In a tremendous display of Achdus among Klal Yisroel, a large truck was filled to the brim in Lakewood, NJ, with kosher food to be donated to stranded and hungry families. The distribution will be coordinated by Chabad of Houston.
Hurricane Harvey flooded two of the main kosher supermarkets in Houston, and caused the other two to shut down as well—one has been turned into a shelter by authorities—and supplies are now beginning to run low.
A world-wide registry of ‘open Sukkahs’ all around the world has been set up, and is listed online at www.localsukkah.org. The directory has been designed for Jews to locate a Sukkah near to them, so that they can go there to eat.
Homes, cars and streets throughout Houston are under water as torrential rains from Hurricane Harvey—now downgraded from a Category 4 hurricane to a tropical storm—continue to drench the city and cause catastrophic flooding throughout the region. At least five people have died as a result.
Three teens pleaded guilty to criminal damaging charges for twisting a large decorative menorah in the front yard of an Arizona family’s home into a swastika. In addition to community service and a letter of apology, they will be required to meet with a holocaust survivor, the judge ruled.
Congregation Anshei Lubawitz, built in 1906, is the oldest synagogue in Borough Park. Its architectural beauty and uniqueness among the square apartment buildings surrounding it make it a local landmark. However, under suspicious circumstances, the Shul’s current trustees are attempting to have it demolished, to be replaced by a luxury apartment building.
Ukrainian police are investigating what they believe was the premeditated murder of a 29-year-old Jerusalem man on Wednesday night.
Linda Reade, the judge who sentenced first-time non-violent offender Sholom Rubashkin to 27 years in prison, has been accused of profiting off the Federal immigration crackdown on Agriprocessors in 2008, which occurred shortly after her husband made a large investment in a private prison firm.
The sudden death of the bride Shani Levi-Berdichevsky, just before celebrating her last of sheva brachos, stunned her acquaintances who mourn the great loss. She was electrocuted in her own home R”L.
Vandals desecrated an ancient Jewish cemetery in Svaliava, Ukraine. The vandals uprooted and destroyed twenty gravestones, including the gravestone of the town’s former rabbi, Rabbi Shalom Goldenberg.
A Chabad rabbi in California is sharing a heart-warming story to cheer up Americans still reeling from last weekend’s violent neo-Nazi rally in Charlottesville.
Holocaust Museum of Montana, a recently formed nonprofit by Shluchim to Bozeman Rabbi Chaim and Chavie Bruk, announced its plan to build an educational facility on 5 acres of land in the city.
A van driven by a suspected terrorist rammed into pedestrians in a popular tourist area of Barcelona, Spain, right outside a Kosher restaurant run by the local Chabad emissary, Rabbi Dovid Liberson. At least 13 people have been reported dead in the attack, and many were injured, none patrons of the restaurant.
Today there are no Kosher options in the entire Downtown Brooklyn area. There are also no wholesome, gourmet food carts or trucks in the area – for Kosher eaters and non-Kosher eaters alike. By using natural, minimally processed beef and serving handcrafted Burgers prepared fresh daily, JJ’s Holy Cow will shift consumer expectations of what a food cart can offer, as well as provide tens of thousands of Kosher consumers with great food.
A dispute over a parking place in the Bergen Beach section of Brooklyn went horribly wrong last night, ending in the death of a 23 year old member of the Sephardic Jewish community.
Update: Arrest made.
From Chabad.org by Faygie Levy Holt: A Jewish cemetery in St. Louis vandalized back in February—an incident that captured attention around … Continued
Yisrael Kristal, a Frum Jew and Holocaust survivor from Haifa who was recognized by Guinness World Records as the oldest man in the world, has died a month before his 114th birthday.
A former Crown Heights Esrog vendor has become one of the few voices of optimism this month, as those who involved in distributing and selling the prized citron express fears there won’t be enough to meet the demand this year.
A Russian entrepreneur has launched the initial offering of a cryptocurrency aimed primarily at the Jewish market on Wednesday that would conform to Jewish law and offer participants interest-free loans. The name of the digital currency: BitCoen.
A Sydney council which blocked the building of a Chabad synagogue it deemed a ‘terror threat’ is reportedly set to backflip on its decision in the wake of widespread outrage.
A Monsey lawyer is looking to change the way traffic violations are handled in New York City, with an online petition that he hopes will convince lawmakers to disband an administrative traffic court bureau that was created more than four decades ago.
Municipal officials in Millburn, NJ, are looking into an anti-Semitic diatribe that was faxed to Town Hall on Monday.