For eight months, Rabbi Mendy Gorman, OBM, fought for life. He fought it both physically — with the care of medical professionals, and spiritually — with the support of family and friends worldwide. Through it all, Mendy’s Yiras Shamayim only strengthened; with good news a “Baruch Hashem,” and with setbacks a “Gam Zu L’tova.”
We are proud to share with our readers some new music from Eli Marcus. The current release is a cover of Chaim Israel‘s mega hit “Melech Haolam,” composed by Udi Damari, with an uplifting new arrangement.
The tables were set, the atmosphere in the room was warm and inviting, the Yeshiva auditorium was transformed ready for the night’s event: The annual father and son Melave Malka, hosted by Yeshivas Tomchei Temimim of Montreal.
A long awaited book has finally hit the shelves: Sefer Halichos Uminhagai Shabbos Kodesh and Shabbos Mvorchim, compiled by Rabbi Michoel Seligson, is a compilation of the customs of the Lubavitch Rebbe’im relating to all aspects of Shabbos.
M.A.S.K. , Mothers and Fathers Aligned Saving Children, celebrated its 20th Anniversary on Feb 12, at the new Bison & Bourbon on 7th Street in Brooklyn, hosted by Jay Buchsbaum. N.Y.C.’s First Lady, Chirlane McCray, was the guest speaker. Many community leaders and elected officials were in attendance, as well as many grateful parents.
A Hollywood actor’s BDS activism is producing a donation to a nonprofit organization battling the boycott movement on college campuses, thanks to an Atlanta Lubavitcher on whose property the actor is filming his latest movie.
A campaign has been launched to create Montana’s first Gemach, providing interest-free loans to Jews throughout Big Sky Country. The Gemach is being dedicated in loving memory of legendary Crown Heights activist Rabbi Shimon Goldman, OBM, who recently passed away, and who, together with his wife Mrs. Esther Goldman, spent over forty years overseeing Gemilas Chessed Shomrei Shabbos in the community.
“How many people can rent out Times Square and have a mad Jewish party there?” asks Koby Lerner, rhetorically. The 16-year-old from San Diego will be one of more than 1,500 other Jewish teens from countries around the world to share in a Havdalah ceremony and spend Saturday night in New York’s iconic neighborhood at Broadway and Seventh Avenue as part of the ninth annual CTeen International Shabbaton, to take place Feb. 24-26. And that’s after a weekend of spirited (and spiritual) celebrations, learning, touring, socializing and more.
Following the hugely successful videos “Wonders of Hashem: Safari Adventure” and “Wonders of Hashem: Under the Sea,” comes the latest Wonders of Hashem Adventure: “Up in the Air.”
The students of Yeshivas Tomchei Temimim of Antwerp, Belgium, young Shluchim from all around Europe and the former USSR, spent an inspiring and uplifting Shabbos in Budapest, Hungary, together with their mentors and hosted by the local Shluchim.
Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu visited Singapore’s Main Synagogue Monday, as part of a diplomatic trip to Singapore and Australia. Rabbi Mordechai Abergel, Chabad shliach and Chief Rabbi of Singapore, delivered a prayer in front of the open Torah ark.
They hear Grad missiles when they walk to synagogue on Shabbat, at a Torah class, during a youth club meeting. At night, when they put their children to bed, tucking them in and saying everything will be alright, they hear heavy artillery then, too.
Rabbi Daniel Wolff is sitting Shiva after the passing of his mother, Millie, OBM, at 1533 President Street [between Albany and Troy Aves.] until Tuesday morning. Shachris – 7:30. Mincha – 5:25, (Friday – 2:00). Maariv – 6:00. Hamokom Yenachem … Continued
California authorities are asking the public to help identify those responsible for several cases of anti-Semitic notes found in various Oak Park locations, including a Chabad center.
Chabad on Campus International has reported that during the fall and winter semesters alone, 109 students from 42 universities have attended Jewish learning programs with the assistance of their Lamdeni Initiative. The students spend at least three weeks in learning programs based in Israel and the United States.
A new project launched by the Colel Chabad charitable organization together with Israel’s Ministry of Social Services and Welfare is working to provide disabled adults with communal apartments specifically intended to address their individual challenges and needs.
For the first time in many years, the entire Yeshiva Gedola Lubavitch of London flew to New York to spend Yud Shvat by the Rebbe, for an uplifting, heart-warming experience, filled with Farbrengens, Sedorim and Shiurim, after a powerful Hachana for over 30 days.
At Cheder Chabad of Philadelphia, students not only celebrated Yud Shvat, but lived it! Staff and students spent many weeks before preparing for and creating a Grand Yud Shvat Expo, exploring how to bring Hishkashrus to life in many incredibly meaningful and interactive ways.
An exciting series of personal development seminars are taking place throughout Russia this month, designed to provide young Jewish adults with the opportunity to take a deeper look at themselves and the world around. There are seven seminars, called Zoom, one for each geographical region of the country.
For the first time ever, Chabad of Washington University in St. Louis hosted a landfill-free Shabbos dinner – from which no waste was thrown in the garbage – in an effort to be more environmentally conscious.
“To an outsider, it might be difficult to distinguish any differences in the way the herds of Hasidic men lingering outside 770 Eastern Parkway are dressed. But not everyone is wearing the same exact white shirt, black suit, and black hat,” writes Madison Margolin for The Times of Israel in a feature article on the nuances of Hasidic fashion.
A Time to Heal, Rabbi Mendel Kalmenson’s rendering of the responses of the Lubavitcher Rebbe to tragedy and suffering, has received the “Best Book Award” under the general category of religion in the “Best Book Awards” international competition.