The Jewish Youth Library of Ottawa, Canada, directed by Dr. Yosef and Devora Caytak, recently hosted a Shabbaton for over two hundred people, with Rabbi Shmuel Lew of London, UK as a guest speaker. He told a fascinating and amusing story of a Yom Kippur he spent at the North Pole.
Daily Archives: September 16, 2013
A former naval officer packing an assault rifle and two other guns sprayed an office building with bullets at the Washington Navy Yard on Monday, killing 12 people in a rampage that paralyzed part of the nation’s capital, authorities said. It was the deadliest mass shooting in the United States since the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School last year.
Surveillance video obtained exclusively by CrownHeights.info reveals the open miracle that occurred yesterday, when an 8-year-old boy was run over by a van and walked away without any serious injuries.
This past Sunday, a raffle was held for each of the 37 Elementary school classes in Oholei Torah for a set of Daled Mimin, sponsored by Mendy Lipsker of the Esrogim Center of Crown Heights.
Seasonal merchants peddle their wares of Esrogim, Lulavim, Hadasim, Aravos and other Sukkos merchandise all along Kingston Ave.
This week thousands of chickens are being slaughtered as part of the ‘Kaparot’ ritual performed by some Orthodox Jews before Yom Kippur. A live chicken is rotated over the head, expiation prayers recited and then the fowl is slaughtered by slitting its throat with a knife as sharp as a scalpel. The meat is then donated to the poor.
The Twins from France navigate their iconic “vehicle” across the street for Alternate Side Parking.
On Sunday evening, friends and family gathered at the home of Rabbi Chaim Yehuda Krinsky, the Rebbe’s trusted secretary and chairman of Merkos L’inyonei Chinuch, for the commencement of the writing of a Sefer Torah.
Children prayed and lit candles, a symbolic fish head adorned the dinner table and a rabbi blessed the food at a recent Rosh Hashanah communal dinner in central Brooklyn. But this scene wasn’t unfolding in Crown Heights; it was in a far less-likely locale — Bedford-Stuyvesant.
As heavy rains and flash-flooding continued to batter the Boulder, Colo., area straight through Yom Kippur, and with rains continuing to hamper rescue efforts throughout the region on Sunday, Chabad rabbis told of devastation and devotion, as well as a dedication to volunteerism in the tough and uncertain days ahead.
Chabad at Bradley University commemorated the 12th anniversary of 9/11 Wednesday by encouraging students, staff and other passersby to do something good for humanity.