This week’s edition of MyLife: Chassidus Applied with Rabbi Simon Jacobson, Episode 152, will air tonight, Sunday, here on CrownHeights.info, beginning at 8:00pm. This week Rabbi Jacobson will address the topics: What Defines Normalcy? What Can Be Learned from the Unusually Warm Weather This February? Was Moshe Rabbeinu Focused More on His Community Than on His Family? Is Tanya Directed More to Men Than to Women?
Just one week after news of a shocking vandalism of a Jewish cemetery in S. Louis surfaced, another such incident occurred and this time in a Philadelphia Jewish cemetery where dozens of headstones were knocked over.
Boruch Levitin (Crown Heights) and Liba Goldwasser (Pittsburgh, PA)
Sendy (ben R’ Menachem Mendel OBM) Labkowsky (Los Angeles, CA) and Mali (bas Avrohom) New (Crown Heights)
Folik and Shaina (nee Hirsch) Gurevitch (Crown Heights)
Lior and Tova (nee Rosenstein) Shkedi (Pittsburgh, PA)
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio arrived to meet with federal prosecutors on Friday morning as part of their lengthy investigation into whether people involved in fundraising for his election campaign broke corruption laws, according to news reports.
Times Square was jam packed and full of energy on Motzai Shabbos at the most spirited CTeen Havdalah ceremony to date. Despite the rain, thousands of teens joined together for an awe-inspiring and memorable havdalah.
For eight months, Rabbi Mendy Gorman, OBM, fought for life. He fought it both physically — with the care of medical professionals, and spiritually — with the support of family and friends worldwide. Through it all, Mendy’s Yiras Shamayim only strengthened; with good news a “Baruch Hashem,” and with setbacks a “Gam Zu L’tova.”
We are proud to share with our readers some new music from Eli Marcus. The current release is a cover of Chaim Israel‘s mega hit “Melech Haolam,” composed by Udi Damari, with an uplifting new arrangement.
Experience Havdalah like never before! Join 2,000 CTeen’ers live as they take over Times Square with a massive Havdalla and Jewish concert at the Crossroads of the World. Broadcast starts at 8:40pm here on CrownHeights.info
In this week’s Living Torah program, JEM presents a clip with a recording of when both the Ashkenazic and Sephardic chief rabbis of Israel visited the Rebbe in 1986. During a fascinating conversation, the Rebbe brings up the topic of free choice and its application to those in power.
Customers seeking to buy Challahs for Shabbos were shocked to discover that the popular Gombo’s Bakery on Kingston Avenue was closed, and a “Marshal’s Legal Possession” notice was posted on the front door.
A recent development connected to Oholei Torah, the flagship boys’ school in Crown Heights, prompted the school to issue a statement to parents. “There is no indication at all that any current student has been negatively impacted,” the statement reads.
While Reb Simcha was walking, he suddenly turned around and went back into Rabbi Klein’s office. “Reb Binyomin, if you had not submitted the letter to the Rebbe, can I have it back. I have to write something else,” he said.
Does one’s donkey need to actually collapse for me to become obligated to assist? What’s the application of this Mitzva on a day to day basis? Does one need to suffer an mishap for me to become obligated to assist? Rabbi Avrohom Brashevitzky, Shliach to Doral, FL, shares his thoughts on this week’s Parsha – Mishpatim.
This Sunday evening, the Los Angeles community will come together to mark the first Yahrzeit of Rabbi Yehoshua Binyomin Gordon z”l. Thousands of people are impacted on a daily basis by the programs and reach of Chabad of the Valley, the organization Rabbi Gordon built for over 40 years. Rabbi Gordon, along with his associate Rabbi Mordechai Einbinder, inspired an explosion of Jewish observance and activity in the greater San Fernando Valley, establishing 26 Chabad Houses in an area with a diverse Jewish population of more than 250,000.
CrownHeights.info and Lubavitch Archives present a unique photo of the Rebbe during the recital of a Maamar, circa early 1960s.
On Sunday, February 12, CKids International hosted a Day of Unity, bringing together children from ten communities across the greater Toronto area.
JLI presents its unique one-minute video featuring a powerful and relevant message from the weekly Parsha. This week’s video for Parshas Mishpatim-Shekalim is titled: A Fiery Coin.
Mendy and Sarah (nee Glick) Korf (Crown Heights)
The tables were set, the atmosphere in the room was warm and inviting, the Yeshiva auditorium was transformed ready for the night’s event: The annual father and son Melave Malka, hosted by Yeshivas Tomchei Temimim of Montreal.