This Shabbos at the Besht: Rabbi Shea Hecht is chairman of NCFJE (National Committee for the Furtherance of Jewish Education), a trailblazing social services and outreach organization. He is a communal leader and activist in Crown Heights.
Daily Archives: February 21, 2019
Watch Live at 8:45pm as Israels’ SpaceIL moon lander launches from Cape Canaveral, Florida. The launch is the beginning for the moon lander named “Beresheet,” which will spend 8 weeks maneuvering in space before landing on the moon.
In connection with the parsha – where Moshe pleads for forgiveness after the sin of the golden calf and asks Hashem to reveal His ways – we share a letter of the Rebbe in which he explains two ways to arrive at the understanding and service of G-d: “G-d is all” and “All is G-d.” This eye-opening letter explains briefly yet clearly a basic teaching of chasidus – the making of an abode for G-d in this lowest physical world.
RebbeDrive released new footage of a Yechidus Klolis for Barei Mitzvah which took place in the upstairs Zal of 770. The Yechidus took place on Yud Zayin Adar, 5743.
Center City, Philadelphia is home to some of the oldest synagogues in the United States, like the first Ashkenazic congregation established in the Western Hemisphere in 1795. One of these historic synagogues, the 100-year-old Vilna shul, known for its warm, inclusive services, is renovating its vintage sanctuary and moving weekly prayer services to the third floor to allow a new women’s mikvah to be built in its place.
Scheduled for launch tonight, Israel’s “Beresheet” moon lander has a long and perilous flight to the moon. Watch the flight plan, and marvel at how complex space travel can be.
An interesting letter has surfaced at an auction house written by Rebbetzin Nechama Dina Schneerson, regarding the leadership of Lubavitch Chassidism after the passing of her husband the Rayatz.
It was a cold day in the spring of 1979 when 13-year-old Anna Monahemi arrived at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York. She came with a group of 40 Jewish girls—all of them from Iran, each of them alone. Five days later, they were safely in America.
Rabbi David Lesselbaum – a member of the Kfar Chabad community – teaches Torah and Judaism to the Israeli-French community. He was interviewed in his home in Kfar Chabad, Israel, in March of 2013.