In this week’s edition of Letter and Spirit, in a timely message for the nine days, we present a letter from the Rebbe in which he reflects on the recent tragedy of the holocaust and those earlier ones – our horrific slavery in Egypt, as witnessed by Moshe Rebbeinu, and the destruction of the Second Bais Hamikdash, as witnessed by Yirmiyahu and others – and how to view the suffering of the righteous and the prospering of the wicked. The letter was written in English 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: July 16, 2015
In response to the increasing number of Orthodox Jews frequenting bungalows in Fallsburg, NY, during the summer months, the town has passed new zoning regulations to make it less inviting for families, reports The Jewish Week.
Robby Rajber is president of the Maccabi Games in Munich and the owner of a film production company. He is also the son of Holocaust survivors who “got stuck” in Germany after the war. Twenty five years ago, he says speaking perfect English, the attitude was that “Jewish life should be kept in the backyard,” and he didn’t see a need for Chabad in Germany.
The outbreak of avian flu caused the cost of eggs to nearly double last month for producers. Wholesale prices for chicken eggs jumped 84.5 percent in June, the Labor Department said Wednesday.
The Chabad community of Sydney, Australia, gathered to hear a Siyum on a Masechta of Gemara, as customary during the nine days.
Alternate side parking (street cleaning) regulations will be suspended Friday and Saturday, July 17-18, for a Muslim holiday. All other regulations, including parking meters, remain in effect.
Rabbi Yitzchok Minkowicz, director of Chabad Lubavitch of Southwest Florida, delivers his insights on this week’s Parsha – Matos-Maasei. This week Rabbi Minkowicz answers the question: What is the secret to keeping commitments?
Rabbi Shmuel Lesches, Magid Shiur in the Yeshiva Gedola of Melbourne, Australia, has compiled a guide to the laws and customs of the Nine Days for the benefit of the wider Lubavitch community.
At the request of a Chabad House in China the Zomet Institute of Halacha and Technology developed a ‘Shabbat Friendly’ walkie talkie, which according to them, can be used on Shabbos.
The Staff Play of Camp Gan Israel, 5775, was to take place this past Monday night. At least, that’s what everyone thought. Posters were put up, scenes rehearsed, backdrops painted, but several scenes into the play, it was revealed to the astonished campers that this was actually an elaborate breakout for the grand trip.
Rabbi Dr. Herbert (Chaim Zev) Bomzer, a long-standing member of the Rabbinical Council of America and rabbi of the Young Israel of Ocean Parkway for 40 years, passed away in February of 2013. He was interviewed by JEM’s My Encounter with the Rebbe project in his home in Brooklyn in June of 2009.