About two weeks ago, a new kosher restaurant opened up on the northern edge of Crown Heights, generating a lot of buzz among members of the community in search of a new taste.
Just as three students of the Chabad Yeshiva in Kiryat Gat, Israel, exited a vehicle after returning from Mivtzoim, it burst in to flames, consuming the vehicle in a matter of seconds.
Reb Yoel Kahan, the Rebbe’s ‘Chozer,’ greets Russia’s Chief Rabbi Berel Lazar and Moscow oligarch and philanthropist German Zacharayev, who arrived in New York to visit the Rebbe’s gravesite on Gimmel Tammuz.
Lord Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, former Chief Rabbi of Great Britain, was a guest at the Chabad House in Cusco, Peru, together with a group of about 40 English and American tourists.
Close to 300 teachers gathered for a special Gimmel Tammuz Farbrengen with veteran educator Rabbi Ezra Shochet, Rosh Yeshiva of Or Elchonon Chabad in Los Angeles.
Today, Tuesday, Gimmel Tammuz, there will be a Siyum Sefer Torah dedicated in memory of Rabbi Ovadia Schtroks, OBM, beloved Melamed in London and father and grandfather to the extended Schtroks family, and in memory of his son, Rabbi Shaya Schtroks, OBM, a beloved melamed in the Morristown Cheder, who passed away suddenly in 2012.
A mini school bus, which has been converted into a rolling art project by a Jewish artist, was torched over the weekend and police are now investigating the incident as possibly being motivated by hate.
The New York City Health Department has announced that it has detected mosquitoes bearing West Nile virus.
As evening sets we begin observing Gimmel Tammuz, hundreds are already at the Ohel and are joined by thousands more who make their way to visit our father, the Rebbe.
Over 1,000 men and woman gathered on Eastern Parkway for an inspirational program on the eve of Gimmel Tammuz. The program featured a number of videos of the Rebbe.
Boquete, Panama is a small town in the Chiriqui province in Panama’s interior, little more than thirty miles away from the Costa Rican border. Known for its abundant natural beauty, steady mountain climate, and a currency linked to the American dollar, it is a popular destination for tourists, and North American retirees.
In its continuing efforts to keep up with increasing membership, Chabad of Fountain Hills, led by Rabbi Mendy and Tzipi Lipskier, purchased the former site of Gridleys, a retail store that closed in May.
Tuesday will mark twenty three years since the passing of our dear Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, of righteous memory. For the benefit of our readers, we have put together Minhogei Yom Hilulah, Mishnayos along with schedules of Tefilos in the Rebbes Room and House in the Extended Article.
In honor of Gimmel Tammuz, JEM presents this beautiful playlist of moving videos of the Rebbe. Also, JEM has announced that in connection with this day, for the next 24 hours, the Living Torah app will be unlocked and 100% free.
More than 20 Chabad-Lubavitch rabbis from Tel Aviv gathered at the office of Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau, Tel Aviv’s chief rabbi and former chief rabbi of Israel, to help him celebrate his 80th birthday and to express their appreciation for his longstanding friendship and support for Chabad emissaries in the city and around the world.
Rabbi Yisroel and Vivi Deren, Shluchim to Connecticut, who have experienced incredible tragedies in their lives, discuss the age-old question “why do bad things happen to good people?” with Rabbi Nachman Simon on the cable TV show The Jewish View.
An 87-year-old man with Alzheimer’s who traveled from Israel to New York for Gimmal Tammuz has disappeared on his way from the airport. His family is seeking the public’s assistance in locating him.
A bochur from Lakewood who was returning home for Pesach from his Yeshiva in Israel was arrested during a 2-hour stopover in Moscow, when Russian authorities found a bullet in his luggage that he kept as a souvenir from an Israeli soldier. After spending over three months in the Russian legal system, through the efforts of many activists in Russia and all over the world, he was finally released and returned home to his family.
Dovid Leib Lepkivker (Crown Heights) and Menucha Altein (Crown Heights)
In commemoration of 40 years since the Rebbe chose 12 Pesukim for children to learn and internalize, Cheder Menachem of New Jersey’s theme this year was The 12 Pesukim: Directions for Life. The finale of this project was the building of a Beis Hamikdosh out of 70,000 pieces of Lego.
A brand new Sefer Torah was completed Sunday afternoon by the Levy family – in the memory of their sister Chaya Mussia Levy, OBM. A joyous procession made its way through the streets of Crown Heights. The home of the new Torah will be at the Besht Center shul.
Please take a moment and say a Kapital Tehilllim for Tzophia Bella Bas Devorah Esther, a 4-year-old girl who is in critical condition following a drowning accident and is in need of our tefilos.