Video of the Day

Forgot to move your double parked car after alternate side? We are all guilty of it sometimes. Yet although we may laugh it off and thank our luck we did not get a ticket, others may have been inconvenienced terribly. A bus driver of a local school shared a video of the mayhem caused by such oversight, and shared some basic tips on avoiding such issues.

Izzy Young, 90, Beatnik Kingmaker and ‘Minyan Man’

When Izzy Young, the tireless folk-music impresario, passed away on Feb. 4 in Stockholm at the age of 90, the media took note of a storied career in the history in creating the modern folk-music movement. Missing from the details about this self-described “Jewish boy from the Bronx” is the backstory behind his friendship with Chabad-Lubavitch emissary, Rabbi Chaim Greisman.

Picture of the Day

As we are making our way through the first of this years two months of Adar, RebbeDrive has released two new photos from the newly restored Farbrengen of Purim 5729. Captured on Purim 1969, that Farbrengen marked the longest Purim Farbrengen throughout the Rebbe’s N’sius.

Info to be Menachem Avel the Landa Family

The Landa family will be sitting shiva for their father Harav Hachosid Harav Hatomim Avraham Tzvi Landa a”h, at 640 Montgomery St. Two minyanim will be held for Shachris at 8:30am and 9am respectively. Mincha and Maairiv will be davened bizmana.

Video of the Day

In a touching and awe inspiring video, Rabbi Isser Lubecki was filmed holding a Havdalah ceremony in sign language after a special Shabbaton that he organized for the deaf community in the French capital of Paris.

New Network of Jewish Sunday Schools Opens

This week, a new Jewish Sunday school has been opened in Bulgarian capital Sofia. It is already 17th school of those established as a part of the new education project called JFUTURE. JFUTURE is the Jewish Sunday school network intended, first of all, for families that did not take an active part in the community life. With over 400 participants, JFUTURE aims to double the number of students by the end of 2019.

We Fought For Their Freedom, But Where Are Russian-American Jews Today?

Thirty years after the first wave of Russian Jews landed on these shores, the babushkas and fur ushankas have disappeared. But the American-born grandchildren of those immigrants still speak Russian with their parents and grandparents. They socialize with friends of Russian background and do so in Russian Jewish enclaves where the food, drink, and music reflect the tastes of their Slavic grandparents. Why do Russian-speaking Jews seem so uninterested in American Jewish life and what can we do to better engage them?

Weekly Story: Purim Koton 5687

Being that this Shabbos is Parshas Titzaveh and most Anash will be reviewing the maamar V’Atah Tetzaveh, the maamar that the Rebbe personally distributed on Purim Koton 5572 (1992), just two weeks before his stroke on chof-zayin Adar Rishon. In the beginning of the maamar the Rebbe notes that it is based on the maamar that the Frierdiker Rebbe said during the farbrengen  of Purim Koton 5687 (1927). I therefore thought it would be appropriate to relate part of the story of that era, which lends an insight of the intent of the Frierdiker Rebbe’s maamar, and according to many it also gives insight into the intent of the Rebbe, of why he chose to publish this maamar (which he said eleven years earlier, on Parshas Teyzaveh 5781 (1981).