Parent Group Demands DOE Investigate Yeshivos for Failing to Teach Secular Subjects

“Enough is enough!” That’s the basic message of a letter sent by concerned parents, former teachers, and former yeshiva students to New York City Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina and seven district superintendents in Brooklyn and Queens expressing upset over the lack of a substantial secular education in at least 39 yeshivas.

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The Rebbe’s Call for Summertime Tznius (Pt. 3)

“Prior to the summer, the Rebbe would – almost annually – discuss the topic of Tznius,” says Crown Heights Mashpia Rabbi Michoel Seligson. At his suggestion, CrownHeights.info presents a weekly feature for the summer months: a short thought of the Rebbe on tznius, as compiled by Rabbi Seligson.

Photos: YSP-Morristown Poses for Group Portrait

Years ago, Rabbi Yisroel Gordon, YSP’s founder, was in Yechidus and the Rebbe instructed him to make sure to take photos of the programs and events he does, so people will remember. This instruction was passed on into YSP tradition, and each summer the Talmidim and staff gather on or near the baseball field for a group photo that can be displayed for years to come.

Plus: A gallery of YSP group portraits dating back to the summer of 1990 in the extended article!

Story: What I Learned from My Famous Relative

Lieba Rudolph, a well-known writer and longtime member of the Chabad community in Pittsburgh, wrote the following inspiring story of Hashgacha Protis on her personal blog, Pondering Jew, describing a chance encounter she had with a relative of hers, celebrity actress Maya Rudolph, at a car wash in Los Angeles.