This week’s edition of MyLife: Chassidus Applied with Rabbi Simon Jacobson, Episode 167, will air tonight, Sunday, here on CrownHeights.info, beginning at 8:00pm. This week Rabbi Jacobson will address the topics: Chassidus Applied to Gimmel Tammuz; What is the Proper Way of Writing to the Rebbe? Why is Mental Illness Stigmatized? Are We Halachically Obligated to Protect Our Environment? Why is Lubavitch Always Different?
Mendy (ben Leizer) Reichman (Ramat Aviv, Israel) and Mushky (bas Menachem) Lerman (Crown Heights)
The New York Times on Thursday profiled a Lubavitcher cybersecrurity expert who believes he found the “atomic bomb” of malware attacks that is lurking undetected, waiting to be set off to devastate computer systems around the world.
Alternate side parking (street cleaning) regulations will be suspended Monday and Tuesday, June 26-27, for a Muslim holiday. All other regulations, including parking meters, remain in effect.
A Farbrengen was held this past Thursday night in 770, marking 76 years since the Rebbe and Rebbetzin arrived safely in America from war-torn Europe, on 28 Sivan, 5701 (1941).
With great sadness we inform you of the passing of Mrs. Batsheva Feigenson OBM, a longtime resident of Crown Heights. She was 74 years old.
On Friday, June 23, a California state court rejected an “animal rights” organization’s challenge to the ancient Jewish practice of Kapporos by Chabad of Irvine, allowing the synagogue to proceed with the ceremony before Tom Kippur this year. The court is the second since May to reject a lawsuit brought against the synagogue by these activists.
Sruli and Dina (nee Shpigelman) Krasnianski (Crown Heights)
Earlier this month, hundreds gathered at the Jewish Children’s Museum to look back on another successful year at JNet. The theme of the evening, “A Chossid Macht a Seviva” (a Chossid creates an environment), was especially apt as the room was permeated with tremendous pride, for being part of a greater good and for reigniting another Jew’s spark.
Hundreds of Chassidim, Shluchim and Temimim from all over the world spent Shabbos at the Ohel, preparing for Gimmel Tammuz. The Ohel management was busy up until the final minutes before Shabbos preparing for the guests and making sure all their needs – both spiritual and physical – would be met.
Rabbi Mendy and Ariella Weg are moving together with their family on Shlichus to Evanston, Illinois, and will be working with the Jewish students studying at Northwestern University.
This week, as we approach summer vacation, we present a letter the Rebbe composed especially for the Talks and Tales, a monthly children’s magazine which Rabbi Nissan Mindel authored in English for over 47 years (at the behest of the Frierdiker Rebbe, and which the Rebbe checked over each and every issue for the duration of the 47 years before they went to print). The letter contains a wonderful message to children and adults alike about the importance of Torah learning and Mitzvos during the summer months.
A mother was driving in a rainstorm on a major road, her four young children in the car, when the car broke down. She was able to steer onto the shoulder of the road and got out of the car, hoping a motorist will stop by and assist her. However, five, ten and thirty long minutes passed and the cars just zoomed by her.
17 years ago, a large and diverse group of people suffered a tragedy – the passing of Rabbi Sholom Brashevitzky, OBM. Family, childhood friends, classmates, Farbrengen buddies and above all his beloved students. All suffered a tremendous loss, each in their own way.
The latest book in the Advice for Life series, Kaleidoscope: Uplifting Views on Daily Life, distills hundreds of the Rebbe’s talks, letters and private encounters into 75 brief entries. As with the other books in the series, the easy-to-read text is presented with a crisp design and historical photos, some published for the first time.
The Shluchim of Yeshivas Tomchei Temimim in Brunoy, France, pose for a group portrait in front of the Yeshiva building as they bid farewell to each other and the students and staff of the Yeshiva.
This Shabbos at the Besht, Rabbi Yosi Zajac will lead a discussion on the topic: Connecting to the Rebbe.
Courtesy of Lubavitch Archives, we present a collection of photos of the Rebbe leading a Farbrengen, circa 1985.
A 72-year-old Jewish man was assaulted earlier this morning as he was walking on Kingston Avenue. The assailant then went on to threaten both Jewish and non-Jewish passersby that he would “kill them all.” The incident is being investigated as a possible hate crime.
Days after the death of American college student Otto Warmbier who was imprisoned for 17 months in North Korea comes word that officials negotiating his release deliberately kept his Jewish identity hidden from his captors.
A pilot program launched by the City of New York to cut Alternate Side Parking Rules on Eastern Parkway, will give Shabbos observing residents some parking reprieve.
For more than two decades, Rabbi Ruvi New dreamed of a musical odyssey with a greater meaning, one that would perpetuate the words of the Lubavitcher Rebbe to listeners far and wide through song.