This Erev Shabbos is Rosh Chodesh Adar, and, as everyone knows, we usher in this joyous month with merriment and by being jovial. I therefore chose to share with you a story which I recently heard for the first time about our most beloved jester, Reb Shmuel Munkis.
Tonight, the Brashevitsky’s will hold a ceremony marking a part of the completion of a new Sefer Torah. This Torah was written the memory of their dear brother Shlomo Sholom Barshevitsky OBM, who passed away 18 years ago. Rabbi Avrohom Brashevitsky relates a story about how we normally rush to do a mitzvah, but in this case it was “Better Late then Early.”
In honor of the Yahrtzeit of Dr. Abraham Seligson we present you, courtesy of Hasidic Archives an excerpt from a chapter in their new book Footprints, detailing some of the history and stories of Dr. Seligson.
President James Morales of Guatemala will attend a special Shabbat meal on Friday night in Manhattan, hosted by Chabad’s Jewish Latin Center.
A move to have a street near Beis Rivkah receive an honorary naming has drawn criticism, and in a statement the school has now postponed the ceremony indefinitely. This move comes nine months after CrownHeights.info first brought to light a claim that the Rebbe was opposed to such a naming.
A Chabad Shliach, who is the head of religious services at a Kosher rehab facility, is joining in to help break the taboo of substance abuse within the orthodox Jewish communities. “When the number of addiction cases are increasing then we are at crises levels,” he said in an interview to Fox News, which doing a feature on a “kosher” addiction recovery center in New Jersey.
President Donald Trump ordered the release of a controversial memo, compiled by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes. The memo details abuses of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act in targeting a U.S. citizen and volunteer for the Trump presidential campaign, based on information contain in the infamous and widely debunked dossier. Full Memo in the extended article.
A local Detriot area rabbi was featured as one of Detroits’ “36 under 36” by the local Detriot Jewish News and The Well, a Michigan based Jewish social organization.
A Chabad Rabbi has become the tenth Shliach to be targeted by Russian authorities, having his residency and official title revoked and rescinded. Though, contrary to many other news reports, he was not expelled.
Somewhere in northeastern Slovakia sits the village of Kurima; at least, that’s what it’s called. For centuries, Kurima was in the Austro-Hungarian Empire before finding itself a part of the newly birthed Czechoslovakia in 1918. At the dawn of World War II, it was in a part of the country sawed off by Hitler to create the puppet state of Slovakia, led by Roman Catholic priest-turned-dictator Jozef Tiso, who happily collaborated with his Nazi overlords. Then, in 1942, its Jews were shipped away and the place that was Kurima disappeared, leaving behind a very different village bearing the same name.
In honor of Yud Shevat we present an excerpt from the new book Kosher Investigator, about the mission the Rebbe Rayatz gave Rabbi Berel Levy to spearhead the Chabad day school in New Haven, Connecticut.
In honor of Yud Shevat, join thousands of Bochurim and Anash in a central Farbrengen by Vaad Talmidei Hatmimim. Featured speakers: Rabbi Yossi Klyne, Mashpia at Yeshivas Lubavitch Baltimore; Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Gurevitz, Mashpia at Tomchei Tmimim in Migdal Haemek; and Rabbi Mendel Schapiro, Mashpia at Yeshivas Or Elchonon Chabad in Los Angeles.
Mr. Ron Nachman (1942-2013) served as mayor of Ariel, Israel, for 28 years – from 1985 until his passing. He was interviewed in January of 2001.
In honor of Yud Shevat – that begins tonight, thousands of Bochurim and Anash are headed to Crown Heights to celebrate the day of kabolas han’sius by the Rebbe. Under the Auspices of the Vaad Talmidei Hatmimim, a host of meaningful programming has been arranged, as well as a new location for those programs.
In honor of the 20th Yohrtzeit of Rabbi Shmuel Dovid Raichik OBM we present to you an excerpt of the forthcoming book “The Shadar,” which details some of the life and outreach efforts by the legendary Shliach.
On the 24th of Tevet, the Yohrzeit of the Alter Rebbe, visitors to the Heichal Admur Hazaken and Hospitality Center were invited to participate in the inauguration and dedication of a new wing of the hospitality center in dedication to the late Shliach and Chossid; Rabbi Mendel Deutsch HYD.
Louis Pearlman was mid-air to South Africa with his business partner, Mendel Goldman, when the latter pulled out a dog-eared copy of Dvar Malchus. Pearlman was intrigued—and disappointed. While the weekly publication of neatly divided Torah portions is compact and thorough, it’s also in Hebrew, a language inaccessible to many potential scholars. At the time there was no equivalent in other languages. Pearlman declared that if their business deal went through, he would sponsor an English version. The deal tanked but Chayenu was born.
Rabbi Yitzchok Minkowicz, director of Chabad Lubavitch of Southwest Florida, delivers his insights on this week’s Parsha — Vaeira. This week … Continued
Crêpes will burn if you don’t pour the batter evenly and quickly. On a blustery afternoon in Brooklyn, N.Y., Mussie Procel watched as her class of budding chefs tended to their bubbling pans with the intensity and single-mindedness that only 8-year-olds in a kitchen can possess.
Ended: Hatzalah of Crown Heights is holding their annual Melava Malka and health symposium in the Oholei Torah Ballroom. An archive of the broadcast is now available for viewing.
The Inside Story: A Chassidic Perspective on Biblical Events, Laws, and Personalities, Volume II: Shemos,by Rabbi Yanki Tauber, hits bookstores just in time for when we begin reading this second book of the Torah. This new volume is being met with great anticipation and demand—following the immense popularity of the first volume on Bereishis, released last year.
A group of Israeli rabbis find themselves agreeing with a recent call by a terrorist organization to “tear up the Olso accords,” saying “Israel should have done that a long time ago.”