This past Sunday, hundreds of family and friends visited campers at Camp Gan Yisroel Montreal.
Daily Archives: July 12, 2010
I can’t believe I’m back from 2 weeks of traveling around Europe with my wife. Although I’m constantly traveling helping Chabad houses, this is my first experience traveling as a tourist. I have so much to say and so much to tell, that I decided it would be best to do so with pictures.
For over 30 years NCFJE (www.ncfje.org) has organized live siyumim for each of the nine days on the radio. As in past years, there will be a live video of these siyumim will also be broadcasted www.Jewish.TV, Chabad.org’s audio and video site, in addition to the radio broadcast.
With sadness we inform you of the passing of Rabbi Chaim Meir Lustig today, Monday at the age of 82. He was a long time resident of Crown Heights and was one of the oldest members of the Agudah Shul on Crown St.
NEW YORK [CBS] — The power problems that impacted thousands of ConEd customers in Brooklyn were finally over Sunday.
Late Friday night the utility reduced voltage by 8-percent in the central and southwest parts of the borough due to problems with some electrical cables.
MONTICELLO — First, Walmart conquered the Main Street market of hardware and underwear.
Now the retail giant is going after another market — the Catskill kosher market of gefilte fish and blintzes.
The Monticello Walmart just ran a full-page ad touting “expanded selections” in its “new kosher fresh section for the summer 2010.” It’s added kosher products like Empire organic chicken and Teva Angus beef sliders.
SWEDEN — Alienation and Anger: The 15% of the city’s population that is Muslim lives mostly in one neighborhood, amid high unemployment. Malmo’s Jews report that many of the anti-Semitic incidents come from this sector.
KIRYAS JOEL, NY [CHI] — A delegation of local Shluchim, Rabonim and Askonim went to be Menachem Avel the Satmer Rebbe in Monroe yesterday, Sunday.
RETRACTION AND APOLOGY: a previous version of this letter alleged that the op-ed in question was slanderous. The letter writer retracts the allegation being that it was hyperbole. The letter writer also apologizes that the letter was taken as a personal attack on the op-ed author’s. It was not intended as character attack, rather as a sharp criticism of the op-ed author’s ideas. It has been edited in this new version for clarification.
An Open Letter to Mottel
Your op-ed, A Fire Burns in Crown Heights: An Essay on Religion, Modernity and Pizza, was based on false pretenses. It misunderstand everyone attacked in the long and erroneous expose (with its ensuing comments) on the current tensions between the so-dubbed zealots, the restaurants, and the men and women on the streets of Crown Heights. Its view of the situation is narrow; its ability to influence is limited; and its solutions may be effective in Nevel or Never Never Land, but not in Crown Heights. Your advice is not helpful.
NEW YORK [AP] — During a heat wave this past week that topped 100 degrees, city firefighters battled more fires than in any other week in the past 30 years, according to the Uniformed Firefighters Association of New York.
Even the best camp counselors can be better if they are trained. Although there may not be such a thing as a Masters Degree in Camp Counseling, training counselors is beneficial to the campers, the parents and the counselors themselves.
With sadness we inform you of the passing of Rabbi Shmuel Lazar OBM of Boro Park on Friday. He learned Tomchei Temimim in New York, and was sent by the Friediker Rebbe to work in the educational institutes he established in Buffalo, Rochester, New Haven, and Worcester.
He is survived by his brother, Rabbi Moshe Lazar.
Interior Minister Eli Yishai has bestowed temporary residential status upon Sandra Samuel, the Indian nanny who saved the life of Moshe Holtzberg during the terror attack in Mumbai. The status is a first step towards permanent citizenship.
Camp Hachyal in Minnesota have been enjoying a packed program the past few weeks, including a Shabbos at Chabad of Omaha, NE, a day in Des Moines, IA for carting, golf, rock climbing, and batting cages.
Voting in Chase Bank’s Community Giving campaign will end tonight. There are many Chabad Moisdos competing for Bank’s cash prizes, which ranges from $20,000 to $250,000. In an added incentives, Shluchim will be raffling off prizes to those who vote for them.