Seven years after a lawsuit was filed by a disgruntled employee of the Michigan Jewish Institute, the U.S. Government declines to join the case.
We present the Shalom Zochor list for the week of Shabbos Parshas Shemos:
In continuation with the theme of preparing for Yud Shevat , shnas hasiviim (the 70th year of the Rebbe’s nesius), I chose the following story which is based on a possuk of this week’s parsha and I heard from my father, Reb Meir a”h. A chossid has to recognize that as much as we know and understand, whatever the Rebbe tells us is Emes liamito.
Slavador Litvak, known as the “Accidental Talmudist,” shared this story about Rabbi Reuven Israel Kott, a Gerrer Chossid who saved thousands by helping them escape Poland before World War Two,
Courtesy of Lubavitch Archives, we present a photo of the Rebbe.
Following a ban on many Jewish news organizations Whatsapp accounts, CrownHeights.info is happy to announce that it’s whatsapp account is back up and running.
Sholom and Sari (nee Flint) Kanevsky (Crown Heights)
In the week when we read of the beginning of our enslavement in Egypt, we present a letter about the importance of a Jewish name. One of the merits the Jews had, making them worthy of being delivered from golus Mitzrayim, was that they did not change their Hebrew name. Not only did they preserve their Jewish identity, but they also proclaimed it proudly.
Mendy and Mimi (nee Simpson) Tzfasman (Crown Heights)
A plan from Consolidated Edison to raise rates on electric over the next years was approved Thursday. Monthly bills for typical residential customers will climb 4.2% this year for electricity.
In honor of the 19th of Teves, the day Oholei Torah was founded, the yeshiva has shared an array of 64 pictures from over the years of the mossad.
A group of New York lawmakers introduced legislation Thursday that would outlaw cigarette filters, known colloquially as “butts,” along with single-use electronic cigarettes.
Following the news that he was diagnosed with a serious illness, Rabbi Akiva Wagner returned to address the talmidim of Yeshivas Lubavitch Toronto, sharing a message of emunah and bitachon.
In 1981, Ilya Dvorkin took up what seemed like a crazy idea – photography expeditions to the Jewish communities of the USSR, to conserve this vast cultural wealth.
Public school students marched down Eastern Parkway towards the Jewish Children’s Museum this morning, making a statement against acts of hatred.
In 1973, the wedding of Mendel and Feiga Lubecki took place at a hall in Paris, but they did not have a photo album commemorating the special event.
As bush fires in Australia continue to burn out of control, one person, overcome by the destruction, has found a new home in Our Big Kitchen run by Rabbi Dovid and Laya Slavin.
A security incident took place around 9:15am Thursday morning at Beis Rivkah Crown Street, after a mentally disturbed person broke a window and threatened a security guard.
Rabbi Baruch Shalom and Esther Ezagui (La Jolla, CA)
Shmuli and Itta Wolvovsky (Crown Heights)
Rabbi Efraim Schmukler has served as rabbi of the Maimonides Geriatric Center in Montreal, Canada, for over thirty years. He was interviewed in the My Encounter Studio in October of 2015. This story has previously been published in the book My Story.
This weekend, Shabbos Parshas Shemos (January 17-19), close to 200 Young Professionals with their Shluchim and Shluchos, representing 42 different cities from around the world, will be coming to Crown Heights as part of Chabad Young Professionals annual Encounter.