An Israeli man was stabbed in the back on Monday night in an apparent terror attack near the Lions’ Gate in Jerusalem’s Old City. A knife was found at the scene, the police announced, but the assailant has fled.
The families of some 200 children are waiting, as patiently as they can, for a prize they won in a very special contest.
Hours after Yomtov ended, over a dozen Jewish backpackers and tourists still sat together and ‘Farbrenged’ at the Chabad House in Katmandu, Nepal, where the world’s largest Seder was held one week earlier.
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.”
A South Florida man who was planning a Passover terror attack on a Miami area synagogue is in FBI custody after federal agents who posed as terrorists set up a sting operation to stop the planned bloodshed.
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.
Shlomo Aaron and Chaya Mushka (nee Palace) Bronstein (Crown Heights)
Following Pesach vacation, some 1,500 students in Beis Rivkah will remain home on the day that should have been their first day back. A message from the school blamed the closure on a “financial crisis”.
Eliyahu and Chaya (nee Weiss) Eilfort (Crown Heights)
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?
Rabbi Shmuel Lesches, Magid Shiur in the Yeshiva Gedola of Melbourne, Australia, has compiled a guide to the laws of Sefiras Ha’omer for the benefit of the wider Lubavitch community.
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.
The International Taharas Hamishpacha Organization in hosting its third annual seasonal Taharas Hamishpacha Halacha Review classes beginning this week.
With sadness we inform you of the passing of Mrs. Yenta Yudkin, OBM, a survivor of the Holocaust and longtime member of the Crown Heights community. She was 84 years old.
With sadness we inform you of the passing of Mrs. Sara Rachel Meltzer, OBM, mother of Long Island Shlucha Mrs. Chaya Teldon, may she live and be well. She was 86 years old.
Yossi and Leah (nee Hein) Cohen (Ithaca, NY)
Lubavitcher photographer Meir Alfasi traveled with his wife and three children to Kosovo in Eastern Europe to conduct a Pesach Seder – the first of its kind – and at first, was mistaken as Middle Eastern Refugees.
Shimshi and Chavi (nee Vogel) Drizin (Crown Heights)
Dovid and Michal Zelman (Crown Heights)
Motti and Mushkie (nee Rosenblum) Harlig (Crown Heights)
After having sold the Chometz before Pesach, Rabbi Moshe Bogomilsky and Rabbi Shimon Hecht got together with Winston, the gentile who purchased the Chometz, and bought back the Chometz.
Acharon Shel Pesach is particularly associated with Moshiach and the future redemption. The Baal Shem Tov instituted the custom of partaking of a “Seudas Moshiach” on the afternoon of the last day of Passover; in addition to the Matzah eaten at “Seudas Moshiach”, the Rebbes of Chabad added the custom of drinking four cups of wine, as in the Seder held on Passover’s first days.