This week’s edition of MyLife: Chassidus Applied with Rabbi Simon Jacobson, Episode 92, will air tonight, Sunday, here on CrownHeights.info, beginning at 8:00pm. This week Rabbi Jacobson will address the topics: Yud-Tes Kislev; Messianism; Niturei Karta; Watching Movies; Understanding Hakhel; Chabad’s Different Customs; Anthropomorphism and Atzmus.
The students of Cheder at the Ohel had a special gathering in honor of Yud Daled Kislev, the Rebbe and Rebbetzin’s anniversary.
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Yossi (ben Yudi) Eber (Crown Heights) and Gitty Friedman (Monsey, NY)
Mendy and Cheyenna (nee Borenstein) Hershkop (Crown Heights)
The students at Cheder Chabad Girls of Long Island had a most enjoyable time conducting a mock wedding in honor of the 14th of Kislev, the Rebbe and Rebbetzin’s anniversary.
Abi and Devorah (nee Yomtov) Raskin (Crown Heights)
Elder Chassidim sit on the dais at the Rebbe’s Farbrengen, circa mid-1980s. Can you identify anyone in the photo?
When the Rebbe sent Rabbi Nissan Mangel to Lakewood, New Jersey, to teach Tanya, he didn’t fully know what to expect.
Through a story, I would like to address h a question that is frequently asked: “What is the difference between Chassidus and Kabbalah? Are they similar to each other, the former being merely an explanation of the latter? And if they are distinct, which one is greater?”
After three years of providing a quality summer experience in the American Southwest, CTeen has announced a brand new program: an immersive trip through Poland and Israel.
Rabbi Menachem Mendel of Lubavitch passed away in the Jewish year 5626 (1866). Now, 150 years later, large portions of one of his most widely learned works, Derech Mitzvotecha, have been made available online in English for the very first time.
This Shabbos at the Besht, Rabbi Berel Levin, chief librarian of Aguch, will lead a discussion on the topic – Yud Tes Kislev: the Chidush of the Alter Rebbe.
CrownHeights.info and Lubavitch Archives present two unique photos of the Rebbe officiating at a wedding, circa 1960.
A city leader in Boca Raton, FL, received anti-Semitic verbal abuse on social media and via email after supporting plans for a new Chabad synagogue and Jewish museum, Florida’s WPTV reported.
“Webster dictionary defines the Hebrew word “mitzvah” as “a meritorious or charitable act.” Wednesday morning, Rabbi Yisroel Hahn was doing just that,” reported KHQ News of Spokane, WA.
A Palestinian terrorist rammed his vehicle into six IDF soldiers Friday afternoon as they stood on the side of the road near the entrance of the Palestinian village of Beit Umar, which is located off of Route 60 in between Gush Etzion and the West Bank city of Hebron. Earlier on Friday, two IDF soldiers were wounded in a vehicular-ramming attack near the West Bank settlement of Kfar Adumim.
Aryeh Leib and Mushky (nee Klein) Moskovits (Crown Heights)
As thousands of well-wishers from around Israel and the world danced and sang outside the International Convention Center in Jerusalem, hundreds more inside could be seen crying bittersweet tears as they witnessed the marriage of Ariel Biegel and Sarah Techiya Litman, the young woman whose father and brother were murdered by terrorists less than two weeks ago.
In this week’s edition of Letter and Spirit, we present a letter from the Rebbe to a geneticist who had trouble understanding how it was scientifically possible for Yaakov to mutate the genes of sheep through visual stimulation. The letter was written in English through the Rebbe’s trusted secretary Rabbi Nissan Mindel, and was made available by the latter’s son-in-law, Rabbi Sholom Ber Shapiro.
The late Shirley Chisholm was honored by President Barack Obama at the White House when she posthumously received a Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor in the United States. Chisholm made history in 1968 when she became the first female black American elected to Congress, representing New York’s 12th District for seven terms. She also became the first major-party black candidate for president of the United States when she ran for the Democratic Party’s nomination in 1972.
It was one of those rare scenarios for which words cannot do justice. On Sunday, Yud Kislev, if you entered the Bnos Chomesh Academy building here is what you would have seen: A large bouquet of purple and gold balloons gracing the building’s entrance, a sumptuous breakfast buffet of gourmet coffee, pastries and elegant fruit platters, a high grade copier furiously printing 120 copies of Tanya – the Bnos Chomesh Edition, fathers sitting with their daughters in every corner of the school learning b’chavrusa, and a display of gifts for the fathers.
This past Monday Night, Robert Kraft, the owner of the New England Patriots football team did something that should never have had to be done, but that makes him a holy man in my eyes. Robert Kraft did what every media outlet, politician, President Obama and countless others in the world should have done, but none did. Robert Kraft acted as the sole voice to a mute world and a heartless American Leadership.