Picture of the Day

At the fire this evening in Crown Heights, emergency services of all types rushed to the scene. An eagle eyed person caught sight of a group of Crown Heights Haztalah volunteers staging for the fire, and snapped a picture.

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Fire in Crown Heights Building Guts Apartment, Leaves No Injuries

A fire broke out on the second floor of a Crown Heights building Thursday evening, gutting and apartment. Firefighters quickly gainA fire broke out on the second floor of a Crown Heights building Thursday evening, gutting and apartment. Firefighters quickly gained control over the fire, and put it out within minutes. No one was injured in the blaze.ed control over the fire, and put it out within minutes. No one was injured in the blaze.

Weekly Letter: The Importance of Harmonious and Peaceful Relationships

During the period of the three weeks, we emphasize the need for unity, peaceful relationships and overall ahavas Yisroel – unconditionally, as this will bring the geula.  Just as it was baseless hatred and disunity that caused the destruction and galus – it will be our unconditional love for each other that will bring Moshiach, may it be now!
As Crown Heights has recently seen an unprecedented act of Unity, we present this week’s letter in which the Rebbe discusses the importance of harmonious and peaceful relationships.

What It’s Like to Be Jewish in Ghana

Known for its steamy jungles, raw beaches and bustling markets, the West African nation of Ghana is home to 28 million people, perhaps 500 of them Jewish. Since 2015, the Ghana Jewish community has found a home at the Chabad-Lubavitch Center of Ghana in Accra, directed by Rabbi Noach and Altie Majesky. In this interview, Zachary Bucheister, a native of Westchester, N.Y., describes what it’s like to be part of Ghana’s tight-knit, but chronically transient Jewish community.

Israeli Company Announces Successful Trial of Radiation Vaccine

An Israeli company announced on Wednesday that it had developed a highly-effective vaccine against radiation poisoning. The vaccine has already been given preliminary approval by the US Food and Drug Administration, meaning it can be used to treat victims following an emergency nuclear event.

Here’s My Story: Faith as a Foundation

Rabbi Chaim Meir Drukman, winner of the 2012 Israel Prize, is a former member of the Knesset who presently serves as the head of Israel’s State Conversion Authority and as head of the Center for Bnei Akiva Yeshivot. He was interviewed in July of 2012.

The Profile of a Chabad Tailor

In a profiling piece on customized tailors, the New York Times picked bespoke tailor Yosel Tiefenbrun to launch their article. Yosel Tiefenbrun, hailing from London, is a Lubavitcher presently living in Crown Heights.