Chabad to Host Eclipse-Chasers Across America

A total solar eclipse will streak across the United States on Monday, Aug. 21. In its 70-mile-wide path, people will see the sun disappear behind the moon, turning daylight into darkness, with trails of light streaming through the sky around the silhouette of the moon.

Rare Tick-borne Illness Confirmed in Upstate NY

A second case of a rare tick-borne virus called Powassan Virus has been confirmed in Upstate New York. A 75-year-old man died last month after being confirmed as the first case of the virus in the state, though medical professionals say the disease has not been proven to be the cause of death.

300 Celebrate Shabbos on Museum Rooftop

Some 300 Jews in their 20s and 30s gathered recently on the scenic Bower Rooftop of the Brooklyn Children’s Museum in Crown Heights, mingling on the sundrenched deck in the hours before Shabbat. They enjoyed hors d’oeuvres and good company, with many taking part in mitzvahs like wrapping tefillin and lighting Shabbat candles.