As customary on Yud Shvat, many Chassidim lit Yahrtzeit candles in honor of the Frierdiker Rebbe – and many took the opportunity to do so in 770. A CrownHeights.info reader captured this photo on Friday of the hundreds of burning candles in the Shul’s entrance hall. [Full photo in the extended article.]
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Thousands of Bochurim packed into the Rosa Hall in Beis Rivka Campus Chomesh for the annual Kinus Hatmimim Haolami and Farbrengen in honor of Yud Shvat.
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At around noon on Friday, two men entered Responsible Liquor on Empire Boulevard; the owner noticed that their behavior was suspicious and furtive, so he kept a close eye on them. Sure enough, one of them slipped a bottle of expensive tequila under his coat and they both ran out of the store.
With great sadness and pain we inform you of the passing of Reb Shmuel Dov HaCohen Marmulszteyn OBM, a longtime resident of Crown Heights. He was 74 years old. Levaya times updated.
Reb Moshe Chaim Sapochkinsky recalls traveling to New York in honor of the first yohrtzeit of Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneerson, the Previous Rebbe. He was present at the historic event when a group of elder chasidim petitioned the Rebbe to accept the leadership of Chabad-Lubavitch, which the Rebbe had previously declined to do.
The International Kinus Hatmimim and Yud Shvat Frarbrengen, which is taking place Motzei Shabbos, 8:15pm, at Campus Chomesh in Crown Heights, can be viewed live here at Crownheights.info, courtesy of Chabad.org.
An arctic blast with wind gusts over 45 miles per hour and wind chill factors in the double-digits below zero is head for the tri-state area from Friday afternoon into Saturday.
This Shabbos at the Besht, Rabbi Mendel Samuels, director of Chabad of Farmington Valley, CT, will lead a discussion on the topic – Yud Shvat: Living With the Rebbe Today.
In honor of Yud Shvat, the Yahrtzeit of the previous Lubavitcher Rebbe, we present a news clipping from a local paper reporting on the historic Levaya that took place in front of 770, in which the Rayatz is (inaccurately) referred to as the former “chief rabbi of Russia and Poland.”
Marking International Holocaust Memorial Day, a special ceremony took place in the Dutch Parliament.
Binyomin Kluwgant (Melbourne, Australia) and Elisheva Masinter (Johannesburg, South Africa)
In honor of Yud Shvat, the day of the passing of the Frierdiker Rebbe and the day The Rebbe accepted the nesius, many made their way to the Ohel to Daven and learn.
CrownHeights.info and Lubavitch Archives present a unique photo of the Rebbe during a Farbrengen in the early 1970s.
On Monday, Australia National Day, Ian Harris was one of 84 individuals to be awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia for “service worthy of particular recognition.”
A number of Crown Heightsers are concerned over calls they have been receiving asking for urgent assistance. In many cases the caller asked for a sum of cash to help prevent him from being evicted. The kicker? The caller addresses people by first name and poses as someone they “know by face from 770.”
Three Brooklynites are considering running for the New York State Assembly seat vacated last week by Karim Camara.
In honor of the 65th anniversary of the Frierdiker Rebbe’s passing on the 10th of Shvat, 5710 (1950), and the Rebbe’s assumption of the Nesius a year later, we present a handful of short stories related by Rabbi Chaim Ciment of Boston, a devout Chossid of the Frierdiker Rebbe, and later the Rebbe.
Yad L’Shliach, an organization dedicated to giving financial assistance to Shluchim and their families, organized a concert at the Levi Yitzchok Library in Crown Heights Tuesday, a day most had off from work and school due to the snowstorm.
Two years and seven months after first going missing, a Florida judge has declared Yehuda Dovid “Guma” Aguiar dead. He first went missing from his boat off the coast of Florida back in June of 2012.
Tonight is Yud Shvat; on this day 65 years ago the Frierdiker Rebbe passed away, and exactly one year later the Rebbe assumed leadership of the Lubavitch movement. We present for out readers a collection of videos and learning material, specially produced and compiled for this auspicious day.
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