A window of a Brooklyn Chabad synagogue run by Rabbi Menachem Heller and his wife was broken in a suspected act of Vandalizm over Sabbath. The incident took place while the rabbi and his family, including young children, were inside.
With great sadness we report the passing of Rabbi Moshe Ehrenstein, OBM, the head Mashpia in the Chabad Yeshiva of Tzfas. He passed away Friday, shortly after shabbos came in, on the 10th of Adar 1. He was 68-years-old.
In a touching and awe inspiring video, Rabbi Isser Lubecki was filmed holding a Havdalah ceremony in sign language after a special Shabbaton that he organized for the deaf community in the French capital of Paris.
A video has been released by JLI that discussed how to remain Jewish when nobody is telling you NOT to. It may seem like a silly question but why WOULD you without someone telling you to?
This week, a new Jewish Sunday school has been opened in Bulgarian capital Sofia. It is already 17th school of those established as a part of the new education project called JFUTURE. JFUTURE is the Jewish Sunday school network intended, first of all, for families that did not take an active part in the community life. With over 400 participants, JFUTURE aims to double the number of students by the end of 2019.
The youth rebellion of the 60’s saw an explosion of counterculture movements fighting the status quo across the Western world. As many wrote off the radicalism of their children, the Rebbe embraced their passion, arguing that it all stemmed from a thirst for good.
Bringing more light to the world in the year since the mass school shooting in Parkland Florida. Read how these individuals have turned tragedy into growth, and suffering into a future.
Thirty years after the first wave of Russian Jews landed on these shores, the babushkas and fur ushankas have disappeared. But the American-born grandchildren of those immigrants still speak Russian with their parents and grandparents. They socialize with friends of Russian background and do so in Russian Jewish enclaves where the food, drink, and music reflect the tastes of their Slavic grandparents. Why do Russian-speaking Jews seem so uninterested in American Jewish life and what can we do to better engage them?
Benny and Chanale (nee Gopin) Friedman (Crown Heights)
We present the Shalom Zochor list for the week of Parshas Tetzaveh:
Schneur Zalman and Mushky (nee Andrusier) Kirsch (Crown Heights)
With great sadness we report the passing of Harav Hachosid Harav Hatomim Avraham Tzvi (ben Harav Yehudah) Landa OBM, the eldest living Chossid who survived the Second World War by escaping to Shanghai. He passed away on Friday 10 Adar 1, 5779, at 100 years old. Updated with Levaya information.
The winners of the “Bayis Raffle”: Congratulations to Dovid Monstirsky and family, from Haifa, Israel, who won six months’ rent or mortgage. Congratulations to Shcherbina Family from Chicago, IL. who won a collection of 100 Chasidus Seforim to enhance the home.
Being that this Shabbos is Parshas Titzaveh and most Anash will be reviewing the maamar V’Atah Tetzaveh, the maamar that the Rebbe personally distributed on Purim Koton 5572 (1992), just two weeks before his stroke on chof-zayin Adar Rishon. In the beginning of the maamar the Rebbe notes that it is based on the maamar that the Frierdiker Rebbe said during the farbrengen of Purim Koton 5687 (1927). I therefore thought it would be appropriate to relate part of the story of that era, which lends an insight of the intent of the Frierdiker Rebbe’s maamar, and according to many it also gives insight into the intent of the Rebbe, of why he chose to publish this maamar (which he said eleven years earlier, on Parshas Teyzaveh 5781 (1981).
The Crown Heights Jewish Community Council will hold elections for the first time in eight years. The news was released in a letter sent to the Rabonim of Crown Heights, and signed by Executive Director Eli Cohen.
Courtesy of Lubavitch Archives, we present a weekly photo of the Rebbe Rayatz as he thanks the judge who swore him in as a United States citizen, 16 Adar, 1949. On the 9th of Adar we mark the day the Rebbe Rayatz arrived to the United States. The Rebbe can be seen standing on the left.
On the heels of a recent controversy involving a Rabbinic prohibition on attending an event titled “MicDrop,” in a recorded interview Rabbi Shea Hecht likened the phenomenon to the Call of the Shofar, a cult-like therapy program. R’ Hecht has now doubled down on his claims saying, “not only is it another Call of the Shofar, it is ten times worse.”
Mendy Krasnianski (Brooklyn, NY) and Batsheva (bas Aryeh Leib) Friedman (Crown Heights)
In our service of Hashem – symbolized by the mishkan in these parshios – we utilize the material world to commune and connect with Hashem. In this letter, the Rebbe gives a clear and concise explanation of how this is possible. The letter, written originally in English, is from the archives of the Rebbe’s trusted secretary Rabbi Nissan Mindel.
Mendy and Feigi (née shemtov) Katz (Crown Heights)
A suspicious individual was shot at a Chabad girls high school in Los Angeles on Thursday afternoon. The school was placed on lockdown, and will continue to be on lockdown until further notice that all has been cleared by the police.
Amazon will not follow through on plans to build a new headquarters in Queens, New York, the online retail giant announced Thursday. Another planned headquarters in North Carolina will proceed as planned.