Picture of the Day

As car thefts and break ins have soared in Crown heights, we spotted this message someone put in the window of their car. Although we didn’t confirm it with the owner, we believe that it was an ingenious way to notify any potential car thieves, that this car is empty, and perhaps deter them from feeling the need to look closer.

From Woodstock to Jerusalem, A Short Account of a Long Trip

by Yaakov Ort – chabad.org – The first crystal-clear memory I have of the trip up to Woodstock is when we hit 85 miles per hour on the open road in my friend’s 1968 Buick Wildcat. After sleeping in the mud, taking some bad drugs, being too far away from the stage to enjoy the music and witnessing some very frightening human breakdowns, I found a ride back to the city after a day-and-a-half feeling down, dirty and depressed. This is the story of how I made it from Woodstock to a Chabad Chossid.

Op-Ed: A New (Old) Kind of Shlichus

With Shlichus becoming increasingly hard to find, a Lubavitcher attempts to address the troubling issue that many young couples find themselves in, waiting and waiting without a parnassa. He offers an alternative perspective on the matter, and a potential solution.

Greenpoint, Brooklyn Gets First Permanent Center

Art studios and trendy eateries vie for space among authentic Polish bakeries and converted warehouses in Greenpoint. Brooklyn’s northernmost neighborhood, with sweeping views of the Manhattan skyline just across the East River, is gentrifying. High-rises are going up along its waterfront, and now the eclectic neighborhood has got its own Greenpoint Chabad House—Jewish Center.