The NYPD says it has seen a 55 percent increase in hate crimes compared to the same time last year. That includes a 94 percent surge in anti-Semitic incidents.
Daily Archives: March 6, 2017
It is a story taken almost straight out of Hollywood. A young Lithuanian rabbi arrives in a “Wild West” frontier town, some 7,000 miles from his home and his family, with only a Torah scroll and a few sparse belongings in his possession. Four generations later, his great-great-grandson returns to help bring Purim to his forbear’s city.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo today announced that a man suspected of multiple incidents of bias graffiti at Pennsylvania Station was arrested and charged for committing a series of hate crimes. The arrest and charges highlight the aggressive actions the state is undertaking to combat the growth of hate crimes and anti-Semitism.
Chabad of East Boca Raton, Florida, which has spent years fighting multiple Federal lawsuits brought by neighbors in an effort to build its city-approved Synagogue and Jewish Center, now faces another daunting hurdle: the passing of the donor who owned the plot of land the center was to be built upon, before the property was transferred to Chabad’s possession.
50 years ago, in the lead up to the Six Day War, the Rebbe launched his first Mivtza (campaign), instructing his Chassidim to help any Jewish man they meet to put on Tefilin. The merit of the Tefilin, the Rebbe explained, would protect the Holy Land from harm.
Crown Heights Filmmaker Meir Kalmenson relates a story of the Fifth Lubavitcher Rebbe, and explains how his name inspires his work.
At a ceremony last week, the rabbi chaplain recently assigned to the Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada honored an American Jewish soldier killed in the line of duty days before the surrender of Japan in World War II, by granting his 72-year-old wish to have a Star of David engraved on his tomb stone, a feature published by the Honolulu-based Air Force 15th Wing website detailed on Friday.
With sadness we inform you of the passing of Reb Michoel Atlan, OBM, a longtime resident of Crown Heights known for his generous heart and acts of Chessed. He was 72 years old.