Shlomo Aaron and Chaya Mushka (nee Palace) Bronstein (Crown Heights)
Following Pesach vacation, some 1,500 students in Beis Rivkah will remain home on the day that should have been their first day back. A message from the school blamed the closure on a “financial crisis”.
Eliyahu and Chaya (nee Weiss) Eilfort (Crown Heights)
This week’s edition of MyLife: Chassidus Applied with Rabbi Simon Jacobson, Episode 112, will air tonight, Sunday, here on CrownHeights.info, beginning at 8:00pm. This week Rabbi Jacobson will address the topics: Do All My Questions Have Answers? Does Judaism Encourage or Discourage Questions? How Can I Maintain My ‘Holiday High’? Is It Possible That My Child Doesn’t Need Friends? When, If Ever, Is the Onus of Providing Financially on the Woman?
Rabbi Shmuel Lesches, Magid Shiur in the Yeshiva Gedola of Melbourne, Australia, has compiled a guide to the laws of Sefiras Ha’omer for the benefit of the wider Lubavitch community.
Maj. Rabbi Shraga Dahan, a military rabbi in the IDF, on Sunday revealed his unique way of confronting an extremist Haredi youth who verbally assaulted him over his military service for the Jewish state.
The International Taharas Hamishpacha Organization in hosting its third annual seasonal Taharas Hamishpacha Halacha Review classes beginning this week.
With sadness we inform you of the passing of Mrs. Yenta Yudkin, OBM, a survivor of the Holocaust and longtime member of the Crown Heights community. She was 84 years old.
With sadness we inform you of the passing of Mrs. Sara Rachel Meltzer, OBM, mother of Long Island Shlucha Mrs. Chaya Teldon, may she live and be well. She was 86 years old.
Yossi and Leah (nee Hein) Cohen (Ithaca, NY)
Lubavitcher photographer Meir Alfasi traveled with his wife and three children to Kosovo in Eastern Europe to conduct a Pesach Seder – the first of its kind – and at first, was mistaken as Middle Eastern Refugees.
Shimshi and Chavi (nee Vogel) Drizin (Crown Heights)
Dovid and Michal Zelman (Crown Heights)
Motti and Mushkie (nee Rosenblum) Harlig (Crown Heights)
After having sold the Chometz before Pesach, Rabbi Moshe Bogomilsky and Rabbi Shimon Hecht got together with Winston, the gentile who purchased the Chometz, and bought back the Chometz.
Acharon Shel Pesach is particularly associated with Moshiach and the future redemption. The Baal Shem Tov instituted the custom of partaking of a “Seudas Moshiach” on the afternoon of the last day of Passover; in addition to the Matzah eaten at “Seudas Moshiach”, the Rebbes of Chabad added the custom of drinking four cups of wine, as in the Seder held on Passover’s first days.
Every year, Chabad emissaries stationed in 86 countries and 600 “Roving Rabbis” host seders all over the world. Check out the snapshots in the extended article, and challenge yourself to guess where they are.
In this week’s edition of Letter and Spirit, we present a letter from the Rebbe written on Chol Hamoed Pesach in 1964 to the rabbi of a Jewish community in New York City, in which the Rebbe discusses whether or not an Eruv should be erected. The letter was written in English through the Rebbe’s trusted secretary Rabbi Nissan Mindel, and was made available by the latter’s son-in-law, Rabbi Sholom Ber Shapiro.
In honor of 150 years since the passing of the Tzemach Tzedek, the Lubavitch community of Motreal gathered in the central Shul for a Kinus Torah.
As soon as the innkeeper heard his request, his friendly expression disappeared and he began berating the poor person for thinking that other people who work are obligated to help him. Why, you are many years younger than me, you look healthy and strong. Hire yourself out as a porter or manual worker and you can earn some money in an honest way. No, I will not give you even the smallest coin. Because if people give you handouts, you will remain lazy your entire life and will remain a beggar. No, go get a job and become something!
Nosson and Rivky (nee Moss) Lang (Crown Heights)
A reader has brought to our attention that a fruit-infused wine under the brand name Casato, which they had purchased for use over Yomtov, is in fact not Kosher L’Pesach.