Oholei Torah once again has brought excitement and special chayos to its talmidim with the annual Mishnayos Ba’al Peh project.
Avremi and Mushka (nee Hecht) Scheinfeld (Crown Heights)
In honor of his first Yahrtzeit today, the My Encounter with the Rebbe team presents some snippets about Rabbi Binyomin Klein, a trusted secretary of the Rebbe, who was a true friend and supporter of the My Encounter project.
Zemach (ben Stewart) Diament (Montreal, Canada) and Batya (bas Moshe Chaim) Cohen (Crown Heights)
Guardian Angels founder and popular radio host Curtis Sliwa minced no words on his WABC Drive at Five radio program on Thursday afternoon, taking direct aim at the NYPD’s Jewish liaisons and challenging police to reevaluate its coveted chaplaincy positions.
This Shabbos at the Besht, Rabbi Michoel Lerner, Rosh Kollel of 770 Montgomery, will lead a discussion on the topic – Bishul on shabbos: Cooking with solar heat.
In a follow-up Shiur on the Crown Heights Eruv delivered on Thursday, Rosh Kollel Rabbi Yosef Heller doubled down on his previous comments lambasting the Eruv and those who use it, saying it is akin to Reform Judaism. The Shiur coincided with the release of a Halachic ruling from the Crown Heights Beis Din prohibiting the use of the Eruv.
The UK has had its say, voting 52% to 48% to leave the European Union after 43 years.
Turning to the Tzemach Tzedek, the man said, “Rebbe, I promise you this whiskey was made this year exactly as I made it in previous years. There is no possibility of chometz in it. The Rebbe’s family can accept it, just as he allowed them to accept it in previous years.”
CrownHeights.info and Lubavitch Archives present a unique photo of the Rebbe delivering a Maamar at a Farbrengen in 1970.
Aaron and Miriam Cohen (Crown Heights)
Avremy and Mushka (nee Hecht) Scheinfeld (Crown Heights)
This week we present a letter from the Rebbe to an individual who suggested the use of ‘Gimatria’ for the Rebbe’s mitzvah campaigns. The letter, written originally in English, is from the archives of the Rebbe’s personal trusted secretary, Rabbi Nissan Mindel.
The Torah-thon is an annual, meaningful, event hosted by the Bais Chaya Mushka Elementary School of Los Angeles, honoring all of the 5th Grade students and their mothers. This year, there were over 65 women in attendance.
East London resident Samuel Lyons proves it’s never too late to have your bar mitzvah, after Hitler’s bombs cancelled his first attempt.
Imagine getting off a flight, walking over to get your (unwillingly) gate-checked case full of $20K of camera gear, and seeing a baggage handler walking up holding a few lenses and yelling “whose are these?” That’s exactly what happen to Crown Heights photographer Yosef Shidler of CJ Studios.
The Jewish community of Birobidzhan, an ‘Autonomous Jewish Republic’ set up by Stalin in the Russian Far-East, received a gift of a new Torah scroll from an anonymous American sponsor last week.
Levi Yitzchak Simon (Crown Heights) and Devorah (bas R’ Mordechai) Engel (Melbourne, Australia)
Levi Goodman (Ashdod, Israel) and Soniya Chefer (Kfar Chabad, Israel)
The sun will surely smile down on Sunday when 257 newly ordained rabbis will gather in the Chabad-affiliated Rabbinical College of America, outside of Morristown, N.J., for what is possibly the largest celebration of its kind.
Even as its future is uncertain, the unique community of ‘Mountain Jews’ of Krasnaya Sloboda, a town in Muslim Azerbaijan, is experiencing a religious revival thanks to Chabad.
Three people in Tel Aviv were killed and two injured last Saturday night when a driver from Ra’anana, in central Israel, lost control of his car and careened into a street-side restaurant. The accident, likely due to a heart attack, wound up killing the car’s driver, as well as Menashe Raz of Ashdod, who was standing on the sidewalk; and Alan Weinkrantz, 63, a public-relations maven and consultant for tech start-ups.