This week, as we approach summer vacation, we present a letter the Rebbe composed especially for the Talks and Tales, a monthly children’s magazine which Rabbi Nissan Mindel authored in English for over 47 years (at the behest of the Frierdiker Rebbe, and which the Rebbe checked over each and every issue for the duration of the 47 years before they went to print). The letter contains a wonderful message to children and adults alike about the importance of Torah learning and Mitzvos during the summer months.
A mother was driving in a rainstorm on a major road, her four young children in the car, when the car broke down. She was able to steer onto the shoulder of the road and got out of the car, hoping a motorist will stop by and assist her. However, five, ten and thirty long minutes passed and the cars just zoomed by her.
17 years ago, a large and diverse group of people suffered a tragedy – the passing of Rabbi Sholom Brashevitzky, OBM. Family, childhood friends, classmates, Farbrengen buddies and above all his beloved students. All suffered a tremendous loss, each in their own way.
The latest book in the Advice for Life series, Kaleidoscope: Uplifting Views on Daily Life, distills hundreds of the Rebbe’s talks, letters and private encounters into 75 brief entries. As with the other books in the series, the easy-to-read text is presented with a crisp design and historical photos, some published for the first time.
The Shluchim of Yeshivas Tomchei Temimim in Brunoy, France, pose for a group portrait in front of the Yeshiva building as they bid farewell to each other and the students and staff of the Yeshiva.
This Shabbos at the Besht, Rabbi Yosi Zajac will lead a discussion on the topic: Connecting to the Rebbe.
Courtesy of Lubavitch Archives, we present a collection of photos of the Rebbe leading a Farbrengen, circa 1985.
A 72-year-old Jewish man was assaulted earlier this morning as he was walking on Kingston Avenue. The assailant then went on to threaten both Jewish and non-Jewish passersby that he would “kill them all.” The incident is being investigated as a possible hate crime.
Days after the death of American college student Otto Warmbier who was imprisoned for 17 months in North Korea comes word that officials negotiating his release deliberately kept his Jewish identity hidden from his captors.
A pilot program launched by the City of New York to cut Alternate Side Parking Rules on Eastern Parkway, will give Shabbos observing residents some parking reprieve.
For more than two decades, Rabbi Ruvi New dreamed of a musical odyssey with a greater meaning, one that would perpetuate the words of the Lubavitcher Rebbe to listeners far and wide through song.
Representing the parents of yaldei hashluchim around the globe, Rabbi Yosef Wolvovsky, shliach to Glastonbury, Connecticut, addressed bochurim at MyShliach’s annual evening of appreciation on Monday, 25 Sivan. Volunteering their time each week to learn and farbreng one-on-one over the phone with a young shliach, these bochurim serve as mentors to these boys, who lack local Chassidishe friends and chavrusas.
Today marks the 76th anniversary of the Rebbe’s safe arrival to the united states. On the 28th of Sivan in 1941, the Rebbe arrived in America with his wife, Rebbetzin Chaya Mushka after fleeing war-torn Europe.
In the first ever such criminal investigation pursued by the State of New York, an Orthodox-Jewish Crown Heights landlord was convicted of “harassing” his tenants by failing to consistently provide them with heat and hot water, and by performing unsanctioned renovations to the building. He faces up to a year in jail.
A Shliach from a small town was visiting Crown Heights to stock up on months’ worth of kosher food, only to face an urgent problem that happens well too often in our neighborhood – a problem which can be entirely avoided with a little bit on consideration.
A member of Crown Heights Anash recently fell into a bad business deal, which resulted in a criminal case against him. Although he is innocent of the accusations, he is currently facing up to two years jail time.
Rov of Nachalas Har Chabad and Mazkir of the Chabad Beis Din in Eretz Yisroel, Rabbi Yitzchok Yehuda Yeroslowski was honored with affixing the mezuzah to the newly renovated entrance of the Shaarey Tzedek Chesed Center in Moscow during his visit to the Russian capital.
This past Sunday, close to 40 Bochurim were tested on the entire Mesechta Kesuvos at Yeshivas Tomchei Tmimim in Morristown.
Rabbi Ahron Avigdor Cousin is a veteran educator from London, England. He now lives in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn with his wife, Malka. He was interviewed by JEM’s My Encounter with the Rebbe project at his home in the summer of 2007.
It seemed an unlikely prospect that the women of the small suburban Jewish community of Merrick-Bellmore-Wantagh in Long Island (population 2,500) would one day have their own mikvah.
JLI presents its unique one-minute video featuring a powerful and relevant message from the weekly Parsha. This week they released a special video in honor of Gimmel Tammuz, titled: To Ignite Souls.
Menachem Mendel (ben Shloime) Wilhelm (Zhitomir, Ukraine) and Nechama Freida (bas Yisroel) Heller (Crown Heights)