Young Yeshivah (Melbourne Australia) recently celebrated its second Siyum Sefer Torah, generously donated by Mr and Mrs Michael & Sylvia Goldhirsch, in honour of Sylvia’s parents, Fishel and Basia Bock.
Daily Archives: October 11, 2018
Brunoy Yeshiva launches a fundraising raffle to help them continue their important work of educating the next generation of Chassidim.
The Rebbe’s letter this week is about the Zayin Mitzvos – addressed to a non- Jew who asks about “making peace with G-d” – which, the Rebbe says, is not an end in itself, but rather it is the fulfillment of one’s destiny which should be one’s goal. The letter, written originally in English, is from the archives of the Rebbe’s trusted secretary Rabbi Nissan Mindel.
A Williamsburg man who was convicted of gang assault and related charges for his role in the brutal beating of Taj Patterson has his conviction overturned and indictment thrown out.
The “Greater Crown Heights Eruv” has been down for nearly two weeks, says a CrownHeights.info reader who sent us photos of the break in the Eruv. Update: Eruv custodians reached out following the publication of this article, and clarified that the Eruv was never actually “down,”
In a letter dated 20 Iyar 5720, the Rebbe put special attention on Jewish teens, even adding that in general youth responds more readily to youth. “They have special qualities of untapped reserves of energy and enthusiasm.” Today, the Rebbes words continue to ring true, as CTeen continues to climb the ladder of international and global change at the hands of its teen leaders.
Most tourists to Jerusalem know my family name – Mandelbaum – because they have visited the site where my family’s home once stood. It had been destroyed in 1948 during Israel’s War of Independence, and a gate was erected on its site. During the nineteen years that Jerusalem was divided, in order to proceed from one part (the Israeli part) to the other part (occupied by Jordan), everyone had to pass through what was called – after the ruin of our home – the Mandelbaum Gate. When Jerusalem was reunited after the Six-Day War, the Mandelbaum Gate was dismantled, but the site is part of Jerusalem’s history now and most tourists are taken to see it.
An early morning crash claimed the life of a 37-year-old Hispanic man as he was crossing the street on Brooklyn Avenue near Eastern Parkway. The entire area is closed off due to a police investigation.