It was the night of Yom Kippur, and Rabbi Chezki Lifshitz was not in shul. The rabbi, who heads the Chabad house in Kathmandu, Nepal with his wife Chani, was off on a search-and-rescue mission. A 50-year-old Israeli had met with a nasty fall while hiking at a Mount Everest base camp with his son, and had reached out to the Chabad for help.
Daily Archives: October 2, 2017
Following a murderous terror attack in Kfar Chabad in 1956, the Rebbe sent a group of twelve shluchim to uplift and inspire the community. For the first time ever, these Shluchim are coming together for a historic reunion and panel discussion, to recount this momentous period in their lives.
In what is being called the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history, a gunman with multiple weapons at his disposal, stationed in a high-floor room at a Las Vegas hotel, rained a rapid-fire hail of bullets on outdoor music-concert-goers Sunday night, sowing death and pandemonium. Rabbi Mendy Harlig, a chaplain with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, said it has been a long and harrowing night for law enforcement.
With sadness we inform you of the untimely passing of Yerachmiel Levy (Richard) ben Moshe Aaron Shapiro OBM, a businessman and philanthropist who resided in White Plains, New York. He was 71 years old.
Four years ago, Michal Weiss was looking for a way to make her Elul preparation and reflection more meaningful. It was at that time that she first encountered and began using Rabbi Simon Jacobson‘s 60 Days: The Spiritual Guide to the High Holidays. As she discovered how useful the text could be in spiritually preparing for the chagim, Weiss introduced it to friends. The rest is history.
Two senior U.S. officials said on Monday that there was no evidence that the shooter who killed at least 50 people in Las Vegas was tied to any Islamic militant group, after ISIS publically claimed responsibility.
A Jewish woman is among those seriously injured in the Las Vegas shooting attack last night. She is reportedly in critical condition. Please take a moment and say Tehillim for Chana Rochel Bas Sora, as well as for all those who suffered in this horrific attack.
With sadness we inform you of the passing of Rabbi Leibel Simpson, OBM, of Borough Park, founder of the famed Simpson Jewelers store and tremendous Baal Chesed. He was 83 years old. Levaya times added.
In response to the pressing needs of young Chassanim and in consultation with many prominent Florida Rabbonim, a new and exciting program in Miami will give Chassanim the appropriate resources to enable them to meet the challenges of marriage in the contemporary world.
Moments after Yom Kippur ended, several Bochurim volunteers got busy building the Rebbe’s Sukkah in the front lawn of 770.
A bus ad quoting the Lubavitcher Rebbe instructing a woman to ask her husband before traveling to New York has sparked controversy in Israel, with one Knesset Member demanding that it be removed.
At least 50 people were killed and more than 200 wounded when a gunman opened fire on an outdoor music festival on the Las Vegas Strip, raining down rapid fire from the 32nd floor of a hotel for several minutes before he was shot dead by police, in the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history.
For the first time ever, passengers at JFK Airport this Chol Hamoed will be able to take advantage of a sukkah on the way to their flights.
The hundreds of Bochurim who arrived to spend Tishrei with the Rebbe were treated to a rare glimpse of 770’s ‘communication room,’ where they got to see the myriad sophisticated equipment that was used to broadcast the Rebbe’s farbrengens and messages, as well as the wellsprings of Chassidus in general, to all parts of the globe.