While Israel was contending with its worst winter storm in decades, Nir Etzion Hotel was abuzz last week with Chassidic energy and warmth. With many roads closed and houses in darkness, 500 Chabad-Lubavitch leaders from 293 branches of Chabad in Israel, from Metula in the north to Eilat in the south, congregated for their annual convention.
Daily Archives: January 15, 2013
They’re the Finest, and they may be the strongest, too. About a dozen cops lifted a taxi off a pedestrian who was run over early yesterday morning in the South Bronx.
Two years ago the world of Jewish music experienced a great loss with the passing of Moshe Yess, a beloved entertainer and gifted musician whose troubadour – inspired audiences throughout the world. Yess, who is best known for the song “My Zaidy,“ was a Baal Teshuva, who lived in Montreal, Canada, and was working as a performer and teacher until his untimely passing.
It began one Shabbos last winter, when members of the Union Street Shteibel in Crown Heights were treated to a story of the Rebbe at their weekly Kiddush. Rabbi Elkanah Shmotkin, JEM’s director, had heard a fascinating story of the Rebbe which had recently been recorded in a My Encounter with the Rebbe interview, and he shared it with his fellow congregants.
CROWN HEIGHTS – The NYPD’s Hate Crime Task Force is investigating after racist graffiti was discovered on an entire block in Crown Heights. Authorities say someone spray-painted anti-black and anti-Semitic messages on buildings along Lincoln Place, between Utica and Rochester […]
The wheels on the bus . . . aren’t going anywhere. School-bus drivers and matrons are ready to launch a citywide strike tomorrow at 6 a.m. — a brutal work stoppage that would force the families of 152,000 kids to scramble for emergency alternatives.
Mrs. Ita Raichik is sitting Shiva after the passing of her dear mother Mrs. Rochel Glassman OBM, at 1703 Union St. Apt #3B [between Schenectady And Utica Avenues], until Thursday morning. The family requests that visitors not come after 9:30pm […]