A photo of a unique headstone has been making its rounds on social media. The Matzeiva, belonging to a man named Ezra Mualem who passed away back in 2009 at the age of 79, reads: “he merited to see the Lubavitcher Rebbe.”
There is a special hum that begins to vibrate throughout the Land of Israel in the days preceding Lag BaOmer. In each big city and small village, in every neighborhood and street, boys can be seen toting wood to gather into piles for the bonfires they will be lighting, while girls get their outfits ready for the big parade.
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Watch the great Lag Ba’omer parades as they progressed through the years, from 1956 through 2014, in this captivating video gallery compiled and edited by JEM.
Rabbi Yitzchok Minkowicz, director of Chabad Lubavitch of Southwest Florida, delivers his insights on this week’s Parsha – Emor. This week Rabbi Minkowicz answers the question: How can one focus on his/her mission?
Tonight will mark the beginning of Lag BaOmer and in Sydney it already is ‘tonight’, where the Talmidim Hashluchim set up a bon fire in honor of this auspicious day.
According to NY1’s real-time election results they are calling the election in favor of Diana Richardson after 98% of the votes were counted with %50 in her favor. Mendy Raitport came in third with %20.
Rockland Community College President Dr. Cliff Wood, along with several Jewish students of the college’s chapter of Hillel, poses for a photo at the Chabad of Suffern Friendship Circle walk this past Sunday, May 3rd.
A brand new state-of-the-art event hall was dedicated Sunday in the Or Avner educational campus, located on the outskirts of Zhitomir in western Ukraine.
Chabad at La Costa in Carlsbad, Calif., has hosted plenty of activities in its 25 years of existence. The past, though, is nothing compared to what the future holds, thanks to a major construction project that took the center from a small, old wooden building to a modern, two-story structure with room to grow.
The Creative Soul invites women and girls to celebrate Lag Ba’omer this Wednesday, May 6, with talented and celebrated music artists Rivka Leah (Cylich) Velkovich and Chaya Sara Weiss.
For many of us, spending quality time learning, let alone learning in a yeshiva or kolel, is an unattainable dream. We often crave the ability to incorporate more Torah learning and inspiration into our busy lives, but have resigned ourselves to the fact that this is something from the past.
Over this past weekend, a Kinus Talmidim Hashluchim of Australia took place at Chabad of North Shore, Sydney. The purpose of the Kinus was for the Bochurim to share advice and experiences, and inspire one another.
First time in eight years, the students of Bnos Menachem along with their teachers and staff posed for a group photo in front of their school on East New York Avenue. Some 800 people packed onto bleachers to pose for a photo, taken by Chaim Perl.
Over 500 guests joined in celebrating the 59th Annual Dinner of Educational Institute Oholei Torah. Included in the crowd were parents, staff-members, supporters and alumni young and old.
As polls opened this morning residents of the 43rd Assembly District turned out to their respective poll sites to vote in a special election to fill the seat. CrownHeights.info accompanied Mendy Raitport as he voted at the President and Brooklyn poll site.
A head-on collision between two buses killed a 23-year-old woman from Jerusalem, and injured three other Israeli travelers near Cancun, Mexico. The Shliach to Cancun, Rabbi Menachem Druck, is in close contact with the family of the woman killed.
Some time ago, I met a young man wearing a T-shirt with the following words: Accept – Understand – Love. I asked him when these three words meant. He told me that it was a signal from all the Special Children in the world.
After a recent spike in complaints the New York State Consumer Advocate Office has opened an investigation into Ambit Energy, citing potential deceptive business tactics following a spike in consumer complaints.
For Pesach Sheini, Tzivos Hashem UK visited Satmar and Vishnitz chedorim with the Model Matzo Bakery, teaching the idea of “Lomoh Nigoroh” to hundreds of children, telling them that we must keep asking Hashem to send us Moshiach.
New York State Assembly candidate Shirley Patterson was hosted last night by a group of young professionals on a trendy rooftop in Crown Heights.
In this unique color photograph, the procession of the Lag Ba’omer Parade of 1966 can be seen coming down the Eastern Parkway service lane. Can you recognize anyone in the photo?
New York State Assemblyman in 48th District Dov Hikind penned the following op-ed detailing the reasons why he is supporting Geoffrey Davis in tomorrows special elections for the 43rd District.