Over 100 Jews gathered last night in the Marina Roscha synagogue in Moscow, Russia, for the recitation of Selichos. Following an inspiring Farbrengen and joyous dancing and singing, Selichos were recited, led by Chazzan Zalman Shimon Deren.
With the advent of the brand new year of 5777, Benny Friedman released a melodious good year wish to the community, an upbeat song called “B’sefer Chaim.”
This week’s edition of MyLife: Chassidus Applied with Rabbi Simon Jacobson, Episode 133, will air tonight, Sunday, here on CrownHeights.info, beginning at 8:00pm. This week Rabbi Jacobson will address the topics: Prayer Fatigue: I Hate Davening; Should Secrets Be Kept From Our Spouses? Can We Have Yechidus with the Rebbe Today? What is the Role of a Parent in the Life of Their Married Children?
Rabbi Yirmi Cohen visited his friend, MPP (Member Provincial Parliament) Mr. Monte Kwinter, who is the oldest serving MPP in Canada, and blew Shofar for him and his son as customary during the month leading up to Rosh Hashanah.
Police say they identified several young suspects who may have exploded powerful fireworks outside the homes of two Chabad rabbis in Monsey, but have not developed enough evidence for an arrest.
Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson today announced that a 24-year-old man from Williamsburg, Brooklyn was convicted of gang assault and related charges for his role in the brutal beating of Taj Patterson, a young man who was walking in the street when he was set upon by over a dozen people.
With great sadness we inform you of the untimely passing of Mrs. Elki Rosenfeld, OBM, a Crown Heights native and veteran educator who was beloved by all her students. She was 67 years old.
A beautiful clip that takes you on a journey through the month of Elul with a collection of unique images from some of the most memorable moments with the Rebbe during these special days has been released by JEM.
The charred lump of a 2,000-year-old scroll sat in an Israeli archaeologist’s storeroom for decades, too brittle to open. Now, new imaging technology has revealed what was written inside: the earliest evidence of a biblical text in its standardized form.
Yaakov came in and sat in one of the plush chairs, dreaming of the fortune he is about to receive and what he should do with it. All of a sudden, four burly officers entered the room and began binding his hands behind him as if he is a terrible criminal. They ignored his protests that he is here because the nobleman instructed him to come, but rather brought him outside and placed him in a waiting wagon that took him with other condemned individuals to Siberia.
This Shabbos at the Besht, Rabbi Bentzion Elisha will lead a discussion on the topic – K’siva Vachasima Tova: A writer’s insights to writing and finalizing a good and sweet year for oneself through the use of contemporary soul stories.
Israel ‘s Minister of Science, Technology and Space, Ofir Akunis, met with Yaacov Behrman of the JFA in New York this morning in New York, wrapped Tefilin, and spoke about the importance of the American-Israeli alliance and the support of the New York Jewish community for Israel.
The Chabad Events Team (CET) supporting the social support services of Chabad across Essex, UK, held another of their very popular Whisky Tasting Evenings on Monday evening 19th September at their Chabad Buckhurst Hill branch. This evening was more emotional than in the past as it was dedicated to the treasured memory of Rabbi Moshe Muller, OBM, who was the organizer of such past events.
The popular ‘Lessons in Tanya’ series of books, based off the historic radio broadcasts by Rabbi Yosef Weinberg, OBM, has returned to print with a fresh new look.
CrownHeights.info and Lubavitch Archives present a unique photo of the Rebbe in the mid 1970s.
Moishe and Frayda (nee Aber) Scheinfeld (Crown Heights)
As we approach the week of Selichos, we present a letter from the Rebbe in which he explains the true meaning of Teshuva. The letter, written originally in English, is from the archives of the Rebbe’s personal trusted secretary, Rabbi Nissan Mindel.
Rabbi Shmuel Lesches, Magid Shiur in the Yeshiva Gedola of Melbourne, Australia, has compiled a guide to the laws and customs of the week of Selichos for the benefit of the wider Lubavitch community.
Hundreds of students and alumni of Yeshivas Tomchei Temimim in Brunoy, France, gathered together Wednesday evening for a grand Farbrengen marking Chai Elul and 70 years since the founding of the Yeshiva.
Last winter, a news story was published about a Jewish man who ordered food from a local kosher restaurant on GrubHub.com, only to discover that the food he received and ate was in fact from a counterfeit “restaurant” that was being run out of a non-Jewish scammer’s home kitchen. It is incidents like this that highlight the need for JMenu, CEO Shmuly Wolff tells CrownHeights.info.
Renowned for kangaroos and boomerangs, Australia is not usually first to mind when thinking of the Rebbe and Chabad. However, Australia possesses a treasure trove of people with close relationships with the Rebbe and myriads of encounters and stories of the Rebbe.
An out-of-control SUV repeatedly crashed into six others vehicles before barreling into a Chabad Hebrew school in Manhattan after an elderly driver suffered a medical emergency.