Send Off for Rabbi Levi Hezkia, 74, OBM

As the funeral procession wended its way through Milan from one Jewish institution to another, the crowd got bigger and bigger, swelling to 600 strong. It was a fitting send-off for Rabbi Levi Hezkia, 74, a Chabad-Lubavitch rabbi who had touched the lives of thousands of Jews in Italy.

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NYPD Body Camera Explodes

It happened Saturday night at the 121 Precinct station house as a patrol officer prepared to head out for the midnight shift. He noticed smoke coming out of the bottom of the device and took it off his shirt before the unit exploded.

8:00pm: Can We Go to a Non-Religious/Non-Chassidic Therapist?

This week’s edition of MyLife: Chassidus Applied with Rabbi Simon Jacobson, Episode 232, will air tonight, Sunday, here on, beginning at 8:00pm. This week Rabbi Jacobson will address the topics: How Do You Explain the Blessing of “She’Lo Osani Isha”? Do We Need Secular Sources to Teach Us How to Understand and Raise Our Children? What Should Our Attitude Be to “Non-Official” Shluchim? Hiding Sarah in a… Box? Are Controversial Verses in the Torah Being Taught to Our Children in the Proper Way? Can We Go to a Non-Religious/Non-Chassidic Therapist? What Is the Attitude of Chassidus Chabad to the Ramchal and His Mesilas Yisharim?

Chabad Rabbi Receives Senator’s Award

On October 15, Senator John E. Brooks stopped by the Chabad Center for Jewish Life on Hewlett Avenue with a delivery for Rabbi Shimon and Chanie Kramer. The couple received a NYS Commendation Award in recognition of their contribution to the community.

Weekly Story: He Circumcised Himself

After the bris and the [Rebbe] Rashab was named, his grandfather, the Rebbe the Tzemach Tzedek expressed a thought based on the acronyms of his name Reb Sholom Ber and said, “BaSaR ShaBaR”; which means that one should break the materialistic aspects of the physical world

Measles Outbreak in the Frum Community

Following an exciting holiday season with lots of traveling around the world, a virus has made its way back into the United States, and into the frum community in particular. Six cases of the measles have been reported in Williamsburg, hospitalizing at least one, and 11 cases have been confirmed in Rockland County.