Torah Survives Ordeal, Finding a Home in Maryland

Mary Gail Hare – The Baltimore Sun

OWINGS MILLS, MD — November 2nd a fledgling Jewish congregation in Baltimore County will rededicate sacred Torah scrolls, originally inscribed in czarist Russia and rescued decades later from the communist Soviet Union by a rabbi persecuted for his faith.

Photo Gallery in the Extended Article!

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Info to be Menachem Avel Rabbi Galperin

Rabbi Shlomo Galperin is sitting Shiva for after the passing of his mother OBM until Shabbos, at his house, 440 Brooklyn Ave, Apt 4G, [corner Empire Blvd].

Times of Davening:
Shacharis: 8:15 am
Mincha: 4:15 pm
Maariv: Bizmana
Friday Mincha: 1:30

Hamokom Yenachem Eschem Besoch Shaar Avaylay Tzion VeYerushalayim.

Thursday – Rally at the Ohel

This Thursday, November 13, Tes Vov Cheshvan there will be a rally at the Ohel for all children ages 5-12. Busses leaving at 5:00 pm and returning 7:30 pm. $3.00 for the bus.

More info in the Extended Article!

Op-Ed: Why Obama’s Win is Good

by Rabbi Yisroel Bernath – Spiritual Director of Chabad of NDG and Loyola Campus

For the past few days, my world has been saturated with the news of President-Elect Barack Obama. Most of the statements I have heard were very negative or very positive – not much in the middle. Surprisingly, however, both extremes followed a similar theme: “It’s the end of the world as we know it.”

As a Chabad Rabbi, my initial thoughts were against the President-Elect and much of his platform. Weighing his policy towards Israel, a land dear to myself and my brethren, and envisioning a world gone mad held in the palm of his hand, truly pierced me to the core.

History Repeats Itself at Chabad of Rara

RARA, Australia [CHI] — Chabad of Rural and Regional Australia has once again sent out another group of Roving Rabbis to visit Jews living in areas around Australia who are not residing in main Jewish communities. This trip, like all the ones before it, is focusing on bringing Yiddishkeit to these Jews. Mezuzas will be hung, Tefillin will be laid, Bar Mitzvas with men of all ages will be celebrated, Shabbatons, tens of house visits, signing people up to all of RARA’s programs and trying to locate new Jews to add to the 2000+ person database.

More pictures in the Extended Article.

Missionaries Target Crown Heights Once Again

CROWN HEIGHTS, Brooklyn [CHI] — The Shomrim hotline received a call this morning informing them of a group of missionaries that was targeting Frum Yidden in front of 770, engaging in religious debate and distributing missionary paraphernalia.

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Newly-Translated Volume From Chabad’s Kehot Publication Society

LOS ANGELES, CA [CHI] — In a landmark event that will add fresh life to the Biblical story of Creation, Kehot Publication Society, the Chabad-Lubavitch publishing house, and Chabad of California are releasing a new translation of the Book of Genesis. This innovative volume combines religious scholarship and scientific research in a single, reader-friendly text that is available on at Kehot.com.

As the global economic crisis prompts increased numbers of people to deepen their spirituality, this Book of Genesis offers vital guidance, comfort, and hope. The revolutionary work is part of Kehot’s edition of the Torah’s Five Books of Moses that brings the eternal wisdom of Scripture into clear focus for modern readers. The volume features authoritative text in both English and Hebrew, helpful commentary by Biblical scholars, and inspiring insights from the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, of blessed memory.