On Monday, the final day of the International Kinus Hashlucim, Vaad Rabonei Lubavitch conducted a Yom Iyun (Seminar) on the issue of Building and Maintaining a Kosher Mikvah, as per The Guidelines of the Rebbe Rashab, which ended with a tour of Crown Heights’ new women’s Mikvah – Mei Chaya Mushka.
For the second consecutive year, Rabbi Yitzchok Grossman, Chief Rabbi of Migdal HaAmek, visited the Chaya Aydel Seminary (CAS) in Hallandale Beach, Florida. Rabbi Grossman spoke to the young women about the year in Seminary, and how it will impact their lives forever.
A seemingly unremarkable video of the Rebbe distributing dollars on a Sunday in 1988 has been spreading like wildfire on social media, after it was recently discovered what the Rebbe’s words – understood by no one at the time – were remarkably prophetic.
With sadness we inform you of the passing of Mrs. Chana (Jeanette) Muller, OBM, of London, UK, matriarch of a large family of Chabad Chassidim and Shluchim all over the world.
In the beginning of 5575 (1815), the Czar granted that the first few Jewish colonies were established in the distant Ukraine. However, besides for being allowed to live and work the land itself, they were given nothing else; no money or equipment to work with. There were no houses, no infrastructure; everything had to be built from scratch.
This Shabbos at the Besht, Rabbi Chaim Miller, Author of the newly released volume The Practical Tanya, will lead a discussion on the topic – Making the Tanya Practical in the 21st Century.
JLI recently launched a new weekly video series: each week a unique one-minute video is released featuring a powerful and relevant message from the weekly Parsha. This week’s video for Parshas Vayeitzei is titled: The United Stones of Israel.
A fire broke out Friday morning in the basement of building which houses Oholei Torah Mesivta and forced the evacuation of the entire building, interrupting morning studies and prayers.
CrownHeights.info and Lubavitch Archives present a unique photo of the Rebbe encouraging the singing as he exits the shul after davening.
Mendy and Miki (nee Mishulovin) Mochkin (West Vancouver, BC, Canada)
This week, we present a letter from the Rebbe in which he reflects on our forefather Yaakov in parshas Va’yetze and parshas Va’yishlach, and highlights important lessons for each Jew today in his every day life. The letter, written originally in English, is from the archives of the Rebbe’s personal trusted secretary, Rabbi Nissan Mindel.
Chabad of Aventura, Florida, under the leadership of Rabbi Laivi Forta, held a groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday, Dec. 6, for a new $12 million, 44,000-square-foot building with two sanctuaries, one for the Chabad congregants and one for the Sephardic congregants.
Rabbi Efrem Goldberg, a world-renowned lecturer who serves as the spiritual leader of the Boca Raton Synagogue, addressed a unique subject in his weekly column – how Chabad is revolutionizing the role of a Rebbetzin in Orthodox Judaism.
Tuesday was a bad day for children on the streets of Crown Heights. The day began with a 13-year-old Schneur Boaron being struck by a car on Kingston Avenue, then yet another young boy getting hit by a car on Brooklyn Avenue later on that same day.
A small, unassuming building that has played a significant role in the early history of Lubavitch in Crown Heights was recently purchased by a member of the community, who intends to build affordable housing for large families on the property.
Yossel and Chaya (nee Lazaroff) Bialestock (Crown Heights)
This year’s OK Kosher Annual International Conference brought Rabbinic Coordinators and Field Representatives from across the globe together for a full-day symposium.
Among five soldiers who are being disciplined for accepting what the IDF said were “inappropriate gifts” during the course of their service at IDF checkpoints was one female soldier who, according to a report on Israel Radio, “crossed a red line when she accepted food from civilians” – in her case, a jelly doughnut (sufganiya) distributed by Chabad chassidim in honor of Chanukah.
HaRav Yitzchok Raitport, a dear friend and loyal supporter of Oholei Torah, visited the mossad this past week.
Hershel and Mimi Weisner (Crown Heights)
When offered the choice of receiving a substantial gift for her Bas Mitzvah or using the money to sponsor a life saving device for her school, one child opted to get the defibrillator.
Mr. Bentzion Bernstein is a practicing lawyer in London, England, where he was interviewed by JEM’s My Encounter with the Rebbe project in February of 2010.