Returning to the neighborhood in which he lives, mayor Bill DeBlasio was honored with lighting the Shamosh on the first night of Chanukah at Brooklyn’s largest Menorah in Grand Army Plaza. The lighting was arranged by Rabbi Shimon Hecht of Chabad of Park Slope.
Daily Archives: December 16, 2014
Rabbi Yitzchok Minkowicz, director of Chabad Lubavitch of Southwest Florida, delivers his insights on this week’s Parsha – Mikeitz. This week Rabbi Minkowicz answers the question: Where do we find strength in challenging times?
In the lead-up to Chanukah, Hundreds of Jewish primary-schoolers in Sydney, Australia, learned the art of olive oil making.
After Mincha, the first light of Chanukah was lit in the Rebbes Room by Rabbi Chaim Boruch Halberstam.
Mrs. Devorah Marrus, Shlucha to Columbia, SC, was featured in The State, a local newspaper, with whom she shared her recipe for delicious, crispy and traditional Chanukah latkes.
A dispute between two Washington, DC, area Shluchim that ended up in secular courts has escalated, as a judge issued an injunction barring a Shliach from operating on and within one mile of the George Washington University campus. Hopes for an 11th-hour peace accord were dashed as the case moves forward.
Also: Editorial reason for suspending the original article inside.
Meir Rapoport and Mendel Harlig, two Bochurim who are in Cabo, Mexico, assisting the local Shluchim Rabbi Benny and Sonia Hershcovich, made a Menorah out of PVC piping. The two captured the project on video and shared it with our readers.
Rabbi Shmuel Lesches, Maggid Shiur in Yeshiva Gedola of Melbourne, Australia, has compiled a guide to the laws of Chanukah for the benefit of the wider Lubavitch community.
Over 400 people participated in Chicago’s annual Yud Tes Kislev Farbrengen, which was held on Thursday Night at The Bellows Center – FREE of Chicago.
An impressive one hundred-eighty HOO volunteers gathered together for a pre-Chanukah chocolate party last Wednesday. HOO – Helping Our Own, a volunteer program initiated by Bais Rivkah High School, reaches out weekly to Crown Heights families going through a challenging or overwhelming time.
Rabbi Ovadia Isakov, Shliach to Dagestan, a region in southern Russia bordering Chechnya, who was shot in the chest by a Muslim attacker about a year and half ago and made a miraculous recovery, was honored with the lighting of the first Menorah candle at the Merkaz HaChessed in Moscow.
What was likely the first Chanukah event this year took place in Melbourne, Australia, when Chabad of Melbourne’s Central Business District (CBD) hosted their annual Menorah Lighting and Cocktail Party at Parliament House.
Chabad of Solano County, California, issued a difficult challenge last week: raise $200,000 in 24 hours so that it could make a down payment on a new building in downtown Vacaville.