Kim Jong Il, North Korea’s mercurial and enigmatic leader, has died. He was 69.
Daily Archives: December 18, 2011
Crown Heights [CHI] — At around 9:30 tonight, an African-American male in his mid 20s was seen by a number of witnesses smashing the window of a Jewish owned mini-van on Albany Ave., in front of the ULY simcha hall. Shomrim were immediately called.
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The man who kidnapped the Shliach to Ecuador, Rabbi Tomer Rotem, is now claiming that he was the victim of a Chabad conspiracy. Even more surprisingly, Israel’s Channel 10 News believes his story.
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More than 500 people attended the main Yud Tes Kisleiv farbrengen in Flatbush. Rabbi Yochanan Morozov, Rov of Beis Menachem Mendel and the Rebbe’s shliach to Midwood lead a spirited and moving Farbrengen.
Pictures of Yud Tes Kislev farbrengens from ULY and Bais Chaya Mushka in Crown Heights, the Chabad community in Sydney and Kiryat Gat, Beis Chana Seminary in Tzfat, and Yeshiva Ketana of Baltimore.
With great sadness we inform you of the passing of Rav Ovadia ben Shalom Gochafi, chief Rabbi of Ramat Gan, Israel. Rav Ovadia was a great Talmid Chacham who got his Smicha at a very young age, and came from a lineage of prominent Rabbanim, Poskim, and Talmedai Chachamim.
Yakov Jacobson was doing pre-Chanukah mivzoim in Laguna Beach, CA, when he happened upon a familiar character who – he was surprised to find out – is a Jew! The man had never put on tefilin before, a ‘Karkafta,’ and Yakov helped him do the mitzvah for the first time in his life.
10,000 Satmar Chassidim arrived in Crown Heights for a gathering at the New York State National Guard Armory in Crown Heights last night. The Chassidim gathered to celebrate the liberation of Reb Yoel Teitelbaum of Satmar from the Nazis. He was saved on Rudolph Kastner‘s train which arrived in Switzerland on the 21st of Kislev, 1944 (5705).
If in the coming weeks you happen to meet a young woman called Mushkie, here are a few things you should know:
When I was becoming more interested in Judaism, I learned that the word “Torah” comes from the word “hora’ah,” meaning to teach, to instruct. I was taught this meant that each day’s Torah portion had a vital lesson for our daily lives, even in this contemporary world. Frankly, I didn’t buy it.
Boys in United Lubavitcher Yeshiva on Crown Street had their annual father and son Melava Malka on Motzai Shabbos.
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More than two centuries after the release of Chasidic leader Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi from a S. Petersburg prison, corrections officers in the Russian metropolis joined Jewish community officials in dedicating a synagogue in the city’s newly-opened Yablonevka Prison.
A journalist friend of mine emailed me at 1am Friday morning to tell me that Christopher Hitchens had died. The news brought with it a deep sadness and I instantly recited the Jewish prayer upon hearing of the passing of a friend, “Blessed is the true Judge.” That instinctive religious action captured the paradox of our unpredictable friendship, born in battle in four public debates – stretching from 2004 until 2010 – on G-d, faith, evolution, and religion, but solidified over food at kosher restaurants, kosher wines, and, of course, healthy swigs of whisky.
The Lubavitch Jewish Center of Alaska traditionally hosts an art show to celebrate Hanukkah. This year, however, Rabbi Joseph Greenberg wanted to go bigger.
in this toy store, Batman and Spider-Man are not heroes. For one thing, said Barbara Shine, manager of Double Play Toys in Borough Park, Brooklyn, the characters encourage interest in television, and the Orthodox Jewish families who make up her clientele do not watch television. More important, those toys might also teach lessons Hasidic parents don’t want their children to learn.