In this week’s edition of Letter & Spirit, in honor of Chof Beis Shvat and the Kinus Hashluchos, we present a letter from the Rebbe in which he gives an explanation for ‘why Chassidim participate in the outside world’ – by way of saluting the Shluchos who devote their lives to working with the world to improve it. 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.
Daily Archives: February 12, 2015
Following the shocking and troubling revelations during the Australian Government’s Royal Commission that investigated abuse and molestation in the Sydney community, a number of community Rabbi’s released a video apologizing for not doing enough and pledging to combat CSA.
Jewish life in Cyprus is looking good. Good enough to warrant the establishment of a swank new 13,000 sq. foot Jewish community center, set to the tune of 1.9 million Euro, says its Chief Rabbi Zev Raskin.
Just in time for Chof-Beis Shvat and the Kinus Hashluchos, Rabbi Shea Hecht – author of “Confessions of a Jewish Cultbuster” and Chairman of the Board of NCFJE – has distilled his many years of expertise in advising young couples and singles into a powerful new booklet entitled “Successful Dating – Thirteen Secrets.”
In honor of Chof Beis Shvat, Camp Emunah-B’nos Yaakov Yehudah – one of the pioneers of Lubavitch camping – proudly announced its team of Head Counselors and Division Heads for the Junior Division for this coming summer of 5775.
New York City, once notorious for high crime, broke a record on Thursday with no murders reported for 10 straight days, police said.
Alternate Side Parking (street cleaning) regulations will be suspended Friday, February 13, and Saturday, February 14, to facilitate snow removal. Payment at parking meters will remain in effect throughout the city.
United Airlines will not be honoring the mistake in shockingly low trans-Atlantic flight prices many were able to purchase Wednesday due to a third-party software mistake with currency conversion.
Close to 2,000 men and women – among them Shluchim, Rabbonim, Anash, Mekurovim and members of the Paris Jewish community – came out to salute and express appreciation to Chabad of Paris and its myriad of organizations at its annual gala dinner Wednesday night, the 22nd of Shvat.
A large banner was strung up last night across Kingston Ave. with a message of welcome to all the Shluchos who arrived in Crown Heights for this year’s Kinus.
Year round, the New York City public school children enrolled in the Released Time program look forward to the annual Crown Heights Shabbaton. This year, as always, a large group of children joined the Shabbaton, which consisted of many exciting activities and gave the children a true taste of Shabbos.
Rabbi Chaim Brovender is the founder of Yeshivat Hamivtar, Midreshet Lindenbaum and WebYeshiva. He was interviewed in his home in Jerusalem in March of 2010.
Hundreds of Shlucos from around the world have converged in Crown Heights for the annual Kinus Hashluchos, to receive inspiration, elevation and recharge their batteries, as well as mark the 26th Yahrtzeit of Rebbetzin Chaya Mushka, OBM.