As Lag Ba’omer approaches, we’re reminded of the precious opportunity we had to witness such glory as the great parades with the Rebbe in times past.
Yehudah Leib Welton (Berkeley, CA) and Nechama Aviva Weinstein (Pittsburgh, PA)
Caring for children with special needs is always complicated. In Nigeria, where they are often viewed with suspicion, the picture is all the more complex. One of their major challenges has been how to help their charges after they turn 18. Unable to care for themselves yet no longer children, they are thrust into a world where they are often neglected and abused.
Watch the joyous celebrations of Lag Ba’omer, the Yahrtzeit of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai, streamed live from his Kever in Meron, Israel.
They came from around the world: Israel, England, Ohio, Mexico, New York and elsewhere. Over 300 women, all alumni of Beth Rivkah-Montreal, gathered together for a gala reunion on Sunday, Pesach Sheini.
A black youth who attacked a Jewish student and stole his hat and Yarmulka admitted to targeting the boy due to his religion, and said the attack was part of a ‘bet’ between the assailant and his friends.
Menachem and Devorah Leah Smith (North Miami Beach, FL)
World Lag Ba’omer festivities were launched in Sydney, Australia, at the first Bonfire in the world, lit at the Yeshiva Centre-Chabad NSW HQ.
In this Sefirah-friendly music video, Chasidic rapper Nosson Zand sings his hit song ‘Memories’ in a-cappella style while driving in his car.
A bill that would authorize people with terminal illnesses to request life-ending drugs from a physician has cleared a hurdle in New York’s state Legislature.
Yona Krasilchik arrived in Sao Paulo in 1908 with a small group of landsmen from Bessarabia. By 1912, he had helped build Kehilat Israel, the city’s first synagogue, and soon after, a Jewish hospital, cemetery, and school.
With nearly $200,000 already donated, Bnos Menachem is well on their way to successfully raise the funds to meet their goal of $500,000, as part of a 36 hour matching funds campaign.
Pesach Sheini marks the first yahrtzeit of Chaya Spalter, OBM, a student of Bais Chaya Mushka of Los Angeles. The girls of BCM have been honoring her memory in a variety of ways, including shiurim, a Hakhel with their mothers, and a very special, meaningful rooftop ceremony.
In honor of Lag Ba’omer and the year of Hakhel, the National Committee for the Furtherance of Jewish Education (NCFJE) has organized a spectacular program for all ages, which will be held in the Old Boys and Girls School Field on Maple St. and Troy Ave.
The eve of Lag B’Omer will be a night of action and drama in communities worldwide, all in celebration of the yom hillula of Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai. Swinging circles of dancing Jews, bonfires and barbeques, melodies and marshmallows. But between the palm trees and starry skies of North Miami Beach, a rapidly growing Chabad community of over 160 families will be celebrating in unique style.
A fire broke out at the Mobile gas station on the corner of Empire Blvd. and New York Ave. in Crown Heights, injuring one of the workers employed there.
Over Three years ago an idea was born, for a nominal fee of $100, Devorah Benjamin of KSCVK will take your name, the name of your child, friend or relative and daven at the Ohel for a shidduch. The money will go straight to KSCVK’s fund for Crown Heights Chassanim and Kallos.
A new Sefer, authored by Crown Heights Yungerman Rabbi Avraham Katz, provides practical advice and guidance on how to progress in this fundamental aspect of Jewish life. Based on Halacha and Chassidus and endorsed by various Mashpi’im, this Sefer will be of great assistance to every English-speaking member from Anash, helping them connect to Davening on a deeper level.
The chief rabbi of Jerusalem and former chief rabbi of Israel, Rabbi Shlomo Amar, paid a visit to the Chabad Yeshiva in Brunoy during a personal visit to France.
A patron at a kosher cafe in Amsterdam has been hospitalized after an apparently unprovoked stabbing.
Yudi and Bruchy Winterfeld (Montreal, Canada)
Rabbi Yitzchok Minkowicz, director of Chabad Lubavitch of Southwest Florida, delivers his insights on this week’s Parsha – Behar. This week Rabbi Minkowicz answers the question: How can one avoid the downfalls of life?