Letter & Spirit: Making Humans More Human, Jews More Jewish

In this week’s edition of Letter & Spirit, we present a letter of the Rebbe in which he emphasizes the obligation and duty of all of us, not only Rabbis, to spread the name of G-d and bring all people to worship him, in the spirit of Avraham Avinu’s life. 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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Shomrim Gives Safety Tips for Halloween Eve

The American holiday of Halloween will take place tonight, Friday. While in most areas the holiday is celebrated by children dressing up in costumes and receiving candy, in Crown Heights many hoodlums have customarily celebrated the occasion by throwing eggs at and attacking Jewish residents on the streets of the neighborhood. In light of this situation, Shomrim has released a detailed PSA on what steps should be taken to remain safe throughout the ‘holiday.’

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Op-Ed: Should We Vote by PAC Or in Packs?

In its glory days, Crown Heights was a hotbed of political activity, where hopeful candidates would come and grovel before the community for its coveted vote, says activist Meir Yediya in his latest op-ed. Read more to find out why this is no longer the case, and what could be done to bring the ‘good old days’ of Crown Heights’ political influence back.