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Letter & Spirit: Jewish Forefathers on Film

In this week’s edition of Letter & Spirit, we present a letter of the Rebbe in which he responds to a filmmaker regarding the depiction of biblical figures in film and other media. The letter was written through the Rebbe’s trusted secretary Rabbi Nissan Mindel, and was made available by his son-in-law Rabbi Sholom Ber Shapiro.

Will Yvette Clarke Sign House Petition on Iran?

Congresswoman Yvette Clarke, who represents New York’s 9th district – which includes Crown Heights –, is among few members of Brooklyn’s congressional delegation that has not signed a bipartisan letter to President Obama demanding that he consult with congress and obtain its approval before striking any potential deal with Iran.

Update: has been notified that Rep. Clarke has signed the letter.

South Florida Camps Unite for 3 Tammuz

Eight summer camps from across south Florida joined together for the annual ‘camp unity day’ event in honor of Gimmel Tammuz, which was held in the Dezer Car Museum.  Rabbi Shmuly Gutnick of Chabad Youth Network of Florida organized two incredible programs, one for the girls’ and one for the boys’ camps.