With great sadness we inform you of the sudden passing of Mrs. Lina Bliner OBM, wife of Reb Michoel (Micha) Beliner OBM, who was grandson of the revered Chossid Reb Michoel Der Alter.
Lipa and Baila (nee Nadler) Baumgarten (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Benny and Sonia (nee Rodal) Hershcovich (Cabo S. Lucas, Mexico)
Levi and Devorie Chadad (Crown Heights)
Rabbi Yitzchok Minkowicz, director of Chabad Lubavitch of Southwest Florida, delivers his insights on Yom Kippur. This week Rabbi Minkowicz answers the question: How can one learn to forgive?
Shmuly and Dini Gutnick (Boca Raton, FL)
In honor of the 50th Yahrtzeit of Rebbetzin Chana, OBM, hundreds of guests gathered last night at Kollel Menachem to view a collection of unique and rare footage, compiled by JEM, of the Rebbe during the month of Tishrei, filmed in 5751 (1990). The preview was arranged by Vaad Talmidei Hatmimim.
Rabbi Yosef Konikov walks through the high-end former Brazilian company headquarters — all marble, chrome, leather and glass — and envisions a Jewish center that brings together both locals and tourists.
Nursing home resident Kate Friedman is pleasantly surprised by a gift of challah from students Aaron Friedman and Sarah Crawford, who are accompanying Rabbi Boruch Shmuel Liberow of the Chabad Student Center of Boca Raton, FL. The trio were delivering Challah to nursing home residents and other local needy in advance of Rosh Hashanah.
For the seventh year in a row, a group of Shluchim and Mekurovim from Moscow accompanied the chief rabbi of Russia, Rabbi Berel Lazar, to New York to spend the Shabbos of Selichos in the Rebbe’s ‘Daled Amos.’
About 90 children were on hand Sunday morning to help commemorate Ottawa’s first new synagogue in decades, just in time for Rosh Hashanah.
Rebbetzin Chana Schneerson, a feminine role model of Jewish activism and proponent of Jewish scholarship, mother of the Lubavitcher Rebbe and wife of Rabbi Levi Yitzchok, is being remembered today, on her 50th yahrzeit.
On Sunday, NPR radio ran a feature broadcast on two Chabad Yeshiva students traveling through rural Arizona this summer as part of the ‘roving rabbis’ program. The two Bochurim, Zalman Refson and Yaakov Kaplan, were interviewed for the program, along with a couple of isolated Jews they encountered on their travels.
On Sunday evening, Vaad Talmidei Hatmimim Ha’olami, the organization seeing to the needs of the numerous guests who arrived in Crown Heights for Tishrei, hosted a grand welcoming banquet for them at Bais Rivka-Campus Chomesh.
As unrest continues to escalate in Hong Kong, members of the area’s Jewish community are keeping a watchful eye on the nearby protests.“Like most things, the further away one is, the greater the hype is,” Rabbi Mordechai Avtzon, director of Chabad of Hong Kong, told VIN News.
In honor of Vov Tishrei, which this year marks 50 years to the passing Rebbetzin Chana, CrownHeights.info presents a never before seen letter written by Rebbetzin Chana, which includes new information pertaining to her famous memoirs.
For many years, Rabbi Col. Fishel Jacobs has served as Chabad’s emissary to Israel’s prisons, where he visits incarcerated Jews and provides them with refreshments, words of encouragement and the opportunity to perform several Mitzvos. The following is an excerpt from his soon-to-be-released memoir, titled Coffee Melts Bars, in which he recounts a Yom Kippur encounter with a hulking middle-aged Russian-Jewish convict named Boris.
Yossi Eilfort (S. Diego, CA) and Dassy Levilev (Crown Heights)
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took to the podium today at the U.N. headquarters in New York City during the General Assembly, where he vigorously defended the beleaguered Jewish State in front of dozens of world leaders.
To mark the visa-waiver for Israelis traveling to Belarus and Belarusians traveling to Israel, Sofa Landver, Israel’s Minister of Immigrant Absorption, visited the Belarus capital of Minsk. Landver visited the Jewish community and met with the city’s Chief Rabbi Shneur Deitch, who described a city that enjoys peaceful relationship between its minority Jewish community and broader population.
Rabbi Yitzi Hurwitz, a California Shliach suffering from ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) was recently rushed to the emergency room for urgent medical care. Please say Tehillim for Yosef Yitzchok ben Brocha for an immediate and complete recovery. [Tehillim in the Extended article.]
Records compiled by New York City’s Department of Transportation (DOT) reveal that a single speed camera located Brooklyn pumped out an astonishing 1,551 tickets on a single day this past July, totaling a staggering $77,550 for the city.