Otwok Poland (pronounced Otvotzk), one home to Yeshivas Tomchei Temimim had swastikas painted on a memorial for the victims of the Holocaust.
“Berel,” the 5th track of Motty’s Ilowitz’s recent album 5778, is a music video single in Yiddish that highlights the personal struggle of a parent with an overactive son.
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In a new age method of Pirsumei Nisa, Comedians Menachem Silverstein (@MenachemSilverstein) and Menachem Kashanian (@MenachemK) took social media by storm as they teamed up with one of the biggest web-stars @KingBach (who currently has 16.9 million followers on Instagram) to spread the light of Chanukah like never before.
A new single and music video released by Shmueli Ungar stems from a cancelled concert and brings music to life. Its theme, no matter what happens, no matter the curves life throws our way, Hashem is the one in charge, all we have to do is keep the faith.
Courtesy of Rabbi Garelick of Sichosacademy.org, we present a series on Halochos of Chanukkah. In this article he discusses what to prepare before Chanukah begins.
A young, up and coming musician and singer, Yosef David has released a new song called Bad Days. The song brings you through the roller coaster of personal relationships. Showing you how to overcome your bad days.
Courtesy of Lubavitch Archives, we present a weekly photo of the Rebbe giving out dollars for Tzedakah to Shluchim after a Machane Yisrael Development Fund yechidus.
by: Rabbi Naftali Estulin Click Here for a PDF version of this edition of Here’s My Story, or visit the My Encounter Blog. I was born in Russia right after World War Two ended. It was very hard being Jewish under the […]
We present a video release by JEM on the topic of Security and Solidarity. The excerpts are from a talk by the Rebbe following the raid on Entebbe to free hostages taken during the hijacking of an Air France flight from Tel Aviv in the summer of 1976.
In this weeks JLI video, Rabbi Yossi Jacobson teaches us seven lessons for life, from a thief.
This week’s edition of MyLife: Chassidus Applied with Rabbi Simon Jacobson, Episode 233, will air tonight, Sunday, here on CrownHeights.info, beginning at 8:00pm. This week Rabbi Jacobson will address the topics: Tragedy in Pittsburgh: How Should We React? What Is the Rebbe’s View on Buying a Lottery Ticket? After Finishing Yeshiva I Am Not Sure What I Should Be Doing; I Am Feeling Resentful That I Was Not Trained to Make a Living; Why Do We Respect University Trained Professionals in Our Community, but Frown upon Yeshiva Bochurim Going to College? Chassidus Applied to Chof Cheshvan and Chayei Sarah
The brand new song by Benny Friedman, Vesechezena, was composed and arranged by the great duo Yitzy Berry and Eli Klein. The cover photo was taken by the holy Ari Fuld Z”L on Hoshaana Raba of 5778.
In this weekly JLI video, we tackle the question “What is G-d’s definition of normal?” Is it truly better to be normal than unique?
This week’s edition of MyLife: Chassidus Applied with Rabbi Simon Jacobson, Episode 232, will air tonight, Sunday, here on CrownHeights.info, beginning at 8:00pm. This week Rabbi Jacobson will address the topics: How Do You Explain the Blessing of “She’Lo Osani Isha”? Do We Need Secular Sources to Teach Us How to Understand and Raise Our Children? What Should Our Attitude Be to “Non-Official” Shluchim? Hiding Sarah in a… Box? Are Controversial Verses in the Torah Being Taught to Our Children in the Proper Way? Can We Go to a Non-Religious/Non-Chassidic Therapist? What Is the Attitude of Chassidus Chabad to the Ramchal and His Mesilas Yisharim?
After the bris and the [Rebbe] Rashab was named, his grandfather, the Rebbe the Tzemach Tzedek expressed a thought based on the acronyms of his name Reb Sholom Ber and said, “BaSaR ShaBaR”; which means that one should break the materialistic aspects of the physical world
This week’s edition of MyLife: Chassidus Applied with Rabbi Simon Jacobson, Episode 231, will air tonight, Sunday, here on CrownHeights.info, beginning at 8:00pm. This week Rabbi Jacobson will address the topics: Why Would Loving Spouses Fight Every Time They Come Back from Somebody’s House? How Do I Find Myself When I Feel Lost? Why Is There More Focus on Chitzoniyos (Externals) in Dor Ha’Shevii? Is Learning and Teaching Chassidus Chagas Considered “Spreading the Wellsprings”? What Is the Difference Between the “Law of Attraction” and Bitachon? How Does Evil Fit into Divine Unity?
This week’s edition of MyLife: Chassidus Applied with Rabbi Simon Jacobson, Episode 230, will air tonight, Sunday, here on CrownHeights.info, beginning at 8:00pm. This week Rabbi Jacobson will address the topics: Can We Ask About the “Whys” and the “Hows” of Torah and Mitzvos, or Do We Have to Accept It All Without Questions? Chassidus Applied to Yom Kippur and Sukkot; How Can I Show G-d That I Truly Repented? What Exactly Is Simcha? Why Should One Be Observant; Do We Need Someone Outside of Ourselves to Build Our Self-Worth?
As is known, beginning from Simchas Torah 5716 and continuing through Simchas Torah 5724, the Rebbe taught ten nigunnim. (On Simchas Torah 5724, the Rebbe taught two niggunim). What is less known is that four other niggunim were taught by the Rebbe at various times throughout the year. This week’s story is about the niggun Asader L’seudasa, which the Rebbe taught on Shabbos Parshas Balak 5717.
The events that I am about to relate took place in 1958, when I was just twenty-four years old. I was enrolled in rabbinic studies at Yeshiva University, whose Rosh Yeshivah, Rav Joseph Ber Soloveitchik strongly encouraged his students to serve in the armed forces. He felt that the United States had been very good to the Jewish people, and that we had an obligation to do our part in serving the country.
Rabbi Yitzchok Minkowicz, director of Chabad Lubavitch of Southwest Florida, delivers his insights on the Parasha of Bereishis. This week he answers the question: What is the Best Way to go to Israel? – based on the teachings of the Lubavitcher Rebbe.
Rabbi Shmuel Lesches, Maggid Shiur in Yeshiva Gedola of Melbourne, Australia, has compiled a guide to the laws of Hoshanah Rabbah, Shmini Atzeres and Simchas Torah for the benefit of the wider Lubavitch community.
I was arrested together with a number of other chassidim on the 13th of Elul, 5695 (1935). Around two months later, we all were sentenced to exile for “counter-revolutionary” activities. The train transit took many days, until we arrived at the first destination. There the prisoners were sent to various locations, such as the Ural Mountains, Siberia and Uzbekistan. We were sent to Turkestan.