This week’s edition of MyLife: Chassidus Applied with Rabbi Simon Jacobson, Episode 181, will air tonight, Sunday, here on CrownHeights.info, beginning at 8:00pm. This week Rabbi Jacobson will address the topics: Do I Have to Forgive Someone Who Shows No Remorse? What is Healthy Fear of G-d? Is There Such a Thing as Modern Chabad? Why Don’t We Daven the Way Chassidus Expects of Us?
In two letters to his friends and supporters, the Shliach to the island of Puerto Rico, Rabbi Mendel Zarchi, reveals the challenges he, his family and his community faced spending Rosh Hashana as a catagory 5 hurricane Maria bore down on them, as well as the humanitarian effots they spearheaded once it had passed, leaving devastation in its wake.
The Chabad Centre for Jewish Life and Learning on Vancouver Island, co-directed by Rabbi Meir and Chani Kaplan, celebrated the second season of holidays in a state-of-the-art new building, complete with a brand-new mikvah.
Prior to Rosh Hashana, the Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia (FJC), headed by Rabbi Berel Lazar, hosted an interfaith congress of religious leaders in Moscow’s Jewish community center, the Marina Roscha Chabad Synagogue.
Choni and Rivka (nee Kastel) Botnick (Sydney, Australia)
After spending an uplifting Rosh Hashana in 770, thousands heard Havdalah in the Rebbes Shul following a Maariv and a video of the Rebbe.
In honor of the 53rd yahrzeit of the Rebbe’s mother, Rebbetzin Chana Schneerson, of blessed memory, Kehot Publication Society is pleased to release a never before published letter by the Frierdike Rebbe to Rebbetzin Chana.
Thousands of Tishrei Guests will be spending the month of Tishrei in Crown Heights, seeing to the needs of the many Bochurim, Vaad Talmidei Hatmimim – with the help of many local landlords and philanthropists, provided respectful accommodations to the guests.
Levi and Mookie (nee Deitsch) Chitrik (Crown Heights)
Avremel and Lieba (nee Fischer) Kugel (Crown Heights)
Moty and Rivkah (nee Kulik) Torenheim (Crown Heights)
As we are all making our final preparations to usher in the new year, we – the staff at CrownHeights.info – would like to wish our loyal readers, fans, contributors and tipsters a happy and healthy sweet new year, K’siva Vachasima Tova, Leshono Tova Tikosaivu V’Tichosemu and a Gut Gebentched Yohr.
Rabbi Chaim Lazer Hershkovich is the co-director, along with his wife Rivky, of community outreach at Chabad and F.R.E.E. of Niles, a suburb of Chicago. Yesterday, his car broke down, and he was forced to call a cab. What happened next was a truly-amazing story of Hashgacha Protis.
With the year 5777 coming to close, we take a look back at some of the most popular and engaging stories of the past year – from the stories that inspired us to those that unfortunately saddened us. We also take a look at some interesting Mazal Tov and social media statistics.
It was a special, warm pre-Rosh Hashana event on Monday at Toronto City Hall, hosted by the Mayor, John Tory, Councillor James Pasternak, Rabbi Yirmi Cohen and Rabbi Chai Cohen, attended by many from the community.
The Tzemach Tzedek’s fifth son, Harav Yisroel Noach (known as the Maharin), who later on became Rebbe in Niezhin, once asked his father, the Rebbe, “Why do we say tehillim [throughout the year], and not any other sefer? Aren’t there appropriate pesukim, of tefillos (prayers) and supplications in the other twenty-three kisvei kodesh, that relate to these situations? So why don’t we ever say those pesukim?
This Week, as we prepare to enter the Ten Days of Repentance, we present a letter from the Rebbe with some encouraging words about teshuvah. The letter, written originally in English, is from the archives of the Rebbe’s personal trusted secretary, Rabbi Nissan Mindel.
The Algemeiner unveiled its 4th annual “J100” list of top 100 people “positively influencing Jewish life” on Monday night, at a star-studded gala in New York City. Honorees in attendance included President of the Czech Republic Miloš Zeman, Israeli artist Yaacov Agam and activists Stuart and Robbi Force.
The President of France, Emanuel Macron, delivered a message for the French community living in New York. After his speech, the president spoke for a couple of minutes with Rabbi Mikhael Cohen, director of the French Jewish Community Center of New York, wishing him in Hebrew “Shana Tova” and to transmit the message to the Jewish community.
For the tenth year in a row, a group of Shluchim and Mekurovim from Moscow accompanied the chief rabbi of Russia, Rabbi Berel Lazar, to New York to spend the Shabbos of Selichos in the Rebbe’s ‘Daled Amos.’
It is forbidden on a holiday to do any act in preparation for the following day, even if the following day is Shabbat. However, the sages created a halachic device, called an eruv tavshilin, which allows one to cook food on a holiday day for use on a Shabbat that immediately follows it.
The Bochurim of Oholei Torah Mesivta were tested on the laws of blowing Shofar by Rabbi Moshe Klein, who brought with him five shofars belonging to the Rebbe Maharash, the Friedikeh Rebbe, Reb Levi Yitzchok – the Rebbe’s father – and two shofars that belonged to the Rebbe for them to see.