Children with special needs, their siblings and parents gathered on the first night of Chanukah for the Friendship Circle of Brooklyn’s annual Chanukah Celebration. The party brought together nearly 500 men, women and children from across the spectrum of the community, all celebrating the holiday of lights – at a place where ALL children are able to shine!
Daily Archives: December 18, 2014
The 3rd edition of Hadras Ponim Zokon is out-of-print and to enable the publication of an expanded 4th edition of this celebrated sefer (of approximately 1,150 pages), financial assistance is needed.
Click Here to make a Hakdasha in memory of a loved one or special occasion.
In accordance with the Rebbe’s vision for this sefer*, Hadras Ponim Zokon is sold below cost to make it affordable to talmidei yeshiva and many seforim are donated to libraries of yeshivos and shuls and gifted to Rabonim and Roshei Yeshiva. The need for financial support for its publication is thus significant.
To Donate: Click Here
- “The goal of your sefer is that through reading it, people will be more scrupulous with the prohibition of removing the beard and will realize how critically important it is to grow it. To this end, it is imperative that it actually be published and distributed” (Igros Kodesh, vol. 32, p. 133). “It is customary when printing sefarim such as this to provide a discount to yeshiva students, and to publicize that you are doing so.”
In this week’s edition of Letter & Spirit, we present an enlightening letter from the Rebbe on the important role of the woman in the miracle of Chanukah. It begins with her self-sacrifice for tznius at a time of Greek influence and trends which large segments of the Jewish population, Hellenists, fell prey to during those difficult times.
Alan Dershowitz, an American lawyer, author, and political commentator, is a professor of law at Harvard University since 1967 and is faculty advisor to Chabad at Harvard. He was interviewed by JEM’s My Encounter project in Manhattan in May of 2014.
The first night of Chanukah this year saw a very special and very moving ceremony on the Mamilla Mall in the heart of Jerusalem.
Over 350 members of Vancouver’s Jewish community gathered outside the Vancouver Art Gallery on Tuesday evening, December 16, to celebrate the first night of Chanukah by lighting the tallest menorah in Canada – the Silber Family Agam Menorah.
Many are of the opinion that because of increasing anti-Semitism and discrimination, Jews should start hiding their kippahs under baseball caps, and the Jewish Community should distance itself from Israel. However, the opinion of the vice mayor of Amsterdam is very different.
The Mitzvah Tank Parade office has announced that the deadline for registering drivers and vehicles for this year’s Menorah parade, which will take place this coming Motzei Shabbos at 6:45pm, has been extended to Thursday night at midnight.
About 100 Jews gathered in the courtyard of the main Synagogue of Smolensk, Russia, to celebrate the first night of Chanukah.
Can an Orthodox Jewish woman run a world-renowned fashion company or be a four-time Emmy winning producer on “The Today Show?” Can an Orthodox-Jewish man be a Disney director and animator or the dean of one of the most prestigious law schools in the U.S.?
Levi Rosenblatt, the 22-year-old Bochur who was stabbed inside 770 last week is now home from the hospital.
Today’s print of the Virgin Islands Daily News prominently featured photos of two Lubavitcher Bochurim, who are on the islands assisting the local Shluchim for Chanukah, helping tourists put on Tefilin and distributing Menorahs and other Chanukah material.
Baltimore City Council President Bernard C. “Jack” Young and Rabbi Chesky Tenenbaum, director of the Jewish Uniformed Service Association, unveiled the new Baltimore City Hall Menorah at the City Hall South Gallery.
On Monday night, some 120 guests gathered at Deloitte & Touche LLP’s headquarters located at one of New York City’s leading landmarks, 30 Rockefeller Center, for a unique celebration. The high caliber networking event acknowledged the achievements of Crown Heights Young Entrepreneurs and gave tribute to the organization’s Founders Circle.