Step inside the Rebbe’s private room as we join Mr. Nathan Lewin, as he reflects on his personal encounters with the Lubavitcher Rebbe during . Learn the inside story of the famous “Chabad Library Case,” from the Rebbe’s legal counsel.
Daily Archives: December 30, 2011
For the very first time, a car-menorah parade took place in Lakewood, NJ on the last day Chanukah, arranged by Lakewood Shliach Rabbi Yerachmiel Altman, along with Rabbi Moshe Gourarie (Chabad of Toms River) and Rabbi Levi Schapiro (Yeshiva Bais Menachem, Manalapan, NJ).
Rabbis Rodkin and Meyers of the Shaloh House in Boston, along with eight bochrim, ran an array of programs in honor of Chanukah. Door to door mivtzoyim: visiting businesses, nursing homes, and campers from the summer camp, helping them and their families to light menorah.
What do you get when you mix hundreds of girls, hundreds of cans, the holiday of Chanukah and a whole lot of effort?
For eight feverish nights and days, L’Chaim-Chabad rabbis and volunteers made their way from hospital to senior home, community centre to quiet street corner, house to prison cell, in an effort to bring the light of Chanukah to all Manchester Jews.
Chasidim celebrate the ruling of the US Court of Appeals, upholding Agudas Chasidei Chabad's ownership of the Previous Rebbe's library.
Chasidim celebrate the ruling of the US Court of Appeals, upholding Agudas Chasidei Chabad’s ownership of the Previous Rebbe’s library.
In Skokie, IL, they sent Chanukah care packages to IDF soldiers; in Sunrise, FL, they skated with NHL’s Florida Panthers; and in Tenafly, NJ, they rode Menorah-topped limousines; they were some of the regional Chanukah celebrations run by the Jewish teen club, CTeen.
On the second night of Chanukah, Yeshivah Bais Menachem illuminated downtown Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania with a special public menorah lighting. The public menorah lighting and party were arranged in large part by students and shluchim, building a beautiful new 12 foot menorah, playing music and providing energy for all in attendance.
Eighty-six children in Israel, all of whom have directly experienced the pain of terror, celebrated beautiful Bar and Bat Mitzvahs at the Western Wall during Chanukah. The event was organized by Chabad Terror Victims Project (CTVP). The children and their families came to Jerusalem from all over Israel for this once-in-a-lifetime rite of Jewish passage.
I knew this would be one of my more challenging assignments–writing while driving in Chabad’s Chanukah Car Parade (texting while driving is illegal, but what about writing?). I practically had to memorize those simultaneous euphoric and emotion-filled feelings I felt while joining the 65-car motorcade.
This Shabbos at the Besht, Rabbi Chaim Dalfin will lead a discussion on interesting details about the Hey Teves case, such as: who else instigated the Hey Teves dispute? and what did Barry think of Lubavitch before Hey Teves?
This Shabbos marks 25 years of “Hey Teves,” the victory in which a Brooklyn Federal Judge gave ruling that all books that were taken from the Previous Rebbe’s library Agudas Chassdei Chabad be returned. CrownHeights.info and the Avner Institute would like to present historic moments of this case, including the first, strategic meeting between the Rebbe and his legal team; cross-examination with Rebbetzin Chaya Mushka, of blessed memory; and Nobel Prize winner Eli Wiesel’s testimony on behalf of the Rebbe.
CrownHeights.info and the Avner Institute presents a photo of the Rebbe from the winter of 1989 on Rosh chodesh, entering the elevator to head to the main Shul in 770.
Approaching their 20th anniversary, Chabad of Wilmette members hope to someday be able to walk from their social room to the sanctuary without having to step outside.
Newly-elected Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki, a veteran human rights activist, is making it clear that the country’s Jews are safe and have nothing to fear.