In this week’s edition of Letter and Spirit, we present a letter from the Rebbe in which he uses the classic teachings of Rabbi Akiva to explain the essence of a Jew, and uses the scientific method in making his point. 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: April 23, 2015
Portland, Oregon, city of subcultures without a cause, now famous for a popular TV series mocking, as one reviewer wrote, its “supposed air of aimless, bohemian self-involvement, [and] the empty passions that dominate its world” is seeing a flowering of traditional Jewish life.
Palestinian Militants in the Gaza Strip fired two rockets at Israel as it celebrated its independence day today, the first such attack in months.
After borrowers defaulted on a $9,400,000 mortgage, a U.S. bank has been seeking offers for the ‘note’ on 792 Eastern Parkway, the building which houses the Jewish Children’s Museum.
Bais Rivkah of Crown Heights is gearing up for their upcoming summer day camp, directed by Mrs. Sara Blau, and has released the names of the three talented and dedicated young women who will serve as head counselors.
For the first time since they were founded, the two flagship Chabad news websites in Israel – Shturem.net and Chabad Online (COL) – have gone offline for the day. The cause of the outage is not any sort of technical difficulty – but Mivtzoim!
Following our news report on a belligerent and aggressive Crown Heights beggar who assaulted a man on Kingston Ave. earlier this week, the administration of 1414 President St., the dormitory of the Central United Lubavitcher Yeshiva, sent us a video of the same man stealing a bicycle from the front of the building.
After a brief but forceful downpour yesterday afternoon, a vivid and easily identifiable rainbow formed over the neighborhood.
Rabbi Chaim Jacobs and his wife Sora have been the co-directors of Lubavitch of Scotland for the past 45 years. Rabbi Jacobs was interviewed for JEM’s My Encounter with the Rebbe project in May of 2014.