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.
Rabbi Mikhael Cohen, Founder and Executive Director of Jewish-French Community Center of New York, hosted a public Menorah lighting and Chanukah gathering for French-speaking Jews in Times Square.
Sunday night, the first night of Chanukah, saw the largest crowd ever attend the annual Public Menorah Lighting in New Haven, located at the New Haven Green, in the heart of Yale University.
The talmidim of Shiur Aleph of Yeshivas Lubavitch Toronto rented a Mitzvah Tank, which they operated during their Chanukah break in memory of their colleague, Mendel Cotlar, OBM, of Houston.
With Chanukah this year starting on Sunday, a day that RV rental companies are closed, the Mitzvah Tank Org. made special arrangements to have them open Motzai Shabbos so that the tanks can start going on Mivtzoim on Sunday starting from the very first light.
A group of Lubavitcher Chassidim have launched a Sheva Mitzvos B’nei Noach campaign, targeting Palestinians living in East Jerusalem.
The three-day ‘Babyland Expo’ in Tel Aviv, which was held from Tuesday to Thursday last week, attracted around 30,000 visitors this year. Many of them stopped to do a Mitzvah at Chabad’s ‘Mivtzoim’ stand.
It’s been a pretty difficult century for Chicago Cubs fans; the baseball team hasn’t won the World Series since 1908, the longest championship drought in sports history. But that hasn’t stopped the team’s hardcore fans from cheering—and praying—for a miracle.
The Talmidm of Shiur Aleph Mesivta at Yeshivas Lubavitch-Toronto and Friends of the late Menachem Mendel Cotlar, OBM, of Houston, TX, built and dedicated a sukkah mobile in his memory.
Rabbi Yirmi Cohen, along with two of his children, met with the oldest Jewish Member of Parliament in Canada, Mr. Monte Kwinter, and together they performed the Mitzvah of shaking the Lulav and Esrog.
Chabad of Mile End in Montreal built a ‘Pedi-Sukkah’ – a sukkah attached to a bicycle – which roamed the neighborhood offering local Jews the opportunity to fulfill the Mitzvos of Sukkos.
Allan Sheff “will never forget” when Rabbi Leibel Fine came to his doorstep with a shofar in hand. “It was the first day of Rosh Hashanah, and I wasn’t feeling well and hadn’t been able to attend synagogue. That afternoon there was a knock at the door, and there was Leibel, who’d recently arrived with his wife, Chana, to establish a Chabad House.