Nosson Zand (Boston/North Miami Beach) and Peshy Greenberg (Buffalo, NY)
In honor of the 185th birthday of the Rebbe Maharash, approximately 200 people came to the village of Lubavitch where he is buried where a special tent set up by the administrator of the Holy Sites in Lubavitch, Shliach Reb Gavriel Gordon where the crowds farbrenged for many hours around tables laden with delicacies.
A 50-year-old Jewish man was severely beaten and nearly choked to death on Saturday afternoon after saying “hello” to a black man, who retorted “I don’t like you fake Jews, you stole my money.”
The tragic and untimely passing of R’ Elias (Eli) Friedman OBM in Crown Heights at the young age of 48, from sudden cardiac arrest, a month shy of his first wedding anniversary and 4 days after the birth of his firstborn daughter, has touched the hearts of thousands of people.
Shmuly (ben Nachman) Schapiro (Crown Heights) and Leah Solomon (Sydney, Australia)
This rare color footage is from a Farbrengen that was filmed for a television program in 1973 called The Spark. The Rebbe asked the children to start a lively Niggun and they began singing a melody composed for the Rebbe’s 70th birthday, B’cha Hashem.
In this weeks letter The Rebbe responds to a question about Chabad’s involvement in various matters, where the Rebbe refers specifically to Chabad’s involvement in Zahal (Israeli Army). Which leads the Rebbe to discuss and encourage the strengthening of the security in our Holy Land, by opposing the surrender of any part of our land. The letter, written originally in English, is from the archives of the Rebbe’s trusted secretary Rabbi Nissan Mindel.
Courtesy of Lubavitch Archives, we present a photo of The Rebbe during Shachris in 770.
Moshe considered himself very fortunate. The local Poritz (squire) had hired him to manage all of his estates. Not only would his personal financial stability improve, but as the manager, he would now be in a position to hire and help many other Jews in the community. They would no longer have to bribe the officials in order to lease an inn or to acquire any other license.
This Shabbos at the Besht, Rabbi Fishel Oster, a Maggid Shiur in Oholei Torah, will lead a discussion on the topic of Faith.
Rabbi Yitzchok Minkowicz, director of Chabad Lubavitch of Southwest Florida, delivers his insights on Parashs Tazria – Metzora. This week he answers the question: If good is good can better be better? – based on the teachings of the Lubavitcher Rebbe.
Eliyahu and Shaindy (nee Holtzberg) Raskin (Crown Heights)
Yudel and Chaya Rader (Crown Heights)
Mendy and Tzipporah (nee Schtroks) Klyne (Detriot, MI)
Shneur and Rivky (nee Berkowitz) Inglis (Miami, FL)
Shmar and Chava (nee Namdar) Richler (Crown Heights)
Levi and Shterny (nee Sarfati) Wolff (Crown Heights)
A federal district just faulted the Township of Toms River, saying they broke the law in denying a religious use variance to Chabad of Toms River, granting the center permission to operate in the residential home and awarded them a judgment against the township for $122,000.
A four-day regional Kinus of Shluchim in Asia and their families, recently concluded in Bangkok, Thailand.
Anthony Scaramucci is an American financier, entrepreneur, and former White House Communications Director. In is private life he is a man of religious faith and a supporter of Israel and the Jewish people. After meeting a few months ago at an event, “The Mooch” sat down with Rabbi Pinchas Taylor, a Shliach in south Florida, to discuss his convictions. Video link of the interview below.
Crown Heights residents and Shluchim are preparing for JLI’s annual Shabbaton, “Shabbat in the Heights” taking place next Shabbos, Parshas Acharei-Kedoshim.
When the Rebbe introduced the idea of starting women’s learning classes in 1955, Mrs. Reba Sharfstein, then a newlywed and newly minted Shluchim in Ohio, didn’t consider herself ready to be one of those teachers. Through the urging of another Shliach she launched the first “Women’s Study Group” with just three participants.