For the fourth straight year, the streets of Queens were lit up with a spectacular Menorah Parade, which spread the message of Chanukah to all.
On Tuesday evening, hundreds of Jews gathered at Prague’s main square to join in the Chanukah lighting by Rabbi Manis Barash, Head Shliach to the Czech Republic. Jews from all walks of life joined local government officials, Israeli ambassador Daniel Merom, and the guest of honor, Prime Minister-elect Andrej Babiš for the event.
JLI presents its unique two-minute video featuring a powerful and relevant message from a timely tale. This week’s video is titled: Logic vs. Holiness.
Shimon Rosenberg (Monsey, NY) and Goldie (bas R’ Menachem) Moskowitz (Crown Heights)
One Sunday they decided to cross the border and visit the Mexican town of Tijuana. They remained there the entire week, and on Friday morning they decided it is time to return. However, to his shock, at the border he was refused reentry into the United States. His visa was for a one time visit, and by leaving the States, the visa was no longer valid. He pleaded with the immigration guard, that he had another few months on his visa, but to no avail.
On the second night of Chanukah, close to 200 students braved freezing temperatures to join “Chanukah on Kogan,” at the George Washington University.
Please take a moment and say a Kapital Tehillim for Tinok Ben Shaina Chana Leah, for a speedy and complete recovery.
In an historic first, a large Menorah was displayed at the national landmark the Claremont Resort and Spa, which is the highest point in the Bay Area and can be seen for miles all around. The Menorah was installed by Shluchim Rabbi Yehuda and Miriam Ferris.
This cutting edge, fast moving — yet inspiring — 1-minute video on the weekly Parsha was created by Yitzchok Schmuckler from Montreal, and will be a new weekly feature here on CrownHeights.info. This week’s video for Parshas Mikeitz is titled: Who do you want to be?
In honor of Chanukah, RebbeDrive presents a gallery of 377 never-before-seen photos from ‘Chanukah Live’ 1991 (5752). Are you in any of them?
This week, as we celebrate Chanukah, we present excerpts of a letter from the Rebbe in which he explains why we give our children Chanukah Gelt, from the archives of the Rebbe’s trusted secretary Rabbi Nissan Mindel.
This Shabbos at the Besht, Rabbi Fishel Oster will lead a discussion on the topic — Chanuka Halachos: What happens if you lit the wrong amount of candles? And other questions.
Courtesy of Lubavitch Archives, we present a photo of the Rebbe encouraging the singing at a children’s rally.
Public menorahs are in the process of being lit all over the world as part of the Chabad-Lubavitch Chanukah campaign in more than 100 countries and territories, including all 50 U.S. states. Some 15,000 oversized menorahs will be kindled in front of landmarks such as the White House, Mount Rushmore, the Eiffel Tower, the Brandenburg Gate and the Kremlin.
If you can smell latkes frying in the air, it means Chnukah is here. And if you needed another sign – that’s here too: A new music video from the Maccabeats.
The world’s largest Chabad yeshiva in Tzfat, which boasts over 500 students, will likely be forcibly evacuated by court order next week, the Behadrei Haredim website reported.
The Chief Rabbi of Russia, Rabbi Berl Lazar, made a very unusual visit today. He went to the Butirsky Prison in the center of Moscow in order to strengthen and encourage the Jewish prisoners who are serving time there amongst the three thousand prisoners of various backgrounds.
With all the crazy latke ideas out there, some times you just want to keep it simple. These three easy latke methods will have you eating delicious potato goodness in no time.
Just in time for Chanukah comes the latest upbeat release from the Holocaust Survivor Band, a triumphant song of survival titled ‘Let the Light Shine On.’ With music and lyrics by prolific songstress Cecelia Margules, Let the Light Shine On pairs Israeli superstar Gad Elbaz with concentration camp survivors Saul Dreier, Ruby Sosnowicz, and the newest member of the team, Morris Dan, as they take their uplifting message to the Brandenburg Gate, once a symbol of Nazi power.
Chabad of Melbourne’s Central Business District (CBD), led by Rabbi Chaim Herzog, held their annual Menorah Lighting on Wednesday at the Victoria Parliament House, with the attendence of dignitaries, officials, and members of the local Jewish community.
Dr. Yitzchok Block (1930-2017) was a professor of philosophy and Chabad campus emissary at the University of Western Ontario, in London, Canada. He was interviewed by JEM’s My Encounter with the Rebbe project in February of 2008.
Monroe residents celebrated the first night of Chanukah with a large celebration featuring the state’s largest menorah.