Dov Landau, a Holocaust survivor gave a first-hand account of the horrors of Auschwitz to Chabad on Campus International’s Living Links trip. The 89-year-old led a group of 65 university students and staff through the very concentration camp he was interred in during the war.
With immense pain and deep sadness we inform you of the very untimely passing of Chana Kesselman OBM, the 7-year-old young Shlucha from Greenville, South Carolina who inspired hundreds to do good deeds in the merit of her recovery.
Close to a decade after 2-year-old Moshe Holtzberg was heroically rescued by his former nanny, Sandra Samuel, from Nariman (Chabad) House during the 26/11 terror attacks in Mumbai, the two of them are once again back in Nariman House. Moshe, now 11, has lived in Israel since the attack, and this is his first trip back to Mumbai.
90 Shluchim and Shluchos from all over USA and Canada that are working with Hebrew schools and camps, came together for a three-day retreat in the Bushkill Inn and Conference Center in the Poconos.
Zalman and Chaya Seema (nee Goldstein) Friedman (Crown Heights)
Yanky and Malkie (nee Kaler) Scheinfeld (Baltimore MD)
Levi Plotkin (Markham, ON, Canada) and Chaya Zaltzman (Brighton Beach, Brooklyn)
Ahead of a visit by the Prime Ministers of India and Israel to the Nariman House – one of the sites of the 2008 terror attacks in Mumbai – Shliach Rabbi Yisroel Kozlovsky is pictures coordinating with local security forces and briefing the media. Accompanying them on their visit will be Moishe Holtzberg, who is currently traveling to India to meet the delegation.
Louis Pearlman was mid-air to South Africa with his business partner, Mendel Goldman, when the latter pulled out a dog-eared copy of Dvar Malchus. Pearlman was intrigued—and disappointed. While the weekly publication of neatly divided Torah portions is compact and thorough, it’s also in Hebrew, a language inaccessible to many potential scholars. At the time there was no equivalent in other languages. Pearlman declared that if their business deal went through, he would sponsor an English version. The deal tanked but Chayenu was born.
While vacationing in Miami, Florida, the Tosher Rebbe stopped by the Chabad Shul in Bal Harbor, Florida for a visit and had a meeting with Rabbi Sholom Ber Lipskar.
A large and diverse crowd of Chassidim of all stripes and colors converged on the Auditorium Hall in the Ramat Elchanan neighborhood in the Torah city of Bnei Brak. There, a special conference was taking place in honor of the yahrtzeit of the founder of Chabad Chassidus, author of the Tanya and Shulchan Aruch, known as the Alter Rebbe.
Aharon and Rochel Leah (nee Perl) Bulko (Coral Springs, FL)
A person with special needs went missing on Friday Night, prompting a panicked call from his family, and a child managed to lock himself inside a bathroom on Shabbos afternoon and the mother was unsure who to call.
This week’s edition of MyLife: Chassidus Applied with Rabbi Simon Jacobson, Episode 196, will air tonight, Sunday, here on CrownHeights.info, beginning at 8:00pm. This week Rabbi Jacobson will address the topics: How Can We Be Expected to Love Every Person? How Do We Justify the Conflicts Between Chassidim and Misnagdim with Ahavas Yisroel? What Can I Do About My Being a Perfectionist? How to Deal with an Irritable Wife? Is Anxiety and Depression a Spiritual Malady?
Shneur Zalman (ben Faitel) Lewin (Crown Heights) and Sima Esther Lew (London, England)
In a small quiet area of Northeastern Pennsylvania in the Wyoming Valley of the Pocono Mountains lies the once thriving Jewish community of Kingston. Dozens of Orthodox shuls, schools, and community centers are all a distant memory in the hearts and minds of the Observant Jews who have remained. Recently this all began to change with the arrival of young Lubavitch families who brought with them a new vitality and chayus. This quiet town was quickly transformed to a center of Torah and Yiras Shomayim.
Meir (ben Benny) Wolf (Crown Heights) and Sara Elfassy (Montreal, Canada)
As Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu touched down in India for a five-day visit, he was greeted by India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the tarmac where the two embraced and exchanged hopes that the visit will further strengthen the ties of the two country’s.
Moshe and Sarah Chanah (nee Feldman) Gourarie (Toms River, NJ)
A mezuzah will again go up on the doorpost of the Undergraduate Students Association Council at the University of California-Los Angeles, after having been forcibly ripped off multiple times in the past few years. It will be rededicated next week in the presence of a group of onlookers that the student and a campus rabbi are attracting in response to the act of vandalism.
In honor of the Alter Rebbe’s 205th yahrzeit on 24 Teves, the Meaningful Life Center has launched the Fourth Annual MyLife: Chassidus Applied Essay Contest, awarding $10,000 to the winning essay which applies a concept in Chassidus to solve a contemporary life issue or challenge.
In a letter to The Rebbe, a person laments the tragedies and suffering – such as the holocaust – that have befallen the Jewish people. The Rebbes response is a lesson on perspectives. The letter, written originally in English, is from the archives of the Rebbe’s trusted secretary Rabbi Nissan Mindel.