Reb Mendel Itkin, OBM, whose Shloshim is being marked tonight, cheers up Israeli soldiers defending the Golan Heights on Purim, 1975, a little over a year after it was heroically recaptured from Syrian forces during the Yom Kippur War.
Daily Archives: January 10, 2017
At the funeral today of Erez Orbach, HYD, one of the IDF soldiers killed in Sunday’s horrific terror attack in Jerusalem, the crowd joined together in a soul-stirring rendition of the Chabad Niggun Tzoma Lecho Nafshi.
Paris City Hall, usually not a place friendly to Israel, lit up with an Israeli flag in commemoration of the four IDF soldiers who were murdered by a terrorist truck driver.
To an outsider, the claims of Israeli society as a tight-knit family might sound like a cliché, but when it comes to times of tragedy, this reality takes on even greater truth. For the Colel Chabad family, the terror attack in Jerusalem on Sunday directly struck its extended community. Among the four young victims—all of them soldiers in the early months of their training—was a dedicated Chesed Menachem Mendel tutor, Shir Hajaj, only 22 years old.
Since its founding in the late 1960s, the Village in Vail, Colorado has had one Interfaith Chapel for use by congregations of many faiths. Now, for the first time in Village history, an exclusively Jewish sanctuary is opening up in town. Chabad Jewish Center has just purchased a building to be used as its permanent home, overturning a longstanding amendment in the process.
Last night (Monday), a memorial ceremony was held for the victims of the Hyper Cacher terror attack, marking two years since shoppers at a popular kosher supermarket in Paris were killed and held hostage by a Jihadi gunman.
The Kinus Vaad is pleased to announce that Mrs. Esther Wilhelm of Zhitomir, Ukraine, has been selected to deliver the keynote address at the upcoming Kinus Hashluchos Gala Banquet 5777 (2017).
Rabbi Yitzchok Minkowicz, director of Chabad Lubavitch of Southwest Florida, delivers his insights on this week’s Parsha – Vayechi. This week Rabbi Minkowicz answers the question: How can one live a great life despite all obstacles?