Weekly Story: Amalek in our Days

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.

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Bayis Raffle Winners Announced

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?

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Weekly Letter: Reading Zachor – to remember Amalek

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.

In Parkland and Coral Springs, an Area-Wide Shiva for the Fallen

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.