In honor of Rebbetzin Chana’s 50th Yahrtzeit yesterday, Vov Tishrei, a full-day schedule was arranged for the hundreds of guests who arrived in Crown Heights for the month of Tishrei.
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David Sussman found himself in a quandary. The year was 1990, the place: Durban, South Africa. His friends were leaving the country in droves due to the political unrest and upheaval, and he felt compelled to join the exodus. Additionally, he was being offered a new job position with the promise of a salary that was ten times what he was currently making. David couldn’t decide on a plan of action; what was he to do? For days and weeks he mulled over these questions, yet he could not come to a conclusive decision.
In honor of Vov Tishrei, Rebbetzin Chana’s yahrtzeit, the talmidim of Oholei Torah Elementary School received a special Sefer, From Day to Day, one of the first Seforim printed by Kehos for children, which the Rebbe prepared and Rabbi Nissan Mindel transcribed to English. This was done under the auspices of the Frierdiker Rebbe.
In honor of Vov Tishrei, Rebbetzin Chana’s yahrtzeit, the 6th grade class of Cheder at the Ohel had a farbrengen with Rabbi Yisroel Shemtov.
In honor of the 50th Yahrtzeit of Rebbetzin Chana, OBM, hundreds of guests gathered last night at Kollel Menachem to view a collection of unique and rare footage, compiled by JEM, of the Rebbe during the month of Tishrei, filmed in 5751 (1990). The preview was arranged by Vaad Talmidei Hatmimim.
Rabbi Yosef Konikov walks through the high-end former Brazilian company headquarters — all marble, chrome, leather and glass — and envisions a Jewish center that brings together both locals and tourists.
For the seventh year in a row, a group of Shluchim and Mekurovim from Moscow accompanied the chief rabbi of Russia, Rabbi Berel Lazar, to New York to spend the Shabbos of Selichos in the Rebbe’s ‘Daled Amos.’
About 90 children were on hand Sunday morning to help commemorate Ottawa’s first new synagogue in decades, just in time for Rosh Hashanah.
On Sunday evening, Vaad Talmidei Hatmimim Ha’olami, the organization seeing to the needs of the numerous guests who arrived in Crown Heights for Tishrei, hosted a grand welcoming banquet for them at Bais Rivka-Campus Chomesh.
As unrest continues to escalate in Hong Kong, members of the area’s Jewish community are keeping a watchful eye on the nearby protests.“Like most things, the further away one is, the greater the hype is,” Rabbi Mordechai Avtzon, director of Chabad of Hong Kong, told VIN News.
In honor of Vov Tishrei, which this year marks 50 years to the passing Rebbetzin Chana, CrownHeights.info presents a never before seen letter written by Rebbetzin Chana, which includes new information pertaining to her famous memoirs.
To mark the visa-waiver for Israelis traveling to Belarus and Belarusians traveling to Israel, Sofa Landver, Israel’s Minister of Immigrant Absorption, visited the Belarus capital of Minsk. Landver visited the Jewish community and met with the city’s Chief Rabbi Shneur Deitch, who described a city that enjoys peaceful relationship between its minority Jewish community and broader population.
Following fellow California Shliach Rabbi Elchonon Tenenbaum’s foray into the winemaking profession, Rabbi Raleigh Resnick of Chabad of the Tri-Valley is trying his hand at the craft, with the release of a Cabernet Sauvignon named “Alef.”
Chabad of Tamarac, FL, teamed up with the local Winn-Dixie store to host a “Challahpalooza Family Fest” in preparation for Rosh Hashanah. About two-hundred people came out to sample foods from the store’s kosher deli, as well as taking part in a hands-on challah-making activity, holiday-themed arts-and-crafts and interactive storytelling.
Chabad-Lubavitch leadership met early Sunday morning with Nepal Prime Minister Sushil Koirala in New York, where he is participating at the 69th session of the UN General Assembly.
A visit that was meant to be a pre-Rosh Hashana whirlwind four-day speaking tour and a yartzeit commemoration, turned out to be much more than that. Rabbi Simon Jacobson traveled to Sydney this past weekend to inspire the community for the Yamim Nora’im (Days of Awe). Just as he arrived, the entire city was left reeling by an aborted terrorist plot and pre-dawn raids in north-west Sydney.
On Tuesday night, the Vaad Talmidei Hatmimim Ha’olami, the organization seeing to the needs of the numerous guests who arrived in Crown Heights for Tishrei, organized a Shiur on Chassidus delivered by Rabbi Yoel Kahan.
As the new year approached, the Chabad Shliach to Nepal, Rabbi Chezky Lifshitz, found himself trapped in a nightmare that only ended on the second day of Rosh Hashanah. Instead of leading the prayers and Yom Tov meals for the hundreds of Jewish tourists and locals at his Kathmandu Chabad Center, the revered rabbi spent the holiday in a decrepit prison, all due to an error made by a Nepalese official on his visa.
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday issued Rosh Hashanah greetings to the Jewish community in Russia and worldwide at a meeting with Chief Rabbi Berel Lazar.
After an interview he conducted with Sarah Palin, Breitbart.com editor Joel B. Pollak was asked on Twitter whether the book sitting on the table next to the former U.S. Vice Presidential candidate was indeed Joseph Telushkin’s best-selling biography on the Lubavitcher Rebbe. He responded that it was.
Last night a Farbrengen was held in the ‘small zal’ of 770 for the Tishrei guests, led by the Mashpia Rabbi Shlomo Zarchi.
As we prepare to enter the new year, let us take a journey through the top headlines published on CrownHeights.info over the year of 5774.