Rabbi Shmuel Lesches, Magid Shiur in the Yeshiva Gedola of Melbourne, Australia, has compiled a guide to the laws and customs of the week of Selichos, including Erev Rosh Hashana and Pruzbul, for the benefit of the wider Lubavitch community.
Sunday marked the 118th anniversary of the founding of Yeshivas Tomchei Temimim in Lubavitch Russia. In this photo, students of the Yeshiva study and converse in front of its home in Otwock, Poland, where it relocated after the Previous Rebbe was expelled from Russia in 1927. Can you identify anyone in the photo?
Dovid Leib and Chaya (nee Glick) Eherentrei (Crown Heights)
For many young adults, college is a time to find themselves, making decisions on everything from their academic majors to their peer groups, social lives and daily schedules. For some, it’s also the first time they have been in charge of one of their most basic necessities: what to eat.
As the school year begins at Beis Rivkah, Chabad’s largest girls’ school, a new board comprised entirely of volunteers introduced themselves to the parents and staff with a letter, in which they pledged to make an effort to pay the teachers on time.
Three Chabad Rabbis from Delaware, Illinois, and California, hold the record for the most Taglit-Birthright trips led, with an astonishing 100+ trips between them. The rabbis, who are all in their 50s, describe the trips as energizing experiences and have no plans of slowing down.
When Menachem Mendel Rosenblum turned 12, his father began calling Sofrim to purchase Tefillin. “I received several estimates over the phone,” Rabbi Yisroel Rosenblum recalls, “but one offer stood out.”
Peretz and Blumi (nee Lison) Mishulovin (Crown Heights)
President Barack Obama secured a landmark foreign policy victory Wednesday as Senate Democrats amassed enough votes to ensure the Iran nuclear deal survives in Congress, despite ferocious opposition from Republicans and the government of Israel.
In honor of Rosh Hashana, and the season of introspection it heralds, The Beis Medrash Women’s Circle of Crown Heights will be hosting noted graphologist Yaakov Rosenthal, who is well-respected for his work exploring the intricate ways that handwriting reflects the personality and mind of its creator.
Writing for the New York Post, Crown Heights lawyer and activist Eli Federman and Jason Bedrick of the libertarian think tank The Cato Institute make the case that the efforts of activists petitioning the government to force Orthodox-Jewish schools to teach secular subjects are misguided, against the spirit of American religious liberty, and bound to fail.
Please take a moment and say a Kapital Tehillim for Shimon Yisroel ben Rivkah Rochel, a young child who is undergoing a serious operation today, and needs our prayers for a speedy and complete recovery.
Rabbi Yitzchok Minkowicz, director of Chabad Lubavitch of Southwest Florida, delivers his insights on this week’s Parsha – Ki Tavo. This week Rabbi Minkowicz answers the question: How can one be always happy?
Out of all the latest Hillary Clinton emails made public, one regarding a classic Jewish dish is perplexing people the most. An email sent on March 5, 2010, when Clinton was serving as the US secretary of state, simply stated in the subject line “Gefilte fish” and in the message’s body read “Where are we on this?”
Just in time to celebrate its 100th anniversary, renovations were completed on the central synagogue of Kazan, the capital of Russia’s Muslim-majority autonomous republic of Tatarstan.
A delegation of The Rabbinical Congress for Peace (RCP) met with Israeli Science Minister Ofir Okinus this week and presented him with the popular Psak Halacha (Halachic verdict) signed by leading rabbis in Israel and abroad forbidding the surrender of even one inch of land currently under Israeli control because it will lead to bloodshed and instability in the region. This Halachic verdict which was first issued in 1993 carries the signature of hundreds of rabbis living then and rabbis living today with additional signatures added from year to year.
Mendel Mitz (London, UK) and Miri Jalusi (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Here we are again, schools begin. It’s that time of the year when you’ve hopefully paid (or at least made arrangements for) tuition so your child can begin a new year of learning and growing.
The summer break is over in Israel. Today, Tuesday, marks the start of the school year in nearly all schools and kindergartens in the country, catering to 2,191,004 students. However, one Chabad Kindergarten in the country is facing a strike by several dozen parents, who oppose the school’s decision to accept children of Ethiopian descent.
Rabbi Zvi Hirsch Telsner, longtime senior rabbi of the Yeshivah Centre in Melbourne, Australia, has announced that he is stepping down from his post, following accusations that he did not do enough in the wake of the child abuse scandal that rocked the institution in recent years.
Chicago supermarket chain Jewel-Osco, which features one of the largest Kosher offerings in the Midwest, held their second annual “Taste of Kosher Food Fair” this past Sunday.
Lubavitcher Yeshiva Academy (LYA), located in Longmeadow, MA, opened its doors on August 27, 2015 for the 2015-16 school year and was proud to welcome its student body for its 70th year of offering excellence in Judaic and secular education to families of the greater Springfield area.