In this week’s edition of Letter & Spirit, we present a letter of the Rebbe about the well-known story of the Sage Hillel and the doorkeeper of the yeshiva, where he thirsted to enter and hear Torah but could not because of lack of funds – a story of Mesiras Nefesh for the learning of Torah. 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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The Obama administration should not be pushing its agenda on Israel while the Jewish state’s citizens are facing rocket fire from Gaza and are in the midst of a military campaign to address the threat, The Algemeiner Editor Dovid Efune said in a recent debate on i24 News at Jerusalem’s Jaffa Port.
For its 8th year since its inception, campers of Camp Gan Israel Florida Overnight presented the Rebbe with a beautiful gift; a total of 32,319 lines of Torah; Mishnayos, Tanya, Siddur and Yediyos Kloliyos were learned as part of the camp’s annual Mishnayos Be’Al Peh program – with results far surpassing the achievements of the previous year.
Yankel and Chaya Mushka (nee Katzman) Raskin (Crown Heights)
In front of Raskin’s Fish Market on Kingston Ave. this afternoon, comedian Moshe Kravitzky had a bucket of ice dumped on his head, but for a good cause – raising $2,000 for Yad L’shliach’s fund for Rabbi Yitzi horowitz, who is suffering from ALS.
A large chunk of a rocket fired from Gaza crashed through the roof of a home in Kfar Chabad, Israel. Miraculously, no one was hit or hurt by the deadly shrapnel.
Peretz Lokshin (Crown Heights) and Frumi Shaw (Worcester, MA)
L’chaim tonight, Thursday, at 580 Crown St.
[between Albany and Troy Aves.]
A three-car-pileup occurred this afternoon at the intersection of Schenectady Avenue and Crown Street in Crown Heights.
A pistol-packing thug who robbed and shot two people in Crown Heights last week was apprehended by detectives, after he committed a third such robbery in the neighboring 73rd precinct.
An enormous Palestinian flag, bearing the words “Boycott, Divest, Sanction,” was unfurled from the south side of the Manhattan Bridge in New York City yesterday evening.
Yossi Sacks (Pittsburgh, PA) and Dina (bas R’ Yudi) Gniwisch (Montreal, Canada)
L’chaim tonight, Thursday, at the Jewish Children’s Museum
792 Eastern Pkwy. [corner Kingston Ave.] at 8:30pm
As the summer drew to a close, campers attending Camp Gan Israel in Parksville, NY bid farewell to their newly-found friends and dedicated counselors and teachers at the grand banquet.
Lubavitch Day Camp of Monsey completed yet another smashing, exciting and meaningful summer. See the highlights of the summer of 5774 in this video slideshow.
This Crown Heights single-family home, located on Union St. between Kingston and Brooklyn Aves., was just sold for a whopping $1,850,000, more than $150,000 above the original asking price of $1,695,000 and a record for the area. Even more shocking: The home was last purchased in December for a ‘mere’ $999,000.
Maimon and Ruthie Kirschenbaum (Crown Heights)
ALERT: Hundreds of Lubavitchers and Crown Heights consumers are reporting that their credit cards have been fraudulently used to the tune of hundreds of thousands of dollars.
A new poll released by Quinnipiac University shows the Democratic Governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo, maintaining a 2-to-1 advantage over his Republican challenger, Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino.
A senior Hamas official has acknowledged that members of the military wing of the organization are responsible for the kidnapping and murder of three Israeli boys in June.
Soldiers from the IDF’s Homefront Command came to Kfar Chabad today to collect rocket shrapnel which peppered the area.
A film crew was out and about on Montgomery Street today, shooting scenes for a new movie to be released sometime next year. According to one crewmember, the film is titled ‘Staring at the Sun’ and tells the story of two rebellious Hasidic teenagers and their onerous journeys from and to their faithful upbringing.
The emails came in from around the world and in a host of languages—English, Spanish, Russian and more. Some letters were written by seniors, others by children. A few of the letters had pictures attached, others not. Most of the writers committed to doing a mitzvah, an act of goodness—be it giving charity, lighting Shabbat candles, increasing Torah study or reciting prayers.
185 Jewish children joined together to enjoy a fun-filled and action-packed 3 weeks full of trips and activities at Chabad of Essex Camp Gan Izzy in northeast London, directed by Rabbi Odom Brandman.