The atmosphere in the dining room was a mixture of joy and melancholy as the first trip of Camp Gan Yisroel in Parksville, NY, came to an end. Joy, as the winners of bunk, learning class, and sports competitions were announced, and the sadness of parting as campers wished their friends farewell.
When the flight attendants announced that his plane would be delayed on the tarmac for an hour, Raffie Zuroff, an Orthodox-Jewish man, volunteered to sing the National Anthem for the passengers and crew.
Mordechai and Mushky (nee Rubenstein) Brudno (Crown Heights)
A new book by Kehot in English presents a Talmudic exegesis by the Rebbe. Adapted from two siyumim delivered by the Rebbe (on tractates Makkot and Yoma), Of Tears and Laughter focuses on two moving Talmudic stories that occurred in the aftermath of the destruction of the second Beit Hamikdash.
“Seeing their guns and bayonets, we realized we are doomed, and thought that if we make one move they will shoot us on the spot. After all, that was Stalin’s guideline, shoot any person that tries to leave the USSR. Being that they didn’t shoot, we thought they will interrogate us in Russian, and we will respond in a very broken Russian that we are Polish citizens and maybe they will let us go.”
This week, during the Nine Days and also at a time of increased tension in Eretz Yisroel, we present a letter from the Rebbe in which he discusses the idea of remedying the ills that brought about the tragedy of Tisha B’Av, as well as helping our brethren in the Holy Land. The letter, written originally in English, is from the archives of the Rebbe’s personal trusted secretary, Rabbi Nissan Mindel.
In preparation for Tisha B’av, a free, printable paper model of the Beis HaMikdosh, that kids can assemble, is being made available by Tzivos Hashem Traditional Crafts Workshops.
Chaim Shmuel and Shprintzah (nee Gutnick) Ladaev (Crown Heights)
Tani Rapoport (Vineland, NJ) and Chanchi Hoch (Pittsburgh, PA)
This Shabbos at the Besht, Rabbi Avraham Lerner will lead a discussion on the topic: Making the 9 days an uplifting experience.
The Jewish community of Kharkov, Ukraine, welcomed special guests for Shabbos last weekend in what turned out to be a unifying and moving experience.
A new set of rules for proper conduct inside 770 has been posted by the Gaboim. Do you agree with all of them? Anything missing from the list? Share your opinion in the comments section.
Prominent Rabbis are calling on the community to support the work of a not well known organization. the Save A Neshama Endowment, AKA S.A.N.E., run by Mrs. Miriam Yerushalmi, has been working behind the scenes to serve the community for over thirty years. It works closely with Sparks, Rabbi Dr. Twerski, and other prominent Rabbis and organizations.
In this hilarious video, Rabbi Benny Hershcovich, director of Chabad of Cabo S. Lucas, Mexico, shares the basics of the Kosher diet.
Scrolling through an ad-free Instagram is now a distant memory, much like the once ad-free Facebook itself. Soon, users of its Messenger app will begin to see advertisements, too — and WhatsApp may not be too far behind.
With sadness we inform you of the passing of Mrs. Chana Forta, OBM, a beloved teacher and longtime member of the Lubavitch community in Stamford Hill, London, UK.
Say you’re fourteen years old. How does a week in France, filled with touring and trips, sound? For the bochurim of the Yeshivas Lubavitch in Dnieper, Ukraine – it was a dream come true.
Ahrele and Chanie (nee Gansburg) Loschak (Crown Heights)
This week marks forty years since Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin’s historic visit to the Rebbe. Four decades have passed since the meeting, but the truth and wisdom found in the words of the Rebbe are as pertinent now as they have ever been.
Rabbi Aron Rakeffet, Mashpia at YU-Israel and Rosh Hakollel of Gruss Kollel in Jerusalem, met with the Rebbe’s secretary Rabbi Leibel Groner yesterday, Wednesday, while paying a visit to 770.
Mr. David Mayer lives with his family in Los Angeles, California, where he worked as an executive in the toy industry for over three decades. He was interviewed in the My Encounter studio in January of 2016.
Mendy (ben R’ Shimon) Minsky (Crown Heights) and Mushky (bas R’ Shaya) Raskin (London, UK)