Acting Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez today announced that 2017 will end as the safest year in Brooklyn’s recorded history, with the fewest number of homicides, shootings and shooting victims since record-keeping began. Crown Heights saw a particularly noteworthy 40% reduction in homicides.
Daily Archives: December 28, 2017
Technology has changed so much about the way we connect as human beings. When was the last time you actually laughed out loud when you responded with “LOL”?
Two synagogues in the Iranian city of Shiraz were attacked by vandals, who tore up Sifrei Torah and Tefilin, threw siddurim in the toilet and damaged other holy objects.
Moishy Holtzberg, whose parents Rabbi Gavriel and Rivka Holtzberg were murdered in the 2008 terror attack on the Indian city of Mumbai’s Chabad House, will travel to India with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in January.
This year, OK Kosher Certification topped all previous events with Chanukah parties for its staff and their children that were a smashing success!
The heart of the average person desperately seeks that which is beyond the mundane. Animals do not have these cravings. When an animal fulfills its biological function or drive, it stops. Why is addiction unique to human beings? Addiction is born out of human discontent, and ultimately due to a lack of spirituality. The individual attempts to fill a spiritual void with physical objects or pleasures. These give very temporary relief, but never satisfy the deeper spiritual craving. Rabbi Pinchas Taylor reminds us that the addiction itself is not the addict’s problem, it’s his attempted solution. The only true solution is to treat the spiritual void.
For the first time ever, CKids and Merkos 302 will be hosting a three-day retreat for shluchim, with dual programming focusing on Hebrew School and camp leadership.
In commemoration of the Taanis today, JEM presents a moving clip from Asara B’Teves of 5725 (1965), just a few short months after the passing of his mother, Rebbetzin Chana, when the Rebbe was Davening by the Amud.
This weekly fast moving — yet inspiring — 1-minute video on the weekly Parsha is created by Yitzchok Schmuckler, a Bochur from Montreal. This week’s video for Parshas Vayechi is titled: Washing Clothes in Wine.
Mr. Harvey Milstein presently lives in Israel, where he was interviewed by JEM’s My Encounter with the Rebbe project in February of 2015.