For many hours they sat and listened. Close to 70 students of Moscow’s Yeshivas Tomchei Tmimim attended a special orientation where they heard the practical and halachic nuances that will guide them in leading public seders in various cities throughout Russia on the first two nights of Pesach.
It’s been around 10 days since the last citywide electricity outage in Caracas, Venezuela, and the lights are back on … for now. Intermittent electricity outages have recently become a part of daily life in the South American country, but some last longer than others, including a multi-day blackout that began March 7. Electricity does not only affect lights; it also means losing cell-phone service and Internet access, subway transportation, and perhaps most importantly, water.
They may live a world apart from you, but just 3 hours away. Poor Jews.
Some live in a trailer park. They think they can’t afford to be Jewish.
They so badly want to be at a seder.
I wish you could meet them, they are real Baal Shem Tov’s Yidin.
So wholesome and Sincere. Can you help them?
We’d like to host them, but we can’t do it ourselves.
The local Jewish Community does not care and is not able to help.
So we turn to you. Because you do understand, and you do care.
Can you give $36? Even as little $6 can help.
Of course you can. I hope you do.
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Although not a first, a historical moment quietly passed when a Unites States Army Chaplain printed a Tanya in Bagram Afghanistan.
A Yud Aleph Nissan farbrengen was held in Yerre, France located on the outskirts of Paris. The farbrengen was hosted by the Chabad of Yerre Rav Attal, with guests Rav Mendi Azimov and Rav Yaccov Zerbib.
In what can only be described as unprecedented, over five hundred doctors representing numerous Jewish communities across North America have signed a letter confirming the need for all children and healthy adults to get immunized, according to the CDC schedule.
Celebrations marking the Rebbe’s birthday were opened in the city of Tel Aviv-Jaffa Monday, which symbolizes, perhaps more than anything, the revolution that the Rebbe initiated for this event occurred in a place where there is no more Tel Aviv than could be: on the 12th floor of the Tel Aviv municipality, near the office of Mayor Ron Huldai.
Deputy Inspector Francis Giordano, the boss of the NYPD’s 71st Precinct that covers Crown Heights, made a pre-Pesach visit to the true heart of Crown Heights, 770. He was accompanied by community affairs officers including Detective Vincent Martinos.
As hundreds of children gathered in front of 770 on the Eastern Parkway for a rally in honor of Yud Aleph Nissan, drone operator Yisroel Teitelbaum took unique shots of the event.
With 50 boys participating in the Hilichos Olom Chidon, the audience of parents, melamdim, community members and fellow students were astounded at the ability of the participants to quote the Halochos asked of them almost verbatim. The winners of the Chidon acn be found in the extended article.
A special celebration was held in the New York State Capitol in honor of the 117th Birthday of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson.
For the first-time ever, the tiny Carribean island Jamaica at just over 4,000 sq. miles, declared April 16, 2019 as Education and Sharing Day. “This is incredibly historic,” says Rabbi Yaakov Raskin, Chabad rabbi and emissary to the island, of this first.
In 1905, during the times of the Pogroms in Russia, a story is told of the Rebbe as a child. At the time, the Jews would hide in silence in a cellar, fearing for their lives. When one of the children would start to cry, the Rebbe, as a three year old, would approach each one in their own way to calm them down. These photos are allegedly from that cellar in Russia.
Aleph Institute helps military lay leaders and chaplains at bases around the world. The Aleph Institute sends religious materials throughout the year—Torah scrolls, menorahs, hamantashen, military camouflage siddurim (prayer books) and other Jewish books.
The Chernobler Rebbe, who spent two days in Moscow in order to strengthen Russia’s Jewish community, requested to visit the Shneerson Library which is housed today in the Jewish Tolerance Museum located in the Marina Roscha neighborhood.
From the Safer Haminhagim: Every day from Rosh Chodesh Nissan until the twelfth of the month, one reads the passage that describes the offering brought on that day by a particular Nasi, or tribal prince, for the dedication of the altar of the Mishkan. Yehi Ratzon in the Extended Article.
In anticipation of the upcoming holiday of Pesach, preparations are being completed throughout Russia in general and more specifically in the capital city of Moscow, by hundreds of Rabbis and Chabad Shluchim who are scattered throughout the world’s largest country. The successful results of months of diligent work and effort can now be seen as Jews will gather to celebrate Pesach appropriately wherever they may be.
An Israeli air strike in central Syria wounded six combatants early Saturday, the official SANA news agency reported. A Britain-based war monitor said the strike killed several Iranian fighters and wounded 17 Syrian troops and their allies.
Shliach Rabbi Avremi Zippel joins the Chabad Pulse Podcast to talk about his experience on going public with his story of surviving physical abuse, and speaks about what he thinks the community can do better. The topics being discussed in this podcast may not be suitable for minors.
Rabbi Yirmi Cohen visited Member of Paliament of the Government of Canada, Mr. Michael Levitt, of Toronto, and gave him Hand Baked Matza for the Passover Seders. He also sold his chametz (unleavened bread) and put on Tfillin. He is one of the few Jewish M.P’s in the Canadian Government.
The Beresheet spacecraft failed to land on the moon Thursday evening after its main engine failed. The landing process started at 10:05 PM Israeli time. The craft was supposed to touch down on the lunar surface approximately 20 minutes later, but appears to have crashed.