Aspen to Welcome Mega Jewish Center

Aspen is known for skiing, stunning vistas and a crowd that includes celebrities of all kinds. Very soon, it will also be known for a brand-new, state-of-the-art building—offering Jewish amenities of all kinds—reflecting the contextual design of Colorado’s rustic landscape.

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Are you looking for a chassidishe, warm and educational environment for your daughter next year?


Beis Rivkah Preschool has limited available slots for children born in 2010 – 2011.


Free Tuition for income eligible families.


For more information and to register please call (718) 735-0770 ext 1160

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Dov and Mushka (nee Krinsky) Barber (Crown Heights)

Sholom Zochor at 506 Montgomery St. [between Brooklyn and New York Ave.]

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Out of the Darkness Pours Light: Reflections on Tishah B’av

by Rabbi Yoseph Kahanov - Jax, Fl.

The designation of a day to honor a given event or segment of society, is common practice among the world’s various nationalities and cultures. Americans, for example, celebrate Memorial Day, Veterans Day, Independence Day, and a host of other special occasions, such as Mother’s day, Father’s day, Valentine’s day and even Secretary’s day.

Police Search for Armed Muggers

Police are searching for two groups of men who held up victims at gunpoint in Crown Heights this month, stealing jewelry and money. Both incidents occurred in broad daylight.

Letter & Spirit: A Catastrophic Quarrel

In this week’s edition of Letter & Spirit, we present a letter of the Rebbe in which he explains how one small quarrel – the misunderstanding between Kamtza and Bar-Kamtza – could bring about the destruction of the Holy Temple and Jerusalem, as explained in the Talmud. 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.

Op-Ed: Power Dressing

by Aliza Bas Menachem

I can get you to look my way. I can cause you to feel uncomfortable. I can compel you to feel you want to stare but you know it is rude to stare. It makes you feel awkward. I dress this way because I am a woman and women should not be oppressed – we are free to express ourselves through our way of dressing and you are committing a faux pas if you object. I can impress you with my clothes. Once you are impressed by me, I have power over you. I am a power dresser. I make my own choices. No one tells me how to dress.