The eve of Lag B’Omer will be a night of action and drama in communities worldwide, all in celebration of the yom hillula of Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai. Swinging circles of dancing Jews, bonfires and barbeques, melodies and marshmallows. But between the palm trees and starry skies of North Miami Beach, a rapidly growing Chabad community of over 160 families will be celebrating in unique style.
A fire broke out at the Mobile gas station on the corner of Empire Blvd. and New York Ave. in Crown Heights, injuring one of the workers employed there.
A new Sefer, authored by Crown Heights Yungerman Rabbi Avraham Katz, provides practical advice and guidance on how to progress in this fundamental aspect of Jewish life. Based on Halacha and Chassidus and endorsed by various Mashpi’im, this Sefer will be of great assistance to every English-speaking member from Anash, helping them connect to Davening on a deeper level.
The chief rabbi of Jerusalem and former chief rabbi of Israel, Rabbi Shlomo Amar, paid a visit to the Chabad Yeshiva in Brunoy during a personal visit to France.
A patron at a kosher cafe in Amsterdam has been hospitalized after an apparently unprovoked stabbing.
Yudi and Bruchy Winterfeld (Montreal, Canada)
Rabbi Yitzchok Minkowicz, director of Chabad Lubavitch of Southwest Florida, delivers his insights on this week’s Parsha – Behar. This week Rabbi Minkowicz answers the question: How can one avoid the downfalls of life?
On Sunday, May 15th, more than 500 people came together in West Hempstead, NY, to participate in the 2016 Long Island Walk 4 Friendship. This celebration of communal unity was hosted by the Hebrew Academy of Nassau County and Chabad of West Hempstead.
Yudi and Chavi (nee Maman) Lewis (Daytona Beach, FL)
Zalman and Esther Lebovic (Crown Heights)
The New York State Police and other law enforcement agencies across the state have launched their annual “buckle up” campaign, in which drivers and passengers who aren’t wearing seatbelts will be ticketed.
With sadness we inform you of the passing of Rabbi Dovid Goldstein OBM, a senior member of Anash in Tzfat and a former resident of Bnei Brak and Boro Park. He merited to attend a Yechidus with the Frierdiker Rebbe as well as his Levaya. Updated.
A 14-year-old youth was arrested and charged with grand larceny as a possible bias crime after he snatched a “Yarmulka” [Jewish head covering] off a 13-year-old Jewish boy.
It was an 18-year journey, but Chabad of Westport, Connecticut, is finally starting to feel at home.
Growing up and coming of age in the Soviet Union, it’s unlikely that Rabbi Hillel Zaltzman could have ever imagined being honored in Washington, D.C., as part of Jewish American Heritage Month.
A New York State Assemblyman is pushing for passage of legislation which would require private school administrators to report allegations of CSA.
Forbes magazine yesterday profiled a smartphone app, Smart Shabbos, which helps Jewish homes go high tech enabling the proper observance of Shabbos in utmost comfort. Forbes also profiled the app’s lead developer, born and raised Crown Heights native Rabbi Shmary Gurary.
The Mechina Division of Oholei Torah sponsored a Father and Son day in Yeshiva this past Sunday morning, Pesach Sheini. The day began with Chassidus, followed by shacharis. A buffet breakfast was served, and afterwards a video of the Rebbe was played. The fathers then joined their sons in class for a gemorah shiur, and then learnt in chavarus style.
The United States Supreme Court today announced that it will not hear the case of Chabad-Lubavitch of Michigan vs. Dov Schuchman, dashing the last remaining avenue of appeal for Michigan Head Shliach Rabbi Berel Shmtov in his bid to gain possession of the deed to a recalcitrant Chabad House in West Bloomfield.
A special ceremony was held in Yerushalaim to celebrate the world’s longest standing shiur. Chevra Mishnayos of Colel Chabad completed all six volumes of Mishnayos and celebrated with the many guests who arrived at the Eshel Yerushalaim soup kitchen to take part in this special occasion.
Today, Monday, the 15th of Iyar (May 23), there will be a rally at the Ohel for all children ages 5 to 12 featuring a great program with games, refreshments and a raffle. Each child will receive a bow and arrow set in honor of Lag Ba’omer. Buses will leave 770 at 5:00pm and return at 7:45pm. Transportation will cost $3.
R’ Shimon Sherr is sitting Shiva after the passing of his sister, Gittle Esther, OBM, at 1650 President St. [between Schenectady and Utica Aves.] Apt 2L left side of the building, from Tuesday until Friday morning. Shacharis – 7:00am at Rei’im Ahuvim … Continued