In this week’s edition of Letter and Spirit, as we read in this week’s Parsha about the parting words of Yaakov to his children, we present a letter from the Rebbe about a Jewish will. 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: December 24, 2015
Just a month ago, Rikal Kaler, a mom of three girls who attend Cheder Chabad of Baltimore, launched a campaign to raise $72,000 in just one day for the school. She named it 72k1Day, and decided that the theme color had to stand out – bright orange.
Thousands of Jewish pupils across the former Soviet Union, students at the Federation of Jewish Communities’ (FJC) ‘Or Avner’ network of Jewish schools, participated last week in the first stage of the 3rd annual ‘Darkeinu’ Olympic Jewish heritage quiz for 2015.
Alternate side parking (street cleaning) regulations and parking meter regulations will be suspended on Friday, December 25.
On Motzei Shabbos, the 14th of Teves (December 26), there will be a rally at the Ohel for all children ages 5 to 12 featuring arts & crafts, refreshments and a special storyteller. Buses will leave 770 at 6:30pm and return at 8:45pm. Transportation will cost $3.
For the last 40 years, the Bikur Cholim of Crown Heights – renamed the Rebbetzin Chaya Mushka Bikur Cholim after her passing – has been helping thousands of families in medical crisis.
The annual Colel Chabad International Awards Dinner, celebrating 227 years of providing food, clothing and shelter to Israel’s needy, took place Tuesday evening, December 15, at the New York Hilton Grand Ballroom.
A friendly reminder to our dear readers: Tonight is “Nittel Nacht,” and the Chabad custom is not to learn Torah, so as not to “add Chayus” to impurity.
Chabad of Hanoi, Vietnam, made history as they welcomed their very own brand new Torah Scroll. The Torah is one of seven newly written Sifrei Torah generously donated by Chilean businessman and philanthropist Leonardo Farkas, honoring Rabbi Moshe Kotlarsky and his family.
Rabbi Chaim Shlomo Diskin, currently the chief rabbi of Kiryat Ata, has served as Chabad emissary in Israel since 1983. He was interviewed by JEM’s My Encounter with the Rebbe project in June of 2014.