Challah bakers of all ages, accompanied by their parents, gathered on on Martin Luther King Day and had “loaves of fun” baking challah from scratch along with friends from across Orange County in upstate New York. The Kids Mega Challah Bake was organized by Chabad of Orange County, led by Rabbi Pesach and Chana Burston, and was held at the Monroe Lakeside Fire & Rescue Co.
Why does our Parsha begin with names? Is one’s name all that significant? How about one’s last name, does it say anything for or about the person? Rabbi Avrohom Brashevitzky, Shliach to Doral, FL, shares his thoughts on this week’s Parsha – Shemos.
Not only did the parents who were misnagdim pull their children from Reb Eliezer Moshe’s class, but even the chassidishe parents were uncomfortable with this statement and found other melamdim to teach and tutor their children. How can he say such outlandish and provocative statement? Is he trying to create bad feelings or something? So while a melamed barely eked out a livelihood, even when he had a few students, now Reb Eliezer Moshe was truly impoverished.
Shua Shneur (Montreal, Canada) and Mussie (bas R’ Moshe) Reinitz (Crown Heights)
A 10-year-old Jewish girl from Beth Rivkah Ladies College in Melbourne is among four people killed in this afternoon’s car ramming attack in the CBD, The AJN understands.
The long and turbulent 2016 election reaches its final milestone today when Donald Trump is sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. Trump will take the oath of office promptly at noon, which marks the official transfer of power.
As the United States of America prepares for the swearing in of a new president, an important message to keep in mind.
This Shabbos at the Besht, Rabbi Tuvia Simon, Sofer Stam, will lead a discussion on the topic: Golus Mitzrayim – Geulas Yisroel.
CrownHeights.info and Lubavitch Archives present a unique photo of the Rebbe seeing off chassidim in front of 770 in 1961.
This week, as we read in the Torah Parshas Shemos, we present a letter from the Rebbe in which he emphasizes the importance of a Jewish name. The letter, written originally in English, is from the archives of the Rebbe’s personal trusted secretary, Rabbi Nissan Mindel.
This Motzai Shabbos, men and women are invited to join Hatzalah of Crown Heights for a Melava Malka, featuring a hot buffet and wine tasting, alongside a health symposium and entertainment by Yehuda Green, a noted singer and composer. Also, a trio of fine California red wines will be raffled off among those in attendance.
Levik Dubov (Orlando, FL) and Slava Edelman (Paris, France)
Lubavitch.com features stories about day-to-day Shlichus from Chabad emissaries around the world in a series titled Life Sketches. In this story, Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Wolff of Kherson, Ukraine, relates the aftermath of a chance encounter with the local prison warden.
The much-anticipated release of Early Years, which tells the story of the Rebbe’s formative years, is finally around the corner.
Michoel and Mishi Harari (Surfside, FL)
If Hillary Clinton decided to run as an independent for New York City mayor this year, she would open with a sizable lead over incumbent Democrat Bill de Blasio, according to Quinnipiac University poll released on Wednesday.
Residents of New Haven, Connecticut, feel much safer these days amid the rising popularity of a Whatsapp group that keeps tabs on the neighborhood’s safety and keeps police in the loop about any criminal or suspicious activity. The group was founded a year ago by Lubavitcher resident Mendy Katz, and already boasts over 500 vetted participants, including many police precincts.
In honor of the inauguration of President Donald Trump on Friday, Gombo’s Bakery on Kingston Ave. is offering celebratory ‘Trump Doughnuts’ for sale today and tomorrow.
Levi and Shternie (nee Sarfati) Wolff (Crown Heights)
In honor of Chof Teves, the Rambam’s Yahrtzeit, the Talmidim of Lubavitcher Yeshiva learned about the Rambam’s Seforim, as well as his special work as a physician and how he always helped others with their health.
On Tuesday, President Barack Obama announced that he had commutated the sentences of 209 individuals and pardoned 64 others. Members of the Orthodox Jewish community were dismayed to see that Sholom Rubashkin’s name was not among those issued clemency, prompting New York City Councilman Chaim Deutsch write an open letter to the president in a last-ditch effort for clemency.
Since 1976, Shlomo (Solomon) Jakobovits has served as the principal of the Eitz Chaim Orthodox Day School in Toronto, Ontario, where he was interviewed by JEM’s My Encounter with the Rebbe project in June of 2012.