Days after the death of American college student Otto Warmbier who was imprisoned for 17 months in North Korea comes word that officials negotiating his release deliberately kept his Jewish identity hidden from his captors.
Daily Archives: June 22, 2017
A pilot program launched by the City of New York to cut Alternate Side Parking Rules on Eastern Parkway, will give Shabbos observing residents some parking reprieve.
For more than two decades, Rabbi Ruvi New dreamed of a musical odyssey with a greater meaning, one that would perpetuate the words of the Lubavitcher Rebbe to listeners far and wide through song.
Representing the parents of yaldei hashluchim around the globe, Rabbi Yosef Wolvovsky, shliach to Glastonbury, Connecticut, addressed bochurim at MyShliach’s annual evening of appreciation on Monday, 25 Sivan. Volunteering their time each week to learn and farbreng one-on-one over the phone with a young shliach, these bochurim serve as mentors to these boys, who lack local Chassidishe friends and chavrusas.
Today marks the 76th anniversary of the Rebbe’s safe arrival to the united states. On the 28th of Sivan in 1941, the Rebbe arrived in America with his wife, Rebbetzin Chaya Mushka after fleeing war-torn Europe.
In the first ever such criminal investigation pursued by the State of New York, an Orthodox-Jewish Crown Heights landlord was convicted of “harassing” his tenants by failing to consistently provide them with heat and hot water, and by performing unsanctioned renovations to the building. He faces up to a year in jail.
A Shliach from a small town was visiting Crown Heights to stock up on months’ worth of kosher food, only to face an urgent problem that happens well too often in our neighborhood – a problem which can be entirely avoided with a little bit on consideration.
A member of Crown Heights Anash recently fell into a bad business deal, which resulted in a criminal case against him. Although he is innocent of the accusations, he is currently facing up to two years jail time.
Rov of Nachalas Har Chabad and Mazkir of the Chabad Beis Din in Eretz Yisroel, Rabbi Yitzchok Yehuda Yeroslowski was honored with affixing the mezuzah to the newly renovated entrance of the Shaarey Tzedek Chesed Center in Moscow during his visit to the Russian capital.
This past Sunday, close to 40 Bochurim were tested on the entire Mesechta Kesuvos at Yeshivas Tomchei Tmimim in Morristown.
Rabbi Ahron Avigdor Cousin is a veteran educator from London, England. He now lives in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn with his wife, Malka. He was interviewed by JEM’s My Encounter with the Rebbe project at his home in the summer of 2007.
It seemed an unlikely prospect that the women of the small suburban Jewish community of Merrick-Bellmore-Wantagh in Long Island (population 2,500) would one day have their own mikvah.