The charred lump of a 2,000-year-old scroll sat in an Israeli archaeologist’s storeroom for decades, too brittle to open. Now, new imaging technology has revealed what was written inside: the earliest evidence of a biblical text in its standardized form.
Yaakov came in and sat in one of the plush chairs, dreaming of the fortune he is about to receive and what he should do with it. All of a sudden, four burly officers entered the room and began binding his hands behind him as if he is a terrible criminal. They ignored his protests that he is here because the nobleman instructed him to come, but rather brought him outside and placed him in a waiting wagon that took him with other condemned individuals to Siberia.
This Shabbos at the Besht, Rabbi Bentzion Elisha will lead a discussion on the topic – K’siva Vachasima Tova: A writer’s insights to writing and finalizing a good and sweet year for oneself through the use of contemporary soul stories.
Israel ‘s Minister of Science, Technology and Space, Ofir Akunis, met with Yaacov Behrman of the JFA in New York this morning in New York, wrapped Tefilin, and spoke about the importance of the American-Israeli alliance and the support of the New York Jewish community for Israel.
The Chabad Events Team (CET) supporting the social support services of Chabad across Essex, UK, held another of their very popular Whisky Tasting Evenings on Monday evening 19th September at their Chabad Buckhurst Hill branch. This evening was more emotional than in the past as it was dedicated to the treasured memory of Rabbi Moshe Muller, OBM, who was the organizer of such past events.
The popular ‘Lessons in Tanya’ series of books, based off the historic radio broadcasts by Rabbi Yosef Weinberg, OBM, has returned to print with a fresh new look.
CrownHeights.info and Lubavitch Archives present a unique photo of the Rebbe in the mid 1970s.
Moishe and Frayda (nee Aber) Scheinfeld (Crown Heights)
As we approach the week of Selichos, we present a letter from the Rebbe in which he explains the true meaning of Teshuva. The letter, written originally in English, is from the archives of the Rebbe’s personal trusted secretary, Rabbi Nissan Mindel.
Rabbi Shmuel Lesches, Magid Shiur in the Yeshiva Gedola of Melbourne, Australia, has compiled a guide to the laws and customs of the week of Selichos for the benefit of the wider Lubavitch community.
Hundreds of students and alumni of Yeshivas Tomchei Temimim in Brunoy, France, gathered together Wednesday evening for a grand Farbrengen marking Chai Elul and 70 years since the founding of the Yeshiva.
Last winter, a news story was published about a Jewish man who ordered food from a local kosher restaurant on GrubHub.com, only to discover that the food he received and ate was in fact from a counterfeit “restaurant” that was being run out of a non-Jewish scammer’s home kitchen. It is incidents like this that highlight the need for JMenu, CEO Shmuly Wolff tells CrownHeights.info.
Renowned for kangaroos and boomerangs, Australia is not usually first to mind when thinking of the Rebbe and Chabad. However, Australia possesses a treasure trove of people with close relationships with the Rebbe and myriads of encounters and stories of the Rebbe.
An out-of-control SUV repeatedly crashed into six others vehicles before barreling into a Chabad Hebrew school in Manhattan after an elderly driver suffered a medical emergency.
The islands of the Caribbean are, for the average American, an exotic escape from the stresses of mainland life. For a small group of dedicated Chabad Shluchim, however, trips to these aesthetically-rich yet spiritually-barren oases are not just visits – they’re a life-time commitment.
On Tuesday, September 20, more than 65 people filled the shul at Chabad of Orange County, directed by Rabbi Pesach and Chana Burston, for a special evening with IDF Commando Mr. Sassy Reuven commemorating 40 years since Operation Thunderbolt – the Raid on Entebbe.
Chabad ties to the Ukrainian city of Dnepropetrovsk are deep, dating well back to the beginning of the previous century. The Rebbe’s father, Reb Levi Yitzchok Schneersohn, served as the city’s chief Rabbi for more than 20 years, and it was in this Ukrainian metropolis that the Rebbe and his brothers were raised.
Rabbi Jeremy Rosen worked in the rabbinate in England and Belgium until his retirement in 2008. He is presently a scholar-in-residence at the JCC in Manhattan. He was interviewed by JEM’s My Encounter with the Rebbe project in March of 2015.
Infants who get a taste of eggs and peanuts starting when they’re as young as 4 months old may have a lower risk of developing allergies to those foods than babies who try them later, a research review suggests.
Just in time for Rosh Hashanah, renowned cooking expert Leah Schapira shares three easy techniques on how to braid a round challah.
In honor of Chai Elul, the Alter Rebbe’s birthday, two Chabad musicians have teamed up to present us with a new and moving rendition of a classic Chabad Niggun.
Jewish community leaders and police liaisons from all over New York City gathered at One Police Plaza in Manhattan for the annual High Holiday briefing, which was delivered this year by newly-appointed NYPD Commissioner James P. O’Neill.