Following the recent attack on the synagogue run by Rabbi Heller in Bushwick, his students have initiated a GoFundMe campaign to help enhance the Chabad House, and give a needed boost to the activities in the center. They penned a letter to the public asking to join in this mitzvah.
A delegation of the heads of the the Rabbinical Congress for Peace, led by Rabbi Joseph Gerlitzky, Rabbi of central Tel Aviv, Rabbi Avraham Schreiber, rabbi of the Shavei Shomron settlement, and Rabbi and Yirmiya Cohen, a Chief Rabbinical Justice in Europe and Jerusalem, met yesterday with Germany’s ambassador to Israel, Susanne Vassum-Rainer.
Zagreb is a picturesque city. Its Upper Town retains historic cobblestone streets and Austrio-Hungarian architecture dating back to the middle ages. Looking out to its Lower Town, colorfully tiled clay roofs and open marketplaces in historic town squares offer stunning views. But, like most Balkan cities, its once thriving Jewish scene has long since disappeared. Today, some 3000 are formally registered as Jews, and now, it will have a mikvah.
The whole world feels that something awesome and unusual is unfolding but people don’t know what it is. We have the merit to understand, as the Rebbe told us, that we are the “last generation of Exile and the first generation of Redemption.” How can we help bring the world to realize that all this is the coming of Moshiach?
Last week, Darchei Menachem reached their goal of $360,000. They couldn’t have done it without you. The school has released a letter of thanks penned to the community thanking you for believing in them.
Watch singers Avraham Fried and Mordechai Ben David sing at the Shas-A-Thon.
World renowned singers Avraham Fried and Mordechai Ben David were spotted at last nights Shas-A-Thon learning together be’chavrusah. The photo was taken before they were scheduled to sing at the event following the Shas-A-Thon.
A fellow sister in the Chabad community shares her pain with how many woman were taken advantage of in the recent Mic Drop events. She empathizes, yet warns of the dangers of an easy fix, while highlighting the true strength of a Jewish woman.
They came, they tasted, they plotzed. More than 2,000 curious foodies and oenophiles lined up to sample an astonishing showcase of gourmet kosher food and wine at the 13th annual Kosher Food & Wine Experience in New York City, hosted by Royal Wine Corp. The sold-out event took place on Monday, February 11 at Chelsea Piers in Manhattan.
Israel’s national airline El Al Israel Airlines Ltd. now offers in-flight Wi-Fi services in trans-Atlantic flights to North America, the company announced Sunday. In July, El Al officially launched the service in all of its flight routes to Europe, following a two-year pilot program.
The IDF soldier who was injured by a bomb thrown by Arab rioters in the Gaza Strip Sunday has been identified as Yoadd Zaguri, an American immigrant and lone soldier. Hundreds of Arab rioters gathered on the Gaza-Israel border Sunday evening, hurling rocks and explosive devices at Israeli soldiers while rolling burning tires at the security fence. An explosive device thrown at a group of soldiers exploded near Zaguri, injuring him.
Gershy and Chaya (nee Greenman) Deutsch (London, UK)
Sterling Electronics has been partially cleaned out in a quiet move Thursday night. Many Crown Heights residence witnessed as moving trucks pulled up to the store and workers began removing the merchandise from the shelves. This comes following the revelation of the stores involvement in the recent Credit Card “swipe for points” scandal that left many with tens of thousands, and some with hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt.
The topics in this week’s 249th episode of the highly acclaimed popular MyLife: Chassidus Applied series, with Rabbi Simon Jacobson, will include: Is Obesity Overblown? Is It Appropriate to Refer to a Meshichist Rabbinic Figure by a Rabbinic Title? What Is the Difference Between the Jewish Concept of Bitochon and the Law of Attraction? Are You Allowed to Walk Past a Church? How Should a Jew React to the Separation of Families?
Forgot to move your double parked car after alternate side? We are all guilty of it sometimes. Yet although we may laugh it off and thank our luck we did not get a ticket, others may have been inconvenienced terribly. A bus driver of a local school shared a video of the mayhem caused by such oversight, and shared some basic tips on avoiding such issues.
When Izzy Young, the tireless folk-music impresario, passed away on Feb. 4 in Stockholm at the age of 90, the media took note of a storied career in the history in creating the modern folk-music movement. Missing from the details about this self-described “Jewish boy from the Bronx” is the backstory behind his friendship with Chabad-Lubavitch emissary, Rabbi Chaim Greisman.
Today at 2pm: The popular Chassidic band, Rogers Park, will be performing at a unique and interactive concert geared for children of all ages. The Kids’ Concert will be held Sunday, February 17 from 2:00 – 2:45 on the 2nd floor at the Jewish Children’s Museum. The concert is being held in conjunction with the Music Room, a temporary exhibit at the JCM.
Alternate side parking (street cleaning) regulations are suspended on Monday, February 18, 2019 for Washington’s Birthday (Presidents Day). All other regulations, including parking meters, remain in effect.
Zalmen and Simi Levin (Crown Heights)
Shiduchim are always difficult, and sometimes, we just make the difficult even harder. A reader realized a trend among their friends, and found two things you can do to make the shidduch process just a little easier.
As we are making our way through the first of this years two months of Adar, RebbeDrive has released two new photos from the newly restored Farbrengen of Purim 5729. Captured on Purim 1969, that Farbrengen marked the longest Purim Farbrengen throughout the Rebbe’s N’sius.
The Landa family will be sitting shiva for their father Harav Hachosid Harav Hatomim Avraham Tzvi Landa a”h, at 640 Montgomery St. Two minyanim will be held for Shachris at 8:30am and 9am respectively. Mincha and Maairiv will be davened bizmana.