A large turnout of fathers joined their sons for an evening of “Avos Ubanim” in Moscow. Chief Rabbi of Russia, Rabbi Berel Lazar, joined in the learning as well.
Yehudah Leib and Nechama Aviva (nee Weinstein) Welton (Pittsburgh, PA)
A large rocket barrage of at least fifteen rockets began to rain down on southern Israel, triggering Red Alerts in multiple communities, as well as the Iron Dome. No injuries have yet been reported from the attack.
A car was broken into Motzei Shabbos making it the fifth reported break-in in less than two weeks in Crown Heights. Just last week, four cars were reported broken into in the exact same fashion, where the thief shattered a window to gain entry to the vehicle.
Aryeh and Etty Schwartz (Davie, Florida)
With only one day left, the 6th Annual MyLife: Chassidus Applied Contest is pleased to announce its list of distinguished judges for this year’s contest.
Space for kids to run around and play in Brooklyn is a precious commodity. With the help of the its PTA, Oholei Torah proudly opened two amazing playground areas this year.
The bar Mitzvah of Moishe Holtzberg, the son of Gabi and Rivki Holtzberg HY”D who were murdered in Mumbai India in a 2008 terror attack, was a grandiose multi part event. Watch from start to finish as Moishe celebrated his Bar Mitzvah in VIP style.
The tourists from South Korea who recently returned from Israel and who were diagnosed with coronavirus visited the Cave of the Patriarchs on Thursday, February 13th.
Rabbi Chaim Dalfin, author and Chasidic historian shares interesting facts, many revealed for the first time. The purpose of his program is to inspire all but especially the youth. Watch another installment here on CrownHeights.info.
The Jewish instructional app Azoi, launched just a few months ago, has been hacked, according to reports. The app had stopped working Friday, and after some investigation the developers discovered that their server was being held ransom for bitcoin.
There’s no doubt that Rabbi Yitzi Hurwitz is charismatic, and his international fan club seems to be growing by the year. All this despite the fact that he has not uttered a word since the fall of 2013.
An Arab terrorist was eliminated Saturday morning near the Lions Gate of Jerusalem’s Old City, after he ran towards Border Police officers waving a knife. The officers fired at the terrorist, neutralizing him. He later died of his wounds.
We present the Shalom Zochor list for the week of Shabbos Mevorchim Adar Parshas Mishpatim, Parshas Shkalim:
Being that this past week was Chof-Beis Shevat, the yahrzeit of the Rebbetzin, I am posting a story that I heard by a farbrengen in honor of her yahrzeit. Although it is probably known to some of you, nevertheless it is worthwhile to repeat and hear it again. It can reinforce the messages that we have learned from it.
Yitzi and Miri Goldwasser (Crown Heights)
The first known case of coronavirus in Israel was reported Friday morning, after an Israeli passenger from the quarantined cruise ship Diamond Princess returned home to Israel.
A man arrested on Wednesday who spoke about shooting up a synagogue in Fort Myers, had the weapons and ammunition to carry out the threat. The most surprising part, he was a regular at the synagogue.
The first Jewish school for the Australian Capital Territory and region has opened its doors this week in what is being hailed as a historic milestone for the Canberra Jewish community.
Avi and Chayaleh Hurwitz (Crown Heights)
Courtesy of Lubavitch Archives, we present a weekly photo of the Rebbe davening from the amud in his home after the Rebbetzin’s passing.
After the receiving of the Torah, as we now go into the mitzvos, we share a letter in which the Rebbe answers one with questions and doubts about the Torah and mitzvos. Using the scientific method in his explanation, the Rebbe discusses why Jews have 613 and non-Jews have 7 mitzvos and how we can be sure of the authenticity of Torah.