In this week’s edition of Letter & Spirit, we present a letter of the Rebbe in which he emphasizes the obligation and duty of all of us, not only Rabbis, to spread the name of G-d and bring all people to worship him, in the spirit of Avraham Avinu’s life. The letter was written through the Rebbe’s trusted secretary Rabbi Nissan Mindel, and was made available by his son-in-law Rabbi Sholom Ber Shapiro.
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A school district in Germany has caused quite the media stir this week after images of students saluting with Hitler-like mustaches surfaced in an influential publication. RT News interviewed Rabbi Yehuda Teichtel, Chabad Shliach to Berlin, for his perspective on the incident.
The American holiday of Halloween will take place tonight, Friday. While in most areas the holiday is celebrated by children dressing up in costumes and receiving candy, in Crown Heights many hoodlums have customarily celebrated the occasion by throwing eggs at and attacking Jewish residents on the streets of the neighborhood. In light of this situation, Shomrim has released a detailed PSA on what steps should be taken to remain safe throughout the ‘holiday.’
Daylight Savings Time comes to an end this Motzei Shabbos. At 2:00am, all clocks should “fall back” to 1:00am, giving everyone a much appreciated extra hour of sleep.
CrownHeights.info and Lubavitch Archives present a unique photo of the Rebbe touching the Mezuzah as he goes from his office to Daven Maariv.
This Shabbos at the Besht, Rabbi Baruch Jacobson will lead a discussion on the topic – ‘A hard day’s work, according to Chassidus.’
On a trip to Manhattan during Chol Hamoed Sukkos, Moshe Koniarski took his Lulav set so he could do Mivtzoim as well. He did not anticipate meeting Geoff Schwartz, a Jewish football player on the New York Giants, who gladly performed the Mitzvah, and told Moshe he had fasted on Yom Kippur as well.
Shmuly Shechter (Kfar Chabad, Israel) and Chana Bracha Eichenstein (Crown Heights)
An Italian journalist who arrived in Ben Gurion Airport captured the moment students of Yeshivas Toras Emes of Jerusalem welcomed their fellow students who were returning from spending Tishrei in New York with joyous singing and dancing in the midst of the busy terminal.
Shlomo and Devorah (nee Brenner) Elkan (Oberlin, OH)
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority plans to raise subway and bus fares by 4 percent in March, MTA Chairman and CEO Tom Prendergast said yesterday, Wednesday.
For a few days now, a sorry sight has welcomed all who enter the main Shul of 770: hundreds of Seforim piled high on tables and benches, while the shelves where they belong remain bare.
Mamesh Music, a Crown Heights-based music school where children learn to play various instruments, performs the classic Niggun ‘Hoshia Es Amecha,’ led by the school’s founder Zalman Negin.
A rookie researcher from S. Paulo, Brazil, made it her goal to locate the once glorious building of the Lubavitch Yeshivah school, known as Tomchei Tmimim, in Otwock, Poland.
In the wake of the death of 3-month-old Chaya Zisel Braun in a terror attack on Jerusalem’s Light Rail, volunteers of the Chabad Terror Victims Project paid a Shiva call to her family. At the Shiva, an idea was born: a new campaign for world Jewry to ‘Add Light’ in little Chaya’s memory.
Levi Raichik (Los Angeles, CA) and Chanee Greenberg (Solon, OH)
The first time two Brooklyn men ever met was when their cars crashed into each other over two months ago. Yesterday, Wednesday, they were both standing at the same defense table in a rare case in which two drivers are charged together for the death of a single passenger.
R’ Yossi Blumenfeld is sitting Shiva after the passing of his mother, OBM, at 1751 Union St. Apt. #1B [between Schenectady and Utica Aves.] until Tuesday morning. Shachris – 7:30am. Mincha – 3:00pm. Maariv – 9:00pm. Hamokom Yenachem Eschem Besoch She’ar … Continued
In its glory days, Crown Heights was a hotbed of political activity, where hopeful candidates would come and grovel before the community for its coveted vote, says activist Meir Yediya in his latest op-ed. Read more to find out why this is no longer the case, and what could be done to bring the ‘good old days’ of Crown Heights’ political influence back.
In a beautiful video, aspiring cinematographer Avraham Edery gives viewers a glimpse into the scenes of Tishrei in Crown Heights. Tastefully edited and laced with spot interviews people share what Tishrei meant to them.
Coming off a wildly successful year, the Chabad Club of Yeshiva University has already been seeing tremendous success and growth since the start of the new school year.
Sometimes, sudden success at different stages of even the most carefully planned project can come as a surprise, even to the organizers themselves. Take, for instance, finding a prime new site for a Chabad center, coupled with great community support for the project.