In this week’s edition of Letter & Spirit, we present a letter from the Rebbe to an individual who questioned Chabad’s involvement – or lack thereof – in various politically-connected activities in Israel. The letter was written through the Rebbe’s trusted secretary Rabbi Nissan Mindel, and was made available by the latter’s son-in-law, Rabbi Sholom Ber Shapiro.
Daily Archives: January 8, 2015
New York state’s requirement that children be vaccinated in order to attend state-funded schools does not violate parents’ religious rights under the U.S. Constitution, a federal appeals court said Wednesday.
Eyal Yifrach, Naftali Frenkel and Gilad Shaar will not be forgotten. In so many ways, the worldwide Jewish community has made it a point over the last six months to remember the names and the lives of these three Israeli teenagers kidnapped and murdered by terrorists in June.
This music video, produced on behalf of C-Teen – Chabad’s Teen Network – by Moshe Raskin of Swish Media, encourages Jewish boys and men all over the world to be proud of their Jewish identity and let their Tzitzis hang low – and be seen by all!
On Tuesday, January 6, Rabbi Raphael Tennenhaus, director of Chabad activities in south Broward, Florida, Co-Chaired the Governor of Florida Inaugural Prayer Breakfast, the only Rabbi to serve as one of six Co-Chairs for this prestigious, traditional event, that preceded the Inauguration of the Governor by 3 hours.
The NYC Health Department has come under increasing scrutiny for its ongoing campaign against metzitzah b’peh (MBP) after a recent diagnosis at a New York City hospital of neonatal herpes following a bris milah was discredited upon further testing by a New York State laboratory.
New York City will ban food establishments from using plastic foam containers, and shipping centers from using packing peanuts, according to Mayor Bill de Blasio.
Mr. Moshe Salzberg lives with his family in Montreal, Canada. He was interviewed for JEM’s My Encounter with the Rebbe project in his home in January of 2011.
With sadness we inform you of the passing of Rabbi Yaakov Yosef Lepkivker, OBM, of Bnei Brak, the patriarch of a prominent Lubavitch family and the father of three longtime members of the Crown Heights community. He was 86 years old.