Mrs. Tzivia Dray is sitting Shiva after the passing of her father, Yehuda Elbaz, OBM, of Sderot, Israel, at 765 S. Johns Place [between Nostrand and Rogers Aves.] Apt. #2B, until Sunday morning. Hamokom Yenachem Eschem Besoch She’ar Aveilei Tzion V’yerushalaim.
Rabbi Mendy Hecht and other members of the Brooklyn Jewish community joined developer Bruce Ratner, Mayer Bill De Blasio and numerous dignitaries at a special groundbreaking ceremony in Pacific Park.
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On Monday, Dec. 16th, 1929 (exactly 85 years ago to the day), a Philadelphia Yiddish Newspaper reported that a day before – on Sun, December 15th, 1929 at 12:45pm – there were cries of “baruch haba” from a crowd of 3,000 strong who were gathered at 30th Street train station to greet Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneershon, the sixth Lubavitcher Rebbe.
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Following a Menorah lighting in South Florida, a woman approached Shliach Rabbi Shuey Biston and told an amazing story about a Brocha she received from the Rebbe for her husband who was to undergo a difficult surgery. Video of that encounter shows the amazing connection from the past to the present.
Yitzchak Shuchat, a Jewish man who was accused of assaulting an African-American man in Crown Heights back in 2008, has plead guilty to assault. As part of a plea deal, all racial bias charges against him have been dropped.
Levi Rosenblatt, the 22-year-old Bochur who was stabbed inside 770 last week is now home from the hospital.
Shmuel Rosner, senior political editor for the L.A. Jewish Journal, wrote the following editorial piece on the outsized influence Chabad has, and will hopefully continue to have, on secular American Jewry.
In the lead-up to Chanukah, Hundreds of Jewish primary-schoolers in Sydney, Australia, learned the art of olive oil making.
A dispute between two Washington, DC, area Shluchim that ended up in secular courts has escalated, as a judge issued an injunction barring a Shliach from operating on and within one mile of the George Washington University campus. Hopes for an 11th-hour peace accord were dashed as the case moves forward.
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An impressive one hundred-eighty HOO volunteers gathered together for a pre-Chanukah chocolate party last Wednesday. HOO – Helping Our Own, a volunteer program initiated by Bais Rivkah High School, reaches out weekly to Crown Heights families going through a challenging or overwhelming time.
Chabad of Solano County, California, issued a difficult challenge last week: raise $200,000 in 24 hours so that it could make a down payment on a new building in downtown Vacaville.
This past Sunday, the talmidim of grades 2-7 of Oholei Torah, who learn Sefer HaMitzvohs daily, held a Siyum HaRambam, in keeping with the Rebbe’s directives.
When the students of Bais Rivkah Highschool walked into to school Thursday morning, Yud Tes Kislev, they were greeted with a beautiful picture of the Alter Rebbe on top of a sign that read “L’shana tova blimud hachassidud uv’darkei hachassidus.”
Armed with a Rambam and a bottle of mashkeh that the Rebbe had sent to Morocco, a group of Jews lead by Rabbi Levi Banon travelled to the city of Fez – a city where the Rambam resided and served as a physician – in order to hold a Siyum HaRambam and Farbrengen.
What began as a large Yud Tes Kislev gathering in Jerusalem’s Binyanei Ha’umah – The International Convention Center – gradually grew into a multi faceted event that includes a massive sale of Seforim on Chassidus from all Talmidei HaBaal Shem Tov, with a particular highlight on Chabad Chassidus.
Anash and Bochurim gathered Tuesday night in Crown Heights for the conclusion of the 33rd cycle of the study of three chapters of Rambam a day, and to begin the 34th cycle. A special children’s program was held as well.
The Anash Community and Temimim joined the Siyum Horaambam hosted by the Yeshiva Gedolah of Greater Miami.
This past Yud Kislev was one of the most uplifting and life-changing events in the last twelve years of Aliya history.
The halls of the Mayanot Institute of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem buzz with youthful energy as young men in their late teens and 20s rush between classes, clutching notebooks, Talmuds and other Jewish texts.
The Atlanta Hawks had just finished their basketball game when Jewish music pounded through the speakers, and rabbis and fans got up to dance around the menorah in the center of the basketball court. For Emily Hanover who organized on behalf of the Hawks with Chabad of Atlanta, last year’s event, “was one of the proudest moments of my career.”
The four young winners of the “Power of Jewish Children” flew in to New York for the 34th annual gala Tzivos Hashem dinner on Monday, December 8, at The Grand Prospect Hall and shared their achievement with 400 attendees and thousands of viewers online.