Rabbi Yaakov and Rebbetzen Zlata Zuber (standing third and fourth from the right) at a dinner benefiting the Lubavitcher Yeshiva of Boston, circa late 1940s. Rabbi Zuber, a devout Lubavitcher Chosid, escaped the Soviets and the Nazis, only to be brutally beaten to death on the streets of Boston in 1953.
Daily Archives: May 27, 2014
Ellen Resnick, a resident of a suburban town in the northeast, relates her experience walking into a Chabad House for the first time, and how it differed from the stereotypes about Chasidic Jews that she assumed to be true since her youth.
The tension between religious Jews and the Israel Defense Force has been hotly debated and fiercely criticized in the media during the past few months – both in Israel and abroad. But for one community of observant Jews in New York, you’d be hard pressed to find it.
What’s the next big idea to come out of Crown Heights? On June 18th, members of the Crown Heights Jewish community will have a chance to pitch their start-up ventures to a panel of experienced entrepreneurs in CHYE’s second annual “shark-tank” style event.
ALIYA-Girls, a learning and social club for young women in Crown Heights, hosted its second annual Lag Ba’omer gathering on Motzei Shabbos with a hit performance by the ‘Bulletproof Stockings’ Band.
Chabad-Lubavitch of Milan sprang into action last weekend, when thousands of Israelis poured into their city as spectators of the European basketball championships.
Swagbucks, a Los Angeles-based web-rewards company founded by Lubavitcher Yosef Gorowitz, announced that it has raised $60 million in venture capital from investment firms amid exponential growth over the past year. The company also announced that it has hired a new and experienced CEO.
A severe collision occurred yesterday evening in Crown Heights between a gray Infiniti sedan and a Fresh Direct delivery truck, the force of which caused the truck to flip over to its side.
On Lag Ba’omer, a new Sefer Torah was completed in Brisk (known today as Brest), Belarus, for the first time in 75 years. The new scroll was welcomed with much celebration to the city’s main synagogue, where the famed Reb Chaim Brisker (soleveichik) once studied and prayed.
12 is a well-known number in Judaism. There are the 12 tribes, 12 stones of the Choshen, 12 loaves of Lechem Hapanim. But most of all, it is the age at which a young girl experiences her transition into a woman. How appropriate then, when a Shul celebrates 12 years of success, for the Ezras Noshim to gather for the celebration – especially when it’s the Ezras Noshim of the only Shul in the world that is for the Kids – by the Kids!
Please take a moment and say a Kapital Tehillim for Yosef Yehuda ben Kreindel, a Shliach in Southern California who is suffering from an advanced bout of ‘yene machla,’ and needs our prayers for his speedy and complete recovery.