Twice a year, brothers Nechemya and Yair Ledaiev, members of the Lubavitch community in France, travel to far-flung places across the globe to help isolated Jews fulfill the Mitzvah of Mezuzah. This week, while in the western Ukrainian city of Vinnitza, they were helping a Jewish family affix a Mezuzah when they learned that their son would be celebrating his 13th birthday the following day.
Daily Archives: January 22, 2015
Over 400 Oholei Torah staff-members and their spouses filled the institution’s main ballroom this past Motzei Shabbos for a gala banquet and Melave Malka in their honor.
TRAGEDY: With great sadness, shock and deep pain we inform you of the tragic and untimely passing of Zisa Bentzion (Benjy) Leiberman OBM, a 1 year old toddler who was upstate with his family on winter vacation. UPDATE: The Levaya will take place Friday morning.
A 13-year-old Jewish boy was maced near Paris in what a watchdog group said was an anti-Semitic assault by three unidentified minors.
In honor of the Alter Rebbe’s 202nd yahrzeit on Chof Dalet Teves, and first anniversary of the acclaimed MyLife: Chassidus Applied webcast series, the Meaningful Life Center has launched the MyLife Essay Contest, and will award $10,000 to the winning essay which applies a concept or idea in Chassidus to solve a contemporary life issue or challenge. Contest details can be found online at www.meaningfullife.com/mylife/contest.
New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, who has been one of the most powerful men in Albany for more than two decades, was arrested Thursday.
It is hard to believe that nearly a year has passed since Rashi Minkowitz, shlucha, mother, daughter and wife has passed away. The shock and horror of her premature passing left a deep imprint on us all. We can each remember exactly where we stood, when we heard the tragic news. At that time, there was an international outpouring of grief; a sincere desire to do something, indeed anything, in her memory.
Camp L’man Achai recently organized a meaningful shabbaton in Miami, Florida. The Shabbaton, which was held on Shabbos Parshas Va’era, gave campers from all around Florida the opportunity to truly enjoy an authentic and heartwarming Shabbos experience together with their friends and staff from summer camp.
Yesterday, Rabbi Zalman Heber, Shliach in Tacoma, Washington, was honored to open the Washington State Senate floor with a prayer invocation.
It was another perfect Shabbos and ski getaway for the vibrant young Bnei Aliya. It was set in beautiful home upstate NY, surrounded by nature, delicious Shabbos meals, no cell phones and an amazing group of guys. It was the perfect setting to reconnect and experience Shabbos.
Mr. Bentzion Rader was a practicing chartered accountant in London, England for almost forty years. He enjoyed a personal relationship with the Rebbe from 1966, and was interviewed for JEM’s My Encounter with the Rebbe project in his home three times between 2007 and 2010.