Rabbi Yitzchok Minkowicz, director of Chabad Lubavitch of Southwest Florida, delivers his insights on this week’s Parsha – Vayechi. This week Rabbi Minkowicz answers the question: Can rebuke be a blessing in disguise?
Daily Archives: December 30, 2014
Just a day after shocking video revealed a Bochur miraculously escape being run over with just minor injuries, another Bochur attempted to cross busy Eastern Parkway in the middle of the block and was run over by a minivan.
New photos posted on the Facebook page of the International Space Station (ISS) paint a detailed picture of Israeli topography. The photos—taken by NASA astronaut Barry Wilmore, commander of the current Expedition 41 to the ISS, were shot as the station passed over Israel from a height of 268 miles.
This past Motzei Shabbos the Oholei Torah pre1-A, 1st and 2nd grades had their annual Father and Son Melava Malkah. Unique to this year, is that each of the three grades, now have 5 parallel classes, totaling 15 classes with over 350 students.
Chabad of Western Monmouth County, NJ, celebrated Chanukah on Monday, December 22, with a public Menorah lighting by Marlboro Mayor Jon Hornick at Marlboro Plaza. The giant Menorah lighting capped-off a parade of 50 cars adorned with custom-designed Chanukah Menorahs, popularizing the holiday through Marlboro and Manalapan Townships.
Noted author and Rov Rabbi Moshe Bogomilsky of Crown Heights led a Farbrengen marking Hey Teves for the local Shluchim and Anash in Kingston, Pennsylvania.
The Lubavitch community of Montreal gathered on the 22nd of Kislev to celebrate a ‘triple’ Siyum Harambam: for the completion of the 3-Prokim-a-day, 1-Perek-a-day and Sefer Hamitzvos cycles.
Rabbi Mikhael Cohen, Founder and Executive Director of Jewish-French Community Center of New York, visited the French Consulate in Manhattan on the third night of Chanukah, where he lit the Menorah with Consul General Bertrand Lortholary and his staff.
The first ever certified Kosher restaurant is set to open in Tokyo, Japan’s capital city, next week, a culmination of the efforts of local Chabad Shluchim Rabbi Mendy and Chana Sudakevich.
Argentina’s President, Christina Fernández, has ceremoniously ‘adopted’ the son of a Lubavitch family in Buenos Aires as her ‘godson.’ The reason: to prevent him from turning into a ‘werewolf.’ Yair Tawil is the first Jewish boy ever to receive this honor, which until 2009 was only awarded to Catholic children.
Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, a Pakistani man believed to be the mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai massacre that left 166 dead, including 6 Jews at the local Chabad house, was released on bail by the Pakistani government.
Update: Suspect rearrested.