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Fundraiser Launched for Chabad of Bushwick

Following the recent attack on the synagogue run by Rabbi Heller in Bushwick, his students have initiated a GoFundMe campaign to help enhance the Chabad House, and give a needed boost to the activities in the center. They penned a letter to the public asking to join in this mitzvah.

Rabbinical Delegation Meets German Ambassador to Israel

A delegation of the heads of the the Rabbinical Congress for Peace, led by Rabbi Joseph Gerlitzky, Rabbi of central Tel Aviv, Rabbi Avraham Schreiber, rabbi of the Shavei Shomron settlement, and Rabbi and Yirmiya Cohen, a Chief Rabbinical Justice in Europe and Jerusalem, met yesterday with Germany’s ambassador to Israel, Susanne Vassum-Rainer.

Emerging From the Shadows, Zagreb’s Jews Celebrate a New Mikvah

Zagreb is a picturesque city. Its Upper Town retains historic cobblestone streets and Austrio-Hungarian architecture dating back to the middle ages. Looking out to its Lower Town, colorfully tiled clay roofs and open marketplaces in historic town squares offer stunning views. But, like most Balkan cities, its once thriving Jewish scene has long since disappeared. Today, some 3000 are formally registered as Jews, and now, it will have a mikvah.

IDF Soldier Injured in Bomb Attack, Lone Soldier from LA

The IDF soldier who was injured by a bomb thrown by Arab rioters in the Gaza Strip Sunday has been identified as Yoadd Zaguri, an American immigrant and lone soldier. Hundreds of Arab rioters gathered on the Gaza-Israel border Sunday evening, hurling rocks and explosive devices at Israeli soldiers while rolling burning tires at the security fence. An explosive device thrown at a group of soldiers exploded near Zaguri, injuring him.

Store in “Swipe for Points” Scheme Quietly Clears Out Merchandise

Sterling Electronics has been partially cleaned out in a quiet move Thursday night. Many Crown Heights residence witnessed as moving trucks pulled up to the store and workers began removing the merchandise from the shelves. This comes following the revelation of the stores involvement in the recent Credit Card “swipe for points” scandal that left many with tens of thousands, and some with hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt.

8:00pm: Is Obesity Overblown? How Should a Jew React to the Separation of Families?

The topics in this week’s 249th episode of the highly acclaimed popular MyLife: Chassidus Applied series, with Rabbi Simon Jacobson, will include: Is Obesity Overblown? Is It Appropriate to Refer to a Meshichist Rabbinic Figure by a Rabbinic Title? What Is the Difference Between the Jewish Concept of Bitochon and the Law of Attraction? Are You Allowed to Walk Past a Church? How Should a Jew React to the Separation of Families?

Video of the Day

Forgot to move your double parked car after alternate side? We are all guilty of it sometimes. Yet although we may laugh it off and thank our luck we did not get a ticket, others may have been inconvenienced terribly. A bus driver of a local school shared a video of the mayhem caused by such oversight, and shared some basic tips on avoiding such issues.

Izzy Young, 90, Beatnik Kingmaker and ‘Minyan Man’

When Izzy Young, the tireless folk-music impresario, passed away on Feb. 4 in Stockholm at the age of 90, the media took note of a storied career in the history in creating the modern folk-music movement. Missing from the details about this self-described “Jewish boy from the Bronx” is the backstory behind his friendship with Chabad-Lubavitch emissary, Rabbi Chaim Greisman.