Chabad on Campus Families Gather

Supporting Jewish students on campus is vital work that takes year-round dedication, love and commitment. With the 2017-2018 academic year now complete, campus Shluchim and their families gathered this week at the annual Chabad on Campus International Kinus to reflect on past experiences and plan for the year ahead.

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Weekly Letter: Advice on Sources

We traditionally learn Pirkei Avos throughout the summer months – the fascinating letter we share this week is to an author of a book on Pirkei Avos.  In it, the Rebbe gives the author constructive criticism and advice regarding the sources he uses in the writing of his book. The letter, written originally in English, is from the archives of the Rebbe’s trusted secretary Rabbi Nissan Mindel.

UK Shluchim Gather for Regional Kinus

During the two days of the Kinus 92 Shluchim from all over the UK participated in 22 lectures and workshops and left energised to continue to their Shlichus with renewed purpose and vigour. The conference was held in the magnificent setting of Bosworth Hall Hotel (part of the Brittania Group) in the picturesque village of Market Bosworth. 

8:00pm: Did the Rebbe Say Anything About July 4th?

This week’s edition of MyLife: Chassidus Applied with Rabbi Simon Jacobson, Episode 219, will air tonight, Sunday, here on CrownHeights.info, beginning at 8:00pm. This week Rabbi Jacobson will address the topics: Can We Establish Policy Based on a Chassidishe Hergesh? Chassidus Applied to Shiva B’Asser B’Tammuz Nidche; Did the Rebbe Say Anything About July 4th? As Converts We Feel Isolated in Our Community. What Should We Do? What to Say to Parents Who Were Hurt by Their Child Telling Them That Not They, but the Rebbe Is His True Parent?

Weekly Story: I Want Him To….

In the early years of the Rebbe’s Nesius, one of the conditions that the Rebbe gave in order for him to be mesader kiddushin was that the chosson begin letting his beard grow and refrain from shaving or trimming it. However, this could only encourage a bochur to grow his beard, how about one that was already married? And we see from the following story that the Rebbe placed emphasis on that group as well.