As this Shabbos is Parshas Zochor (remembering what Amalek did to us and the obligation to obliterate Amalek from within us), Rabbi Avtzon shares a thought that was mentioned at a chassidishe farbrengen, which is based on a thought that was said in the name of the noted chossid Reb Yochanan Gordon.
On Erev Shabbos Zachor, thousands of additional “Likras Shabbos” booklets were sent to shuls from Bnei Brak to Boro Park, from Ma’ale Adumim to Miami… thanks to the thousands of participants in the annual Bayis Raffle. So, who gets to live “on the house” for the next six months?
Levi and Shternie (nee Rapoport) Goldgrab (Crown Heights)
Courtesy of Lubavitch Archives, we present a photo of The Rebbe encouraging the signing after a rally in 770, early 1970’s.
As the countdown to the 10th Annual CTeen Shabbaton draws to a close, hundreds of CTeen Chapters have begun making their way to Crown Heights. Delegations from France, Russia, Brazil, England, and Israel arrived last night, with thousands more expected to arrive Thursday
In preparation for Purim, when on the Shabbos before Purim, we read zachor – to remember Amalek, the Rebbe addresses a question from a professor on the commandant to wipe out the entire nation of Amalek. The letter, written originally in English, is from the archives of the Rebbe’s trusted secretary Rabbi Nissan Mindel.
70 students from Yeshiva University enjoyed an inspiring Shabbos in Crown Heights together with their Oholei Torah chavrusas over farbrengens, meals, a grand Melava Malka, and a visit to the Rebbe’s Room, House, and library.
A Bochurs ambitious goal to collect 1 million pennies before his Bar Mitzvah was recently realized and donated them to Chabad of Edgeware, England.
Yehuda Leib and Rendy (nee Alenick) Herz (Crown Heights)
Abba and Raizel Rubin (Saratoga Springs, NY)
Before retiring in 2013, Rabbi Shmuel Gurewicz served as the principal of the Beth Rivkah Ladies’ College in Melbourne, Australia, for forty-two years. He was interviewed in August of 2016.
On Sunday 3 of Adar, February 18, over 200 Shluchim from across the state of California and Nevada gathered for a day of inspiration, solidarity and camaraderie.
Sholom Ber and Chanie (nee Grossbaum) Cohen (Stony Brook, NY)
This weekly fast moving — yet inspiring — 1-minute video on the weekly Parsha is created by Yitzchok Schmuckler, a Bochur from Montreal. This week’s video for Parshas Tetzaveh is titled: Channel your inner Kohen.
A brazen thief went on a package stealing spree earlier this week, collecting dozens of boxes from multiple homes in Crown Heights – each time opening those boxes and inspecting its contents right where he stole them.
Yossi and Naomi (nee Katz) Kopfstein (Crown Heights)
A bizarre incident involving a mentally disturbed person snatching a baby from a stroller in the women’s section of 770, saw prosecutors drop the most serious charge – a felony – against the accused perpetrator.
There is a certain silence that hangs over funerals, quieter still when those being buried are the young, the innocent. Life moves on: traffic lights change, palm trees shed their giant leaves, but it all seems unreal, or rather surreal. On a typically warm and seemingly pleasant South Florida winter’s day, this silence envelopes Parkland and neighboring Coral Springs, Fla.—the two towns from which Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School drew its students, and its martyrs.
Just a few years ago, it seemed impossible. Today, a quiet project started by two Bochurim shares the Rebbe’s Torah with over 100,000 delighted Litvish and Chassidishe fans.
Rabbi Yitzchok Minkowicz, director of Chabad Lubavitch of Southwest Florida, delivers his insights on this week’s Parsha — Tetzaveh. This week he answers the question: How can we create real relationships? – based on the teachings of the Lubavitcher Rebbe.
The annual gathering of the Congress heads and rabbis was held in Jerusalem and ended in Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan, concluding two glorious days that were celebrated by the distinguished participants who came together. They were joined by the local Bukharian Jews, led by the rabbi of Uzbekistan and Chabad emissary Rabbi Baruch Abramtzayev.
As the CTeen International Shabbaton draws closer, chapters from around the world have begun preparing for the momentous and record breaking weekend.