So, you’re a Jewish tourist in Rio de Janeiro for Brazil’s Summer Olympics and find yourself wandering about on the honking streets of Copacabana. Where do you go for kosher food? How do you find a minyan? What if you’re struggling with the language or can’t figure out how to hail a cab? What address do you turn to?
Three weeks ago, at the conclusion of Shiva, the Berman and Deren families gathered at the Montefiore Cemetery for the Hakomas Hamatzeiva for their beloved Rivky Berman (nee Deren).
Dion James, 30, was trying to protect his wife from an angry gunman when he was shot twice in the back on Sunday morning in Crown Heights.
Levi Belinow (France) and Chana Sanowicz (Crown Heights)
The most unaffordable place to live in the U.S. is not San Francisco or Manhattan. It’s Brooklyn, according to the results of a recent survey.
It’s taken 12 months, hundreds of of hours, and the combined talents of Benny Friedman, 8th Day, Chaim Fogelman, Eli Marcus and many, many others, but The Rebbe’s Negunimi Vol 1 is finally here.
Two Thai employees of Chabad in Bangkok sing and dance a traditional Chabad Chasidic melody.
In a harrowing surveillance video released by the NYPD, a woman is seen walking alone at night on the western edge of Prospect Park, when she is attacked from behind by a man who proceeds to assault her and attempt to rape her.
The head of the Rabbinical Centre of Europe which represents over 800 Rabbis across the continent, Chabad Shliach Rabbi Menachem Margolin, said that Jews across Europe are deeply worried that Brexit will lead to an increase in anti-Semitism across the Europe.
In what sounds like a page ripped out of novel, several dozen Muslim activists, a group of Jewish teens and a rabbi joined forces on Sunday in a number of Moroccan cities to supply 1,500 underprivileged Muslim families with food staples for the daily meal that marks the end of each daily fast during Ramadan.
257 students received their rabbinical ordination in a special event on the grounds of the Rabbinical Collage of America. Also, a 200 year old Sefer Torah that was rescued from the holocaust was present to the RCA.
Rabbi Menachem Meir Blau OBM, a passionate Chossid devoted to the Rebbe and his instructions, passed away on 21 Sivan 5776. He was 70.
28 bochurim of the Oholei Torah Mesivta learned the entire mesechta of Baba Basra, the largest mesechta in Shas, by heart. Another seven bochurim learned the entire mesechta Sukkah, and 46 bochurim learned the entire sefer of Likutei Amorim of the Tanya.
Israel has reached a reconciliation deal with Turkey to end a bitter six-year rift between the Mideast powers, an official said Sunday.
Benyamin Uriel Yehoshua Gerard (Ocean Township, NJ) and Deena Perdeck (Manchester, NJ)
Today, 20th of Sivan, close to 100 talmidim of the 8th grade of Oholei Torah graduated the Mechina Division – and now are moving on the Mesivta.
Levi (ben Menachem Mendel) Matusof (Calgary, Canada) and Mushka (bas Levi) Hendel (Marine Park, Brooklyn).
This week’s edition of MyLife: Chassidus Applied with Rabbi Simon Jacobson, Episode 120, will air tonight, Sunday, here on CrownHeights.info, beginning at 8:00pm. This week Rabbi Jacobson will address the topics: What Should our Attitude be towards Those with Attitude? To What Extent Should Things be Pinned on Parental Influence? What Does Torah Say about a Second Spouse When Mashiach Comes?
Seeing a golfer’s car with the Illinois license plate “ATHEIST” on it, Rabbi Yosef Shmuel Moscowitz of Chabad of Bucktown and Wicker Park in Chicago couldn’t help but reach out.
Ahead of an event where 257 newly minted rabbis will be receiving their ordination, Rabbi Yisroel Meir Lau, the former Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi of Israel and the current Chief Rabbi of Tel Aviv was seen signing Semicha certificates for the last four groups of Morristown, NJ Semicha graduates.
A group has cancelled plans to fly a swastika flag over the beaches of Long Island after a protest by local politicians, which were joined by Shliach Rabbi Eli Goodman of Chabad of the Beaches.
Pulling down on a light-blue tarp, Rabbi Shmuel Kaminezki and Rabbi Mayer Stambler unveiled a brand-new street sign this morning in Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine: Menachem Mendel Schneerson Street, 1.