Rabbi Yitzchok Minkowicz, director of Chabad Lubavitch of Southwest Florida, delivers his insights on this week’s Parsha – Vayakhel. This week Rabbi Minkowicz answers the question: What is the Jewish work ethic?
Daily Archives: February 18, 2014
Judy and Morty Mayberg fondly remember when 11 yeshivah boys landed in the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in the fall of 1973. They were shluchim, personal emissaries of the Rebbe—Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, of righteous memory—and their goal was to found a yeshivah on the balmy beaches of a city better known for relaxation than rigorous study.
It takes less than 10 minutes, a passport and the help of a friendly librarian to hold in your hands one of thousands of religious texts at the heart of an international legal battle between Russia and America.
Hungarian Jewish leaders say they have found 103 Torah scrolls taken from Hungary during the Holocaust in a Russian library.
New York City Councilman David Greenfield (D-Borough Park) is proposing a new law regarding snow removal for commercial and residential properties to protect pedestrians from accidents related to unshoveled sidewalks.
A nasty row has broken out within the UKIP (United Kingdom Independence Party) over an EP (European Parliament) candidate’s refusal to shake women’s hands due to his religious beliefs.
At about 6′ 6″ tall, some say Rabbi Zevi Raskin, director of Chabad in Cyprus, is the tallest Shliach in the world. But he is dwarfed while standing next to Jewish-America basketball player of Balkan origin Robert Rothbart, who towers above him at almost 7′ 2″.
Back in the days when cars featured a bulky chrome fender, a common bumper sticker summed up our irritation with sitting in traffic: “I’d rather be sailing.”
The first Jewish day-care in Canberra, Australia’s Capital Territory, opened this week, a first step in creating the “Jewish infrastructure” needed to attract more Jewish families to the region while servicing the 1200-strong local community.
This past Sunday and Monday, West Coast Chabad-Lubavitch had their 42nd annual Kinus, celebrating 50 years of Shlichus in California.
Alternate Side Parking regulations will be suspended citywide this week, through Saturday, February 22, to facilitate refuse pickup and ongoing snow removal efforts. Payment at parking meters will remain in effect throughout the city.