Hundreds of Menorah-topped-cars and dozens Mitzvah ‘Tanks’ participated in a massive parade Monday evening, leaving from Crown Heights and traveling through the streets of Manhattan and spreading the light of Chanukah.
A new Mivtzoim campaign, “Light up Brooklyn,” invites women to bring the light of Chanukah to local Brooklynites. Participants will bring Chanukah festivities to residents’ doorsteps through visiting families, seniors, and local venues.
In the hallways of Lubavitch Yeshiva-Zekelman Campus in Oak Park, Mich., just miles from Detroit proper, the anticipation is palpable as the “Friday Boys”—named for their weekly journeys spreading Judaism around the metropolitan area—prepare to bring extra light and energy to the city throughout the eight days of Chanukah.
Former Brooklyn Dodger pitching star Ralph Branca passed away early in the morning on Nov. 23 at the age of 90. Most famous for giving up a 1951 pennant-winning home run to Bobby Thomson of the Dodgers’ cross-town rivals the New York Giants—known forever in baseball as the “Shot Heard Round the World”—Branca played 12 seasons in the majors and was known throughout his life as a first-class mensch.
Writing for the Wall Street Journal, America’s largest newspaper, Allan Ripp profiles one of Chabad’s Mitzvah Tanks – a synagogue on wheels that provide New Yorkers with blessings—and house calls.
A Sukkah Mobile and Mitzvah Tank which traveled around Toronto on Sukkos was dedicated by the friends of 13-year-old Mendel Cotlar of Houston, TX who passed away two years ago.
It was in the final moments of Hoshana Rabah as Sruly Danzinger, a student of Lubavitch Educational Center (LEC) of Miami, was on Mivtzoim trying to get as many Jews to to perform the Mitzvah of Lulav, when a special encounter occurred.
In response to those who said Tel Aviv is not a holy city, a group of young volunteers working in tandem with Chabad on the Coast wrapped Tefilin with 262 men in just under 10 hours, setting a world record!
Some bar mitzvah-age boys in the U.S. Pacific Northwest who will head off to yeshivah and high schools this fall will take with them many experiences and fond memories from their current academic year. One of them is sure to be their weekly trips to Cedar Sinai Park, a senior-citizen housing campus in Portland, Ore.
Israeli security minister MK Gilad Erdan began his trip to New York City with a visit to the Rebbes Ohel. Erdan was accompanied by Rabbi Levi Edrei and was met by Rabbi Sholom Duchman who escorted him during his visit … Continued
Family, friends and volunteers gathered Thursday afternoon for an event in tribute of Rabbi Kuti Rapp OBM, and an unveiling of a new and more permanent Tefillin Stand, which is operated by Chabad of the Airport at John F. Kennedy’s International Airport, Terminal 4.
Today, Yud Alef Nisaan 5776, marks the 114th birthday of the Lubavitcher Rebbe. As every year, Chassidim gave the Rebbe a birthday present: 66 ‘Mitzvah Tanks’ rolling through New York City, marking 66 years of The Rebbe’s Nesius.
Four Mitzvah Tanks paraded through the streets of Montreal last week in honor of the Rebbe’s 114th birthday. A team effort of locals, Bochurim and Anash together created the first Yud Alef Nissan Tank Parade in Montreal.
Two Lubavitcher Bochrim have combined over 1,500 of their own Mivtzoim encounters into an amazing collage depicting a portrait of the Rebbe.
Republican presidential candidate Senator Ted Cruz visited a model Matzah in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn Thursday afternoon while on the campaign trail in New York. He was greeted by Rabbi Moshe Winner of the Chabad Neshama Center and together with a group of children they baked Mazah and spoke about Passover.
At a pre-Purim for students in Oholei Torah one principal discovered that their entertainer was a Jew who never put on Tefillin before. This lead to an impromptu Bar Mitzvah celebration.
The first time that Rabbi Mordechai Lightstone and his wife, Chana, attended the South by Southwest (better known as SXSW) music, film and interactive festival in Austin, Texas, attendees approached them and said: “We have a rabbi and his family here; we should do something Jewish,” recalls Chana Lightstone.
Mivtzoim meets big data: A Lubavitcher-owned company, Gorin Systems, has developed an innovative system to help Shluchim and others doing Mivtzoim identify who is likely Jewish based on their last name and historical immigration records.
As part of MyShliach’s 17th Regional Shabbaton, which is being held in Venice, Italy, young Shluchim set out in the Jewish Ghetto to do Mivtzoim and put on Tefillin with Jews.
On the 3rd night of Chanukah, a group of talmidim from ULY-Ocean Parkway, led by Rabbi Moshe Reinitz, traveled to the Brooklyn Developmental Center in Spring Creek, Brooklyn, for an evening of Chesed.
A makeshift memorial was set up on Tel Aviv’s Dizengoff Street at the sight where a terrorist opened fire on Sunday, killing two and injuring several more. Though the killer is still at large, hundreds of Israelis have been flocking to the site to light a candle, lay flowers, remember the victims and show defiance against terror.
Rabbi Mendel Goldstein of Crown Heights met a 70-year-old Jewish stock trader who hadn’t put on Tefilin since his Bar Mitzvah, which took place in 1958. The man readily agreed to put on Tefilin, and – with deep emotion – recited “Shema Yisroel” on his own.