On the morning of our daughter Esther Caytak’s wedding, to Ruvy Litzman, we got an emergency phone call from a friend. “Your wedding is tonight, it is going to be -40 degrees, you need to rent heaters for the outdoor Chuppah ceremony”.
Daily Archives: February 7, 2013
It is quite a challenge when Kinus organizers want to take a picture of a group of over 1500 Shluchos, indoors, and still make it look like it was in front of 770. A team of skilled photographers and editors make it happen, here is a look how!
Rabbi Benny Hershcovich, Shliach in Cabo, Mexico, delivers his brief and hilarious thought on this weeks Parasha, Mishpatim, titled ‘Become a Free Slave!’.
Ahead of winter storm Nemo the city has suspended Alternate Side Parking regulations citywide on Friday, February 8 to facilitate storm preparation. Payment at parking meters will remain in effect throughout the city.
When a large number of human bones mixed in with pages containing Hebrew words were discovered at a building site in the town of Netishyn, Ukraine, the few local Jews turned to the only rabbi they knew for assistance.
Feitel van Zeidel was exasperated when his Chanukah dreidel top did not stop spinning. The rich man had bribed Yossel the handy-man to create a dreidel that had the winning Hebrew letter gimmel written on all four sides, and Zeidel was planning to go home with all the spoils. But his top would not stop spinning. “Oh why doesn’t it stop?” he shouted and cried, “By now every dreidel would have been dropping!”
Get ready for some wacky winter weather. A powerful nor’easter is going to dump a stinging mix of sleet and rain on the city early Friday that will gradually turn to snow, with up to eight inches expected overnight, the National Weather Service said Wednesday.
The Oholei Torah Mesivta enjoyed their annual Shabbaton in many places in Upstate NY. On Friday they had a tour of the State Capitol, and met with Rabbi Mendel Mathless, Shliach in Albany NY. Shabbos was spent in Saratoga Springs with guests from Crown Heights, which included Rabbi Mendel Reizes, Rabbi Sholom Dovid Pape and Rabbi Mendel Nemes.
Is it going to far? The Jerusalem Fire Department released a photo of baby trapped in room by drawer blocking door; the Hamodia daily ‘edited out’ a pair of woman’s shoes from picture due to ‘modesty concerns’.
Over 225 Israeli girls came to New York as part of a group organized by Rabbi Aharon Eliezer Ceitlin, Shliach to Tzfat, Israel, who as been arranging these groups for more then 15 years.
Keren Simchas Chosson V’Kallah is holding their annual Purim sale. Support the organization and get some creative ideas for your Shalach Manot baskets! More details inside.
Some teacher aides who are paid by the New York City Department of Education say their paychecks have been frozen for months. UPDATE: Despite the city saying that they will be paid within a week back on January 18th, Crown Heights based providers STILL have not been paid.