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Recently Discovered Rare Manuscript Published

Kehot Publication Society, the Chabad-Lubavitch publishing house, has announced the publication of a lengthy and fundamental discourse-maamar by the second leader of Chabad, Rabbi DovBer of Lubavitch, known as the “Mitteler Rebbe.” This never-before published maamar, entitled “Matzoh Zu,” was delivered 192 years ago, and was recently discovered.

The Day Mermelstein Knishes Were Trucked to Capitol Hill

A stroll down Kingston Avenue in the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn, N.Y., reveals rows of eclectic shops, including Judaica bookstores, Chassidic art galleries and modern kosher eateries. Seemingly overlooked by time, Mermelstein Caterers—still sporting a vintage marquee from the early 1950s—sits nestled between a trendy eyeglass store and an alley.

Bal Harbour Shul to Get $20 Million Addition

Devorah Leah Andrusier remembers moving to Bal Harbour, Fla., as a teenager when her parents became Chabad-Lubavitch emissaries there. Back then, in the late 1970s and early 1980s, thousands of Jewish seniors, snowbirds and retirees had permanent and second homes in Miami Beach, but Jewish life was virtually nonexistent in the barrier island’s northern tip, which at the time restricted sales to Jews, among other ethnicities. She and her little brother were the youngest residents by 60 or 70 years.

Chassidus Essay Winner of $10,000 to Be Announced

In what has become a highly anticipated annual event, people worldwide are awaiting the announcement of the third annual MyLife: Chassidus Applied Essay Contest winners. The winners will be announced during the weekly live broadcast of MyLife: Chassidus Applied this Sunday night, April 2, 8PM — a special edition in honor of the Rebbe’s 115th birthday, Yud Aleph Nissan.

A Fitting Tribute to the ‘King of Pants’

If you’re familiar with bell bottoms, then you’ve crossed paths one way or the other with Eugene “Gene” Kule, the late garment-industry visionary who introduced them to the American market and defined an era. Kule, an exuberant Brooklyn-born clothing businessman who passed away last month at the age of 84, was an industry innovator who in a half-century-long career became known as the “King of Pants.”

LYA Navi Lessons Come Alive in Israel

Like many students their age, the students of Lubavitcher Yeshiva Academy (LYA) in Longmeadow, MA, studied the conversation between Chana and Eli Kohen Gadol at Shiloh, at the beginning of the book of Shmuel. As a result of her prayer, the prophet Shmuel was born, and Chazal established rules for shmoneh esray following Chana’s example.

Shliach Loses Appeal Against Deportation from Russia

A Russian appeals court affirmed the expulsion order issued against an American Chabad rabbi working in Sochi, in what a local leader of the Chabad movement called a “dark day” for Jews.