A years-long dispute between two Chabad organizations over whose public Menorah claims the distinction as the world’s largest has ended up in front of the Vaad Rabbonei Lubavitch, which issued a definitive ruling yesterday.
Police and firefighters rushed to Kfar Chabad this morning after cars were trapped on roads subject to massive floods. In a dramatic scene caught on video, 8 persons were extricated from the flooding, four of them children.
When we reflect on the story of and the way Yaakov received the blessings from his father Yitzchok, the unsettling question and big elephant in the room is, how did Yaakov receive the blessings by lying? It almost seems that the Torah is directing us that there are times in which it is ok to lie, and that there are circumstances’ in which one is even encouraged to be (what seems to be) a little dishonest. What lessons can we learn from this in our day to day life? What messages is there in us to help enhance our connection to Hashem and our Avodah as Chassidim? Rabbi Avrohom Brashevitzky, Shliach to Doral, FL, shares his thoughts on this week’s Parsha – Toldos.
This Shabbos at the Besht, Rabbi Michoel Seligson will lead a discussion on the topic: Rosh Chodesh Kislev – 40 Years, What does it mean for us today?
By the rivers of Malibu; there we sat (and) also wept; when we remembered Zion. Not the exact quote of King David, but the perfect modern-day premise for this music film, produced by filmmaker and comedian Mendy Pellin.
The fourth Hakafah began. As before, the Rebbe turned around to look at the Sifrei Torah and those carrying them. The singing began, and the Rebbe swung his arms in rhythm to the melody. Suddenly, the Rebbe stopped. His face became a sickly white. A moment later, he turned from his shtender to Rabbi Groner and asked that his chair be brought to him.
Rabbi Avi Richler, director of Chabad of Gloucester County, NJ, appeared on the television program The Road to Recovery, hosted by activist Michael DeLeon, to express his approach to drug addiction and recovery.
JLI recently launched a new weekly video series: each week a unique one-minute video is released featuring a powerful and relevant message from the weekly Parsha. This week’s video for Parshas Toldos is titled: Go Out on a Limb.
CrownHeights.info and Lubavitch Archives present a photo of the Rebbe encouraging the singing at a Farbrengen in the 1960s.
This week, as we read about the conflict of Yaakov and Eisav in Parshas Toldos, we present a letter from the Rebbe in which he deals with the question of why it is that Jews are apprehensive about non-Jews. The letter, written originally in English, is from the archives of the Rebbe’s personal trusted secretary, Rabbi Nissan Mindel.
An 18th century sefer that is the cornerstone of the Chabad Chasidic movement is about to become more accessible to English speakers with the release of a contemporary translation of the highly sought after work on Jewish thought.
Immediately upon returning from the convention of Chabad Shluchim in New York, Rabbi Menachem Kutner, Director of Chabad’s Terror Victims Project (CTVP) and Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Freiman, Shaliach in Zichron Yaakov, began visiting families in that area who have been impacted by the terrible fires that raged everywhere. Fires that are the newest weapon in the terrorists’ arsenal of violence.
Itchel and Rochie (nee Nash) Junik (Crown Heights)
Two tragedies struck the Orthodox Jewish community today when two men died after they were run over by motor vehicles, one in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn and the other in S. Diego, California.
With sadness we inform you of the passing of Doctor Rabbi Meir Elazar Kulski OBM, a much loved figure in the Parisian Chabad community. He was 79 years old.
The Starbucks on Eastern Parkway and Franklin Avenue had this sign up today, informing customers that they no longer offer Cholov Yisroel milk. An explanation for the change of policy was not given.
Hudy and Malka (nee Colin) Slater (Crown Heights)
With great sadness we inform you of the passing of Rabbi Mordechai Hartstein, OBM, of Boro Park, Brooklyn, who operated a clothing store on New Utrecht Avenue for many decades and was dearly loved by his loyal patrons, many of whom were members of the Crown Heights Lubavitch community who would purchase their ‘Kapotes’ from him. He was 90 years old.
As Israel begins the recovery process from wildfires which have destroyed thousands of homes, students affiliated with Chabad on Campus in Israel, and their counterparts thousands of miles away in the U.S., have sprung into action to help.
Watch this beautiful clip celebrating the Rebbe’s recovery from a heart attack, and his renewed devotion for years thereafter to leading the Jewish nation with vigor and strength.
Rabbi Benny Hershcovich, Shliach in Cabo S. Lucas, Mexico, and star of the hilarious weekly Parsha videos, returns to the screen to welcome the young Shluchim to the International Kinus Tze’irei Hashluchim Gala Banquet.
Rabbi Mordechai Tzvi Sufrin, a renowned mashpia, lecturer and educator, passed away in 2016. He taught in Lubavitch Grammar School and the Lubavitch Mechina in London, where he was interviewed by JEM’s My Encounter with the Rebbe project in August of 2011.