2017 was the Safest Year in Brooklyn’s History

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.

Moishy to Accompany Bibi on Trip to India

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.

Video: Where Does Addiction Come From?

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.

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