Tonight: Siyum Sefer Torah in Bochurs Memory

Tonight, the Brashevitsky’s will hold a ceremony marking a part of the completion of a new Sefer Torah. This Torah was written the memory of their dear brother Shlomo Sholom Barshevitsky OBM, who passed away 18 years ago. Rabbi Avrohom Brashevitsky relates a story about how we normally rush to do a mitzvah, but in this case it was “Better Late then Early.”

Breaking the Taboo of Addiction in Jewish Communities

A Chabad Shliach, who is the head of religious services at a Kosher rehab facility, is joining in to help break the taboo of substance abuse within the orthodox Jewish communities. “When the number of addiction cases are increasing then we are at crises levels,” he said in an interview to Fox News, which doing a feature on a “kosher” addiction recovery center in New Jersey.

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Contentious “FISA Abuse” Memo Released

President Donald Trump ordered the release of a controversial memo, compiled by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes. The memo details abuses of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act in targeting a U.S. citizen and volunteer for the Trump presidential campaign, based on information contain in the infamous and widely debunked dossier. Full Memo in the extended article.

Two Holocaust Miracles in Slovakia

Somewhere in northeastern Slovakia sits the village of Kurima; at least, that’s what it’s called. For centuries, Kurima was in the Austro-Hungarian Empire before finding itself a part of the newly birthed Czechoslovakia in 1918. At the dawn of World War II, it was in a part of the country sawed off by Hitler to create the puppet state of Slovakia, led by Roman Catholic priest-turned-dictator Jozef Tiso, who happily collaborated with his Nazi overlords. Then, in 1942, its Jews were shipped away and the place that was Kurima disappeared, leaving behind a very different village bearing the same name.

NOW LIVE: Kinus Hatmimim HaOlami

In honor of Yud Shevat, join thousands of Bochurim and Anash in a central Farbrengen by Vaad Talmidei Hatmimim. Featured speakers: Rabbi Yossi Klyne, Mashpia at Yeshivas Lubavitch Baltimore; Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Gurevitz, Mashpia at Tomchei Tmimim in Migdal Haemek; and Rabbi Mendel Schapiro, Mashpia at Yeshivas Or Elchonon Chabad in Los Angeles.

Kinus Hatmimim Kicks Off in New Location

In honor of Yud Shevat – that begins tonight, thousands of Bochurim and Anash are headed to Crown Heights to celebrate the day of kabolas han’sius by the Rebbe. Under the Auspices of the Vaad Talmidei Hatmimim, a host of meaningful programming has been arranged, as well as a new location for those programs.

A Compact Study Routine

Louis Pearlman was mid-air to South Africa with his business partner, Mendel Goldman, when the latter pulled out a dog-eared copy of Dvar Malchus. Pearlman was intrigued—and disappointed. While the weekly publication of neatly divided Torah portions is compact and thorough, it’s also in Hebrew, a language inaccessible to many potential scholars. At the time there was no equivalent in other languages. Pearlman declared that if their business deal went through, he would sponsor an English version. The deal tanked but Chayenu was born.

‘There Are No Kids With Special Needs Here’

Crêpes will burn if you don’t pour the batter evenly and quickly. On a blustery afternoon in Brooklyn, N.Y., Mussie Procel watched as her class of budding chefs tended to their bubbling pans with the intensity and single-mindedness that only 8-year-olds in a kitchen can possess.