As the day progresses, thousands make their way to the Rebbe’s Ohel to mark his 17th yohrtzeit. Lines extended at times all the way down Francis Lewis Boulevard.
Daily Archives: July 5, 2011
Four years ago, thirteen-year-old Menachem Mendel Moshiach passed away, just a few weeks shy of his eighth grade graduation. Today, Gimmel Tammuz, his family and Crown Heights residents welcomed a new Sefer Torah which was written in his memory.
Chabad to Williamsburg—how far does the love for a fellow Jew go? Especially one who strayed?
CrownHeights.info and the Avner Institute presents a moving encounter told by Rabbi Nachman Twersky, whose grandfather the Rachmastrivka Rebbe, together with the Lubavitcher Rebbe, helped bring a former student of his who was living in Williamsburg Brooklyn at the time back to Torah observance, showing how through Divine Providence a lost Jewish spark can be rekindled.
Jewish kids around the world last week arrived at summer camp, unpacking suitcases and duffle bags neatly packed with items such as a sleeping bag, clothes, towels, bathing suits and, of course, the ubiquitous bug spray.
When looking through the personal archives of the Peerce family, I was surprised to find a letter from the Rebbe, of righteous memory, to Mr. Zalmon Jaffe, of blessed memory, a Chabad-Lubavitch activist from Manchester, UK. The letter referred to a concert in Manchester.
[NY Daily News] — Hasidic patrols in Williamsburg rule the streets like real cops – driving unmarked cars, flashing emergency lights and snatching people they think are criminals, say residents and police.
After many years of research, I finally found the collection of letters written by the Rebbe, of righteous memory, to late Jan and Alice Peerce. Jan Peerce, known as the “American Tenor,” was considered the longest-standing performer at the Metropolitan Opera House during his career. He became close to Rabbi Chaim Drizin while visiting Chabad at Berkley University with his grandson.
Where is she? I lift my eyes, searching. The silhouettes cast on the white hanging sheet catch my eye. Back lit by the sun, their shadows create the most intriguing visual. Unlike a painting or photograph this sight it is alive.
What will the era of Moshiach be like? That’s the theme of a new advertising campaign launched by the Moshiach Campaign, a project of Merkos L'Inyonei Chinunch's Suite 302. A half dozen or so full color ads, as well as 3 short video “teasers,” show how current challenges - such as the the current healthcare debate or global warming - will become a distant memories once the Geula occurs.
What will the era of Moshiach be like? That’s the theme of a new advertising campaign launched by the Moshiach Campaign, a project of Merkos L’Inyonei Chinunch’s Suite 302. A half dozen or so full color ads, as well as 3 short video “teasers,” show how current challenges – such as the the current healthcare debate or global warming – will become a distant memories once the Geula occurs.
CROWN HEIGHTS [CHI] — As night fell, the steady stream of people coming to visit the Ohel, the Rebbe’s resting place, increased. In the tent, Yungelite; Bochurim; Anash and Shluchim were seen learning and Farbrenging together, and the occasional head was down on the table asleep.