An elderly man is on a ventilator and clinging to life after he was struck by a vehicle on Schenectady Avenue on Sunday evening.
A drunk driver crashed into a police car that was parked outside the 71st Precinct on New York Avenue.
Kovi and Rivky (nee Danzinger) Raksin (Crown Heights)
This week’s edition of MyLife: Chassidus Applied with Rabbi Simon Jacobson, Episode 78, will air tonight, Sunday, here on CrownHeights.info, beginning at 8:00pm. This week Rabbi Jacobson will address the topics: What Defines “Frum”? Parents’ Reputation vs. Child’s Wellbeing? How to Practically Explain the “Four Worlds.”
Friday, July 31st, marked the 29th anniversary of the passing of Chiune Sugihara, a Japanese diplomat who served as Vice-Consul for the Empire of Japan in Lithuania. During World War II, he saved several thousand Jewish lives by issuing transit visas to Jewish refugees so that they could travel to Japan.
A notorious package thief – who was once arrested by the police – has been at it again, this time stealing a package worth over $800 on Carroll Street.
With sadness we inform you of the untimely passing of Hatomim Chaim Meir Cohen OBM, a longtime resident of Crown Heights. He was 61 years old.
In recent years, YSP has had the privilege of having an exclusive concert from the world-famous Benny Friedman. This year, was no different, and on Thursday night, the Talmidim enjoyed some intense dancing, as Benny sang everyone’s favorite songs and Niggunim.
Reb Gedaliah Mazal witnessed the arrival of the Rebbe’s father, Rabbi Levi Yitzchak Schneerson, in Khazakhstan. He had been exiled there by the Soviets for the crime of spreading Yiddishkeit, but defiantly continued to speak out against the evil regime.
Yossi and Chaya Mushka (nee Klein) Kanner (Crown Heights)
Carnival day came to Camp Gan Yisroel in Parksville, NY, but with an extra twist: each bunk competed to see who could make the best booth, with the winners earning special prizes.
Rabbi Kussy and Rosie Lipsker of Crown Heights will shortly be moving on Shlichus to Tuscaloosa, Alabama, home of the University of Alabama, where they will join the family of Chabad on Campus Shluchim operating in universities all over the world.
Eli and Elisheva Nachum (Crown Heights)
A unique encounter between various Ukrainian religious leaders occurred on Tuesday in Kiev. The president of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, and Rabbi Yonatan Markovitch, Kiev’s Chief Rabbi and Chabad emissary, were among the participants. During the encounter, a personal conversation took place between the two regarding the anti-Semitism in the Ukraine.
Yossi and Leah (nee Rapoport) Itzinger (Crown Heights)
Assailants attacked a Palestinian village in the West Bank early Friday and torched two homes, killing a young child and critically wounding at least three people, in what the Israeli prime minister called a “terror attack.” The arsonists scrawled graffiti on the homes they attacked, including “revenge!” and “Yechi Hamelech Hamoshiach!”
Levi and Dini (nee Rotenberg) Hecht (Crown Heights)
Mordy and Menucha (nee Bruchstat) Richler (Crown Heights)
Shimon and Miriam (nee Orimland) Greenwald (Crown Heights)
Avremi and Sheina (nee Levin) Zippel (Salt Lake City, UT)