Passover is around the corner, and handmade shmurah matzah is starting to pop up on supermarket shelves. Before long, it’ll be everywhere—from Costco to the White House. Demand for the traditional, round matzah has grown at a rapid rate in the last 60 years, and according to a survey conducted by Chabad.org, more than 1 million pounds of the handmade variety will be produced in the United States alone. To meet the growing demand, matzah bakeries around the world begin baking shmurah matzah as early as October, producing batches of the tasty, smoking discs.
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Reb Sholom Mordechai Rubashkin visited United Lubavitcher Yeshiva on Chof Zayin Adar, sharing personal experiences and the lessons the Talmidim can learn from them.
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Look around the world and observe a dizzying array of elements, movement, color and creativity. What’s behind it all? Is there purpose in the seemingly endless struggle for survival and the human quest to live better? Is the soul for real?
Yeshivas Kayitz Kingston, Oholei Torah’s summer Yeshivah for 8th grade and Mesivta bochurim, has announced Rabbi Yehudah Leib Aronson as the new Mashpia in the 8th grade division this coming summer.
With Chassidim and Temimim arounbd the world preparing for Yud Alef Nissan, the day we mark the Rebbes 116th birthday, Vaad Hanachos Belahak has just released a new booklet containing four maamorim beginning with the possuk “Halelu es Hashem kol goyim,” the opening possuk of kapitel 117.
The 16 lucky winners of Hadar Hatorah’s 19th annual Purim raffle, the proceeds of which benefit the Crown Heights Yeshiva under the auspices of the NCFJE, have been announced:
A group of yeshivah students gathered at the bedside of Rabbi Yitzi Hurwitz last week and presented him with a digital portrait composed of thousands of miniaturized images of men, women and children around the world doing mitzvahs in honor of his 46th birthday.
It is just before Purim in Crown Heights, and residents are putting the last touches on their plans for the holiday. Shalach manos have been created; children eagerly await the moment they can put on their costumes; and many men have already decided which farbrengens and other gatherings they plan to attend. But what about the women?
Yeshiva Gedola of Greater Miami is proud to announce the latest addition to its administrative staff, Harav Shmuel Chaim Hakohen Winter. He is known by many as a devoted Chossid who is personable and full of energy, will serve as mashpia alongside the institution’s most venerable Mashpia Harav Yosef Abrahams.
CTeen’s 10th Annual Shabbaton kicked off tonight in Crown Heights with dinner, registration, and grand reunions of chapters from 400 cities worldwide.
On Erev Shabbos Zachor, thousands of additional “Likras Shabbos” booklets were sent to shuls from Bnei Brak to Boro Park, from Ma’ale Adumim to Miami… thanks to the thousands of participants in the annual Bayis Raffle. So, who gets to live “on the house” for the next six months?
On Sunday 3 of Adar, February 18, over 200 Shluchim from across the state of California and Nevada gathered for a day of inspiration, solidarity and camaraderie.
Just a few years ago, it seemed impossible. Today, a quiet project started by two Bochurim shares the Rebbe’s Torah with over 100,000 delighted Litvish and Chassidishe fans.
This Erev Shabbos is Rosh Chodesh Adar, and, as everyone knows, we usher in this joyous month with merriment and by being jovial. I therefore chose to share with you a story which I recently heard for the first time about our most beloved jester, Reb Shmuel Munkis.
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.”
In honor of the Yahrtzeit of Dr. Abraham Seligson we present you, courtesy of Hasidic Archives an excerpt from a chapter in their new book Footprints, detailing some of the history and stories of Dr. Seligson.
President James Morales of Guatemala will attend a special Shabbat meal on Friday night in Manhattan, hosted by Chabad’s Jewish Latin Center.
A move to have a street near Beis Rivkah receive an honorary naming has drawn criticism, and in a statement the school has now postponed the ceremony indefinitely. This move comes nine months after CrownHeights.info first brought to light a claim that the Rebbe was opposed to such a naming.
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.
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.
A local Detriot area rabbi was featured as one of Detroits’ “36 under 36” by the local Detriot Jewish News and The Well, a Michigan based Jewish social organization.
A Chabad Rabbi has become the tenth Shliach to be targeted by Russian authorities, having his residency and official title revoked and rescinded. Though, contrary to many other news reports, he was not expelled.