In honor of Shavuos we present a letter in which the Rebbe explains the importance of performing milah [circumcision] the Jewish way and its connection with the geyrus [conversion] process of the Jewish people – which began in Egypt on Pesach and concluded at Mount Sinai on Shavuos. The Rebbe’s emphasis on performing milah in accordance with all the details, including metzitza (which some misguided individuals object to) – is so relevant and speaks to us today as well. The letter, written originally in English, is from the archives of the Rebbe’s trusted secretary Rabbi Nissan Mindel.
In the final chapter of the Tanya [kuntres acharon] the Alter Rebbe speaks about the laws of Shabbos and states that they can be divided into two categories; the external dimension and the internal one. There he explains the external dimension of Shabbos, are the laws which instruct us to refrain from doing anything on Shabbos that the Torah defines as work.
On the first night of Shavuos at the Besht, three renowned lecturers will lead discussions in Torah: 12:00am – Rabbi Mendy Hershkop: The lineage of Dovid and Moshiach; 1:00am – Rabbi Daniel Schonbuch, LMFT: Torah and Psychology ; 2:00am – Rabbi Aryeh Israeli: Matan Torah.
Akiva Steinmetz (S. Paulo, Brazil) and Mushky Sudak (Crown Heights)
Courtesy of Lubavitch Archives, we present a photo of The Rebbe receiving and Aliya to the Torah.
Alternate side parking (street cleaning) regulations are suspended on Monday, May 21, 2018 for Shavuot. All other regulations, including parking meters, remain in effect.
On Sunday, the first day of Shavuos, there will be various minyonim for Krias Hatorah and Aseres Hadibros around Crown Heights, which were arranged for women and children who cannot make it to Shul during Shachris.
Rabbi Shmuel Lesches, Magid Shiur in the Yeshiva Gedola of Melbourne, Australia, has compiled a guide to the laws of the month of Sivan and the Yomtov of Shavuos for the benefit of the wider Lubavitch community.
Hundreds of girls gathered in a beautifully decorated hall this past Tuesday – Rosh Chodesh Sivan. These young ladies were the Bais Rivkah volunteers of HOO, who help 110 families in Crown Heights.
Mendel Gross (Los Angeles, CA) and Avigayil Deveroli (Miami Beach, FL)
140 high school girls and their proud mothers came together at the JCM to salute the girls’ hard work and dedication to the Friendship Circle of Brooklyn. Beautiful decor and a delicious milchig buffet (setup by Chani Greenbaum Events) greeted the girls as they came in.
Chevra Simchas Shabbos V’Yom Tov is hand delivering cheesecakes to families throughout Crown Heights as part of an ongoing project to reach out to the needy families in our community.
“If I needed to get help right now — I wouldn’t know who to call”, said Sara Benjamin, who lost her son, Kasriel to an overdose six years ago, on the stage of Operation Survival’s Opioid Epidemic Conference at The Brooklyn Children’s Museum in Crown Heights Wednesday evening.
Mobile, Alabama. Boise, Idaho. Spokane, Washington. Not quite your typical vacation destinations! But this week, 128 rabbinical students will be flying out to “Small Town, USA” for Shavuos, to bolster the yom tov joy and spirit for the shluchim and their families living there.
This weekly fast moving — yet inspiring — 1-minute video on the weekly Parsha is created by Yitzchok Schmuckler, a Bochur from Montreal. This week’s video for Parshas Bamidbar is titled: a perspective on interest.
Rabbi Yitzchok Minkowicz, director of Chabad Lubavitch of Southwest Florida, delivers his insights on Parashs Bamidbar. This week he answers the question: What is the Jewish 3 step program? – based on the teachings of the Lubavitcher Rebbe.
With sadness we inform you of the passing of Mrs. Serel Chana bas Chaim Gedalia Maness OBM, a longtime resident of Crown Heights. She was 61 years old.
The story I would like to relate concerns my father, Sam Moss, more than me. My father was born in Munkatch, Czechoslovakia, what is now Mukachevo, Ukraine. There he attended the yeshivah of Rabbi Chaim Elazar Spira, author of Minchas Elazar, who was the Munkatcher Rebbe.
Mordechai and Chana Lightstone (Crown Heights)
Mendel Grossbaum (Livingston, NJ) and Gitty Friedman (Florida)
Eli and Mushkie (nee Andrusier) Posner (Cooper City, FL)
JLI presents its unique new two-minute video featuring a powerful and relevant In·sight from Ethics of the Fathers, on A World of Metaphors and Why the Jewish sages looked to animals for life lessons.