Over 400 fathers and sons attended the first week of the Avos Ubanim Betzalel learning program this past Motzei Shabbos in Crown Heights.
Daily Archives: November 10, 2015
In a spectacle that a mere couple of decades ago would have been unthinkable, a choir of boys from Chabad’s Cheder Menachem day school in Moscow recently performed within the walls of the Kremlin, including an emotional rendition of the song that kept Jews’ spirits up during the dark years of the USSR: ‘Nyet Nyet Nikavo Krome Boga Adnavo’ (there is no one other than G-d alone).
On any given Thursday night from 10:15-11:15pm a constant stream of noise flows throughout the Klein Beit Midrash of Yeshiva University and the Muss dormitory situated right on top. This noise is not some blaring music coming from a party around the block, but the sound of one hundred students learning Torah.
With sadness we inform you of the passing this morning of Reb Aharon Yisroel Chaiton, OBM, of Montreal, Canada.
“We are all here united and larger in number than the representatives in the UN who voted for the two state solution to divide Israel. While they represent different countries we represent the Lubavitcher Rebbe, the one and only leader of our generation who vehemently opposed such a scheme. Therefore we hereby declare in the name of all the Shluchim that the UN Resolution is null and void and there never, ever will be a Palestinian state alongside Israel and every inch of Eretz Yisroel will remain under control of its rightful owner – Am Yisroel,” declared Rabbi Yoseph Gerlitzky, head shaliach to Tel Aviv to a resounding applause by 4, 325 Chabad emissaries from around the globe.
Monday morning in the Ohel, Moishy Holtzberg, survivor of the 2008 Mumbai massacre by terrorists who killed his parents, approached and wished Mazal Tov to Rabbi Berel Lazar, Chief Rabbi of Russia, on the engagement of his daughter Fraidel to Moshe Lerman from Atlanta, GA.
The Jewish Federation’s annual conference in Washington, DC, known as the GA, is being attended by over 20,000 people this year, including Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Featured at this event was a seminar on the secret of Chabad’s success, delivered by California Shliach Rabbi Dovid Eliezrie, who recently published a bestselling book on the topic.
Alternate side parking (street cleaning) regulations will be suspended Wednesday, November 11, for Veterans Day. All other regulations, including parking meters, remain in effect.
Two Palestinian minors, aged 11 and 14, stabbed an Israeli guard on Jerusalem’s light rail in the Pisgat Ze’ev neighborhood of Jerusalem. The victim was moderately wounded. Both perpetrators were caught; but Israeli authorities say the 11-year-old won’t be prosecuted due to his age.
Rabbi Yitzchok Minkowicz, director of Chabad Lubavitch of Southwest Florida, delivers his insights on this week’s Parsha – Toldos. This week Rabbi Minkowicz answers the question: How can one attain the greatest level of Joy?
As a Chabad Rabbi, I just had the pleasure of spending an amazingly inspirational weekend at the International Conference of Shluchim (emissaries) where I joined some 4000 colleagues from around the world in sharing ideas and bottling inspiration for the upcoming year at our posts.