At Yeshiva LeRabbonus Pretoria, the South Africa smichah program under Rabbi Gidon Fox, students have recently finished an amazing zman that included relevant classes in chasidus by Rabbi Yosef Kesselman and Shulchan Oruch Yoreh Deah with real life application by Rabbi Chaim Finkelstein, the Rosh Yeshiva.
Soviet Jewish underground rabbi Hillel Zaltzman made history by being honored at the US Senate in Washington, D.C. A special award was presented to him by Senator Ben Cardin (D-Maryland), who said that Rabbi Zaltzman is an inspiration to all.
Cheder at the Ohel had its annual Lag Ba’omer Parade in Valley Stream State Park. The theme was Hakhel.
The Comrades Marathon is to South Africa what the New York City Marathon is to the United States. Only two times as long. At 90 kilometers, or 56 miles, the world’s oldest and largest marathon is billed as the ultimate human race. When the gun goes off this Sunday morning at 5:30, 20,000 runners will descend from the Kwazulu Natal town of Pietermaritzburg to Durban on the sea. Along the way, they will be feted by course-side bands and adoring spectators. And Rabbi Shlomo Wainer.
A fabulous day was had by the girls of Cheder Chabad of Monsey, who enjoyed a Lag Ba’omer Parade and carnival.
The U.S. Department of Justice has launched an investigation into the New Jersey town of Toms River after its refusal of a zoning variance that will allow a Chabad rabbi to lead prayers in his home.
New photos of Lag Ba’omer parades with the Rebbe were discovered over the past two weeks by Lubavitch Archives.
Lubavitcher Photographer Meir Alfasi took Judaism to new heights by trekking up Mount Everest with his black hat and Kapota, along with paper and a printer, and printing the Tanya on the mountain. “The Lubavitcher Rebbe instructed us to print the Tanya in every place where there are Jews,” he told Israeli media.
Rabbi Daniel Grodnitzky, a Philadelphia Chabad Shliach, teamed up with several of his congregants and friends to form a new ‘Jewish-American roots blues band,’ named Shoresh, which is making its debut this Lag Ba’omer.
Following his first album, Eli Marcus is back with some new and exciting music. In honor of Lag Ba’omer, we bring you “Kol Hamesameach” off Eli’s upcoming dance album Energy, due out for Shavuos. The new single was produced by Mendy Friedman, composed by newcomer Shmuel Dovid Mezei, and arranged by Sholom Lieberman.
Caring for children with special needs is always complicated. In Nigeria, where they are often viewed with suspicion, the picture is all the more complex. One of their major challenges has been how to help their charges after they turn 18. Unable to care for themselves yet no longer children, they are thrust into a world where they are often neglected and abused.
They came from around the world: Israel, England, Ohio, Mexico, New York and elsewhere. Over 300 women, all alumni of Beth Rivkah-Montreal, gathered together for a gala reunion on Sunday, Pesach Sheini.
World Lag Ba’omer festivities were launched in Sydney, Australia, at the first Bonfire in the world, lit at the Yeshiva Centre-Chabad NSW HQ.
Yona Krasilchik arrived in Sao Paulo in 1908 with a small group of landsmen from Bessarabia. By 1912, he had helped build Kehilat Israel, the city’s first synagogue, and soon after, a Jewish hospital, cemetery, and school.
Pesach Sheini marks the first yahrtzeit of Chaya Spalter, OBM, a student of Bais Chaya Mushka of Los Angeles. The girls of BCM have been honoring her memory in a variety of ways, including shiurim, a Hakhel with their mothers, and a very special, meaningful rooftop ceremony.
The eve of Lag B’Omer will be a night of action and drama in communities worldwide, all in celebration of the yom hillula of Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai. Swinging circles of dancing Jews, bonfires and barbeques, melodies and marshmallows. But between the palm trees and starry skies of North Miami Beach, a rapidly growing Chabad community of over 160 families will be celebrating in unique style.
The chief rabbi of Jerusalem and former chief rabbi of Israel, Rabbi Shlomo Amar, paid a visit to the Chabad Yeshiva in Brunoy during a personal visit to France.
It was an 18-year journey, but Chabad of Westport, Connecticut, is finally starting to feel at home.
Growing up and coming of age in the Soviet Union, it’s unlikely that Rabbi Hillel Zaltzman could have ever imagined being honored in Washington, D.C., as part of Jewish American Heritage Month.
Forbes magazine yesterday profiled a smartphone app, Smart Shabbos, which helps Jewish homes go high tech enabling the proper observance of Shabbos in utmost comfort. Forbes also profiled the app’s lead developer, born and raised Crown Heights native Rabbi Shmary Gurary.
The Mechina Division of Oholei Torah sponsored a Father and Son day in Yeshiva this past Sunday morning, Pesach Sheini. The day began with Chassidus, followed by shacharis. A buffet breakfast was served, and afterwards a video of the Rebbe was played. The fathers then joined their sons in class for a gemorah shiur, and then learnt in chavarus style.
The United States Supreme Court today announced that it will not hear the case of Chabad-Lubavitch of Michigan vs. Dov Schuchman, dashing the last remaining avenue of appeal for Michigan Head Shliach Rabbi Berel Shmtov in his bid to gain possession of the deed to a recalcitrant Chabad House in West Bloomfield.