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Weekly Story: The Lights Keep On Inspiring

Although Chanukah has concluded for this year, our sages inform us that the lights of Chanukah will never be extinguished. In the following story, which I heard this past Shabbos at Rabbi N. Mangels’ weekly Shabbos farbrengen in ksav sofer,  we see how they have a power to illuminate one’s life in a most meaningful and impactful way.

Shabbos at the Besht: Connection Through Separation

This Shabbos at the Besht: Rabbi Yehuda Altein is a freelance writer, translator, and editor specializing in Jewish academia and handwritten family material. His special passion lies in studying with chassanim, helping them prepare for the most meaningful relationship of their lives. He will be giving a lecture titled “Connection Through Separation,
A Short Review of the Laws of Harchakos.”

Weekly Letter: Yosef in Mitzrayim

This week we present a letter in which the Rebbe writes about Yosef in Mitzrayim. In it the Rebbe explains its relevance to us today and  its message for all mankind. The letter, written originally in English, is from the archives of the Rebbe’s trusted secretary Rabbi Nissan Mindel.

Info to be Menachem Avel the Kolodny Family

Mr. Yossy Kolodny is sitting Shiva after the passing of his dear brother Sholom Dovber Kolodny OBM of Jerusalem, at his home 661 Lefferts Avenue in Crown Heights through Tuesday night. He will be getting up on Wednesday morning.

Chanukah in Georgetown

This Chanukah, the concept of spreading the light was taken quite literally by Rabbi Avrohom Holtzberg of Chabad of Georgetown, Brooklyn. Throughout the eight days of Chanukah every corner of the neighborhood was reached and reminded of the miracle.

Here’s My Story: What about the Chinese?

I was born and raised in Brooklyn where I was educated in the public school system and attended City College, receiving a degree in civil engineering in 1965. After graduating, I served for two years in the U.S. Public Health Service, which allowed me to fulfill my military obligation and left me free to do anything I wanted.