Obituary: Rabbi Adin Even-Israel (Steinsaltz), 83, Renowned Scholar, Author and Devoted Chassid

Rabbi Adin Even-Israel (Steinsaltz), the world-famous Talmudist, Kabbalist, educator, community rabbi, philosopher, prolific author—and, above all, devoted Chassid—who was internationally regarded as one of the leading rabbis of this century, and was once hailed by Time magazine as a “once-in-a-millennium scholar,” passed away in Jerusalem on Aug. 7. He was 83 years old.

Governor Cuomo Announces That Schools in All Districts May Open

Since the state is presently hovering at a 1% positive test rate for COVID-19, well below the 5% threshold recommended by the World Health Organization for general reopening and adopted by New York State, schools may reopen with in person classes with strict guidelines.

Weekly Story: Who Certified The Educator?

As preparations are beginning for the new school year and seminars over zoom are being held for the mechanchim and mechanchos, to ensure that it be a successful year, I decided to post a section of a chapter from my upcoming biography on the Rebbe Rashab, where he espouses his views on the criteria of an educator. The threat that the authorities will evict him from Lubavitch because of him being so outspoken didn’t faze him.

Picture of the Day

A rare picture of a Lubavitcher printing the Tanya in the city of Beirut, during the Southern Lebanon War was posted by@menachem04 on Twitter. The printing was carried out by instruction of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, in three Lebanese cities that were formerly populated by thriving Jewish communities, and which at the time were under IDF control.

Weekly Letter: Seven Weeks of Nechama/Comfort

In this weeks letter – which will hopefully bring comfort during these “Seven Weeks of Nechama/Comfort” – the Rebbe’s writes in answer to one who is in search of the truth and asks why it is that Yidden remain loyal to their faith after having endured so much persecution. The Rebbe refers to the Revelation at Sinai in his clear and concise explanation, among other points he makes.

Trump Issues Executive Order Against TikTok

US President Donald Trump on Thursday issued an executive order barring any transactions between US companies and the Chinese parent company of TikTok beginning in 45 days.The order essentially forces the parent company, ByteDance, to divest from TikTok, or face a ban from operating in the United States.