This Shabbos marks 75 years since the Previous Rebbe came to America; it was then that he proclaimed “America iz nisht andersh” and totally changed American Jewry. Seen here is footage of the Rebbe arriving to America, along with historical narration from people who witnessed it.
Tomorrow, the 9th of Adar, will mark 75 years since the previous Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Yosef Yitzchok Schneersohn, arrived at the shores of New York City from war-torn Europe in 1940.
Chana Hirschowitz, a student at Ohel Chana Seminary in Melbourne, Australia, describes the momentous day of Chof Beis Shvat experienced this year by the students of Ohel Chana.
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This Shabbos at the Besht, Rabbi Sholom Dovid Geisinsky will lead a discussion on the topic – Mizbeiach Hapnimi In Halacha And Agadah.
CrownHeights.info and Lubavitch Archives present a unique photo of the Rebbe during a Yechidus with donors to the Machane Yisroel Development Fund.
Mendy and Shaindy (nee Oster) Karczag (Crown Heights)
Alternate Side Parking regulations will be suspended Friday, February 27, due to cold weather conditions. Payment at parking meters will remain in effect throughout the city.
Yermi and Rena (nee Greenberg) Udkoff (San Diego, CA)
In this week’s edition of Letter & Spirit, in honor of Parshas Tetzaveh, we present a letter from the Rebbe in which he comments on an article which discusses the seeming inconsistency between “the otherwise democratic orientation of Judaism” and the fact that there exists a hereditary aristocracy in the persons of the Kohanim and Levyim. The letter was written through the Rebbe’s trusted secretary Rabbi Nissan Mindel, and was made available by the latter’s son-in-law, Rabbi Sholom Ber Shapiro.
When it comes to helping drivers, there’s no shortage of in-car technology from GPS navigation to collision-warning systems. But now start-ups are tackling a perennial source of frustration—finding a parking space.
Mendel Khutoretsky (Melbourne, Australia) and Chana Friedfertig (Crown Heights)
It has been 75 years since the sixth Lubavitcher Rebbe—Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn, of righteous memory, a refugee from Communist Russia, Nazi Germany and war-torn Europe—arrived on America’s shores in 1940, on 9 Adar, 5700, which corresponds this year to Feb. 28, 2015. And in that time, the Chabad-Lubavitch movement has developed into a vibrant presence in Jewish communities around the nation and the world, with the most dramatic recent growth taking place among young families.
Shimmy and Devorah (nee Chaiton) Korolitzky (Crown Heights)
Hundreds of Shluchim and Jewish Community Leaders from across Russia gathered in Moscow today, Thursday, for the annual conference of the Federation of Jewish Communities in Russia.
As the Jewish community continues to marvel at what is possibly the only footage of the Chofetz Chaim, new details have emerged about the four minute fifty one second clip that has logged tens of thousands of hits on YouTube over the past 48 hours.
Tonight, Thursday, February 26, a special Shloshim gathering will take place in Los Angeles commemorating the life and legacy of Rabbi Ariel Rav-Noy, OBM, beloved husband, father, Shliach and educator, who tragically and suddenly passed away last month.
It is well below freezing outside, but inside BerMax Caffé + Bistro, patrons are sipping hot soup and lattes, enjoying a rare Winnipeg experience: kosher dining in a smart, upscale eatery.
March 16, 1944, the Nazi army invaded Hungary and the home of Holocaust survivor Rabbi Nissen Mangel. By the end of May, his family was in Auschwitz. “I was in the threshold of death,” Mangel said. “In a year in these death camps day in and out. I was in complete danger of death.”
Tzali and Chana Mala (nee Itkin) Borenstein (Whitby, Canada)
Rabbi Chaim Citron is a lecturer at Yeshiva Ohr Elchonon Chabad in Los Angeles and the rabbi of Congregation Ahavas Yisroel in the vicinity. He was interviewed for JEM’s My Encounter with the Rebbe project in his home in September of 2011.
A group of ten Temimim sent on Shlichus by the Rebbe to the Yeshiva of Toras Emes in Yerushalyim pose for a photo outside the Yeshiva’s building in 1975. Can you identify those in the photo?
With a record 1,500 Jewish teenagers expected at the CTeen Shabbaton in Crown Heights this weekend, CTeen staff met with officers from the NYPD’s 71st and 77th precincts, as well as representatives from the Port Authority and the MTA, to formalize plans to beef up security to ensure the safety of the young guests.