Yeshivah Gedolah: A 50-Year Educational Powerhouse in Australia

Rabbi Mattis Kantor remembers when he left Australia in 1959 at the age of 15 to learn abroad. “There was no yeshivah in Australia, so I went to public school and learned Talmud in the afternoons, but that wasn’t enough,” says the rabbi and author, who has served congregations in Australia and New York. “I enrolled in the Telshe Yeshivah in Cleveland since they had a dormitory that could accommodate out-of-towners.

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Uruguay: Looking Back, Moving Forward

Uruguay’s tight-knit Jewish community was stunned last month when a prominent Jewish businessman was murdered in Paysandu, a small city 235 miles north of the country’s capital. David Fremd, a beloved leader in the Jewish community, was stabbed ten times in the back while the assailant shouted, “Allahu Akbar.”

Kinus Torah Held in 770

Honoring the Rebbe’s request and encouragement, a Kinus Torah was held on Isru Chag Pesach in 770. The Kinus was arranged by the Rosh Yeshiva, Rabbi Shneur Zalman Labkowski, where both Nigleh and Chassidus were discussed and both Rabbi Avrohom Osdaba and Rabbi Sholom Segal participated.

8:00pm: Does Judaism Encourage Questions?

This week’s edition of MyLife: Chassidus Applied with Rabbi Simon Jacobson, Episode 112, will air tonight, Sunday, here on CrownHeights.info, beginning at 8:00pm. This week Rabbi Jacobson will address the topics: Do All My Questions Have Answers? Does Judaism Encourage or Discourage Questions? How Can I Maintain My ‘Holiday High’? Is It Possible That My Child Doesn’t Need Friends? When, If Ever, Is the Onus of Providing Financially on the Woman?

Chabad IDF Rabbi’s Unique Reaction to Extremism

Maj. Rabbi Shraga Dahan, a military rabbi in the IDF, on Sunday revealed his unique way of confronting an extremist Haredi youth who verbally assaulted him over his military service for the Jewish state.