Top Stories that Made Headlines in 5775

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:

1. Lubavitcher Woman Saves Entire Airplane

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2. BREAKING: Bochur Stabbed Inside 770 by Deranged Man and the followup story on his condition change

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3. Abuse Survivor Breaks Her Silence

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4. Two Lubavitchers Feared Missing in Nepal Earthquake

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5. Authorities Mounting Desperate Search for Missing Family and after 10 days they were found

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6. TRAGEDY: Noted Mashpia Dies in Vehicular Accident

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7. Drunk Man Assaults Kingston Shop Owner

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8. Hooliganism: Dozens of Teenagers go on Vandalism Spree

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9. Protesters March Against ‘Gett’ Refusal’

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10. Israeli Girl Violated While Sleeping in 770

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11. Hopes for 11th-Hour Peace Dashed; DC Court Bars Shliach from GWU Campus that was later profiled by a popular DC news magazine

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12. Why Do Eggs Cost So Much These Days?

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13. Jewish Girl Assaulted as Part of Sick New ‘Game’

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14. Fried: “Lucky I was with my Family”

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15. Police Brutality Marchers Arrive in Crown Heights

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16. Op-Ed: Too Close for Comfort

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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

Hopes for 11th-Hour Peace Dashed; DC Court Bars Shliach from GWU Campus — 169 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.

Mazal Tov!

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).

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