As Camp Gan Yisroel came to a close, the whole camp partook in a very emotional and inspiring banquet, where all the awards of the summer were given out.
Rabbi Chaim Mentz of Chabad of Bel Air, CA, joined a local Fox News panel to discuss the events in Charlottesville, the fallout and what many see as the rise of hate groups and anti-Semitism.
With sadness we inform you of the passing of Mrs. Zelda Katzenelenbogen, OBM, of London, UK, wife of Reb Moshe Katzenelenbogen, OBM, and matriarch of a large family of Chassidim and Shluchim. She was 76 years old.
Moshe Scheiner (Colorado) and Tzilka Katz (Los Angeles, CA)
After receiving many inquiries about whether there is a Brocho to say when seeing today’s solar eclipse, Rabbi Levi Gorelik responds that the Rebbe was asked this very question in 1957. Plus: Eclipse safety tips and live video of the event in the extended article.
To help make the tefilos of the Yomim Noroim more meaningful and inspirational, Chabad.org is publishing “Reflections”, a new mini companion to the machzor.
On Monday, August 21, a solar eclipse will be visible over North America. What’s the Jewish take? JEM presents a newly-published video of the Rebbe discussing this very topic.
“I had the privilege to experience one of the most meaningful and inspirational flights from New York To Israel,” says Crown Heights filmmaker Meir Kalmanson. “There are moments in our lives that when we look back at them we say ‘that was when my life changed forever.'”
With sadness we inform you of the passing of Mrs. Gittel Shprintza Gottlieb OBM, the wife of Rabbi Naftoli Tzvi Gottlieb OBM of Beitar Illit, Israel, who passed away just a month and a half after her husband. She was 78 years old.
Yoel and Tsvia Edelman (Paris, France)
Rabbi Shmuel Lesches, Magid Shiur in the Yeshiva Gedola of Melbourne, Australia, has compiled a guide to the laws and customs of the month of Elul (up to but not including the period of Selichos) for the benefit of the wider Lubavitch community.
Election results from a vote held in the Mei Menuchos bungalow colony in S. Fallsburg, NY, were unprecedented, with the new board now comprised entirely of women. A Crown Heights Rabbi objected to women serving on the board, only to backtrack later and permit it.
Efraim Kaufman (Coral Springs, FL) and Zisi Posner (Birmingham, AL)
This week’s edition of MyLife: Chassidus Applied with Rabbi Simon Jacobson, Episode 176, will air tonight, Sunday, here on CrownHeights.info, beginning at 8:00pm. This week Rabbi Jacobson will address the topics: How to Explain Death to Children; My Son-in-Law Doesn’t Daven; Learning Zohar; Reinstating the Observance of Tu B’Av and the Dancing Maidens; What Does it Mean that Moshiach has to Come ‘Below 10 Tefachim’?
When it comes to condemning neo-Nazis, the KKK and other far-right groups, there is “no room for equivalency,” the editor-in-chief of The Algemeiner, Dovid Efune, said during an i24 News interview on Wednesday amid the ongoing controversy surrounding President Donald Trump’s response to last weekend’s violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Hotels near Madras, Oregon have been booked out for three years. Columbia, South Carolina is welcoming over one million visitors to a town of 800,000. Up to 7.4 million people will be travelling to a 70-mile wide swath of land that stretches across 14 states. As visitors flock to the path of totality, Chabad is there to assist them.
Two men were arrested in Crown Heights after they were caught taking checks and money orders from a mailbox with a glue-soaked bottle tied to a string.
A Chabad rabbi in California is sharing a heart-warming story to cheer up Americans still reeling from last weekend’s violent neo-Nazi rally in Charlottesville.
“Due to health considerations, it is difficult for me to say a maamar at this time,” the Rebbe replied. “However, in honor of the assembled I will say something brief.”
Camp videographer Motty Reizes captured the sixth week of excitement, inspiration and fun at Camp Gan Yisroel-New York.
This week we read in Parshas Re’eh the laws of a kosher food. The importance of a proper diet for the general state of health and emotional life is well known and established. How much more so, says the Rebbe, the dietary laws given by the Creator, Essence of Perfection – for our physical, mental and spiritual health. The letter, written originally in English, is from the archives of the Rebbe’s personal trusted secretary, Rabbi Nissan Mindel.
JLI presents its unique one-minute video featuring a powerful and relevant message from the weekly Parsha. This week’s video for Parshas Re’eh is titled: Your True Worth.