A 12-year-old Jewish boy was attacked and robbed by a group of five young black teens on Kingston Avenue. Working closely with the police Shomrim was able to affect the arrest of three of them and lead to the discovery of a firearm.
Daily Archives: April 15, 2015
An intoxicated man who was acting rowdy and belligerent on Kingston Avenue assaulted two shop owners when they attempted to calm him down. One man, well known community activist Reb Yisroel Shemtov, was punched in the face and suffered serious injuries.
They sat together in the car, driving from Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, to Vienna, Austria, just an hour away. Rabbi Baruch Myers was accompanying Ivan Pasternak, a 70-year-old member of his community who was going to have his circumcision, finally entering into the covenant of Abraham.
Rabbi Hersh Loschak, a Californian, first heard about Rowan University in the same way that many students start their college searches; he Googled it. In his national quest to find a college town where a new Chabad House would likely thrive, Loschak, 28, honed in on Rowan. From online research, he quickly gathered that the Glassboro, NJ, based school—founded some 90 years ago as a teacher-training program—was in the throes of a massive transformation.
A special mitzvah, which can be fulfilled only once a year, is to recite a brachah upon seeing a fruit tree in bloom. A group of Beis Rivkah Pre-1a students went out to make the blessing on an apple and cherry tree! Plus: Locations of fruit trees in Crown Heights.
Daily Wisdom, an anthology of 378 lessons from the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, was the gold winner of the prestigious 2015 Benjamin Franklin Award. The Independent Book Publishers Association award is one of the highest awards in American independent publishing.
Since the beginning of 2014, there has been an increase of 400 percent in the number of antisemitic incidents in Europe and around the world as compared with 2013.
With only one week left, students hit the books harder than ever: Hundreds of students across the globe are busy studying for the upcoming Sefer Hamitzvos competition event. A new website www.chidon613.com, will serve as a valuable resource for entrants and their parents.
Yesterday afternoon, an African-American teenager from a local high school drew a swastika on the property of a Jewish home in Crown Heights. When Shomrim volunteers were close to apprehending him, a few locals rushed him into an apartment building and away from the hands of justice.
Photographer Mo Gelber captured this photo of Charlie Buttons, an ubiquitous figure in the Crown Heights Jewish community, attending an anti-police-brutality protest in Manhattan yesterday, Tuesday.