With 5775 coming to close, we take a look back at some of the most popular and engaging stories of the past year – from the stories that inspired us to those that unfortunately saddened us.
The top 16 most read stories of 5775:
2. BREAKING: Bochur Stabbed Inside 770 by Deranged Man and the followup story on his condition change
The top 6 most-commented-on headlines of 5775:
Protesters March Against ‘Gett’ Refusal — 294 comments
Op-ed: Why Your Child Wasn’t Accepted — 182 comments
Op-Ed: Does Racism Have a Place in Chassidus? — 171 comments
Abuse Survivor Breaks Her Silence — 145 comments
Op-Ed: Too Close for Comfort — 141 comments
The top 6 most viral Facebook posts of 5775:
Lubavitcher Woman Saves Entire Airplane — reached 157,632 people and got 1,249 likes, comments and shares.
Abuse Survivor Breaks Her Silence at L.A. Gathering — reached 100,320 people and got 588 likes, comments and shares.
Drunk Man Assaults Kingston Shop Owner — reached 72,336 people and got 269 likes, comments and shares.
Letter: Even When You Think You Fail, You Succeed — reached 62,832 people and got 283 likes, comments and shares.
Boruch Dayan Hoemes: R’ Yossi Piamenta, 64, OBM — reached 42,413 people and got 1,177 likes, comments and shares.
Jockey Who Visited Ohel Wins Triple Crown — reached 31,064 people and got 538 likes, comments and shares.
Over the year 5775, CrownHeights.info reported the engagements of 250 couples. We also reported the births of 249 baby boys, 189 baby girls and 10 sets of twins.
(Note: Baby boys are more commonly reported due to Sholom Zochor announcements).