Family, friends and acquaintances gathered Wednesday evening to mark the Sholoshim [thirty days] since the passing of R’ Michoel Behrman OBM, who was among the first of the Baalei Teshuva movement who came to Crown Heights.
Daily Archives: January 11, 2018
The Headquarters of Chabad of Buenos Aires was evacuated after a fire broke out on the buildings top floor. The building houses the Oholei Chinuch Chabad and Oholei Menachem School, as well as a Chabad house and offices.
Female advocates and police officers were honored at an awards ceremony in Crown Heights. Their work in assisting victims of … more
Well it depends what you mean by heaven.The Talmud and the early sages teach that God does not deprive any creature of any rewards do to it. Animal reward is different from human reward because humans have free choice—meaning they can make moral decisions, and are therefore more worthy of actual reward or punishment. At the same time, every creature is created with a purpose, and that entity’s spirit can be uplifted to the heavenly realms. Rabbi Pinchas Taylor concisely lays out the role of animals in this short video.
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 Vaeira is titled: The Purpose of a Louse.
The 24th of Teves marks the passing of the founder of Chabad, Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi. The Alter Rebbe passed away shortly after reciting Havdalah at the end of the Shabbos.
With sadness we inform you of the passing of Mrs. Bella Chein OBM, who was among the first to settle in Kfar Chabad, Israel. She was 78 years old.
Mrs. Chaya Hecht (1931-2017) lived in Brooklyn, New York and worked as a preschool teacher for over fifty years. She was interviewed in February of 2015.
With sadness we inform you of the passing of Mr. Yisroel Plotnik OBM, a longtime resident of Crown Heights who was known for his heart of gold, and who fought the Nazis in World War II as an American Soldier. He was 99 years old.