When King Antiyuchis ruled over Eretz Yisroel and (amongst his other evil actions) declared it illegal to read publically the weekly Torah Parsha, in order to remind the populace of what the parsha was speaking about, the sages instituted that we say passages of the prophets that discuss a similar theme to what we would have been reading in the Torah.
Thusday, day two of the International Kinus Hashluchim, featured afternoon sessions, lectures, the ‘7-Talk Session,’ and a delicious dinner.
A beautiful Kovetz was prepared by the Vaad Hatmimim in honor of the 40th Anniversary of Rosh Chodesh Kislev, featuring the full story of the Rebbe’s illness and miraculous recovery, interviews with Chasidim sharing their memories from then, interviews with the Rebbe’s doctors and more.
This week, we present a sharply-worded letter to the editor of the Jewish Chronicle (in the UK) – written in 1968 by the Rebbe’s trusted secretary Rabbi Nissan Mindel – protesting an article in the JC in which the author had written disparagingly about our forefathers, Rivkah and Yaakov, within the context of the narrative described in Parshas Toldos.
This Shabbos at the Besht, four visiting Shluchim will lead discussions on a variety of topics: Rabbi Yossie Denburg. Rabbi Mendy Wolff, Rabbi Mendel Kalmenson and Rabbi Shmuli Schlanger.
Zalmen Shimon Bernstein (Crown Heights) and Geula Cunin (Los Angeles, CA)
Courtesy of Lubavitch Archives, we present a pair of photos of the Rebbe encouraging the signing of orphaned children.
Sholom Ber Diskin (Munich, Germany) and Nechama Esther Cunin (Pacific Palisades, CA)
Mendel Kantor (Bangkok, Thailand) and Chanie Harlig (Las Vegas, NV)
Jewish men in a group of countries around the world, including Azerbaijan, Brazil, China, Hungary, Mauritius, Mexico, Morocco, Portugal and Puerto Rico, will now have access to an affordable pair of tefillin, timed to the 50th anniversary of the Rebbe’s Tefillin Campaign.
A young man was arrested in Naples, Florida, after allegedly trashing a local Chabad preschool and scrawling ‘Heil Hitler’ and other Nazi symbols on the wall.
Day two of the Kinus Hashluchim began with Shachris and breakfast, and continued on with morning sessions, followed by a delicious lunch.
The first full day of the International Kinus Hashluchim began for many at the Rebbe’s Ohel in Queens, where they Davened Shachris and then sat down to write a Pan to place at the Rebbe’s Tziyun.
Dani and Sheina Mushka (nee Fass) Loigman (Crown Heights)
The first Avos Ubonim of the 5778 winter season, at the Chabad of Coral Springs, FL, kicked off this past Motzai Shabbos, Parshas Chaya Sarah, with a full attendance, including boys from neighboring communities.
A new exciting program was arranged by the Talmidim Hashluchim of Yeshiva Ketana -Mechina of London. The children from classes 7 and 8, join the Bochurim of the Yeshiva for a special Mishmar/Seder Sichos.
Can I Ask a Non-Jew to Turn Off a Light on Shabbos? The question is a common one. The answer: not so simple. A new Sefer, authored by Rabbi Shmuel Zajac of Crown Heights, seeks to bring some Halachic clarity to the subject.
For the past fifteen years, Mrs. Sarah Karmely has served as the director of Sha’arei Tovah Talmud Torah. She is co-editor of Shalom Magazine, a bi-lingual outreach publication, and the author of Words to Hear with Your Heart. She was interviewed by JEM’s My Encounter with the Rebbe project in June of 2012.
Zalman and Chaya (nee Brafman) Lever (Crown Heights)
Thousands of Shluchim from around the world began arriving in Crown Heights for the International Conference of Shluchim Wednesday. Beginning with registration, dinner, and a visit to the Rebbes Room and House.
Radlett, a suburb of London, UK, celebrated the opening of a new, state-of-the-art Chabad community center, under the directorship of Rabbi Sendy Dubrawsky.
The Jerusalem Post profiled Rabbi Benny Zippel, a Chabad rabbi who brings Jewish life to Utah, and forges an unlikely friendship with the local Mormon population.