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16-Story Towers Face Public Scrutiny

The Crown Heights community can weigh in this week on a plan to change zoning rules to allow two new 16-story towers with 565 market-rate and affordable apartments — a project already facing opposition in a petition from an “anti-gentrification group.”

US-Russia Art Exchanges May Resume

Russia and the United States may soon restart exchanges of art exhibitions, which were suspended for many years over Moscow fears that items may be seized over Chabad’s claims to the ‘Schneerson Library’ being illegally held in Russia, if President Donald Trump signs an order guaranteeing the exhibits protection from seizure in the U.S.

OU Starts Own Chabad-on-Campus Style Program

The Orthodox Union has teamed up with Jewish campus group Hillel to begin an outreach program for Jewish college students in the mold of Chabad-on-Campus. The OU will dispatch married couples who will serve as rabbis and rebbetzins, co-directing the organization’s branches on campuses across the U.S.

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Here’s My Story: Safe Skies

Rabbi Dr. Chaim Shine is a law professor who lectures at Shaarei Mishpat Academic Center and Netanya College. He is also a columnist for the Israel HaYom Newspaper. He was interviewed by JEM’s My Encounter with the Rebbe project in his home in Ra’anana, Israel, in January of 2014.

Beis Rivka Teachers to Continue Strike

In a letter to parents, Beis Rivkah Primary Teachers in grades 1 through 3 write that they are forced to continue a work strike, which began before Pesach. Representatives for the striking teachers alleged that the administration was actively preventing the teachers from being paid by the board, a charge which was vehemently denied by a source close to the administration, who told CrownHeights.info that “nothing has changed.”