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.
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.
Today at 2pm: The popular Chassidic band, Rogers Park, will be performing at a unique and interactive concert geared for children of all ages. The Kids’ Concert will be held Sunday, February 17 from 2:00 – 2:45 on the 2nd floor at the Jewish Children’s Museum. The concert is being held in conjunction with the Music Room, a temporary exhibit at the JCM.
Alternate side parking (street cleaning) regulations are suspended on Monday, February 18, 2019 for Washington’s Birthday (Presidents Day). All other regulations, including parking meters, remain in effect.
Zalmen and Simi Levin (Crown Heights)
Shiduchim are always difficult, and sometimes, we just make the difficult even harder. A reader realized a trend among their friends, and found two things you can do to make the shidduch process just a little easier.
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.
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.
A window of a Brooklyn Chabad synagogue run by Rabbi Menachem Heller and his wife was broken in a suspected act of Vandalizm over Sabbath. The incident took place while the rabbi and his family, including young children, were inside.
With great sadness we report the passing of Rabbi Moshe Ehrenstein, OBM, the head Mashpia in the Chabad Yeshiva of Tzfas. He passed away Friday, shortly after shabbos came in, on the 10th of Adar 1. He was 68-years-old.
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.
A video has been released by JLI that discussed how to remain Jewish when nobody is telling you NOT to. It may seem like a silly question but why WOULD you without someone telling you to?
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.
The youth rebellion of the 60’s saw an explosion of counterculture movements fighting the status quo across the Western world. As many wrote off the radicalism of their children, the Rebbe embraced their passion, arguing that it all stemmed from a thirst for good.
Bringing more light to the world in the year since the mass school shooting in Parkland Florida. Read how these individuals have turned tragedy into growth, and suffering into a future.
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?
Benny and Chanale (nee Gopin) Friedman (Crown Heights)
We present the Shalom Zochor list for the week of Parshas Tetzaveh:
Schneur Zalman and Mushky (nee Andrusier) Kirsch (Crown Heights)
With great sadness we report the passing of Harav Hachosid Harav Hatomim Avraham Tzvi (ben Harav Yehudah) Landa OBM, the eldest living Chossid who survived the Second World War by escaping to Shanghai. He passed away on Friday 10 Adar 1, 5779, at 100 years old. Updated with Levaya information.
The winners of the “Bayis Raffle”: Congratulations to Dovid Monstirsky and family, from Haifa, Israel, who won six months’ rent or mortgage. Congratulations to Shcherbina Family from Chicago, IL. who won a collection of 100 Chasidus Seforim to enhance the home.
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).