Tradition and Trendiness Coexist in Gentrifying Montreal Neighborhood

On the northwestern slope of the iconic mountain that gave Montreal its name, the Borough of Outremont is a mix of stately but crumbling townhouses, converted warehouses, sleek luxury condo buildings, rambling mansions, and bars and boutiques common to an up-and-coming urban community.

Letter & Spirit: Building the Mishkan and Chinuch

In this week’s edition of Letter and Spirit, we present a letter from the Rebbe in which he connects the teachings of the Frierdiker Rebbe on Parshas T’ruma – the construction of the mishkan – with our eternal and constant obligation of Torah chinuch and its disseminationThe 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.

24 Years Since Murder of Pesha Leah Lapine, HYD

24 years ago, on the 2nd of Adar Aleph, Mrs. Pesha Leah Lapine, HYD, was murdered al kiddush hashem. The horrific killing shocked the community, and the Rebbe took it very personally – attending her Levaya with pain visible on his face. A gallery of photos from that Levaya was acquired and restored by JEM, and can be viewed in the extended article – along with the translated diary of an Israeli Bochur who transcribed his firsthand account of the events of that fateful day.