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Weekly Letter: Hereditary Classes in Judaism?

This week, as we read in the Torah Parshas Emor El Hakohanim, we present a letter from the Rebbe dealing with the question of hereditary classes in Judaism, such as the aristocracy of Kohanim and Levyim, which seem to not be consistent “with the otherwise democratic orientation of Judaism.” The letter, written originally in English, is from the archives of the Rebbe’s personal trusted secretary, Rabbi Nissan Mindel.

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Crown Heights Woman’s Mikvah Looking For Manager

Looking for a reliable, capable, mature woman to manage a women’s Mikvah in Crown Heights. Managing experience is preferred.

Core duties include:
– Working on site managing 5 evenings a week
– Supervising daily operations plus preparing for the nights you aren’t there
Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:
– Overseeing staff
– Ordering supplies
– Making sure the facility is cleaned properly
– Making sure all equipment is in working order
– Customer service

* This is a community service oriented job so please be friendly, thoughtful, a people’s person and know how to bring warmth to the job
* Due to the nature of this job it will requires a certain sensitivity to the needs today’s woman
* The facility is large and detailed, it will require certain physical abilities to maintain it properly
* Compensation based on experience

In a few words please write why you think you would be right for this position

Email your resume/details and your answer to the above question to:

Great Parade Street Closures, Parking and Map

Parade organizers have asked Crown Heights residents not to park on Kingston Ave. between President and Eastern Parkway as well as in the Eastern Parkway service lanes over Shabbos. Preparations for the Parade will begin immediately after Shabbos, and cars parked there will cause delays and will have to be towed.

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Full Time Position Available

Retail and Customer Service Associate

As counter server, you make the day for e-biz owners, teachers and 100s of others who rely on smooth shipping and print services.


Project calm, capable attitude while working efficiently
Advise customers on shipping/printing
Develop rapport with ongoing customers
Manage/maintain equipment

1+ year customer interaction
Patience and an easy smile
Windows, MS Word, PDF
Skill for learning functions/procedures
Work in CH, grow with the company! Must include resume.


170 Friendship Circle Volunteers Appreciated

170 girls and their proud mothers came together at the JCM last week to salute the work and dedication of the volunteers this past year. The guests were welcomed with a delicious Salad and Pasta bar, beautifully set up by Chani Greenbaum, and the opportunity to ‘celebrate friendship’ by sending a sweet postcard to a friend of their choice.

Today: Rally at the Ohel

Today, Thursday, 15 Iyar (May 11), there will be a rally at the Ohel for all children ages 5 to 12, featuring a special game, raffle, sandwiches and an amazing program. Buses will leave 770 at 5:00pm and return at 7:45pm. Transportation will cost $3. Each child will receive a Bow & Arrow in honor of Lag B’Omer!

Chabad Rabbi Pulls Endorsement from ‘Tahor’ App

Rabbi Fishel Jacobs, the sole Chabad Rabbi who lent his endorsement to the ‘Tahor’ App, designed to allow women to privately submit Bedikah inquiries via photo, has apparently rescinded his support, as his name was unceremoniously removed from the website’s ‘Our Rabbis’ section. This development comes after four prominent Chabad rabbis have come out publically against the app.