“Every year before the summer, generally at the Yud Bais Tammuz Farbrengen, the Rebbe would speak about Tznius”, says Oholei Torah Mashpia Rabbi Michoel Seligson. At his suggestion, CrownHeights.info presents a new weekly feature for the summer months: a short thought of the Rebbe on tznius, as compiled by Rabbi Seligson.
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It was an Israel-committed group of several dozen who came to Chabad of Melbourne-CBD’s luncheon with Arnold Roth, whose daughter Malki was tragically murdered in a Hamas massacre perpetrated in the heart of Jerusalem.
In the latest episode of Jew-bel-ish, Lubavitcher comedian Mendy Pellin accepts the ‘ice bucket challenge,’ but finds a Heter to do it with hot Matzah ball soup to show his true commitment.
Rabbi Sender and Rebbetzin Sara Gordon, Chabad Shluchim to Ottawa, Canada, created an innovated platform for elderly North American volunteers to connect with Israeli students and help them learn English. In its short lifespan, the program has seen tremendous growth and remarkable success.
As the search for the missing yeshiva bochur in Jerusalem enters its fifth day, the father of Aron Sofer is asking the public to keep his son foremost in their minds and deeds.
Surrounded by guests from around the world and more than 25 Chabad-Lubavitch emissaries from Asia who are in India for a regional conference, Chabad of Mumbai’s headquarters—also known as Nariman House—opened its doors once again today.
Near Lake George in New York’s Catskill Mountains, a popular destination among vacationing Orthodox-Jewish city-dwellers, Shliach to Saratoga Rabbi Abba Rubin set up a makeshift Shul for them to gather and Daven in.
Please take a moment and say a Kapital Tehillim for Boruch Saadiya ben Shaindel Liba, a 20-year-old Bochur who is undergoing a complicated operation.
Benny and Davina (nee Cohen) Amrami (Los Angeles, CA)
Gan Israel Day Camp in Edgware, UK has always had a name for exciting activities, superb staff and an all-round wholesome, fun summer experience, but this year the camp’s reputation brought it registration on an unprecedented scale.
This morning, hours before a ceasefire was set to take hold between Israel and Hamas, dozens of rockets and mortar shells rained down on southern Israel from Gaza. One rocket caused much damage and destruction to the homes of Rabbi S. Gruzman and Rabbi Shneur Lieberman, both Chabad Shluchim in Ashkelon. In the nearby Eshkol region, a mortar shell killed one Israeli man and injured two others.
Pini and Dini (nee Raskin) Foreman (Chicago, IL)
With sadness we inform you of the passing of Reb Nosson Vogel, OBM, a veteran member of the Lubavitch community in London, UK. He passed away last night in Har Nof, Israel, where he resided in recent years.
For the last 29 years, Randi Luxenberg of Great Neck, N.Y., has bought rather traditional items for her husband, Arthur, to mark their anniversary—shoes, wallets, business accessories. For their 30th anniversary, however, she decided to try something very different.
A new contingent of Iron Dome operators has just been assigned to the vicinity of Kfar Chabad, amid Israel’s ongoing battle against Hamas and their rockets – many of which are being deliberately aimed at the adjacent Ben Gurion airport.
With the coming school year on the horizon, Released Time program is happy to announce that it will I”YH be hosting a conference this upcoming Labor Day, September 1st. It will be taking place in Queens, with the focus being to give the weekly instructors an opportunity to unite and revitalize.
I am the proud mother of a happy teenager who goes to Bnos Chomesh High School in Crown Heights. I am writing this op-ed anonymously because, after all, my daughter is a teenager, and needs her privacy. But remembering how I agonized at this time last year, I felt that I just had to share my story in the hopes that maybe it will help someone else.
A group of around 15 affluent New York Jews took to the skies yesterday in their private jets for a remarkable display of support for the Jewish homeland. Chabad photographer Itzik Roytman accompanied them to document the event.
Andrea Robbins traveled with her husband and fellow photographer Max Becher to capture images of the numerous replicas of Chabad Headquarters-770 Eastern Parkway that are scattered all across the globe. The photographs will be displayed in a unique gallery that will go on view next month in Manhattan.
Crown Heights community member Mendel Goldstein was on a trip with his family in Long Island yesterday; when it was time for lunch, he hooked up a miniature microwave oven to his car battery to cook some hot dogs. As he prepared the meal, the owner of the adjacent ‘air trampoline’ establishment came out to see what he was doing. In the ensuing conversation, it was revealed that the man was Jewish and hadn’t put on Tefilin since his Bar Mitzvah – which was 40 years ago.
Sara Chana Silverstein, a Crown Heights mother of 7 who specializes in areas of alternative medicine and herbs, appeared on Fox 25 News to share her wisdom on moodiness and mood improvement.
On Thursday, 21 August, three Knesset members arrived with a delegation at the Kharkov synagogue to meet with Jewish community leaders to discuss the current situation in Ukraine and how to help absorb the hundreds of Jewish refugees who have fled to Kharkov from Lugansk and Donetsk.