Today Rabbi Mottel and Chana Sharfstein of Crown Heights mark their 60th wedding anniversary. In honor of the occasion, CrownHeights.info presents the story of how the Rebbe guided Chana in finding her soul-mate, written by Rabbi Dovid Zaklikowski of Lubavitch Archives.
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On Monday evening, police officials and community leaders from Miami-Dade met with residents of the North Miami Beach Jewish community to inform them of the latest updates in the unsolved case of a Crown Heights rabbi who was shot and killed while walking to synagogue on August 9, but despite police outreach many residents remain fearful, wondering whether or not the case will ever be solved.
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Amid the gleaming, densely populated towers of Hong Kong, a dozen Jewish teenagers from various backgrounds were in full-swing class mode at the headquarters of Chabad-Lubavitch of Hong Kong. The conversation grew more animated as the subject matter jumped from bullying to honesty to issues of privacy. The teens were excited, engaged. They tried individually to express their own opinions, grappling to apply the core Jewish principles they had been discovering to the topics at hand.
Nasoniel and Nechama (nee Yaffee) Nerenberg (Crown Heights)
The Iron Dome, Israel’s missile defense system, proves itself yet again as it takes out 15 Qassam rockets fired by Hamas from the Gaza strip at once.
A gathering for Bochurim heading out on ‘Yeshiva Shluchus’ this coming year was held in Crown Heights’ Maple Street Shul. The event was organized by Unzere Kinder, an organization that provides Talmidim Hashluchim with assistance, support and advice for their vital work with junior Yeshiva students and local Baalei Batim.
As the IDF continues to protect the Holy Land and the Jewish people, Chabad at Stony Brook, Long Island, felt obliged to show their support and love by sending packages with personal letters, 70 pies of pizza to feed and entire army base, and iPads to wounded soldiers.
A Jewish-owned minivan, parked in front of Empire Shteibel, was broken into at some point during the night.
We’re in one of the rooms in the Pediatrics Department at Downstate Medical Center. My brother, 16, was suffering from severe stomach pains, and our doctor sent him for some tests and rest until they’ll have it all figured out. I’m sitting beside his bed scribbling on the margins of a Sudoku book; he’s watching a video on my phone. While contemplating my future summer plans, an official looking guy – dressed casually, but definitely working for the Hospital – with a big smile walks in, and explaining that his job is to ensure that the Hospitals patients don’t fall behind in their studying for the upcoming high school Regents, asks if my brother will be needing any help.
What does it feel like to try and communicate when you have an expressive language disorder? Maybe something like talking through a mouthful of marshmallows. How about trying to follow verbal instructions when you’re a visual processor? A lot like focusing on a story while wearing blackout glasses and having the ABCs whispered in your ear. We often hear the names of different disabilities, but do we really understand the challenge they imply?
Mendy and Sheiny (nee Springer) Rivkin (Towson, MD)
“Every year before the summer, generally at the Yud Bais Tammuz Farbrengen, the Rebbe would speak about Tznius”, says Oholei Torah Mashpia Rabbi Michoel Seligson. At his suggestion, CrownHeights.info presents a new weekly feature for the summer months: a short thought of the Rebbe on tznius, as compiled by Rabbi Seligson.
It was an Israel-committed group of several dozen who came to Chabad of Melbourne-CBD’s luncheon with Arnold Roth, whose daughter Malki was tragically murdered in a Hamas massacre perpetrated in the heart of Jerusalem.
In the latest episode of Jew-bel-ish, Lubavitcher comedian Mendy Pellin accepts the ‘ice bucket challenge,’ but finds a Heter to do it with hot Matzah ball soup to show his true commitment.
Rabbi Sender and Rebbetzin Sara Gordon, Chabad Shluchim to Ottawa, Canada, created an innovated platform for elderly North American volunteers to connect with Israeli students and help them learn English. In its short lifespan, the program has seen tremendous growth and remarkable success.
As the search for the missing yeshiva bochur in Jerusalem enters its fifth day, the father of Aron Sofer is asking the public to keep his son foremost in their minds and deeds.
Surrounded by guests from around the world and more than 25 Chabad-Lubavitch emissaries from Asia who are in India for a regional conference, Chabad of Mumbai’s headquarters—also known as Nariman House—opened its doors once again today.
Near Lake George in New York’s Catskill Mountains, a popular destination among vacationing Orthodox-Jewish city-dwellers, Shliach to Saratoga Rabbi Abba Rubin set up a makeshift Shul for them to gather and Daven in.
Please take a moment and say a Kapital Tehillim for Boruch Saadiya ben Shaindel Liba, a 20-year-old Bochur who is undergoing a complicated operation.
Benny and Davina (nee Cohen) Amrami (Los Angeles, CA)
Gan Israel Day Camp in Edgware, UK has always had a name for exciting activities, superb staff and an all-round wholesome, fun summer experience, but this year the camp’s reputation brought it registration on an unprecedented scale.
This morning, hours before a ceasefire was set to take hold between Israel and Hamas, dozens of rockets and mortar shells rained down on southern Israel from Gaza. One rocket caused much damage and destruction to the homes of Rabbi S. Gruzman and Rabbi Shneur Lieberman, both Chabad Shluchim in Ashkelon. In the nearby Eshkol region, a mortar shell killed one Israeli man and injured two others.