After visiting the Ohel Oholei Torah kicked off its Shnas HaShishim campaign – sixty years to its founding – and their first event was a special Melava Malka for the staff and faculty members who keep the institution going.
Daily Archives: January 15, 2015
In this week’s edition of Letter & Spirit, we present a letter from the Rebbe to an individual who was about to celebrate his birthday. The letter was written through the Rebbe’s trusted secretary Rabbi Nissan Mindel, and was made available by the latter’s son-in-law, Rabbi Sholom Ber Shapiro.
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Dozens of resident on Balfour Place have been left without water, and some without heat as well, after the water main busted and a ‘river of water’ gushed down the street.
It is 9:00 am on a Sunday morning in a Northeast Philadelphia warehouse. Over 1,000 volunteers position themselves round hundreds of tables lined with cardboard boxes and a rich variety of kosher food items. A human assembly line forms; children begin tossing packages of macaroni and bags of split peas into boxes.
With the explosive dissemination of iPhone, Android and Windows smartphone and tablet devices, and the plethora of apps they run, many bemoan the way these new technologies are distracting young students, leading them to advocate for these devices to be banned or at least restricted within our schools. Rabbi Schneur Hayes, a teacher in Miami, makes the argument that, on the contrary, not only should these devices and apps be allowed in the classroom, but that they should be incorporated into the lessons – both Torah and secular – and that students should be encouraged to use them.
There’s a myth about teenagers in the world, that they are unmotivated and self-absorbed. But if you walked into Bais Rivkah High School at any point in the past few days, this would be easily disproved.
Thousands of mourners from all walks of Jewish life gathered in Kfar Chabad, Israel, to pay their last respects to the vaunted Rov, Mara D’Asra, Posek, Torah giant and community leader, Rabbi Mordechai Shmuel Ashkenazi, OBM, who passed away suddenly on the 23rd of Teves, the day of his father’s Yahrtzeit.
Look closely at the photo above. One of these guys is a professional NBA basketball player. Can you guess which one?
The Ronnes family is sitting Shiva after the passing of their father, Reb Meir, OBM, at 529 Crown St. [between Albany and Kingston Aves.] Shachris – 8:45, 9:30, and 10:00. Mincha – 4:30 and 4:40. Maariv – Tzeis. At the […]
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Mrs. Chanah Forster is sitting Shiva after the passing of her father, OBM, at 738 Lefferts Ave. [between Troy and Schenectady Aves.] Apt. #3, until Tuesday morning. At the family’s request, please visit only between 10:00am and 7:00pm. Hamokom Yenachem Eschem Besoch […]
Mrs. Masha Lispkar has served as a Chabad emissary in Johannesburg since 1972. She was interviewed for JEM’s My Encounter with the Rebbe project in July of 2014.