The Jewish community of Bobruisk, Belarus, which two months ago was forced to deal with several anti-Semitic acts of vandalism, now has a lot to celebrate.
Daily Archives: January 18, 2012
Street parking could soon get a lot easier for drivers in the city. The Department of Transportation is launching a new program to take the stress out of finding a spot.
Average Brooklyn monthly rents surged 6.6% in 2011, to $2,322, and more affordable Crown Heights led the way in that growth as renters migrated inland looking for deals.
Wikipedia, the world’s free online encyclopedia, went dark on Wednesday and other Internet players including Google put black censorship bars on portions of their websites in protest of pending U.S. legislation designed to curb online piracy.
Rabbi Eli Cohen and Chanina Sperlin of the Crown Heights Jewish Community Council were spotted in this photograph at a support rally for Hakeem Jeffries, a Democrat who is launching a bid for congress against 30-year incumbent and fellow Democrat Ed Towns. In is speech, Jeffries swore to defend President Obama, stand up against the Republican party, bring more section-8 housing to the district and secure more funding for the public school system. [Update: Video added.]
Crown Heights [CHI] — Have you ever heard of ‘What Not to Wear’ and ‘Extreme Makeover,’ where a deserving person wins a whole new look? Well, Freeda Wigs staged the first fully tznius makeover ever, surprising internet personality Allison Josephs of ‘Jew in the City’ with a complete makeover. In the video, Allison discusses the importance of this mitzvah and makes mention of the Rebbe’s special connection to Freeda. Look out for the suprise at the end of the video!
East Flatbush [CHI] — In less than a year since a fire destroyed the East Flatbush Oholei Torah Kindergarten campus, the building is now near completion.
“Hasidic Jews are dedicated members of the Jewish community who are unreached with the Gospel. It is our hope and prayer that we might touch their lives through the new Messianic Center in Brooklyn.” Thus reads a statement on the website of the Chosen People Ministries, a prominent “Messianic Jewish” organization that is in the midst of renovating a building on Coney Island Avenue and Avenue P in the heart of Flatbush, Brooklyn, with one primary purpose – to serve as a base that will target the area’s large Orthodox Jewish community for recruitment to its services, and ultimately for conversion to its decidedly non-Jewish beliefs.
Over 250 friends and supporters gathered this past Saturday evening, January 14, 2012, for a gala dinner, entertainment and tribute, celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Chabad of Riverdale, directed by Rabbi Levi Y. and Sorah Shemtov, at the New York Botanical Garden.
In Miami, young Shliach and singing prodigy Yisroel Amar celebrated his Bar Mitzvah with family and friends.
With sadness we inform you of the passing of Mrs. Pesha Leah Klein of Jerusalem. She is survived by her children: R’ Menachem Klein, Chief Rabbi of Frankfurt, Germany; Gita Karp, Jerusalem; R’ Yankel Klein, Postville, IA; R’ Moshe Klein, Sofer in Crown Heights; R’ Chaim Klein, Johannesburg, South Africa and Shaindy Shapira, Ashdod, Israel.
Greeting and blessing. Regarding the recent controversy surrounding a book released by Shmuley Boteach entitled ‘Kosher J’ I am writing this letter to express my authoritative view in response to those who have sought my opinion on this matter.
Kol Menachem is excited and proud to announce the launch of a video series in response to the critical acclaim of Rabbi Chaim Miller’s new Lifestyle Prayers for Friday Night companion. The overwhelming and moving feedback from readers across the globe has inspired this new venture.