important volume of letters written by the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Shnhhrson and its distribution to thousands of Yeshiva students in Israel.
Israel (PRWEB) August 27, 2009
Mouli Cohen (http://www. moulicohen. com), working hand in hand with Rabbi Moshe Shilat from Israel has helped distribute an important volume of letters written by the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Shnhhrson to thousands of Yeshiva students in Israel.
The Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Shnhhrson (1902-1994) was one of the most influential Jewish religious leaders in Modern times. During his life, in addition to his many public talks and books he published, he also wrote thousands of letters.
So far, 29 volumes of his letters were published by Kehos, containing more than 15,000 letters. Many more letters have yet to be published. The Rebbe's perspective on life is reflected in those letters and many people who seek advice turn to these books for help. Yet with the volume of letters, it is often difficult to know how to approach this important work.
Last spring, a group of distinguished scholars decided to publish one volume containing some of the most compelling letters, creating a book that would help spread the message of the Rebbe's teachings far and wide. The group of scholars toiled to read all the letters and select the most appropriate for inclusion in this special edition. To commemorate the Rebbe, it was decided that the book would be given as a gift to thousands of Yeshiva students around Israel, on the very day of the anniversary of the Rebbe's passing, The Third of Tammuz.
A team of 40 volunteers traveled Israel to make sure that in on this important day they would hand distribute every last copy of the newly published book. Rabbi Moshe Shilat from Israel was seeking a donor who would understand the significance of the project and provide the necessary support. The idea was presented to Jewish visionary and philanthropist Mouli Cohen. He immediately recognized the unique opportunity to make a difference and supported the publication and distribution of the book.
"When ten thousand books were distributed in Rabbinic schools around Israel, I was filled with immense joy to have had a chance to touch so many passionate students and future Jewish leaders. It was a great blessing for me and it honored the memory of my late, great father Mr. Mordechai Cohen," said Mouli Cohen.
This July marked the 2 year anniversary of the distribution of the first volume and its incredible effects on the Jewish community is still being felt today.
About Mouli Cohen
Mr. Cohen is a entrepreneur and investor who has developed successful ventures in the biotech, hi-tech, digital media and entertainment sectors. Over the years he has balanced his success in business with extensive philanthropic activities supporting children's charities, food programs, the arts, medical research, Jewish causes, and education projects both in the US and abroad. He is married to author Stacy Cohen (http://www. stacycohen. com).
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