They sit there day in and day out. Holocaust survivors volunteering at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. and on a recent Wednesday, they had an unusual experience. They met with a group of young students who had just toured the museum. Members of the Yeshivas Kayitz of Pittsburgh, they were fascinated to hear the elderly gentlemen’s stories. But then one of the boys asked a question that was unrelated to the presentation: “Would you like to put on tefillin?”
Courtesy of Lubavitch Archives, we present a photo of The Rebbe delivering a maamar, circa 1952.
This week we present a fascinating letter the Rebbe writes in answer to an artist who wishes to add a stone to the Western Wall. In it the Rebbe explains the injunction in Parshas Vo’eschanon (as well as in another parsha) to neither add nor detract from the words of the Torah. The letter, written originally in English, is from the archives of the Rebbe’s trusted secretary Rabbi Nissan Mindel.
During these weeks thousands of Jewish children throughout Russia are fully enjoying summer camps of the famous “Gan Israel” brand. Students from many different schools, different age groups and levels, and different cities, are all receiving a spectacular Jewish experience thanks to the successful organization under the auspices of Chief Rabbi of Russia Rabbi Berel Lazar.
Hundreds of London Anash and Tmimim gathered together for a Grand Siyum and prize giving that was held at Yeshiva Ketana Lubavitch London, celebrating the completion of Mesechtas Baba Kama and Masechtas Brochos by its Talmidim.
When it comes to finding the best baked goods in town, it’s often said that the proof is in the pudding. And Glendale’s Friendship Bakery is delivering the goods. Sendik’s grocery in Mequon, Wisconsin will be featuring baked goods from […]
A historic Farbrengen video has been released for the very first time by JEM this week. On Chof Av 5732-1972, the Rebbe held a Farbrengen marking the Yahrzeit of his father, Rabbi Levi Yitzchak Schneerson. The Farbrengen coincided with several significant events at the time.
Beis Rivkah of Crown Heights have launched a new alumni initiative in an effort to reconnect and mobilize the past in an effort to help provide for the presently enrolled 2,200 students.
Vaad Hanachos B’Lashon HaKodesh has launched an unprecedented sale on the 45-volume set of Toras Menachem: 5742-5752, which has been out of print. Pre-orders can be made for the discounted price of $300. For more details, see complete article.
Anticipation is mounting among Chasidim and devotees of Torah scholarship, in anticipation of the arrival of the newly published, two-volume set, “Tzemach Tzedek—Shaalot u’Teshuvot Orach Chayim,” by the third Rebbe of Chabad-Lubavitch, Rabbi Menachem Mendel, of blessed memory.
A newly published sefer from Vaad Hanochos Belahak includes all of the Rebbe’s maamorim said in connection with Yud-Beis–Yud-Gimmel Tammuz.
When Danny Green was born with Partial Trisomy 18 (a rare chromosomal disorder similar to Down syndrome) in 1972, doctors knew of only seven other documented cases. They suggested that his parents leave him behind in the hospital; his prospects for life were slim, his chance for a meaningful existence next to none.
On Sept. 3, 1964, shortly after announcing his intention to run for a U.S. Senate seat from New York, Robert. F. Kennedy resigned as Attorney General of the United States. Later that month, Kennedy headed to 770 Eastern Parkway in the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn, N.Y., to meet with the Rebbe.
When a group of post-bar mitzvah junior high school students from Chaya Mushka Children’s House Elementary and Middle School in Atlanta were rewarded with a trip to the nations capitol, it had a profound impact on one U.S. Treasury official whom the met and Davened with.
In the final chapter of the Tanya [kuntres acharon] the Alter Rebbe speaks about the laws of Shabbos and states that they can be divided into two categories; the external dimension and the internal one. There he explains the external dimension of Shabbos, are the laws which instruct us to refrain from doing anything on Shabbos that the Torah defines as work.
Chairman of Chabad in Australia’s Capital, Canberra, Rabbi Shmueli Feldman, had an important meeting with the Ambassador of Germany to Australia, Dr Anna Prinz.
Marking Lag BaOmer, several thousand children gathered to celebrate this auspicious date. The full day event was organized by “Torah Land”, and its director Rabbi Yona Attal.
Organizers report that the Lag Baomer Chassidus sales enjoyed unprecedented success with thousands of books sold to eager buyers who took advantage of the subsidized prices.
President Donald Trump withdrew the United States from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action – better known as the Iran Nuclear Deal. Speaking from the White House he declared the deal “disastrous” and called it a missed opportunity. He also cited Israeli intelligence as proof that Iran’s ambitions were not peaceful.
Berel Dubinsky (Morristown, NJ) and Chana Tzukernik (Crown Heights)
Rabbi Yitzchok Minkowicz of Chabad Lubavitch of Southwest Florida hosts Torah Ohr Yeshiva Bochrim and Shluchim for an inspiring Shabbas.
For more then ten years, thousands have benefited from annual sales of Chassidus Seforim at discounted prices. The sales take place throughout New York, in neighborhoods including Boro Park and Williamsburg to make the light of Chassidus available to all, regardless of background or previous exposure Chassidus.