This week we present a letter from the Rebbe in which he writes that we are not in Aschalta d’Geulah, yet urges that life in Eretz Yisrael must be conducted in accordance with the Torah – and explains how there is no inconsistency between these two ideas. The letter, written originally in English, is from the archives of the Rebbe’s personal trusted secretary, Rabbi Nissan Mindel.
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The NYPD will double the number of officers on duty at this year’s J’Ouvert festival in Crown Heights, officials said Tuesday, as police and community leaders pledged a joint effort to make the event as safe as possible.
After being displaced from their campus Chabad House digs for some three years, hundreds of Jewish students who find a haven at Chabad of McGill University are finally settling back into their newly remodeled Chabad House. A former row house, the 100 year-old building underwent an intensive $2.2 million renovation and expansion and was finally rededicated in early April 2016.
With great sadness we inform you of the untimely passing of Rabbi Moshe Freedman, OBM, Chabad emissary to Bahia Blanca, Argentina. He was 57 years old.
Campers and staff at Gan Yisroel-Montreal were split into three teams for ‘Bog War,’ the first month of camp’s version of color war. This summer, the competition was themed ‘Hakhel War,’ with the three teams named “Hakhel Es Ha’am-Achdus,” “Leman’an Yilmedu-Torah” and “Veshamru La’asos-Mitzvos.”
Earlier this week, the ALS Association announced that the $125 million raised by the ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ that was all the rage two summers ago financed an important discovery.
Despite the intense heat, citizens from across the Conejo Valley in California gathered outside the Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station in Calabasas Tuesday afternoon to show their support for local law enforcement. The event was organized by Rabbi Moshe Bryski, executive director of the Chabad of the Conejo, who was touched by a Facebook post he read by one of the officers slain in the recent shooting incident in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Chabad Lubavitch NE London and Essex held a Panel and Q & A Event on Monday, July 25th, on the rising tide of antisemitism plaguing the Jewish community.
Congresswoman Yvette Clarke, whose district includes the Jewish community of Crown Heights, told the JTA that her decision to vote in favor of the Iran deal was an easy choice.
Menachem and Nechama Tauber (North Miami Beach, FL)
An interview series giving a glimpse into the personal connections between the Rebbe and Chassidim was recently brought into schools to give students the opportunity to hear them first hand has been recently expanded to Australia.
On Monday, a Federal Judge dismissed a lawsuit brought by Merkos L’Inyonei Chinuch, led by Rabbi Yehudah Krinsky, against Vaad L’Hafotzas Sichos, led by Rabbi Zalman Chanin, seeking injunctive relief for the Vaad’s unauthorized use of the Kehot logo on volumes of Likutei Sichos and other publications.
A police investigation into several acts of vandalism against the recently constructed Crown Heights eruv has been turned over to the NYPD’s Hate Crimes Task Force.
An enraged man went on a vandalism spree, damaging the mirrors on two parked vans, after an apparent argument with a woman on Kingston Avenue.
Sixteen year old Rachel Wilkes, CTeen chapter leader of Hollywood, Florida, is changing the landscape for teen leadership.
The campers and staff of Gan Yisroel-Montreal had an inspiring and fun-filled second week of camp, the highlights of which were captured in this video.
Rabbi Yitzchok Minkowicz, director of Chabad Lubavitch of Southwest Florida, delivers his insights on this week’s Parsha – Pinchas. This week Rabbi Minkowicz answers the question: How great is the power of remorse?
A longtime Chabad activist in Quebec, Canada, Rabbi Simcha Zirkind (1938-2015) was also involved in the work of the Machne Israel Development Fund. He was interviewed by JEM’s My Encounter with the Rebbe project in Montreal in January of 2011.
Protesters have set an Israeli flag on fire and chanted “long live the intifada” outside of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.
Chaim and Baila Greisman (Crown Heights)
The terrorist who fired at Otniel resident Rabbi Miki Mark HY”D few weeks ago, Mohammed Pakia, was killed by IDF soldiers as they were trying to take him into custody.
When Noemie Stanleigh arrived in Quebec City two years ago, the metropolitan area had been without a mikvah for decades.