Although not from a Chabad background, Jewish music producer Chaim Rosenblatt had always been enthralled by the Chabad Niggun Haneiros Hallalu since he first heard it as a child on Avraham Fried’s album ‘Hupp Cossack.’
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Rabbi Alexander and Leah Namdar, Chabad Shluchim in Sweden, will be tried today, Tuesday, by the Gothenburg Municipality for the alleged ‘crime’ of homeschooling their 11 children, due to the lack of Jewish schools in the area.
In accordance with the Rebbe’s instructions, Chassidim have always prepared themselves for Yud Shevat by learning the relevant Maamorim for each year’s Ois of Bosi Legani. With the approach of Yud Shevat 5775, JEM has made available the corresponding Maamar for this year – Bosi Legani 5735.
In honor of Yud Shvat, Daniel Granovetter of Cincinnati created an online ‘personality quiz’ in which you can determine which of the seven Rebbe’s of Chabad you most emulate. Click on the extended article to play the quiz, and see for yourself which generation you would have fit in best.
Steady snowfall has been covering New York City since Monday morning and by Tuesday total accumulated snowfall reach just 6 inches – far below the predicted 24 to 36 inches. Snow is expected to continue falling throughout the day and total accumulations can reach 12 inches.
Although it snowed throughout Monday, the main portion of the snow was expected to begin after midnight. Our photographer went out and captured some of the sights just as the storm began.
Rabbi Dovid Lau, Chief Rabbi of Israel, attended the unveiling ceremony of a monument to the Leningrad rabbis murdered in 1937 by the Soviets for their activism for Judaism.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, warning that conditions during the snowstorm will be “dangerous and difficult,” declared a state of emergency today for New York City and suburban areas to the north and east.
Update: New York City streets to be off-limits to non-emergency traffic beginning at 11:00pm tonight.
Update: As of 7:30am Tuesday all travel bans have been lifted across New York State.
As an historic blizzard makes its way closer to New York, Crown Heights is already covered by a blanket of fresh snow. A CrownHeights.info photographer captured the scene.
Fifteen Auschwitz survivors, aged 80-94, returned this morning to the infamous camp – some for the first time –ahead of tomorrow’s 70th anniversary celebration of its liberation.
At around 5:00pm on Thursday, a 14-year-old Jewish girl was walking on President Street near the corner of Kingston Ave. – mere yards away from her home – when she was assaulted by a group of four African-American teens.
With a potentially record-shattering blizzard descending upon New York City tonight, some local schools have already announced closures for Tuesday, while others are waiting for further developments before making a determination. CrownHeights.info has compiled a list of school closures and schedules, which will be periodically updated as the storm progresses.
Alternate Side Parking (street cleaning) regulations will be suspended Tuesday and Wednesday, January 27-28, to facilitate snow removal. Alternate Side Parking is already suspended today (Monday). Payment at parking meters will remain in effect throughout the city.
The Nisnevitz family is sitting Shiva after the passing of their mother, Mrs. Doba, OBM, at 652 Montgomery St. [between Kingston and Brooklyn Aves.]. Shachris – 7:00am. Mincha – 4:30pm. Maariv – Tzeis. Hamokom Yenachem Eschem Besoch She’ar Aveilei Tzion V’yerushalaim.
In anticipation of the upcoming blizzard, Hatzalah has collaborated and prepared the necessary resources to help those in need. Please take note of the following important message from Hatzalah of Borough Park.
Though Missionary activity is nothing new to Brooklyn, please be advised that Crown Heights in particular is being littered with missionary materials aimed at deceiving Orthodox Jews.
In 1947 an unexpected snow storm dropped over 26 inch’s of snow on New York City which brought it to a complete standstill. Vintage news footage from the Universal-International News shows scenes from that storm.
Sholom Shaya Brook (Crown Heights) and Mushkie (bas Chaim) Gurevitch (Crown Heights)
Airlines cancelled thousands of flights into and out of East Coast airports as a major snowstorm packing up to three feet of snow barrels down on the region.
The Russian Junior N’shei Chabad of Crown Heights celebrated their 15th Annual Farbrengen at the Lubavitcher Yeshiva-Crown Street on Wednesday evening, Rosh Chodesh Shvat.
Levi Lobenstein (Melbourne, Australia) and Sara Pewzner (Crown Heights)
Ephraim Okanov (Crown Heights) and Nechama Engel (Melbourne, Australia)