In a quick about-face, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency revoked a directive stating that Israeli wines cannot be labeled as “made in Israel” if they are produced beyond the pre-1967 armistice line.
Daily Archives: July 13, 2017
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Last Friday night was no ordinary one for 1,500 young adults in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Students and young Jewish professionals celebrated Shabbat dinner at the La Rural convention center. They talked and sang and bonded over a three-course catered dinner that lasted until the wee hours of the morning.
For the first time since his stroke eight months ago, Rabbi Adin Even-Yisroel Steinsaltz entered his yeshiva in Tekoa, Israel. His students greeted him with music and dancing.
P.S. 191, also known as The Paul Robeson School, sits at the border of Crown Heights and Brownsville. The school’s student population, around 300 suffer from poverty to the extent that 99% of them meet the standards for free or reduced-price lunches. Some even live at a homeless shelter next door. But, at 8:30, every morning, just like clockwork, a moment of silence is observed. It may only last for one minute, but for that moment, the entire school is quiet.
The body of 12-year old Israeli girl Nicole Surkin, killed in a driving accident in Khabarovsk in the Far-East of Russia yesterday, will be flown to its final resting place in Israel tomorrow morning. Chabad rabbis and community leaders of Khabarovsk and Birobidjan were called upon to help speed up the process of recovering the body from the Russian police, and to facilitate its transfer to Israel.
Charles Nassofer, popularly known to the Crown Heights community as ‘Charlie Buttons,’ is currently hospitalized at Methodist Hospital in Park Slope, where he underwent a 3-hour open heart surgery.
On Monday, Rabbi Moshe Kotlarsky, vice chairman of Merkos L’Inyonei Chinuch, visited the city of Zagreb, the capital of Croatia, where he met with local shliach Rabbi Pinchas Zaklas and visited the new Jewish center that is currently under construction.
Is time travel possible? Its been a part of science fiction for centuries, but could it really occur? The nature of time is a fascinating topic that has been discussed since the days of the Greek philosophers. In the modern era, with a new look at the universe, the possibility of time travel is quickly moving from a science-fiction topic to something within the realm of possibility.
Rabbi Sholom Blank is a Chabad Shliach in Miami, Florida, known for his expertise in the Jewish laws surrounding the building of an Eruv. He was interviewed in the My Encounter studios in November of 2016.
On Sunday, June 11th, Chabad @ The Beaches commemorated 14 years of commitment to Jewish life in the Ponte Vedra and Jacksonville Beaches communities with its annual Gala Dinner and Celebration. Actor and Comedian Mendy Pellin entertained the crowd.
Camps from across South Florida joined together for an annual camp unity day event on Thursday, Yud Bais Tammuz, which was held in Xtreme Action Park.