A federal district just faulted the Township of Toms River, saying they broke the law in denying a religious use variance to Chabad of Toms River, granting the center permission to operate in the residential home and awarded them a judgment against the township for $122,000.
The amazing sale, where one can purchase the full current set of Toras Menachem, 60 volumes of the Rebbe’s Torah from the first two decades of the Nesius (1950-1970), is back for a third, and last, time. Ten days only with option of shipping in Israel and the US. Shul’s Kolels, Yeshivos and Camps have a unique opportunity to enrich their library with the Rebbe’s holy words.
An auction for a silver Kiddush Cup (Becher) that purportedly belonged to the Lubavitcher Rebbe has been called into question after Rabbi Yehuda Krinsky denied that he authenticated it.
She lived on the upper floor of a modest two-family-home on the rough-and-tumble outskirts of the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn. Yet, to the hundreds of people who streamed through its blue-painted door, Alessa Wircberg’s home was a bastion of acceptance, Chassidic warmth, guidance, support, and love. She passed away Friday at the age of 66.
JLI presents its unique new two-minute video featuring a powerful and relevant In·sight from Ethics of the Fathers, on showing Favoritism in Judgment, ethics of the Fathers provides a timeless rule about how to judge others.
With over 3,500 Chabad Centers in 100 countries around the world, Chabad.org has launched a new app – called Chabad Nearby – which will connect users to a nearby Chabad House with just a swipe.
The last of the volunteer Merkos Shlichus bochurim are arriving at their Pesach seder locations. Since the beginning of the week, 657 bochurim have arrived at 350 places in every corner of the globe, where they will arrange sedarim for thousands of Jews, most of whom would otherwise not have attended a Pesach seder.
Leibel Gniwisch Wins $10K Prize in the 2018 MyLife: Chassidus Applied Essay Contest and 17 year old Chana Hendel, Shlucha from Athens, Greece wins 2nd place $3,600 prize; 21 year old Shterny Fogelman wins 3rd place $1,000 prize; Menachem Mendel Yishayahu from Haifa, Israel and Yakir Havin from Wilkes Barres, PA each win the $500 student prize.
Education and Sharing Day, U.S.A., a day of national commemoration designated by each president since Jimmy Carter in 1978, turns 40 this year. Across the country, the milestone is being marked with events and discussions focused on education. Education Day this year occurs on March 27, 2018, corresponding to the 11th of Nissan on the Jewish calendar, the 116th anniversary of birth of the Rebbe.
Students in Lubavitch High Schools have undertaken a new initiative – to document and share women’s stories of The Rebbe. Titled “Our Story,” this grassroots project is being done in conjunction with JEM’s “My Encounter” and over the past six weeks dozens of story’s – mostly from grandmothers, mothers and relatives – have been already been recorded.
Recently discovered video footage, which sat unlabeled among a box of old videos, was matched to the Farbrengen with The Rebbe from 11 Nissan in 5741. The footage was meticulously restored and subtitled ahead of Yud Alef Nissan.
Passover is around the corner, and handmade shmurah matzah is starting to pop up on supermarket shelves. Before long, it’ll be everywhere—from Costco to the White House. Demand for the traditional, round matzah has grown at a rapid rate in the last 60 years, and according to a survey conducted by Chabad.org, more than 1 million pounds of the handmade variety will be produced in the United States alone. To meet the growing demand, matzah bakeries around the world begin baking shmurah matzah as early as October, producing batches of the tasty, smoking discs.
Reb Sholom Mordechai Rubashkin visited United Lubavitcher Yeshiva on Chof Zayin Adar, sharing personal experiences and the lessons the Talmidim can learn from them.
Look around the world and observe a dizzying array of elements, movement, color and creativity. What’s behind it all? Is there purpose in the seemingly endless struggle for survival and the human quest to live better? Is the soul for real?
Yeshivas Kayitz Kingston, Oholei Torah’s summer Yeshivah for 8th grade and Mesivta bochurim, has announced Rabbi Yehudah Leib Aronson as the new Mashpia in the 8th grade division this coming summer.
With Chassidim and Temimim arounbd the world preparing for Yud Alef Nissan, the day we mark the Rebbes 116th birthday, Vaad Hanachos Belahak has just released a new booklet containing four maamorim beginning with the possuk “Halelu es Hashem kol goyim,” the opening possuk of kapitel 117.
The 16 lucky winners of Hadar Hatorah’s 19th annual Purim raffle, the proceeds of which benefit the Crown Heights Yeshiva under the auspices of the NCFJE, have been announced:
A group of yeshivah students gathered at the bedside of Rabbi Yitzi Hurwitz last week and presented him with a digital portrait composed of thousands of miniaturized images of men, women and children around the world doing mitzvahs in honor of his 46th birthday.
It is just before Purim in Crown Heights, and residents are putting the last touches on their plans for the holiday. Shalach manos have been created; children eagerly await the moment they can put on their costumes; and many men have already decided which farbrengens and other gatherings they plan to attend. But what about the women?
Yeshiva Gedola of Greater Miami is proud to announce the latest addition to its administrative staff, Harav Shmuel Chaim Hakohen Winter. He is known by many as a devoted Chossid who is personable and full of energy, will serve as mashpia alongside the institution’s most venerable Mashpia Harav Yosef Abrahams.
CTeen’s 10th Annual Shabbaton kicked off tonight in Crown Heights with dinner, registration, and grand reunions of chapters from 400 cities worldwide.
On Erev Shabbos Zachor, thousands of additional “Likras Shabbos” booklets were sent to shuls from Bnei Brak to Boro Park, from Ma’ale Adumim to Miami… thanks to the thousands of participants in the annual Bayis Raffle. So, who gets to live “on the house” for the next six months?