This afternoon, a rocket fired by Hamas from the Gaza Strip was intercepted by Israel’s Iron Dome defense system in the skies above Kfar Chabad. Fragments from the rocket landed in a field in the outskirts of the town, mere yards away from residential housing.
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In light of media bias against Israel and several recent anti-Semitic incidents in Germany, Chabad of Berlin organized a meeting yesterday, July 24, with Israeli diplomat Emmanuel Nahshon to discuss what can be done for the situations to improve.
Last week, a Crown Heights Jewish woman awoke in middle of the night to find a stranger standing in her bedroom. Though terrified, the woman remained calm and demanded that the stranger leave. Thankfully, the man obeyed.
Early this morning, Wednesday, a few IDF soldiers being treated in the hospital after they were wounded in the recent anti-terror operation in Gaza remarked to visitors that their Tefilin has been lost or destroyed while they were under attack.
Anna Kroll sighs with relief. She’s grateful for the opportunity to care for her month-old daughter in the comfort and quiet of the Chabad-run old age home in Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine, where she has found refuge. The Lugansk native watched her hometown erupt in violence over the past few months. Recently, as the situation grew more dangerous, she escaped with her extended family and newborn to Eastern Ukraine’s largest Jewish community, where she was welcomed with open arms.
Yaldei Shluchei HaRebbe hosted its first summertime fundraiser this past week at the Prospect Park Picnic House. The event, a men’s barbecue, honored Rabbi Yisroel Wilhelm, Shliach to the university of Colorado, Yaldei board member and the father of a child with special needs.
On Rosh Chodesh Elul, August 26, 2014, a grand dedication ceremony will be held for the newly-restored Nariman House, the Chabad Center in Mumbai, India that was destroyed during a four-day terrorist siege which claimed the lives of Rabbi Gavriel and Rivkah Holtzberg, HYD, and four other Jews.
Cheder at the Ohel has announced that a ‘Mechina’ class will be opening this fall for boys ages 13-14. The location for this class will be near the Ohel, with transportation provided to and from Crown Heights.
Beneath a banner proclaiming “should your brothers go to war while you sit idly here?” dozens of Jews gathered Sunday at the Marina Roscha synagogue in Moscow for an evening of prayer for the safety of the Jewish people and IDF soldiers in the Holy Land.
A rally in support of Israel was held Sunday in Louisville, Kentucky. Local Chabad Shluchim Rabbi Chaim Litvin and his brother Shmully set up a booth at the event and helped many Jewish men put on Tefilin and gave Jewish women Shabbos candle sets.
The Jewish community of South Padre Island, Texas, is mourning the loss of native-born Sgt. Sean Carmeli, one of thirteen soldiers from the Golani brigade who died in battle overnight in the Shejaiyah section of Gaza City.
Rabbi Yossi Kaplan came home recently to find several men surveying the front of the Chabad House he runs. When asked what was going on, they replied that they were measuring. And they were doing so at the behest of local resident Dr. Gulamnabi Vahora in what was supposed to be a surprise: a newly paved parking lot.
Last Motzei Shabbos, due to the ongoing unfortunate situation in Israel, the Jewish community of Melbourne, Australia gathered to learn, daven and give tzedakah for the protection of Israel. During the following week, as the situation worsened, the Yeshiva Centre’s Year 8 class and their ‘Shliach’ Levi Druin gathered together to discuss what they can do to help.
About 539 years ago, Jewish printer Abraham ben Garton ben Isaac produced a version of Rashi’s commentary on the Torah using moveable type. Two pages from this rare book are now on display at the Chabad-Lubavitch Library in Crown Heights.
A fascinating story of Hashgacha Protis occurred to Rabbi Yitzchok Minkowicz, director of Chabad Lubavitch of Southwest Florida, and his family while they were visiting Moscow this week, which he shared with CrownHeights.info and our readers.
Oholei Torah has released a list of 160 bochurim who will be going on ‘Shlichus’ to 39 Yeshivos and communities around the globe.
The North London Synagogue opened its doors in 1868 and closed them for the last time in 1958—its fate largely reflecting the rise and fall of Jewish life in the Borough of Islington, a mainly residential district of Greater London, England.
Yesterday, Wednesday morning, renowned Chabad author and lecturer Rabbi Manis Friedman was a guest on the Jewish radio program JM in the AM, where he was interviewed by the program’s host Nachum Segal.
The home of Head Shliach and Chief Rabbi of the Netherlands, Rabbi Binyomin Jacobs, was attacked with stones by unidentified assailants early this morning. It was the second attack on his home in under a week.
Yesterday evening, a group of Lubavitchers from the United States organized a concert and barbecue for hundreds of Israeli soldiers stationed near the Gaza strip.
How do you run a shabbaton for 200 teens from twelve cities without a common language? “Shabbat across Europe”, CTeen’s second annual European shabbaton, proved that geon Yaakov and friendship run much deeper than language and mentality barriers.
A magnificent new building which will house the offices of Russia’s Chief Rabbinate, headed by Rabbi Berel Lazar, was dedicated in Moscow.