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Chaim Rendler (Crown Heights) and Bracha Morozow (Crown Heights)

L’chaim Sunday night at 778 Montgomery St. [between Albany and Troy Aves.]


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Moshe and Chanie Silman (Crown Heights)

Sholom Zochor at 302 Schenectady Ave. [between Eastern Pkwy and Union St.]

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Shmuly and Chana (nee Krinsky) Newman (Crown Heights)

Sholom Zochor at 587 Rutland Rd. [between Kingston and Albany Aves.]

Letter & Spirit: The Story Behind the Photo

Does the above innocuous photograph of a boy wearing Tefilin look familiar to you? If not, try covering up the photo below the pencil line drawn across it… how about now? The upper portion of this photo, depicting the proper placement of the Tefilin Shel Rosh, appears in the back of almost every old print of Siddur Tehilas Hashem, as well as several other Lubavitch publications.

Jewish Community Watch Raises $100,000+

Yesterday afternoon, the anti-child-abuse organization Jewish Community Watch launched a fundraising campaign in anticipation of the relaunching of their website, with the goal of raising $100,000 in 24 hours. Barely halfway through the day, the funds were already raised.

Update: With only minutes to spare, JCW Has achieved their secondary goal of raising $150,000.

The Rebbe’s Annual Call for Summertime Tznius

“Prior to the summer, the Rebbe would – almost annually – discuss the topic of Tznius,” says Oholei Torah Mashpia Rabbi Michoel Seligson. At his suggestion, CrownHeights.info proudly presents a new weekly feature for the summer months, in which a few words of the Rebbe on topic of Tznius will be presented for our readers, as compiled by Rabbi Seligson.