A longtime Chabad activist in Quebec, Canada, Rabbi Simcha Zirkind (1938-2015) was also involved in the work of the Machne Israel Development Fund. He was interviewed by JEM’s My Encounter with the Rebbe project in Montreal in January of 2011.
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Protesters have set an Israeli flag on fire and chanted “long live the intifada” outside of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.
Chaim and Baila Greisman (Crown Heights)
The terrorist who fired at Otniel resident Rabbi Miki Mark HY”D few weeks ago, Mohammed Pakia, was killed by IDF soldiers as they were trying to take him into custody.
When Noemie Stanleigh arrived in Quebec City two years ago, the metropolitan area had been without a mikvah for decades.
Yossi and Chanie Apfelbaum (Crown Heights)
Patrons of United Lubavitcher Yeshiva sit at a gala dinner to benefit the institution in New York in 1963. Can you identify anyone in the photo?
General Mills is expanding a flour recall issued over a possible link to an E. coli outbreak after four new illnesses were reported.
As a young man, Rabbi Fishel Jacobs came with his mother for a private audience with the Rebbe. In his innocence, he brought along a tape recorder and recorded the meeting that changed his life.
A capacity crowd turned out at the One Ocean Resort in Atlantic Beach, FL, on Sunday, June 5th. The theme of this year’s dinner was, “Turning Judaism Outward: It’s about YOU”.
Shraga Feivish Telzner (Melbourne, Australia) and Nechama Mindl (bas R’ Mendel) Raskin (Melbourne, Australia)
Unidentified individuals hurled firebombs at the gravesite of a Hasidic luminary in the central Ukrainian city of Shpola. The incident in the city, located 120 miles south of the capital, Kiev, occurred on Sunday evening.
Levi and Chana Hinda (nee Raskin) Rivkin (Tampa, FL)
Monday was a really exciting day in Gan Yisroel-NY, as all divisions traveled to ‘Rollerink’ for some amazing roller skating and arcades.
15-year-old David Horowitz, who has special needs, has gone missing from Camp Sha’arei Chemle in Roundtop, New York. The camp is part of the Satmar (Kiryas Joel) Camp network. update: The missing boy has been found.
Zeesy Bruk, 5, daughter of Shluchim to Montana Rabbi Chaim Shaul and Chavie Bruk, was featured on the front page of her hometown newspaper, the Bozeman Daily Chronicle, which applauded her selection as the state’s Champion Child for 2016 due to her courageous battle with GLUT-1 Deficiency, a rare genetic metabolic disorder.
In commemoration of Shabbos Yud-Zayin Tammuz, Yeshiva Torah Ohr of North Miami Beach enjoyed a Shabbaton led by visiting campus shliach Rabbi Odom Stein from Chabad at Stony Brook University, Long Island.
Amitai Schiff had PTSD. The IDF officer in an elite surveillance unit, was operating in Gaza in 2003. One day, after arming soldiers with maps, he watched them enter their armored personnel vehicles and drive off on a routine mission. As he watched them on the grainy screen, the two vehicles hit an IED [roadside bomb]. Thirteen comrades, including a dear childhood friend, were murdered.
Ventriloquist Jonathan Geffner performs for a Chasidic boys’ day camp in Brooklyn, NY, in July, 2016.
A new Mikvah opened in Omsk, Siberia last Thursday. This is the first Mikvah to function in the city in over 150 years and its construction was community-funded, with more than 1,000 local residents contributing to the success of the project.
There is a heat advisory across New York city’s five boroughs, as well as the surrounding tri-state area, until Monday evening. Temperatures will reach a high of 94, with a ‘real feel’ of about 100.
The bochurim of Yeshiva Kayitz-Kingston enjoyed a full-day trip to Six Flags in Massachusetts this past week.