New Jersey Senate President Steven Sweeney took a long sweeping glance at the large crowd of worshipers at the Western Wall Plaza on Friday evening and remarked “The history of this place is so amazing, and the story of the Jewish people is so inspirational I always knew I had to come and visit!”
The Crown Heights Beis Din, headed by Rabbi Avrohom Osdoba, released a ‘Kol Kore’ today calling on the Lubavitch community in Crown Heights and the greater tri-state area to participate in the protest against the Israeli government’s plan to draft Yeshiva students into the IDF.
At 4:00am this morning, a truck appeared at the gate of the JCC and Synagogue of the Jewish community of Zahaproziah, Ukraine, which was recently firebombed. Flowers designed in a style traditionally sent to funerals were left at the gate.
Learning Mishnayos is good for the Neshama. That’s why the students of United Lubavatcher Yeshiva of Ocean Parkway took upon themselves to learn extra Mishnayos Baal Peh for the Neshama of Benda Shlomo Ben Dovid – Rabbi Shlomo Lakein, OBM.
In a dramatic unfolding of events, Chabad Shluchim in Germany and Russia were successfully able to save the body of a Jewish woman from being cremated.
100 Jewish teens from around Europe returned home this week from a coming-of-age trip to Israel in honor of their Bar/Bas Mitzvahs.
As the family of Shluchim and Anash in Chicago first heard of the shocking and tragic passing of Rabbi Daniel Moscowitz, director of Chabad-Lubavitch of Illinois, some found solace in their e-mail inbox, where they saw an unread message from their beloved head Shliach and colleague.
Rabbi Daniel Moscowitz, the regional director of Lubavitch-Chabad of Illinois who helped to spur the growth of dozens of Chabad-Lubavitch centers in 21 cities across the state, passed away suddenly in Chicago on March 4. He was 59.
Tzemach Tzedek, the main Bais Medrash for the Monsey Chabad Anash community, was buzzing this past past Motzeai Shabbos, Parshas Pekudei-Chazak, as over 75 fathers and sons spent an hour of quality time learning together.
After the Shaked Committee (AKA Equal Burden of Service Committee) decided that 100 volunteers of the Chabad Lubavitch movement will be considered “civilian service” volunteers – and their service will count toward Hareidi IDF enlistment targets – they face strong opposition from the Israeli Foreign Ministry, which declared today that the proposed arrangement would not be legal.
Forget the IDF; Yeshiva students now how to worry about being drafted into the Ukrainian Army. Ultra-Orthodox yeshiva students in Kiev and other Ukrainian cities received draft notices to report to the Ukrainian army draft center, according to a report in Maariv.
This summer, on the 20th of Menachem-Av, Kehot will be commemorating the 70th anniversary of the passing of the Rebbe’s father, Rabbi Levi Yitzchak Schneerson, of blessed memory.
The colorful postcard marketing the 6th Annual CTeen Shabbaton in New York showcased a “PhotoShopped” image of the shabbaton and Jewish superstar Alex Clare advertised on Manhattan’s jumbotrons and billboards. Never would the 1,000 shabbaton participants from over 110 communities around the world have dreamt that this would be a reality at the climax of the three-day shabbaton during the Havdallah ceremony in Times Square.
Israeli Deputy Minister of Education Avi Wortzman visited a unique school affiliated with the Chabad Lubavitch movement last Tuesday, and came away highly impressed.
A portable Tanya printing press was on hand at the ‘Million Man Atzeres’ against the planned IDF draft of Yeshiva students that took place in Jerusalem yesterday.
Four unidentified Arab men savagely beat a French Jew in a Paris Metro train, a watchdog organization reported.
Almost all of the new Torah at Chabad Jewish Center in Temecula, California was handwritten with a quill by a specially trained scribe in Jerusalem. But the inspiration for the text is the synagogue’s director, Rabbi Yitzchok Hurwitz.
Friends and supporters of G’mach Keren Yisroel Aryeh Leib turned out for a seudas Melava Malka last night, Motzai Shabbos Parshas Pekudei.
As the city of Simferopol filled with chaos, Russian soldiers and tanks taking control of the government buildings, airports and streets of Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula, the Shluchim in the city had no choice but to flee their home for the relative safety of Donetsk on Ukraine’s mainland.
The Israeli Minster of Agriculture, Mr. Yair Shamir, arrived this week for an official state visit to Nigeria, a country in western Africa. During his stay, he visited the local Chabad center, directed by Rabbi Yisroel Ozen, with the Israeli Ambassador to Nigeria Mr. Uri Palti.
The Chabad Teen Network is coming to Crown Heights. In a big way.
Activists from Landmark Forum – an organization labeled by many leading Rabbonim as a ‘cult’ and which many suspect was a model for Call of the Shofar – have been attempting to made inroads into the Crown Heights Jewish community through Facebook invites to a planned seminar. Swift reaction by the Crown Heights Beis Din lead to the event’s cancellation.