Photo Gallery: Children at the Zoo – Parashas Noach

CROWN HEIGHTS, Brooklyn [CHI] — This Shabbos is Parashas Noach, the Parasha where we learn about Noach and the Ark and the Animals. In honor of that many Jewish Schools from around Brooklyn, including Crown Heights, Williamsburg, Boro Park, Flatbush and more come to the Prospect Park Zoo in Crown Heights.

More pictures in the Extended Article!

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CEDAR RAPIDS, IA [AP] — Sholom Rubashkin, former manager of the Agriprocessors plant in Postville and an officer in the company, was in federal court in Cedar Rapids this afternoon on criminal charges relating to the employment of illegal immigrants.

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The Floodgate: A Jewish Response to Recession

By Getzy Markowitz – Jewish Thought in Simple Words

The Hachnosas Safer Torah procession going down the Victoria Harbor.

Earlier this week, I was honored to attend a ceremony marking the completion and inauguration of a new Torah scroll. My good friends, the Kamhin family of Hong Kong, inscribed themselves into eternity by fulfilling the Torah’s final bidding of acquiring a scroll for themselves. Following formalities, hundreds of participants paraded by way of Victoria Harbor to the scroll’s new home.

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New Biography On The Rebbe Rashab

“The Jewish People owe the Rebbe a Great Debt”

The following is a beautiful Article that was written by Professor Elie Wiesel, the article was first published in a Special publication that was printed honor of Forty years of the Rebbe’s Leadership titled “One Hour: Forty Years”. To learn more about the Rebbe visit:

I will always remember my first visit to Lubavitch. It happened some thirty years ago. Though a Chasid of Wizhnitz, I had heard of Chabad and its renowned leader. A foreign correspondent for Israel’s evening paper “Yediot Achronot,” I had thought of doing a story about the way Lubavitcher chasidim celebrate the liberation of the first–or the “Alter”–Rebbe, Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liadi from Czarist prison. When I left in the early morning hours, I still belonged to Wizhnitz, but I was already caught by something or someone one finds only in Lubavitch.

Sholom Rubashkin, Arrested

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R. Sholom Mordechai Rubashkin (L) sitting next to his father R. Aaron Rubashkin at a Colel Chabad Dinner.

POSTVILLE, IA — Federal prosecutors have arrested Sholom Rubashkin, former chief executive officer and vice president at Agriprocessors and son of company founder Aaron Rubashkin, on a criminal complaint that alleges the man conspired in immigration-related offenses.

Biggest Crib, Nursery and Baby Gear Recalls of 2008

The following is an important recall which applies to many cribs that have been given to Kollel Yungerlite over the past few years. please read:

Delta Enterprise Corp. has recalled nearly 1.6 million drop side cribs after two babies suffocated when the drop side detached. The recall includes cribs with two different kinds of broken hardware, including 985,000 “Crib Trigger Lock with Safety Peg” drop side hardware, and 600,000 “Crib Trigger Lock with Spring Peg” drop side hardware.

Although neither of these cribs are currently sold at stores, you should check cribs you already own to make sure they’re not included.

The Weekly Sedra – Parshas Noach

The Rebbe says:

1. This week’s Torah portion discusses the flood which Hashem (G-d) brought onto the world because of their immoral behavior .

2. The Rebbe now explains a deeper aspect of the flood:

The Alter Rebbe (Reb Shneur Zalman of Liadi) explains that the flood was not only a punishment for the inhabitants of the world because of their terrible behavior, it was also a cleansing for the world .

3. The Rebbe now shows how this aspect of the flood, it being a cleansing, clearly affected the flood’s characteristics: