A bill co-naming a section of Lefferts Avenue has passed the NYC Council, the street and intersection in front of Beis Rivkah Elementary schools will be known as “Rebbetzin Chaya Mushka, Schneerson Square.”
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“While you are out shopping for cheesecake and other delicacies for Shavuos, please take a minute and think about your friends, neighbors and relatives who are calling us for money and knocking on our door so that they can buy challah and milk for Yom Tov,” writes director of Chevra Simchas Shabbos V’Yomtov (CSSY) Rabbi Bentzion Stock in a letter to the Crown Heights community.
A Chasidic man driving in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn was issued a ticket for going through a red light on Tuesday. The only problem: the vehicle had a dashcam which proves that no red light was passed.
Mayor Nir Barkat of Jerusalem paid a visit to the home of Rabbi Adin Even-Israel-Steinsaltz on Monday afternoon to present the renowned scholar and author with the Yakir Yerushalayim (Worthy Citizen of Jerusalem) medal, which would be presented later that evening to 11 other recipients at a ceremony at the Tower of David in Jerusalem’s Old City.
This Sunday marked the passing of a historical figure: David T. Chase. Fittingly, David’s children and grandchildren chose this special day to visit the Rabbinical College of America in Morristown. They selected David’s first Yahrtzeit as an appropriate time to bask in the beauty of the campus that bears their father’s name, and to participate in a memorial ceremony.
On Sunday, May 14th, 2017 Jews worldwide celebrated Lag Baomer, a day celebrating the life and learning of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai and Rabbi Akiva. In Brooklyn, New York, a huge parade was arranged by the NCFJE, bringing together people from all different backgrounds and from many different walks of life. This year more than ever, those with special needs were not left out.
On Monday evening, 26 Iyear, 34 students of Oholei Torah, Lubavitcher Yeshiva-Crown St., Cheder Lubavitch of Morristown and Cheder Chabad of Monsey competed against each other in the final round of the Chidon Shoneh Halachos.
Filmed in South Africa, Fly Away is the message of a young teen who is part of a community of converts to Judaism living in the slums of Johannesburg, where basic necessities like running water and electricity are nothing more than a dream and violence and fear are part of the daily diet. Against all odds, the light of Judaism burns brightly with his soul, giving him the confidence to believe that, like Nissim, he too will one day able to emerge from a cocoon of darkness into a world illuminated by the beauty of a life filled with Torah.
Alternate side parking (street cleaning) regulations will be suspended Thursday, May 25, for a Catholic holiday. All other regulations, including parking meters, remain in effect.
In the pilot episode of “Crusing and Schmoozing,” Chasidic comedian Mendy Pellin takes Allison Josephs of Jew in the City fame to the hippest, hottest restaurants in Crown Heights.
Rabbi Nachman Simon, Shliach to Delmar, a suburb of Albany, interviewed New York State Senator Jesse Hamilton, who represents Crown Heights in the New York Senate, for a TV talk show called ‘The Jewish View,’ which he co-hosts with Marc Gronich.
Rabbi Yitzchok Minkowicz, director of Chabad Lubavitch of Southwest Florida, delivers his insights on this week’s Parsha – Bamidbar. This week Rabbi Minkowicz answers the question: How does G-d show his love for us?
In response to the terror attack in Manchester which left 23 dead and over 60 injured, the most devastating attack to hit England in over a decade, a vigil memorial was held in the city’s Albert Square. Students of Yeshivas Lubavitch Manchester participated in the vigil, and encouraged any Jews they met to do a Mitzvah in memory of the victims.
Rabbi Shmuel Lesches, Magid Shiur in the Yeshiva Gedola of Melbourne, Australia, has compiled a guide to the laws of the month of Sivan and the Yomtov of Shavuos for the benefit of the wider Lubavitch community.