Farbrengens, Seminars Highlight Asian Kinus

It seems the sun did not set in Thailand last night, with a Farbrengen at the Asian Regional Kinus HaShluchim having lasted through the night. Rabbi Yosef Chaim Kantor, head shliach to Thailand and Kinus host, introduced the theme of the evening, “Brengen Yidden Tzum Rebb’n,” stressing the importance of following the Rebbe’s directives while working to connect Yidden with the Rebbe.

Video: The Rebbe on Inner City Unrest

In the winter of 1968, New York City was being swept up by riots, looting, and racial tensions. Mayor John Lindsay came to discuss the situation with the Rebbe. The Rebbe provided insight on how to help the city, the country, and even the looters themselves.

Hatzolah of Sydney Helps Save Woman’s Life

Sydney Hatzolah helped save the life of Liza Stearn, a non-Jewish resident of Sydney, Australia. She was lucky they were there to help. A few months later, Wentworth Courier, a local newspaper, is featuring a story on her amazing and lucky recovery, which is thanks in part to Mendy Litzman, president of Sydney Hatzalah.

Chabad Rabbis in Russia Urge Lifting of Sanctions

A document that carried signatures of Crimean Jews and executives from the Chabad-affiliated Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia, as well as other Jewish organizations, urged Western Jews to lobby for peeling back sanctions against Moscow, which were imposed following Russia’s annexation of Crimea and support for rebels in eastern Ukraine.