Besides this general aspect, there is also a special character of the month of Elul, of great significance to the Chasidic world, and through that, to all of Jewry. For on the eighteenth of Elul (this year, September 18, 2019) Chasidim the world over, celebrate the foundation of the Chasidic Movement.
The first exit polls were published shortly after polls closed at 10 PM Tuesday night. According to an exit poll published by Channel 12 News, the Blue and White party emerged as the largest party with 34 Knesset seats. The Likud party finished a close second with 33 seats.
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JLI has released another educational video in the Chassidic Gems Series. In it, Rabbi Yossi Jacobson speaks on the Hasidic version of “Ask not what you can do for your country…”
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Shlomo Mordechai Hamburger, author of Unlocking the Code, has added another three translation, commentary and essays of Rabbi Levi Yitzchak’s letters from Erev Pesach, Shavuot, Rosh Hashanah and Sukkot. It is published by the Jewish Enrichment Press which offers lay people an opportunity to publish their Torah thoughts.
Watch as Rabbi Nachman Simon discusses the basics of what is “BitCoin” with the BitCoin Rabbi Michael Caras and his new book “BitCoin Money”.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu battled for his political survival in the final hours of a close-run election on Tuesday, urging voters to support him to avert a “disaster.”
General Mills has put a recall on its five-pound bags of Gold Medal Unbleached All Purpose Flour sold nationwide, after the discovery of E. coli during a product sampling. The consumer warning to discard and not eat the flour comes two months after federal health officials reported the end to an E. coli outbreak linked to other flour brands that sickened 21 people in nine states.
Kids around the world experience Rosh Hashanah at Ckids club events. Going from booth to booth, kids explored the holiday’s culinary themes with unique recipes—round shofar challah, apple mocktails, carrot cake pops, and a holiday fruit salad.
The Jewish community of Astrakhan has roots that go back to the dawn of recorded history in Eastern Europe. Situated near the salt mines of Lake Baskunchak, northwest of the Caspian Sea in the southernmost reaches of Russia, Astrakhan has experienced the historical ebbs and flows of Jewish trade and settlement. But for the last century, Astrakhan has been without one of the most central and important features of any Jewish community: a mikvah.
An unprecedented event highlighting drug prevention and awareness is scheduled for Crown Heights. The event will feature a keynote address by Crown Heights physician Dr. Eli Rosen.
Operation Survival: Watch as Operation Survival discusses what can be done if a child is hanging out with the wrong crowd, with Dena Gorkin for the prevention101 series. Dena Gorkin is the Director of Community Education for NCFJE’s Operation Survival, and founder and principal of Bnos Chomesh Academy high school for girls.
The Regional Kinus for Shluchim to the Caribbean is currently being held in S. Maarten, in the Caribbean Islands.
Hurricane Humberto is expected to become a major hurricane as it nears Bermuda, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said Monday night.
Gombo’s Heimeshe Bakery on Kingston Ave has multiple unforgettable features. The racks and shelves full of fresh baked goods, and Devorah Benjamin’s stand out front are just two of them. A third is now the new modern sign that was installed Monday above the storefront.
Yeshivas Bais Shalom Postville held a grand Seder sichos last night לע”נ האישה החשובה ברכה רחל בת ר’ משה, who just recently passed away. The night was sponsored by her family and the Holtzman family.
An intoxicated driver Monday night sideswiped multiple cars on the service lane of Eastern Parkway, and was stopped by a Lubavitch bochur. The man was arrested for driving under the influence, and taken to the hospital.
Tomorrow, the elections for the 22nd Knesset will take place. Elections in IDF units began last Saturday, September 14th, and will continue until tomorrow at 10:00 PM when the polling stations will close. First to vote were Navy soldiers.
Congressional candidate for New York’s 10th congressional district, Jonathan Herzog, visited 770 Monday. Johnathan has strong relationships with many shluchim, and is considered a rising star in the democrat party.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has ordered the NY State Police Hate Crimes Task Force to investigate after swastikas were found carved into a bathroom door at a Starbucks location in Nyack, located near Monsey in Rockland County.
In preparation for the upcoming holidays, about thirty Shluchim gathered together for two days of intense learning. Nigleh, chassidus, halacha and minhagim, with chavrusas, and through formal lectures – these two days charged their spiritual batteries.
This past Sunday, 15 Elul, saw the Yeshiva LeRabbonus Pretoria celebrating the granting of Semicha to 19 Bochrim, כן ירבו, some of whom had been in the Yeshiva for two consecutive years.
The newly-arrived Talmidei Hashluchim of Yeshivas Lubavitch Cincinnati, directed by Rabbi Gershon Avtzon, prepared a special program for the Talmidim in honor of Tes-Vav Elul.