In this week’s edition of Letter and Spirit, we present a letter from the Rebbe on the question of government involvement in religious practices – which the Rebbe says must resolutely be rejected as an interference with religious liberty. The letter was written in English 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: May 7, 2015
Rebbetzin Chaya Mushka Schneerson, of righteous memory, led an intensely private life. Yet one time she would permit herself to be publicly seen was on Lag Ba’omer, at the grand parade of Jewish unity and pride.
Over 700 people attended Sydney’s largest Lag Ba’omer Bonfire at the Tzemach Tzedek Community Centre Wednesday night.
A number of big changes are coming to Oholei Torah, beginning with the elementary division’s longtime dean, Rabbi Hershel Lustig, retiring at the end of the year. Rabbi Sholom Goldstein, the 7th and 8th grades’ principal, will be stepping down as well.
Rabbi Yisroel Bernath is from Chicago, but after moving to Montreal to open Chabad of NDG he was “converted” into a Montreal Canadiens fan. Congregants taught him the rules of hockey and took him to games. When Hal Gill played for the Canadiens, he lived just off Monkland and Rabbi Bernath developed a friendship with the large defenseman.
Cheder at the Ohel held its 5th annual Lag Ba’omer parade and rally today in Valley Stream, NY.
Students from all the local schools joined together in front of 770 Eastern Parkway, the Lubavitch world headquarters, for a rally in honor of Lag BaOmer.
With agreements in hand, most already signed, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s new coalition government is on its way. Following is a look of what the new government will look like.
On Tuesday night, a Jewish man was robbed at gunpoint mere steps away from his home in Crown Heights.
Join the Tzivos Hashem Lag Ba’omer rally, which is currently taking place in front of 770, from anywhere in the world!
A delivery worker for a local food establishment was injured Wednesday evening after being struck by an unmarked NYPD police car. He was thrown from his electric bike after witnesses said that he weaved out from between moving cars.
Mrs. Miryam Swerdlov has taught history in Jewish schools for more than 30 years. She directs a camp for American teenagers in Israel and conducts tours of Israel and the Former Soviet Union with a focus on Jewish history. She was interviewed in the My Encounter studio in New York in December of 2014.
A Lag Ba’omer bonfire and celebration took place for the 31st year running on Empire Boulevard, in the backyard of the Horowitz family home. Together, the Horowitz family and Rabbi Nachman Twerskei held their annual ‘Hadlokoh’ of a Bonfire in honor of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai, with an Upshernish taking place as well.