President Ronald Reagan presents to Chabad representatives a proclamation honoring the Rebbe. Can you identify anyone else in the photo?
“The Talmudic Version Of The Power Of Now” is a talk given by Rabbi Yosef Y. Jacobson as part of a fast-paced session at JLI’s National Jewish Retreat called “Ten Talks,” featuring 10 short powertalks from 10 inspiring speakers, showcasing important ideas that change attitudes, lives, and, ultimately, the world.
Several Jewish community centers in different U.S. states reported receiving false telephone bomb threats on Wednesday in the second wave of threatened attacks to target American Jewish centers this month. The first wave of bomb threats took place on January 9th.
The GOP-controlled State Senate moved Tuesday to block the city from imposing a 5-cent fee on plastic and paper shopping bags. Senators voted 42-18 in favor of a measure sponsored by Sen. Simcha Felder (D-Brooklyn) that prohibits the city from charging taxes or fees on any carry-out merchandise bags.
Najja Plowden, a 35-year-old army veteran, soccer coach and therapist for special-ed kids who lives in Crown Heights, is suing the city for what he calls a night of “humiliation” at the hands of a 77th Precinct NYPD Officer — an ordeal he claims amounted to “false arrest, false imprisonment and malicious prosecution.”
Ahead of Tuesday’s confirmation hearings in the U.S. Senate for President-Elect Trump’s nominee to head the Department of Education, Betsy Devos, the Orthodox Union published an op-ed in the Washington Post expressing support for DeVos, who has been a longtime advocate of vouchers and other school choice initiatives.
An Israeli Arab rammed his vehicle into a group of police officers on Wednesday, killing one of them before he was shot dead during clashes in southern Israel.
Last Wednesday, January 11, a resource seminar was held in Crown Heights featuring speakers Devorah Gershowitz, Crown Height CDPAP Coordinator for Heart to Heart Home Care, and Shoshana R. Brenenson, Esq., Crown Heights Elder Law attorney.
Winter in Illinois means a significant sector of the population stays indoors for the long haul. In fact, for many of the elderly in Des Plaines, a middle-class suburb northwest of Chicago, it’s not even a seasonal situation; they are confined to their homes or senior centers, limiting their connection to the Jewish community.
In a major twist today, Tuesday, Florida Prosecutors have dropped the charges against a man accused of killing Rabbi Yosef Raksin HYD, who was visiting daughter in North Miami Beach, Florida.
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 Mendy Rubenfeld of San Diego, CA, relates a unique encounter he experienced in a local 99-cent store.
Joel Gajer (Brooklyn, NY) and Blimi Weber (Brooklyn, NY)
EnerJew – the Former Soviet Union’s (FSU) Jewish youth movement, hosted the “Grand Shabbaton South” seminar in Kiev, Ukraine last week. Over 115 teenagers from 12 cities in four countries – Estonia, Georgia, Azerbaijan, and Ukraine – participated.
Mendel Einbinder, a musically gifted Lubavitcher Bochur who grew up on Shlichus in California’s San Fernando Valley, performs Soaring, a melody he composed, on piano, cello and violin.
Today, the 19th of Teves, Educational Institute Oholei Torah celebrates the day of its founding. School events were held in all the divisions marking this most momentous day.
Students of the American Hebrew Academy in Greensboro, North Carolina, utilized their day off from school on Martin Luther King Jr. Day to prepare building materials that will be made into homes for the homeless at Habitat for Humanity.
Rabbi Yitzchok Minkowicz, director of Chabad Lubavitch of Southwest Florida, delivers his insights on this week’s Parsha – Shemos. This week Rabbi Minkowicz answers the question: How can one go out of their internal exile?
JLI presents its unique one-minute video featuring a powerful and relevant message from the weekly Parsha. This week’s video for Parshas Shemos is titled: Contending with the Impossible.
Some 1,000 high school girls were in Crown Heights over the weekend to partake in the annual International Lubavitch Girls High School Convention, which was once again hosted by Beis Rivkah.
Some 650 Crown Heights residents attended Operation Survival’s drug awareness and prevention event on Sunday evening Jan 8th. The event served as an opportunity to highlight the need for prevention strategies and an increased awareness and understanding of the drug problem in the community.
The Speaker of the Israeli Knesset, Mr. Yuli Edelstein, visited the Jewish community in Tallinn, Estonia, last Thursday as part of his official country visit. Edelstein visited Tallinn’s Grand synagogue and was welcomed by the members of the local community and dignitaries – a meeting that developed into an intimate meeting.
New York State Senator Simcha Felder was joined at City Hall by Senators Marty Golden and Tony Avella, Assemblyman Michael Cusick, and other colleagues on both sides of the aisle today to call on Mayor Bill de Blasio and the City Council to stop a regressive tax on plastic bags slated to begin next month. The legislators called the five-cent tax on each disposable plastic bag a bad deal for working- and middle-class New Yorkers, and another example of government “nickel and diming” taxpayers and their families.