Over fifty people joined four shluchim in performing the Kaparot custom in Southwest Florida. Thanks to Rabbi Yossi Gansburg of Coconut Creek and Rabbi Sholom Schmerling of Venice who arranged for the chickens, the custom was able to be performed locally.
Daily Archives: October 7, 2019
New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo tasked the State Police to increase their presence near synagogues and religious centers during Yom Kippur.
At the conclusion of the Farbrengen on the 6th Yahrtzeit of Rebbetzin Chanah, on Vov Tishrei 5731, the Rebbe began speaking about a new breakthrough in technology – the ability for one’s words to be transmitted simultaneously to another country, referring to the Chassidim listening to the farbrengen live in Eretz Yisrael. Now restored on the Ashreinu app.
Chabad of Charlotte welcomed dignitaries and locals to the “Grandest Opening” of their stately, six million dollar campus on a balmy Sunday evening in September. At its first official event, the Epstein Family Chabad Jewish Center hosted a chic reception for adults and a concurrent children’s carnival. Over 800 people participated.
We present a gallery from Kaporos held in Paris, France by photographer Morde’hai Lubecki.
Another swastika was found in Brooklyn, this one on 14th Avenue and 39th Street, on a very busy Boro Park Street. The red Nazi symbol was found on a wooden board, and the NYPD and Boro Park Shomrim were called.
Going for the third year, passengers at JFK Airport this Chol Hamoed will be able to take advantage of a Sukkah on the way to their flights. The Sukkah is a project of Chabad of the Airport, which has been dedicated to serving the needs of Jewish travelers at New York’s airports for more than 40 years.
In conjunction with our new Tishrei in the Moment project – Tishreiinthemoment.com, we are excited to present thousands of newly scanned and restored photos from Tishrei 5749.
President Donald Trump defended his administration’s plans to withdraw US forces from northern Syria and permit Turkey to operate in the area, signaling that America’s role in Syria may be coming to an end.
The number of hate crimes against Jews in New York City has risen significantly over the first nine months of this year, part of a citywide rise in such offenses. The New York Police Department has reported 311 total hate crimes through September, as opposed to 250 reported through the same period in 2018, according to Deputy Inspector Mark Molinari, who heads the department’s Hate Crimes Task Force.